The surest way to get to the hostel is by the airport pick-up service. To arrange this, send an email along with the details of your FLIGHT NUMBER, date and arrival time. The airport pick-up service costs 50 Reais, or is free for those doing the Hostel Jungle Tour.
The cheaper option is to take the bus; The 306 comes every half hour to the airport, from 5:00am until 12:00pm. (From the bus station and port: take any bus marked CENTRO.) Get off the bus stop just after the 'Glacial' Ice Cream Shop downtown. From there, walk back to the Glacial, turn left at that corner onto Rua Lauro Cavalcante. Follow the street up and over a hill. The Hostel is on the left at number 231, behind two trees.
Hostel Manaus does not pay commission as our competitors may. For this reason, when taking taxis or accepting directions from tour operators, always check for the HI symbol on the front door to be sure you have arrived at the ORIGINAL Hostel Manaus.