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Biergarten Hostel
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Reviewed 30 November 2012

Our group booked the eight bed dorm on the first floor and stayed four nights. The room was really clean, hostel decor is modern and it's a relatively new hostel so facilities good.

The dorm was spacious but the hostel itself is very compact, just 17 beds in total, and can feel a little claustrophobic after a few days. Shared bathroom is just off the communal kitchen (which you have to walk through to get two and from the two showers / one toilet), as are the dorms - and all just a few steps then to the public bar downstairs. Beds are comfy, however be warned that you can hear EVERYTHING in the dorm above (and vice-versa). Literally everything. Even a basic conversation between folks and we had a particularly interesting experience with a lady being violently ill at 4.30am above us - felt like we were right there with her holding her hair!

Staff are nice, hostel is family run, and the free breakfast is basic but tasty fare (eggs, ham, cheese, bread, delicious juice etc.) It was particularly hot the first couple of days and they were happy for us to use the AC more than specified - so flexible as well - but there was a bit of undue rationing of the toilet roll and hand wash in the loo.

Even though there is a bar downstairs (German themed, hence the name) it was a nice and quiet spot. A good choice if you want to veer away from the Che Legarto madness. You can still dip the toe into the hostel parties at Che as they are open to outside guests - Che Legarto and the hostel beside it usually alternate party nights.

The island itself is amazing and you'll not regret adding to your itinerary. We had a lovely time and Lopez Mendes beach is an absolute must.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 October 2012

This hostel seems essentially brand new. Unlike most South American hostels it looks like it's actually been built by a licensed carpenter, and a very good one at that! It's also very well maintained and clean. We stayed in the three bed dorm for two nights and really enjoyed our stay. The breakfast was great - bread, fruit, boiled eggs, ham, cheese, cereal, cake, biscuits, good coffee etc. The owner was extremely helpful - he has lived on the island most of his life so has some great tips about things to do and how to go about doing them. The only down side was the noise... at times it could be quite loud as the hostel adjoins a restaurant which is open until 10pm. And as there is no common room, guests tend to hang out in the kitchen which is right next to the dorms and the sound travels through the doors and windows. If you're a light sleeper, as long as you have an iPod or a good set of earplugs it's totally manageable. Would definitely recommend.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 October 2012 via mobile

Brilliant location, 5min walk from the harbour.

Lovely friendly helpful owner.

Grt atmosphere and vibe, real chill out hostel.

Nice and quiet at night,

Grt WiFi

Only thing you could fault this place on would be - was quite cold at night, kitchen lacks in pots utensil etc, rooms aren't exactly sound proof - but that's just nitpicking.

Wouldn't be a huge fan of the food from the attached restaurant.

Would love to go bk now :)

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Reviewed 5 July 2012

Really didn't want to leave and had my flight not been looming and unchangable I may not have! Victor is such a great host & on hand for all questions! Breakfast is great and beds are really comfy, food downstairs in restaurant is yummy too!! You will inevitably stay longer than you plan to, there's so many different beautiful beaches/waterfalls!

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
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Address: Av. Getulio Vargas 161, Vila do Abraao, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Ilha Grande > Vila do Abraao
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Ranked #1 of 25 Speciality Lodging in Vila do Abraao
Price Range: £14 - £67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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