I went to Ubatuba with my friend, and we randomly found out we wanted to stay at Tropical Dolphin, a decision I never regretted! For a good price you get a room, free use of the kitchen, and if you're lucky, like we were, a great view to the sea. With it's 102 (?) beaches, you can pick and choose from your own preferences, whether you'd like to surf or tan! Also, I have to mention the family, owning and running the hostel. Immediately I got the impression of a nice and welcoming family, and it turned out to be very true. If I ever go back to Brazil, I'll go to Ubatuba again just to meet Darryl and Denise!!
The only downside was that we came during the rain season (in march), but we've only got ourselves to blame for that. Still, we went hiking with the awesome people from the hostel, and got an amazing jungletrip; for free! I absolutely recommend a stay at Golfinho Tropical :-)More