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“Noisy, bugs everywhere, cold water, smelled like pee.”
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Arrecifes Hostel
Ranked #5 of 157 Speciality Lodging in Recife
Reviewed 10 January 2016

Pros: Close to the airport, nice breakfast.

Cons: Our first room smelled like pee (literally) and therefore had to ask for a new (and more expensive) room. The second room did not smell like pee, but from smoke from nearby smokers. It was noisy at 3AM, and we were attacked by a swarm of a thousand bugs at dusk while management didn't help at all. On top of that, there is only cold water in the rooms.


  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

I had a private double room with air conditioning and fan and private bathroom for 130real. The fan was quite noisy so it blocked out other noises so I slept well. It is on a busy road close to the airport. It only costs 10 real from/to airport

Breakfast is the usual but I had difficulty eating it due to the closeness of the bathroom and the smell

It is close to bustop to the old city. Bus 032

Close to the beach

Socially it wasn't good for me as all other occupants were brazillian and didn't speak English

The staff were really warm and friendly like recife

I only stayed one night but if I was staying longer I'd probably pay a bit more for better accomodation but if you're on a budget it is fine. The grounds are well lit and secured by a locked gate and iron bars

The staff were

Stayed: May 2015, travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

This hostel offers fair accommodations and service, has a nice pool and a great friendly staff. It's located quite close to the airport and not that far from the beach if you don't mind walking a bit. Definitely would recommend it and stay there again.

Stayed: April 2015, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 January 2015

I am so surprised by the negative comments here & can only think that they have made changes since these comments were made. My friend & I ended up staying 5 days because the staff were just so friendly, caring & helpful.....it really did feel like home. Only one staff member could speak fluent English, but it didn't matter, when he was not around we got by. Yes there were mozzies, but we're in Brazil right? The hostel was clean & only 5 minutes walk to the beach. We were given the local bus numbers to catch & even though we walked around our local streets at night, we did not find it dangerous at all. Highly recommended!!!

Room Tip: Rooms with fans are very hot....but then zircon is very cold....
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  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

We didn't have a good experience at Arrecifes'. The room was totally sealed, and the air conditioning was not enough to have a pleasant air. Our room had a lot of mold!! Also, they said our 2-person room had private bathroom, but it was actually shared with another 2-person room. To complete the bad experience, the staff in the reception was not nice and helpful.
Maybe it was bad luck, but I'd recommend to take a lot of care before being there.

Room Tip: Avoid the room in the back, and ask for rooms with windows!!
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: Rua Camboim 870 | Boa Viagem, Recife, State of Pernambuco 51130-110, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Pernambuco > Recife
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 157 Speciality Lodging in Recife
Hotel Class:2 star — Arrecifes Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We invite you to take full advantage of the incredible city that is Recife. Come visit new places, beaches, meet people and make new friends. Surround yourself with our cozy, relaxing atmosphere and our pleasant, friendly and upbeat environment. We’re all ready for you. It would be such a pleasure to host you!!! ... more   less 
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