Che Lagarto Hostel is located in the heart of Búzios and is most suited for young travelers. The chain accommodation company has two options in this coastal city: upper-class suites (a separate location) and the more affordable hostel. The accommodation provides clean facilities, including a well-stocked kitchen with daily room service ensuring you a comfortable stay. The two main highlights of this hostel include its excellent location (a 5 minute stroll into the heart of the cobblestone city and 10 minute walk to the beach) and phenomenal breakfast spread: A buffet providing fresh in-season fruit, a variety of cereals, toast, juices and for those who’d rather like the more traditional Brazilian options, there’s cake and quiche.
There is a pool in the common area for relaxing on warm days with lounge chairs to match, situated conveniently next to the bar. For those who prefer quieter nights, upstairs has couches, a pool table and television.
The dormitories, while very clean with comfortable beds and secure lockers, felt a little too cramped for space. The hostel would benefit from more toilets – there is only one in each dormitory and one for public use. Additionally, the atmosphere was lacking despite staff’s efforts musically. This could have been, however, due to the poor weather throughout our stay.
In spite of these few negatives, we would recommend Che Lagarto to other backpackers, and at an affordable price of R$38 per night for a dorm with an ensuite, it will hardly break the bank!
Bit cramped rooms
Could have more toilets
Beds from R$ 38.00
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