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I went to Che Lagarto in 2016 as part of a G-Adventures experience. I stayed here for two weekends in between living in a nearby favela.
I arrived alone in Rio but my luggage didn't! When I arrived at the hostel, they couldn't do enough...More
Backpackers will never regret about staying in this hostel. Good value, nice location, helpful and fun staff to help travelers with anything they may need, nice cold beers at the bar, perfect if you are traveling alone.
This hostel is nice because of the position: it's close to Copacabana and the metro line. There are a lot of things to eat for breakfast and the reception is nice! Rooms were clean, but the common washrooms were Always dirty.
It's quite average hostel, a bit overpriced in my opinion. Some rooms are extremely small. The capacity of the hostel is more than 100 people, but the kitchen can hardly contain more than 2. Breakfast isn't great as well.
Pricing is very weird and seems...More
I was by myself for one night and I really enjoyed the time I had. There are people from all over the world and you can make friends easily. Also they provide help with tours in the city so you don't miss a thing.
The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful
draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.