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Reviewed 4 June 2015

The hostel was in a perfect location, only minutes walk from Copacabana. It had very friendly and helpful staff and cool decor. The facilities were good and clean too. It had a good bar and the atmosphere of a good party hostel. It even had a really cool rooftop pool which, sadly, we did not get to sample. The things I can fault with our stay though is that whilst it has the atmosphere of a really cool party hostel, it wasn't. We found this with many Che Lagartos' over South America. If you want nice and clean with a friendly atmosphere but somewhere you can also have a quiet nights sleep, its a very good pick. If you're looking for a party and somewhere social then i wouldn't stay here. Also, the wifi didn't work in our room. Not sure if this was the case with other rooms but we had be in the main reception to get a signal. Another average thing was the breakfast. Fruit and bread is okay, but not brilliant.

  • Stayed: October 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Alex R
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Reviewed 2 June 2015

We stayed at Che Lagarto for one week.
There were a lot of Argentinian and Brasilian people. In general the hostel was ok and the staff was very helpful.
There is no space to hang around, like a living room. There are a few tables and chairs outside, and some at the bar but its not really an area to hang around for a few hours and get to know people. The terrace also closes at 10pm. So definitely no party hostel.
There was also only the first days of our stay hot water, it took them really long to fix it. The rooms were cleaned almost every day and the bathrooms a few times a day.
All in all we had a good stay at the hostel, but if you are travelling alone I would not recommend this hostel.

  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled with friends
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Thank Anna G
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Reviewed 2 June 2015

Positives: The location is perfect, close to the beach and all the other things you need. The staff speak perfect English and are extremely friendly and knowledgable. The showers are strong and hot. The breakfast isn't spectacular but it's perfectly fine. We also did a football tour through the hostel and it was really well run.

Negatives: The rooms are rubbish. We were in the basement and it was dimly lit and cold. The sheets are horrible and the beds are uncomfortable. Plus, if you ended up with a top bunk, you either had to be the smallest person in the world or a contortionist, as there's no way I could see that you could get up there given how close it is to the ceiling. The room also only had one power point by the door. Also, there aren't enough toilets for so many guests, or places to sit during breakfast.

Overall, brilliant location and staff but lacks character and adequate dorms. For the price, you can probably do better.

Room Tip: Don't get a room downstairs.
  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 June 2015

Everything about the hostel suited me well. It is definitely what you think of when you think hostel... you're not staying in a hotel, so obviously not everything is perfect. For example, one bathroom has a toilet located literally inside the area where you shower.. so I guess you can do both as once?
But it is very clean and the staff is incredibly helpful and sweet. The bar is fun to go to in the afternoon and evening to meet people, and the parties are fun as well. I would definitely recommend Che Lagarto Copacabana, especially if this is your first time in Rio and you have a lot of questions, need help with tours, etc.

  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled with friends
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Thank marycarolinehiott
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Reviewed 27 May 2015

A clean, organized and very cool place! People extremely friendly, the staffs are always ready to help you! Excellent localization, near Copacabana beach. Breakfast was simple, but good. The bar and the caipirinhas were amazing! It's a very good environment to enjoy with friends!

  • Stayed: March 2015, travelled with friends
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Thank CRBarbara
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