Hostel Manaus, Manaus, Brazil

Hostal Manaus is one of the biggest hostels in the Amazon. It is handily located in a large heritage listed house in downtown Manaus, with the sights, central park, markets and port of Manaus all within walking distance. The ceilings are high, the common areas are open and airy, there is plenty of space to relax and the place has a continual flow of backpackers. The hostel itself is owned by an Australian, Alex, who opened it back in 2006.

Alex has gradually been expanding into the house next door to cater for the increase of backpackers. This new area offers a great roof terrace for a relaxed drink with other travellers and future plans include further development of this area.

Hostel Manaus is a member of Hostelling International.
Rooms available at Hostel Manaus include dormitories or private double rooms. Each has the option of a fan or air-conditioned. The private double room also has the option of a private bathroom.
Prices start from 22 Reals for the dorms and 55 Reals for a double. Discounts are available with an HI card. The rooms are simple and have ample space. The dorms also have lockers. Breakfast is included in the overnight price and consists of a good selection of fruit, coffee, as well as ham and cheese with bread.

The hostel staff are helpful in providing information about what to see and do in and around Manaus. There is also a tourist office located within the premises.

Other facilities include a kitchen for guest use, cable TV and DVD library, internet/WiFi, 24hr reception, laundry (self serve also available), luggage storage, book exchange, a safe for the valuables. Guests can also purchase basic necessities and there are beverages for sale.
How to get there...
By Bus from the terminal or port: Take any bus marked CENTRO and get off just after the 'Glacial' Ice Cream Shop on Av Getulio Vargas. From the shop, turn left onto Rua Lauro Cavalcante and head up over the hill for 1.5 blocks and the hostel will be on your left.

From the airport: Take bus #306 and follow the directions above. The hostel also arranges a pickup for 40 Real or a taxi will cost around 49 Real.

Walking: From the port it's 15 to 20 minutes. Coming out of the port, turn right and follow Rua Floriano Peixoto as it curves around to the left. This turns into Vargas and at the Glacial Ice Cream shop, turn right onto Cavalcante and follow the above.
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Report & Photos by: Kate Dombkins and James Marsden
Contact Info...
Rua Lauro Cavalcante
#231 - Centro
92 3233 4545
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