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Hercus Lapa Hostel

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the location with restaurants galore, nearby beach and a short taxi or subway ride to Copacabana. I stayed six nights so you know I had a God d time. El Centro Rio and the LAPA arches are a short walk on easily navigatable streets. Taxi's are everywhere!

Thank Wally A
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 19 August 2015

I have stayed in hostel for few days with my friends. Very good breakfast, with fresh fruits. Hostel is localized close to Arcos da Lapa where over the weekend you can easily meet a lot of parties. Besides just few steps from here is metro station from which you can get to Copacabana without any traffic jams.

Thank MadalenaMar
Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 1 November 2014

The rooms were dirty, The breakfast was very bad. Some of the personal was rude. It is not located in the safest neighborhood in Rio. The pictures on the internet do not match with the reality. I did not get the room I booked and I had to change the room twice.

2Thank Lhabitue
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2014

After a hectic Carnival, we wanted to stay close to the city centre, so we stayed at Hercus Lapa for 3 nights. The first day we got there, we had to wait ages to check-in, as the staff were in the middle of kicking someone out for fighting(!) Apart from that, there were no major issues. The location is great...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

Unfortunately we could not stay at this hostel. We booked a six bed dorm room in April for three nights over the world cup in July. Prices were higher than normal due to this and the hostel also requested we pay 50% of the total amount to reserve the room. When we arrived the room we were shown had a...

4Thank dotty12333
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

the service is rude, the hostel is so ugly, the location is in lapa but the worts part ....unsafe...and i was during winter and they couldnt provide me anything warm to sleep ....was horrible :(.....they said because it is a hostel no a hotel lol

Thank Shirley P
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Now I gotta day the staff are very nice here. Manager helped us out when a hostel world hostel booked months ago, reneged and left us stranded. We stayed 3 nights in a very clean but cramped 6 bed dorm. You need to bring your own towel and pad lock for the locker on the room. Breakfast was included. Coffee...

Thank LNAF
Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 May 2014

I stayed here over the Carnival and my initial problem was the rates were incorrect on Hostelbookers website; we agreed on a price, but half way through my stay, they wanted the difference back. Then the electricity goes out and the A/C doesn't work. I had booked an all-female dorm but they moved in a guy who through the night...

4Thank sarahlabella
Reviewed 1 March 2013

Likewise I was also wary about booking with this hostel after the bad review on this site from another person. However I decided I would go for one night as I could always change hostels if it was indeed terrible! But I had a great time! I stayed in Hercus for a week and then after going to different parts...

1Thank Jack A
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 25 February 2013

I had my reservations about this hostel after reading the comment left on this site. But now it just baffles me! I stayed in Hercus for 2 weeks, and its was class. We had come from a hostel with no air conditioning so to find our rooms with the fresh cool air was a plus from the off. The staff...

1Thank Benjamin5988

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Additional Information about Hercus Lapa Hostel

Address: Rua da Lapa 207, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20021-180, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: $18 - $454 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hercus Lapa Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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“A single-sex dorms seemed in better condition than the mixed.”
ZEESHANA2, 18 Sep 2014 | Read review
“All rooms have air conditioning so it doesn't really matter, the 4 person rooms have ensuite bathrooms and showers so they're good if you want to pay a little extra!”
JackA172, 1 Mar 2013 | Read review
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