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“Great hostel at a bargain price for this island”
Review of Biergarten Hostel

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Biergarten Hostel
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Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights (which was all they had available) and could not fault the place. The rooms were very clean as was the cooking area, and the breakfast was good. The owner is friendly and helpful, without being overbearing or over-familiar. The hostel is a short walk from the ferry terminal, and is a perfect base for exploring this fanastic island. Finally, considering the prices for other accommodation on the island, this place represents superb for value money.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
1  Thank Andrew P
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

Came here from Che Lagarto's smelly bunks. Clean, spacious, beds rather than bunks, good internet, nice location, good restaurant, good lockers. Friendly staff.

Can pay by card here and in most shops / restaurants I visited by the way. No need to bring shed loads of cash on to the island despite no ATMs.

Thoroughly recommended.

Room Tip: 3 bed dorm on top floor was nice
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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1  Thank Hamish1986
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

Biergarten was a lovely hostel - Viktor, the owner was very helpful, the rooms and facilities were clean (I even saw Viktor dust the beds under the matress between guests!) and the restaurant onsite was very good. One of the best per kg restaurants on the island.

This is not a massive party hostel. People tended to have a few drinks here and then head to the party hostels nearby...which means that sleep quality was good!

The hostel was very close to the port and to restaurants. An excellent hosel.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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1  Thank Candice M
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

Great little hostel at the back of the Biergarten bar/resteraunt. Nice, modern, clean and spacious dorms with a/c, huge lockers and individual plug sockets and lights, great! 2 kitchens, computers and plenty showers for guests too. The outdoor courtyard is really nice as is the balcony area. The por kilo resteraunt serves great home cooked food but is never too noisy or busy so doesn't disturb guests. Lovely staff too. Fab location in this tiny cute town!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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1  Thank suzalt
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

A great hostel for exploring and relaxing on Ilha Grande - with the most comfortable double room we had out of 5 hostels throughout Brazil. The breakfast offered was delicious with freshly boiled eggs every morning (quite the delicacy on hostel stays). Although the hostel is not located on the sea front, this is hardly a bother in the little village of Vila do Abraao.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Beth J
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

I stayed here with my best friend and our Carioca friend from Rio who we were travelling with. We arrived as it was pouring rain and walking from the ferry port to the hostel was very wet! Make sure to bring a poncho to Ilha Grande! We settled into our triple room on the top floor of the hostel. The triple room was clean and the beds were comfortable single beds. Towels provided, lockers were great to have. The hostel was full and there was a very communal atmosphere. There is a kitchenette if you prefer to make your own food and we used the large fridge in the kitchen to keep our drinks cold. The hostel is very laid back and has a bohemian feel. Showers and bathrooms are shared (be patient if you have to wait and the toilets clog frequently) - water pressure is not good. Breakfast was great - the restaurant also serves lunch and dinner by weight (kilo) and the bar area can be a bit noisy at night (never bothered us as we came home late). Air conditioning was perfect and the location is great! We loved this place, you can tell its new and very well-run. After we checked out, we were still planning to go on a day-long boat tour before we left that night and they let us store our luggage AND take showers before we caught the boat back to Angra. Very nice!! The staff is young and so friendly, approachable and we were very impressed by the cleanliness.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 March 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed our 5 night stay at this hostel. Convenient location with nice beds and air conditioning. The owner Victor was very friendly and made time to help us book our bus tickets to São Paulo, which we really appreciated. The other staff were also really lovely. Only downside is that the kitchen could have been a little bit more equipped, and it was a bit noisy at times with the bar / restaurant, which closes around 10pm so wasn't really an issue for sleeping anyway. We appreciated the convenience of the filtered water for all the hiking we were doing! :)

  • Stayed: March 2014
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1  Thank Amorous87
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 29 Speciality Lodging in Vila do Abraao
Price Range: £17 - £66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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