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O Sorriso do Lagarto Ouro Preto Hostel

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Location

O Sorriso do Lagarto Ouro Preto Hostel is a spacious hostel managed by a really friendly owner, Washington. Located just ten minutes by walk from the main square Praca Tiradentes, the hostel is very easily accessible. If you arrive in Ouro Preto by bus, it takes just fifteen minutes to reach the hostel by a local bus. Avoid taking a cab as they are expensive. If you inform the owner in advance, he will drive and pick you up from the bus station.

Rooms and Bathrooms

From the time you arrive, you will notice that there is something extremely refreshing about this hostel. The hostel's airy rooms and balconies offer a lovely view of Ouro Preto city and the hostel offers private rooms and dorms. There are separate dorms for men and women and you can choose a private room if you are a mixed group. The hostel can accommodate almost seventy people and hence, if you like a quiet atmosphere, check with the owner whether it is a crowded time before checking in. There are many showers and toilets in the ground floor of the hostel, and they are extremely clean and well maintained. The showers give hot water all day. The facilities are sufficient to cater to a large group.

Common Spaces

The common room has a TV with a DVD player and a well stocked fridge. There are two computers where you can use the internet for a per-hour charge. If you are carrying your laptop, Wi-Fi is free at this hostel. The owner, Washington, who is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese is extremely resourceful when it comes to tips about Ouro Preto as well as other cities in the Minas Gerais region.

The breakfast is fresh and homemade by the caretakers at the hostel. Cakes, bread, the famous Minas Gerais cheese, and fruits make up the sumptuous breakfast. Definitely try the in-house coffee, brewed by Fernanda, the caretaker.

Summary

You will feel so at home in O Sorrisso do Lagarto that you may decide to laze around in the hostel all day. But, do not miss the tourist attractions and some of the best restaurants serving authentic Minas cuisine as they are a stone's throw away from the hostel.

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November 2008

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