Where to Stay While Backpacking in Fortaleza, Brazil: The J Sun Hostel

Mega World Cup parties in the J Sun hostel in Fortaleza!

Mega World Cup parties in the J Sun hostel in Fortaleza!

As the World Cup hits Brazil for undoubtedly the craziest party of my lifetime, we decided to kick things off in the city of Fortaleza. We went to the Brazil v. Mexico match in Fortaleza and based ourselves in the city for a hat trick of days, loving the place. We stayed in the J Sun Hostel, which was a cool spot to stay in and I totally recommend it as the backpacking hostel of Fortaleza!

Kitchen in the J Sun hostel in Fortaleza, Brazil.

Kitchen in the J Sun hostel in Fortaleza, Brazil.

Here are the top 7 things I liked about the J Sun Hostel…

1. Free Wi-Fi
As you know, I work on the move and I rely on free and good wi-fi. J Sun has it and I made use of it by adding some cool World Cup photos to the Don’t Stop Living Facebook page.

I did a bit of online work while watching the World Cup in the J Sun hostel in Fortaleza.

I did a bit of online work while watching the World Cup in the J Sun hostel in Fortaleza.

2. Excellent Atmosphere
The buzz in the J Sun hostel in Fortaleza was amazing especially during the Brazil World Cup of 2014. An excellent atmosphere, everyone happy and partying!

With the German fans in J Sun hostel

With the German fans in J Sun hostel

We partied with lots of football fans from all over the world!

Amazing atmosphere with the Mexican guys in the J Sun hostel.

Amazing atmosphere with the Mexican guys in the J Sun hostel.

3. New Friends
I made some cool new friends in the J Sun Hostel including Dorian from Canada who came to the Brazil v. Mexico match.

Drinking with Dorian in Fortaleza who I met in the J Sun hostel.

Drinking with Dorian in Fortaleza who I met in the J Sun hostel.

Even better the place was totally sociable and buzzing because of the World Cup!! On the day of the Germany v. Portugal match and Mexico v. Brazil match everyone was in good spirits!

Posing with the Mexico fans in the J Sun Hostel the day of the big match v. Brazil.

Posing with the Mexico fans in the J Sun Hostel the day of the big match v. Brazil.

4. Top Class Breakfast
The breakfast in the J Sun Hostel was amazing. All you can eat bread rolls with cheese, egg and ham. Endless fruit. Tea, coffee and special types of juice, one was Papaya.

Top class breakfast in the J Sun hostel, Fortaleza.

Top class breakfast in the J Sun hostel, Fortaleza.

As well as the papaya, melon and watermelon there were bananas and apples to take away. Plus a nice yoghurt drink.

Breakfast in the J Sun Hostel in Fortaleza.

Breakfast in the J Sun Hostel in Fortaleza.

5. Security
Every room has lockers and the staff also minded our bags when we went out to tour the city again after checking out. One of the essential things a hostel should have.

j sun hostel fortaleza

Our dorm room in J Sun hostel with safe lockers.

6. Location
I loved the way it’s just 20 minutes walk from the key tourist sights – Cathedral, Mercado Central, Art Square etc. And on the other side, it’s just 20 minutes walk from the beach which hosted some epic Fortaleza World Cup parties!

Sightseeing in Fortaleza - Mercado Central.

Sightseeing in Fortaleza – Mercado Central.

7. Beer
As a backpacker, we love a hostel with beer and the J Sun has an ice cool fridge with beer available all day for 3 Reals ($1.30 US). Of course you could bring your own and get it cheaper, but when you’re in such great company and having fun, $1.30 for a beer will not break the bank!

Having a beer in the J Sun Hostel in Fortaleza.

Having a beer in the J Sun Hostel in Fortaleza.

If you end up backpacking in Fortaleza, make sure you stay at the J Sun Hostel – great place! Here’s a video I made while watching some of the Uruguay v. England match there.

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