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.
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- Also Known As:
- Biergarten Hostel Ilha Grande/Vila Do Abraao, Brazil