Che Lagarto is the largest chain of private hostels in South America. We have hostels at all the best destinations and we pride ourselves on giving our guests the best experience possible.
Che Lagarto is the largest chain of private hostels in South America. We have hostels at all the best destinations and we pride ourselves on giving our guests the best experience possible. With more than 15 years under our belt, we currently have more than 20 hostels in 5 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Uruguay and Chile.
We are located at Barata Ribeiro street, 111 Rio de Janeiro; in the south in one of the busiest areas of Rio de Janeiro, just a few blocks from the beach and one block from the subway (station Cardeal Arcoverde). We're surrounded by banks, supermarkets, pharmacies, money exchange, shopping and are less than 30 minutes from major tourist spots and nightclubs in the city.
Directions to hostel:
From International Airport: You can hire a TRANSFER through the hostel reception . Another option is to take the bus 2018 (by way of Orla da Zona Sul) and get off at Atlantic Avenue 1500, in front of the hotel Porto Bay, corner of Duvivier street. Walk down the Duvivier street, about 3 blocks, to Barata Ribeiro street, n 111 where we are.
From Santos Dumont Airport: You can hire a TRANSFER through the hostel reception. Another option is to take the Bus n 415, n 413 or n 474 in Copacabana direction and get off at Barata Ribeiro street, n 111 our hostel.
From the bus terminal (Rodoviaria Novo Rio): You can hire a TRANSFER through the hostel reception. Another option is to take the Bus n 126, n 127 or n 128 to the Arcoverde metro station, one block from the hostel.
Check-In: 14.00 hs
Check-Out: 11.00 hs
* Half of the daily rate will be charged for late check out between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. After 2:00 PM a full daily rate will be charged. The hostel has luggage storage.
- Breakfast Buffet included (from 8 to 10hs)
- Public Kitchen (from 8 to 22hs)
- Computers with Internet access
- Free Wi-Fi
- TV Area
- Bar (from 16 to 24hs)
- Cleaning service
- 24 hour hot water
- Air conditioning in all rooms
- Lockers (in shared rooms and common areas)
- Tourist Information
Facilities with extra charge:
- Transfer in & out (To book a transfer, contact the hostel)
* Tours offered: City tour , Favela Tour
** Please, bring your own padlock for the locker
This property has a 2 day (48hs) cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
During special periods like Carnival, New Year and holidays:
100% of the payment is required in advance.
If the booking is canceled 30 days before the check-in date, 70% of the deposit value will be refund.
If the booking is canceled between 29 and 15 days before the check-in date, 50% of the deposit value will be refund.
If the booking is canceled 15 days before the check-in date, there will be no refund.
* Shared Dorm:
Each reservation is for an individual bed, although you book the same number of beds as the room has, this doesnt guarantee that all the people are going to be in the same room.
* Underage policy
Under 18 years not allowed.
* Billing options
CREDIT CARDS ARE NOT ALLOWED
* Exchange Rate
Our prices are defined in USD. The exchange rate used is not the daily one, because of the market variation. The exchange rate that we used is defined by Che Lagarto, the exchange rate shown on the website can change. Please visit our website for more information.
NEW YEAR: we only accept 5 nights package, prior confirmed reservation, and a full prepayment is needed in order to warranty the booking, after booking the Hostel will contact you for the prepayment details
New Years Package 2013 (5 nights - 28/12-01/01/2013)
CARNIVAL: we only accept 6 nights package, prior confirmed reservation, and a full prepayment is needed in order to warranty the booking, after booking the Hostel will contact you for the prepayment details
Carnival Package 2013 (6 nights - 8/02-13/02/2013)
PASSION WEEK: we only accept 4 nights package, prior confirmed reservation, and a full prepayment is needed in order to warranty the booking, after booking the Hostel will contact you for the prepayment details
Passion Week 2013 (4 nights 28/03-31/03/2013)
Even if the booking engine allows you to book less nights for New Year's Packages, your booking will not be valid if you do not book the whole package. (which means you will lose the deposit paid).
Please, make sure you READ CANCELLATION POLICY and IMPORTANT INFORMATION BEFORE you book.
Booking terms and conditions: special packages Carnival and New Year.
- During special periods or promotions the advance paid required in order to guarantee the booking should be the equivalent of its 100%.
Special packages, Carnival and New Year.
If the booking is cancelled 30 days before of the check in date, 70% of the deposit will be refunded.
If the booking is cancelled between 29 and 15 days before the check in date, 50% of the deposit will be refunded.
If the booking is cancelled 15 days before the check in date, there won't be a refund.
Cancellations request should be made directly through the site: http://www.chelagarto.com/index.php/en/component/chelagarto/?controller=formcontacto&tmpl=jquery . Once in the hostel, if the passenger wants to leave before the booking date of check out, there won't be a refund.
Rua Barata Ribeiro 111 - Copacabana
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This is a Trusted Review. Why?
Party Hostel, noisy inside and outside. Good maybe for one night. Was not impressed. Moved next day to really nice hostel a few blocks away.
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* The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 79% for this property is based on ratings provided by 61 guests.