One of the best hostels I’ve ever stayed in, without a doubt. Steve and I arrived late in the evening and although the hostel is situated right in the heart of the main (only) town of Abraão, we struggled to find it. This was in the main part due to the fact we’d lost the name and address of the place, but it is a little bit tucked away. Once we found it though it’s charm was immediately clear (it’s also in a great spot). The simple and small main dorm is where we slept the first night – this room is ‘cosy’ in the extreme, with 10 beds packed into the small space. It’s got a nice private bathroom though and the beds are very comfortable.

Where this hostel really shines though is at breakfast. An amazing spread of fruits, juices, cereals, breads and cakes all set on one big table. The combination of the fantastic food and the intimacy of all eating together made for a wonderfully social start to the day and we met 6-7 people who have become genuine friends.

After the second day we moved into a 5 person room with our new Scottish travel buddy Levon. This room was incredible. With it’s own front door, kitchen (including a huge fridge) a nice private bathroom with a great shower and a mezzanine floor above it was like having our own apartment. The fact there were 3 great people sharing it with us made the experience even more special. I absolutely loved Ilha Grande and a huge part of that was Studio Beach Hostel. If you visit the island, don’t stay anywhere else!


Studio Beach Hostel
Rua da Praia , Vila do Restaurante o Pescador, Ilha Grande, Brazil