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Aquario Hostel
Reviewed 6 June 2016

The location is the best in the island. The staff were very friendly. My friend and I stayed in a private room that was really lovely and had a really good view.
They help you with anything you may need, there are parties all the time and it has such a relaxed atmosphere that you really don´t want to leave.

Room Tip: 109 is the vest of the private rooms.
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  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Laura V
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Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for 5 nights & it was lovely. The staff were all really helpful, the breakfasts were lovely & the views from our room absolutely spectacular. The room was basic and very clean.
I partied a couple of nights & didn't find the noise an issue at all on the nights that I didn't party.
I would definitely return.

Stayed: April 2016, travelled with friends
1  Thank Karyn H
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Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Great place to stay! Very beautiful view, friendly staff, and fairly clean. No wifi in the rooms, only in the lobby so that kind of sucked. Parties are Sunday though Thursday and I was there on Friday/Saturday hoping the weekend would have some good times. It's a good little walk into town, but it's on the beach so.... Overall, I enjoyed my experience. Would recommend if you prefer being secluded and enjoying the sights but want to be close to town.

Stayed: May 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Feel bad about writing a mediocre review but here it goes...
We were dropped at the main port so had to walk (what felt like miles) to the hostel with backpacks. we later found out that we should have been dropped to the hostel port. They were unable to locate our booking and didn't want to see our phone with the confirmation. Once we finally got that sorted we were shown to our "deluxe room" - there was nothing deluxe about it other than the beautiful view and hammock outside. Bathroom had grease and mould and needed a good scrub. Room was basic and small. No wardrobe or drawers. We quickly changed from 3 night to 2 after seeing the state. They only had 1 room key which they insisted on keeping, so we had to find a member of staff each time we wanted to get into our room?!?! On the first night we had to wait around over an hour for someone to turn up. There was no water available to drink or buy??!! The fridges were always locked and I was refused to purchase a Fanta as I had no small change. The hostel turned into a nightclub which started slow but did pick up and we had a really good time, this was until the music stopped and we were asked to leave. We told the security man that we were staying in the hostel and he asked to see our room key (but we didn't have one) and we nearly got thrown off the premise - luckily the manager vouched for us. Breakfast was okay but not enough water/juice , the location is so beautiful it's a shame as it could really be an amazing place to stay.

Stayed: May 2016, travelled with friends
1  Thank lj9219
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Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Great hostel with friendly staff and good bbq's for 40 real. We had a nice double room with aircon and a private bathroom. Sea view from the balcony There is a party everynight at the bar downstairs that goes all night but rooms were far enough away for the noise to really bother us.

Stayed: May 2016, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Luke N
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Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

This hostel is great if you want to party - it is the place where everyone who wants to go out on the island goes to. The party doesn't kick off till very late though, doesn't get busy until at least midnight, so there's time to have a couple of beers and escape to bed early if you want to. Surprisingly, we heard no noise from our room on the night we stayed in, which was great! The location is beautiful, right on the water and has hammocks outside the room, perfect for chilling. They do a great all you can eat BBQ too for 40 real. The staff were great, Debbie is really helpful at telling you what to do on the island and Lanida is brilliant! Doesn't speak much English but makes a real effort and is so sweet.
The only downside to this hostel is that it was a real struggle to get hold of water or any other drink during the day, and they lock the fridges which is bizarre! The wifi also doesn't work in the rooms or the hammocks, you have to sit in the reception/bar area to use.
If you get off the boat at the first stop the hostel is literally right there, which was a treat not having to walk far with our backpacks! Also makes the walk to Lopez mendes slightly shorter! All in all we enjoyed our stay :)

Stayed: April 2016, travelled with friends
1  Thank Hayley A
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Reviewed 11 April 2016

We stayed in a four bed dorm here for four nights, and found the hostel to be perfect. It was clean, had great communal areas, and had beautiful views overlooking the harbour. Praia da Julia was pretty much on the doorstep, and the walk into the main town was only ten minutes or so along the main beach.

We did find the hostel a bit hard to find - the map we had showed that it was a bit earlier along the beach - so if you have the same map, just keep walking further beyond the end of the beach and its on that headland.

Like others, we hadnt realised that it was a party hostel - but we didnt find this a bother at all, and in our room we couldnt hear the party at all. We were in room 9, down the far end, so I dont know if closer rooms are louder.

Debbie was fantastically helpful in organising transfers and giving advice about where to go and what to do.

Room Tip: Choose rooms away from the bar if you want a quieter evening
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  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Emma N
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Address: Praia da Julia, Vila do Abraao, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Ilha Grande > Vila do Abraao
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 28 Speciality Lodging in Vila do Abraao
Price Range: $46 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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