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186 Lapa Central Hostel

Star Rating
2 out of 5



3.9 / 5Good
45 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Arcos da Lapa
    4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Catedral de Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro
    5 min walk
  • Popular Location
    11 min walk
  • Airport
    Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont)
    3 min drive

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  • Basic Suite, City View

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Basic Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • Basic Shared Dormitory, Women only

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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About this area

Rio de Janeiro

Located in Rio de Janeiro's Lapa neighbourhood, 186 Lapa Central Hostel is in the city centre and near a metro station. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Flamengo Beach and Copacabana Beach, while Museum of Modern Art and Museum of Tomorrow are cultural highlights. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Sambodrome or Maracana Stadium.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Arcos da Lapa - 4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Catedral de Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro - 5 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Cinelandia - 11 min walk
  • Popular Location
    National Library (Biblioteca Nacional) - 12 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Museum of Modern Art - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Rio de Janeiro Central Station - 2 min drive
  • Cinelandia Station - 12 min walk
  • Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont) - 3 min drive

About this property

186 Lapa Central Hostel

Adults-only Rio de Janeiro hostel in Lapa, walk to Arcos da Lapa
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and a microwave in a common area are available at this hostel. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a fridge in a common area, a 24-hour front desk and tour/ticket assistance are on-site. Rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access and phones.
186 Lapa Central Hostel offers 8 forms of accommodation with air conditioning. This Rio de Janeiro hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.



Check-in between 2 PM - 10 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 11:30 AM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability

Children and extra beds

  • Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests 18 and older are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Payment types at the property

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Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for local cuisine breakfast: BRL 13 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No on-site parking is available.
  • Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

Parents or legal guardians travelling with children who are under 18 years old must present the child's birth certificate and an identity card with photo (passport, for example) at check-in. For international travels from Brazil, if just one of the parents is travelling with the child, she/he must present – in addition to the child's birth certificate and identity card with photo – a letter authorising the trip signed by the other parent with a notarised certification of signature. In case the parents or the legal guardian, as applicable, cannot or are unwilling to give this authorisation, judicial authorisation is required. People who intend to travel to Brazil with children must consult the Brazilian consulate before travelling for more information. Children aged 18 years old and younger are not permitted at this adults-only property.

Property is also known as

  • 186 Lapa Central Hostel
  • 186 Central Hostel
  • 186 Lapa Central
  • 186 Lapa Central Hostel Rio De Janeiro

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Local cuisine breakfast available for a fee weekdays 6:30 AM–10:00 AM: BRL 13 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar


  • No lifts
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • TV in reception

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone

Nearby things to do


5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Party hostel right in Lapa

We stayed over carnival so perhaps it's not usually a party hostel! We stayed in a private room with air conditioning, bathroom was modern and clean. The room only had a bed, no space for luggage. It was very noisy most nights, our window was onto a terrace where the party seemed to move to. I wouldn't stay again however it is a great place to party and meet new people! Staff are friendly and helpful and breakfast is good!

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

I didn't take advantage of any of the activities but I think the hostel offered special group/theme meals and bbq. Water and other beverages for sale. It was World Cup so there was a lot of partying going on in the main room and in the several restaurants/bars outside, but the upstairs/sleeping area was quiet. The women's dorm had a warm shower and toilet just for women. Bunks stacked 3 high. Nice sized kitchen, very basic breakfast. I'm not sure what the area is like at night when World Cup is not going on. Friendly, sweet rescue cat.

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

The ratings don't lie

It's a good thing I have seen other hostels before I rate this one. Now I know why it's rated highly... Light for each bed n a place to charge your phone or laptop - check Big locker enough to fit your large backpackers bag - check Locker needs little more maintenance n it's close to your bed. You got to have your own lock. Wifi every corner of the place without any problem - check Friendly n multilingual customer service - check Location walking distance from laps where all actions take place in the weekends.


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort

Great quality hostel

The staff are really friendly and will go out of their way to help you. Nice atmosphere, comfy beds & the bathroom was clean and spacious. Have already booked again for a few weeks time!

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