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I stayed here for 4 nights in total in June 2008. The hostel is located just east of the centre, a short walk away on a side alley. Positive aspects certainly are the breakfast and the opportunity of a double room with aircon which actually worked! Great place to meet fellow travellers and there is internet access for a small fee. There is also the option of having lunch for a small price as well. People were generally friendly, although not overly. Also the owner, although nothing negative about him, was very quiet and it seemed like he didn't really enjoy it that much. But all in all, a good cheap, clean facility with no real negative things about it. There is also an option of booking tours if you like.
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Rua Lauro Cavalcante 231 - Centro
The Hub for travellers of the Amazon
Located between the famous Teatro Amazonas and Palacio Rio Negro, in the old centre of town, just two blocks from the city central park and one block from the main bus line, Hostel Manaus is the perfect base to explore the unique city of Manaus and to prepare yourself for the mysteries of the surrounding Amazon jungle.
Hostel Manaus is on Rua Lauro Cavalcante, a quiet residential street set back from the noise of the thriving metropolis. Here the weary traveller can recuperate from a long journey, relaxing in the beer garden with fellow backpackers or enjoying the view of the famous Palacio Rio Negro from our famous roof top patio. Staying at Hostel Manaus gives you a taste of local Brazilian lifestyle with all the convenience of being close to the action of downtown.
Hostel Manaus is a heritage listed site, built during the rubber boom of the 19th century. With its high ceilings and chandeliers, it boasts space for forty beds, communal kitchen and washing facilities. Dormitory rooms have just six beds for added privacy, some with air-conditioning and ensuite bathrooms. Private couple and single rooms are also available.
Hostel Manaus is operated by an Australian, and is the only hostel in the city center affiliated with the HOSTELLING INTERNATIONAL group. Also recommended by The Lonely Planet, Footprints travel guide, Rough Guide, Routard, and featured on Discovery Channel as the first youth hostel of the Amazon.
WARNING: Beware of imitations. To make sure you arrive at the ORIGINAL Hostel Manaus, look for the HI symbol and Australian flag on the front door.
At the airport and on the bus, travellers may be approached by tour operators offering 'information' on accommodation and jungle tours. Since Hostel Manaus does not recommend these operators to our guests, they may try to take you elsewhere. Don't be misled by false information. Come and see for yourself why the ORIGINAL Hostel Manaus is the best value backpacker accommodation the city has to offer.
* The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 76% for this property is based on ratings provided by 31 guests.