Hotel Aruba Curitiba

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Avenida Visconde de Guarapuava, Curitiba, Brazil

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sweettangerine sweettan…
161 reviews
no fuss cheap accommodation Jul 07, 2010
Hotel Aruba is cheap backpackers kind of place close to Curitiba's railway station. (at 350 m)

This is convenient if you intend to arrive by bus or train or are planning to take the Sierra Verde train ride to Morretes or Paranagua. We came by rental car but there are plenty of guarded parking lots nearby that are reasonably priced.

We found the hotel on good luck, from a list of cheap hotels in the Brazilian version of the AAA guide. However the staff at reception only speaks Portugese - not even a word of English or even Spanish. Luckily my travel companion can get by in Portuguese and he even managed to get us a discount. So do bargain on the rate!

On our first stay the hotel was close to fully booked because of a local sports event but we were given the last room. It was a good size room with outdated furniture: a double bed, a wardrobe, fridge and TV-set. Also the bathroom had seen better times but was however relatively clean.

On our second stay passing through Curitiba two weeks later, we were given a nicer, more modern room for the same rate.

We paid around 5 dollar for a double room with bathroom and including breakfast. The continental breakfast was served in the small restaurant downstairs and included coffee, a roll with jam, some cake and fresh fruit.

Value for money wise this is a great place to stay, though I'd recommend travelling with someone who speaks the language. During our stay at hotel Aruba we only met Brazilians, so I would guess it is not too known outside of Brazil.
hotel Aruba front
first room - very basic
breakfast room
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