Amazonia Hostel Belem

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Average rate: $12 - Hotel class: 1.5 stars
Av. Governador José Malcher, Belem, Brazil

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Amazonia Hostel Belem Reviews

andrejav andrejav
751 reviews
Amazonia Hostel Dec 25, 2011
Another strange example for travelers looking for the hostels in Belem, large port city on the Amazon River, is that there is really only one hostel in town. You would expect many more places with affordable prices for backpackers, but there is none around here… Hostel Amazonia is located walking distance from the port terminal where all passenger boats arrive and it is a 15 min with city transport bus away from main bus terminal.

Huge mango trees edge main boulevards in this city, making a green tunnel full of eatable fruits. City is very urban with new skyscrapers popping out everywhere, wide streets, and logical city grid. It is kind of weird coming down the Amazon where your eyes get used to green tree lines of the river, and all of the sudden, approaching the city in the morning, sun bounces of tall structures that are not supposed to be there. Belem is industrial town with many docks, shipyards and ugly warehouses all around the coast. Around the city central market and close to the port, they renovated warehouse lineup and made it into shopping mall, cinema and restaurants. It opened the river for citizens of Belem and connected that area with famous Belem Market and old city.

Hostel is only two blocks from main city park, and only few blocks from the river. Whole area between park and river is full of street vendors and all kinds of stores. During the night it is not nicest area to walk around, but during the day it is perfectly safe. First night we took “private” room that had a bathroom and two bunk beds. Hostel is in the old building that has very high ceilings, and they utilized part of the hostel to build duplex and place dorms in that area. It kind-of looks like wooden nest in the room, it is very squeaky and the floor moves up and down while you walk around. After the first day we moved to the dorms and moving floors were a bit of a problem because you don’t want to wake up everyone when you want to go out of the room. Aside of a bit claustrophobic dorms, place is clean, internet is free and good, coffee is also free, security excellent, and they can even wash your clothes if you need it. Community kitchen is large and well equipped, and nice big living area has TV and enough sitting space. They also have small library and exchange books program, but you should always haggle and get better deal than 1 book for 2 of your books.

You must eat at the market for it is excellent experience and food is extraordinary. Aside of small eateries where you can find all kinds of soups, meat and local vegetable dishes, there are awesome fresh fish frying places that serve only fish and purple flower dish to go with it. You can choose from few Amazon fishes, and all of them are super tasty. Night life is also happening not too far from the hostel, and you can easily walk out and back.
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Amazonia Hostel Belem Overview

For the comfort of guests, the Amazonia Hostel Belem offers non-smoking rooms. The property features luggage storage and a laundry service. The guests can sit and rest in the calming environment of the hostel's outdoor area. The hostel's staff will be happy to book tours and sightseeing in Belem, as well as offering dining suggestions.

The Amazonia Hostel Belem's neighbourhood is known for its nightlife and you'll be spoilt for choice deciding on the place to go and let loose.

Federal University of Para is within easy driving distance of the Amazonia Hostel Belem. The hostel is within a 20 minute walk to Paraense Emilio Goeldi Museum, Emilio Goeldi Museum, Nossa Senhora da Paz Theater and within a 10 minute drive you can find Leonidas Castro Stadium, Baenao Stadium and Ver-o-Peso Market.

Amazonia Hostel Amenities

  • Airport shuttle
  • Tour Desk
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Laundry service
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Excursions
  • Garden
  • Luggage Storage
  • Designated Smoking Area

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