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Swell's Hostel & Suites
Ranked #35 of 121 Speciality Lodging in Ipojuca
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“Friendly, affordable hostel in a great location”
Reviewed 8 May 2014

I only planned to spend one afternoon in Porto de Galinhas, but ended up spending 3 days there thanks to Swell's hostel. It was more like crashing at a friend's house than staying in a hostel. Great value, clean rooms, great breakfast. I highly recommend staying here if you're looking for simple, comfortable accomodations to take advantage of the nearby beaches all day!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

I went to maracaipe to spend my birthday. I had a great time, the hostel has everything you need and is super comfy. The staff was wonderful very helpful. Maracaipe is super laid back and doesnt have much but its so close to porto you can just walk there if your craving more action. There werent alot of other guests staying when I was there and that was my only complaint. The breakfast is also very delicious! Fresh bolo every morning!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

I've booked this hostel online and the place really surprised me . first of all the location and the price range is the best. Than the services are really good! Fast Internet wi-fi, hight level of security, sweempool, bike rent, airconditioning in room, breakfast always planty of fresh local products. Nice ambience to hangout deauring the sunny days and Really professional and friendly personal ready to solve any request of customers. If I will plan my next vacation in Brasil I will surely go back there.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Reviewed 31 January 2014 via mobile

Pros: close to the beach, a/c works, chill (verrrry chill) staff and guests, clean rooms
Cons: the street it's situated on is pretty sketchy, across from the neighborhood's dump-your-crap-lot. Not much to do in the area, but if you have a car to easily get to Porto, it's not so bad.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

Hi, my name is Marilina.- I just back from Maracaipe, Pernambuco.. traveled whit my sister Micaela.- We have 5 days in Porto sleeping here. We like Swell´s; the people who work there show us the better way to spend ours holidays: visiting the sunset on the best place, doing snorkel, playing ping-pong. For us this hostel was great :D!
You´ll find a big place whit hammock to relax, a bar (the price it´s the same than in te beach), a swimming pool, grill, a saturday party´s and good kind of people to share your time.-
The location it´s really good if you are looking for nature; to the center of Porto have 20 minutes by foot. We,ve paid 45 reales for night each one, like the breakfast criticizes constructiv, would add ham and cheese* and a computer for the guests ;)

Room Tip: Some rooms do not have air conditioning.-
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

me and my trip mate spend two nights in swells hostel with 6 other travellers we just got to know some days before. it is a very new hostel which opened just some weeks ago. the property itself of the hostel is nice, with a pool, tabletenis, a bar and a huge garden. but now begin the bad issues: far from city centre of P. galinhas, the staff is smoking weed and even offered us to buy some (and didnt seem interested to get to know to their guests), there are very few guests but all the time there are foreign people coming into the property, the bathrooms were ok and the dorm with 12 beds was okay but not very nice.
the prices for drinks at the hostel bar are way to high, 7R$ for a tiny caipirinha in a plastic cup for example! breakfast was actually good!
My recommendation is not to stay at this place. it seems like the owners (from Uruguay and brazil, respectively) seem to fund their weed consumption by the high price that guests pay if there come guests (seems not to be crowded;)

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Swells2013, Gerente at Swell's Hostel & Suites, responded to this review, 1 January 2014
Dear Luwicho, first of all, thanks for your comments.

Swells hostel is located in Maracaipe Beach, is 5minutes by car from Porto de Galinhas.

Maracaipe is one of the most beatifoul beaches in the area. This is a surfer s paradise.

Sorry if we couldnt satisfy your needs.

About weed, those are personal conversations, here the people, smoke tobacco, can drink, everything in peace.

And our neighbours are oir friends, that s life in Maracaipe.

Regards, have a good 2014
Swells Hostel
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Property: Swell's Hostel & Suites
Address: Estrada de Maracaipe 83 | Porto de Galinhas, Ipojuca, State of Pernambuco 55590-000, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Pernambuco > Ipojuca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 121 Speciality Lodging in Ipojuca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Swell's Hostel & Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Um projeto idealizado por uma equipe de jovens empreendedores Brasileiros e Uruguaios, que se encantaram com a incrivel beleza natural do nordeste brasileiro. Realizaremos um projeto capaz de satisfazer e exceder todas as expectativas dos nossos hospedes a partir de Setembro de 2013. The hostel its a proyect made by a group of young and enthusiatam people from Brazil and Uruguay that fall in love with this wonderfull paradise on earth. Our expectatives are related to make your stay here an incredible experience. We are waiting for you from 2013/september. Nuestro hostel es un emprendimento realizado por un equipo de jovenes y entusiastas Brasilenhos y Uruguayos que encantados por la belleza de este lugar desarrollamos este proyecto cuyo objetivo es recibir a nuestros huespedes atendiendo todas sus expectativas desde setiembre de 2013. ... more   less 
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