The highlight of our trip to Manaus, which was a great trip, had to be this hostel. We ended up spending a surprising amount of time just liming around the hostel with the owner. It's a five minute walk from the beautiful theatre and square. Occasionally the staff put on a VERY Brazilian barbeque for the guests. The owner makes you feel at home, or like the 'boss', so if you need help with anything - talking to women in Portuguese; having your leg held in the local hospital whilst receiving 'Brazilian' treatment; or anything else - he seems like he will do his best regardless what you ask. I can understand why some might feel intimidated by the 'flexible' working hours of the staff (you often find yourself alone in the hostel), but personally, this just added to its laid back nature, and of course to the facade of me being the boss. Definitely one of the better value hostels in Manaus. Breakfast is a thorough business, and there is a sufficient kitchen as well. WiFi is always on and reliable. Try to get a room with air conditioning, if not, ask for a fan: manaus is hot! Most rooms have ac, however.
Long story short, this hostel is a large reason why I'm spending a LOT of extra time in Manaus.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- OCARA means - square or central yard of the tribe The gathering place for the diferentes tribesWe are a new company comprised of a team of peolple from Manaus, rest of Brazil and international people working to make you feel relaxed and part of the Family Ocara !And our Goal is to offer our guests MORE THAN JUST A BED FOR THE NIGHT !! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ocara Hostel Manaus, AM, Brazil