Hostels in Manaus, Brazil

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Get to know Manaus (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Manaus. To help you make friends with Manaus before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Not considered to be the most beautiful city in the Amazon by any stretch of the imagination, Manaus is nevertheless is an important stop on any Amazonian itinerary. It has important air and boat links to other places in the region, as well as to other countries due to its airport and boat terminal on the Rio Negro. You can reach both the mouth of the amazon (1500km away) and Leticia, Colombia (1000km away) where you can change boat to go to Iquitos, Peru.

The population is around 1.6 million and it's very busy and a little seedy at night especially around the port area. Muggings are common and it's advisable to take taxis after dark.

Most of the Manaus hostels lie in the Zona Franca area which is the area south of Avenue Sete de Septiembre. There are many hostels in the area, but seem a bit expensive for what you get, but most have wifi and some dormitories have air conditioning which can be a godsend when you get high temperatures and 100% humidity.

There are many restaurants all over Manaus. Many offer good value buffets or comida por kilo (pay by the weight of your plate) but vary in standard so always check the food out before committing. Buffets go for R$8 and up while comida por kilo is about R$15 per kilo and up.

Manaus has two famous landmarks; the fabulous Municipal Market near the port (it's sometimes closed for refurbishment, check before going) and the famous Theatre Amazonas, a beautiful whitewashed ornate building in the hear of the town. Free orchestral recitals are put on occasionally. Check with your Manaus hostel's information desk for details.

FAQ about Manaus Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Manaus. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Manaus. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Manaus costs on average $14 for a dorm. A hostel in Manaus with private rooms costs on average $40. shows all 9 Hostels in Manaus. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
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The Container Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Manaus.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Manaus

Your Packing List for Manaus

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Manaus Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Manaus, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
9 Total number of hostels
$14 Average dorm price
$40 Average private room price
$15 Cheapest hostel in Manaus
Local Hostel Manaus is the cheapest
5 Party hostels in Manaus
The Container Hostel is the best rated
Most Manaus hostels are located in
5.4 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Presidente Figueiredo (119 Km / 74 mi.)

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