Che Lagarto Hostel Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro
Che Lagarto is a highly successful chain of hostels throughout South America known for its great value. The one in Copacabana is just a couple of blocks away from the beach and near to major bus and subway routes, making the location ideal. Breakfast can be enjoyed on the outdoor terrace next to the main street, and Friday evenings offer free caipirinhas to complement the socializing opportunities. Small yet comfortable rooms make it a cozy place to stay and the friendly staff are an added bonus.