treat it like your home, they said…so we did. caipihostel are the nicest people in the dodgiest neighbourhood. their place was our base for much of the trip, their front room our rehearsal venue (see pic), their cupboard under the stairs our cupboard under the stairs. to say thanks we made a pre-reveillon (new year) party for them. it was not the biggest place, but probably as much fun as the major venues of lapa that were just around the corner. singers stood on the table to sing.