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Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
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59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014

Lapa Hostel has a very clean and cozy atmosphere, perfect for travellers. I showed up with no reservation and asked them to get to know the place. Lucas was a great hostess and made me feel confortable there, showing me the rooms, kitchen, bathroom, living room, etc. They are making new additions to the building so It´s probably going to... More 

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Leandro B, Owner at Lapa Hostel, responded to this review

Hello Sabrina! We got really glad that you liked and feel comfortable to stay with our family! We are waiting for you here anytime you want to come back! Sucess!! More 

New York City, New York
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2014

I've had a great experience staying at the Lapa Hostel at Rio. The staff were friendly, helpful, and knowledgable about the area. It was nice meeting other travellers in the hostel. The staff and the people staying there made me feel at home. I love their free caparihinas Friday and Saturday nights. It's close to the San Dumont airport, the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

I stayed at this hostel during carnival this year, and while it was ludicrously expensive to be fair everywhere is ludicrous during carnival. The good: The hostel staff are really friendly and quite a party crowd themselves, so they're pretty welcoming to travelers and will take you out partying with them. The location - if you want to be in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Yes - the breakfast is great...& location is right in the heart of Lapa (as long as you dont mind the late night noise & transvestite prostitutes out the front!).... BUT - after that.... it really is worth finding ANOTHER Hostel in Rio. 1 - The rooms are stinking hot...advertise as "with AC"...but a joke. Wont turn AC on until... More 

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Le Francois, Martinique
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2014

I was here for the first 2 weeks of the World Cup. The location is as good as it gets if you are there to party. Like you walk to the corner, turn left, and go wild. The staff were cool and friendly, invited us to go out with them, and really helpful about things. They also seemed to manage... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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41 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014

We stayed 3 nights in the hostel and it was a OK experience. The room (double) was very small and really really basic. The common areas (like bathrooms) were not very clean. Pretty dirty most time of the day. It would be OK (most of brazil hostels are really basic), but considering price it was absolutely not worth it. You... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2014

Unfortunately when we arrived at lapa hostel they were "overbooked" despite us booking in advance, they advised us that we would be staying in a "sister" hostel down the road. This was definitely the poorer, neglected little sister of lapa hostel as it was very poor in comparison, so poor in fact that we received a refund and stayed elsewhere.... More 

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Thank Anthony B
Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2014

One of the best hostel to stay in Lapa! Great staff and unbeatable animation at the end of the week and (free caipirinha... and kisses) Hostel to build lifetime memories: don't hesitate if you have a chance to stay and visit Lapa.

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2 Thank Huggy B
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59 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2014

There are some ok things about the hostel: the location is good, the staff were very friendly and accommodating, the breakfast was good, the communal areas were fine and the cat really was a great welcoming pet. However, I didn't feel safe at all in the hostel. The doors didn't lock and there wasn't any basic security: no lockers for... More 

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1 Thank neddyirl
Lille, France
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014

We spent one great week there. The district is crazy good with bars, samba, forro and bars of cachaca everywhere. It's next to downtown and thé beatifull Santa teresa. The staff was so friendly, they shew us the real rio. We didnt want to leave!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We bring a new concept of hostel into the most bohemian district of Rio We are in the Lapa district, near the Arcos da Lapa and the whole party atmosphere that reigns there. Our staff will gladly show you what's better to do and see in Rio de Janeiro. We offer breakfast included in the rate, lounge and bar for our guests and wi-fi. Lapa Hostel has dorms with all the security and comfort and peace of mind you need. We can also assist you in renting bicycles, purchase tickets and your journey to or from the airport or bus station.Our building is a building of the old center of Rio, extensively renovated to receive travelers from around the world. We are located in the heart of Lapa, a bohemian neighbourhood with large number of bars, restaurants, markets and shops nearby. From here you can know the oldest buildings of Rio's downtown or take 15 minutes to the city's main beaches (Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lapa Hostel

Address: Rua do Rezende, 43, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20231091, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: ₹ 801 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Lapa Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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“Girls should ask for the room on the 3rd floor, just by the ladies bathroom. ;)”
 of 5 bubbles 679sabrinas, 2 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Some people transfered to the smaller room on the 3rd floor, because they couldn´t take the chaos in the big room.”
 of 5 bubbles Golpeador09, 28 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Make sure you actually stay in Lapa hostel”
 of 5 bubbles 450anthonyb, 4 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Make sure you bring a lock for your belongings”
 of 5 bubbles neddyirl, 15 May 2014 | Read review
“Choose the 4 beds bedroom if available. There are bathrooms right across it and not many people use it because most of them are in the 1st floor using bathrooms upstairs. Not sure about other rooms, but this one has A/C which helped a lot! Take your own locker or buy one when you get there for R$ 10,00 reais,”
 of 5 bubbles RodrigoLopes, 1 May 2013 | Read review
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