While we were recently in Brazil for the World Cup, we had reservations to stay at The Jungle Hostel. The arrangement was that we would be taken by River to the stadium the day of the USA vs Portugal game. A day before we left for Manuas we were contacted by Leonardo. He told us that the Navy was closing ports due to World Cup security and he didn't think that we would get to the game. He then told us that we could stay at another one of their hotels in Manaus. Our group was disappointed, as this was what we thought we be a highlight, 3 nights in the Amazon. Once we arrived at the "new" place, we contacted Leonardo to express our extreme disappointment. It was hardly the Jungle experience that we paid a premium for. It was more like a musty smelling apartment building. 3 meals a day were to be included with the Jungle Hostel, here we only received breakfast. After additional emails of disgust to Leonardo, he said he could get us to the Jungle Hostel for night and would pay for a day trip for the 4 of us, to make up for the issues. This sounded like a decent compromise. When we met up with Leonardo the morning of the day trip, he told us that he meant we could do "one or the other", (day trip or go to the Jungle Hostel). Once again, disappointed. We chose the day trip where we were to swim with the pink dolphins, see the meeting of the waters etc. Turns out there was no swimming with the dolphins as promised, but we did see 2 pink dolphins surface for about 3 seconds. Again, disappointed....Sensing a theme. Long story short, if it's possible at this time, Leonardo is a fast talking con artist that will rip you off at every turn. We paid $330.00 USD per night per room for the Jungle Hostel and ended up in what should rent for 50.00 USD a night. We are in the process of disputing these charges with PAY Pal and our credit card company.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- NEW MANAUS JUNGLE HOSTEL The Manaus Jungle Hostel is a budget lodge 70km from Manaus at the Ariau River popular with backpackers. Prices are ALL INCLUSIVE: Pickup from airport and downtown hotel/hostel (free pick up only during the day time). Transfer with hostel boad from ManausAccommodation and Full Boarding. All jungle activities with bi-lingual guides. Amazing Tours Agency offers with the Manaus Jungle Hostel in cooperation with Pousada Jacare the CHEAPEST JUNGLE PACKAGES in town, with FREE airport or port pickup for only R$ 90.-/day. 2 days/1 night only R$ 180. 3 days/2 nights only R$ 270. 4 days/3 nights SPECIAL R$ 360.-Prices per person / INTERNET Booking only. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Manaus Jungle Hostel Brazil/AM