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Geko Hostel Paraty

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Wien, Österreich
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I found this hostel by coincidence and really loved it! The best part is that breakfast is served on the beach with an amazing view. The stuff is lovely and helpful, especially Victor is amazing and Florence too. From the hostel you can book a lot of different activities, like Boat Tours, Jeep Tours and much more to great prices.... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
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84 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I went to Paraty to spend some days, I was not alone, I was with a group of very funny uruguayan friends...What a vibe! The energy of the young couple which takes care of the place makes it even more special, the breakfast is included when you choose a double room to stay, so you have privacy, a good a/c,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

The staff at gecko were great and always helpful, particularly Fernanda who was awesome! Good location, close to beach, canal and historic centre. The beach bar was nice and breakfast on the beach a plus. Highly recommend dropping into Paraty for a stay!

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Camila P, Gerente at Geko Hostel Paraty, responded to this review

Dear Nicholas, We are really glad and grateful of receiving your evaluation. We treasure you contact because it’s a valuable source of data about our pros and cons of our work. Our job it’s always headed to 100% customer satisfaction. In an environment of increasing competition and higher demands, we only want to improve ourselves to offer you better service.... More 

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6 reviews
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

No hot water, no locker neither lock on the dor of the room! At breackfast the girl was very rude because i ask her not to put the ham (because im allergic to it)! The hostel is not completed yet and they are already using it. Its a shame!

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Thank Sarah B
Camila P, Gerente at Geko Hostel Paraty, responded to this review

If I were in your shoes, I’d feel just as you do. I’m sorry for the frustration you have experienced. On behalf of our Hostel, please accept my apology for your unpleasant stay. Upon reflection, we realize that some things should’ve been handled differently. Please know, this is not the experience neither the hostel nor I want to deliver to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

We overlooked the construction site that was the hostel and dealt with it because the location was great, but when we booked a tour with Paraty Tours through them which they then cancelled and refused to refund us, palming off responsibility from them to the tour company to anyone else we had enough. A complete scam. BEWARE. Seriously.

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Camila P, Gerente at Geko Hostel Paraty, responded to this review

If I were in your shoes, I’d feel just as you do. I’m sorry for the frustration you have experienced. On behalf of our Hostel, please accept my apology for your unpleasant stay. Upon reflection, we realize that some things should’ve been handled differently. Please know, this is not the experience neither the hostel nor I want to deliver to... More 

Montevideo, Uruguay
1 review
Reviewed 30 March 2016

My stay at Greko hostel was great! I really enjoyed having breakfast on the beach! Thats´s an experience that I recommend. Paraty is an amazing place! i´d like to thank Joel for the data he gave me about places to know and travels to do! Highly recommended!

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Camila P, Gerente at Geko Hostel Paraty, responded to this review

We are really glad and grateful of receiving you evaluation. We treasure you contact because it’s a valuable source of data about our pros and cons of our work. Our job it’s always headed to 100% cutomer satisfaction. In an environment of increasing competition and higher demands, we only want to improve ourselves to offer you better service. Once again,... More 

Cappadocia, Turkey
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Kitchen is not even looking like kitchen and have not enough kitchen stuff. More then important the dorm was like a jail dorm more like then hostel dorm. Toilets are dirty water pressure is not enough, air conditions are not working and dorms are damp where you can easily get sick...

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Camila P, Gerente at Geko Hostel Paraty, responded to this review

If I were in your shoes, I’d feel just as you do. I’m sorry for the frustration you have experienced. On behalf of our Hostel, please accept my apology for your unpleasant stay. Upon reflection, we realize that some things should’ve been handled differently. Please know, this is not the experience neither the hostel nor I want to deliver to... More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Originally tried to stay at the Chill Inn hostel but the staff advised we can get a cheaper room at Geko, only stayed for one night but everything was fine, the staff were friendly, the room was clean and the location was perfect, right on the beach and a five minute walk from the centre. Breakfast was free at the... More 

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Camila P, Gerente at Geko Hostel Paraty, responded to this review

We are really glad and grateful of receiving you evaluation. We treasure you contact because it’s a valuable source of data about our pros and cons of our work. Our job it’s always headed to 100% cutomer satisfaction. In an environment of increasing competition and higher demands, we only want to improve ourselves to offer you better service. Once again,... More 

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29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016

This is probably one of the worst hostels I´ve stayed at, which is a lot considering I´ve been travelling for 5 months. We had requested a private room and a dorm bed for three nights. We arrived to an unfriendly receptionist who said we would now be in different hostels because of an unknown error. I myself was in the... More 

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Camila P, Gerente at Geko Hostel Paraty, responded to this review

If I were in your shoes, I’d feel just as you do. I’m sorry for the frustration you have experienced. On behalf of our Hostel, please accept my apology for your unpleasant stay. Upon reflection, we realize that some things should’ve been handled differently. Please know, this is not the experience neither the hostel nor I want to deliver to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights just after carnival! It was dirty! The wifi didn't work. There was 1 toilet (and shower)for 12 people and we didn't even pay that much cheaper than we did for 6 bed dorm in rio. I wouldn't stay again just because of the shower ( it didn't drain so you had a bath/shower). But... More 

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Camila P, Gerente at Geko Hostel Paraty, responded to this review

If I were in your shoes, I’d feel just as you do. I’m sorry for the frustration you have experienced. On behalf of our Hostel, please accept my apology for your unpleasant stay. Upon reflection, we realize that some things should’ve been handled differently. Please know, this is not the experience neither the hostel nor I want to deliver to... More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Geko Hostel is everything you need if you are looking for fun: • BEACH-FRONT LOCATION, 5 minutes walking from the Historic Centre,• All for a really LOW PRICE, • Mixed or all-female dormitory style accommodation, and private rooms ALL with an EN-SUITE BATHROOM,• Daily accommodation includes en-suite bedrooms, kitchen, a Free Taxi from the Bus station, friendly environment,• Bilingual services and a great atmosphere, • Geko’s treat, a full Brazilian breakfast with your feet in the sand of the Pontal Beach. • OUR BEACH BAR, Geko Chill, it´s famous for its outrageous parties! Our beers are always icy cold and our barmen make the best caipirinhas on Pontal beach! We also organize barbecues and cocktail parties in our Beach Bar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Geko Hostel Paraty

Address: Orlando Carpinelli, 5 | Praia do Pontal, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970000, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Paraty
Price Range: $20 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Geko Hostel Paraty 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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“best location, in front of the beach, lovely stuff, good prices”
 of 5 bubbles ChrisausWien, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Private room”
 of 5 bubbles andrelmsantos, 8 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Don't get a dorm and avoid room 7”
 of 5 bubbles Danielwongkaifai, 15 Feb 2015 | Read review
“There is a double room out the back which is apparently quieter at night.”
 of 5 bubbles SPKN1415, 14 Aug 2014 | Read review
“dorm number 5”
 of 5 bubbles cesarp984, 27 Oct 2013 | Read review
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