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Rua Dr Sousa Lopes, 12, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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87 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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Lovely clean hostel, comfortable with very nice staff. Nice quiet location. Not enough bathroom facilities.

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Hello guys, thanks a lot for your review. We are glad you liked our attention and location, and regarding the bathroom we just made a renovation at the hostel, and we have more 02 showers, 01 sink and one toilette. We hope you can see our changes on your next visit ! Best of all, Sheila


It was my first trip to Rio and I enjoyed a lot the marvelous city... staf were very, very friendly and helped me with everything.. the location of the hostel is excelent.. and there are plenty of transport available to everywere.. Thanks everyone!!


Everyone in the hostel are exceptionally helpful, but none more so than Sheila - Sheila helped us with the thousand and one questions we asked, she was so hospitable, and kind, and helped us in absolutely any way she could; booking tours, organising our bus tickets, restaurant recommendations - everything!! We can not thank/praise Sheila enough!!! Absolutely amazing hosts!

  • 31st Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I had a great time here. The staff were great and welcoming. Sheila and Lucas were awesome in providing recommendations for activities, restaurants, and commuting. It had a laid back atmosphere which is great to have especially after a hectic, crazy day out in the city. And breakfast is provided! Facilities are awesome. And security was top-notch. Thanks for making my stay wonderful!

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Hello Vince, thanks a lot for your comments. We are gratefull to receive your compliments, and very happy to know our recommendations helped you to discover Rio. We hope to welcome you again in the near future. Best, Lucas


Top marks for this hostel, a really nice place to stay.


Excellent start for my South American backpacking trip. Lucas and the team were extremely helpful and gave excellent tips for traveling around Rio. Very cosy, clean rooms. A decent breakfast that filled throughout the day. Would recommend using this hostel to anyone visiting Rio. Tom

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thank you very much for your review ! It is very nice to know you enjoyed our staff, our rooms and breakfast ! We hope you have a wonderful trip in South America. Cheers, Lucas


The worst beds ever. It's a shame as this hostel is otherwise a nice small hostel with a bar and small social area. No locks on dorm doors. Bathrooms were clean and wifi worked well. Location is ok, can walk to Sugar loaf and Botofogo beach. As this hostel charges a premium price it is not satisfactory to have such awful beds. I left to go to another hostel that was less than half the price and had much better beds.

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Hello, thanks for writing about your stay ! When one of our guests really don´t like the bed, we ask our housekeeping to make something special with blankets, and after this procedure it gets much better. Unfortunately you didn´t report this inconvenience, so we couldn´t do nothing to make you feel more confortable. Regarding the doors, we do have locks and each one of the guests has their on bag lockers as well We hope to welcome you again in our hostel, and enjoy the rest of your trip!


Absolutely excellent stay. The staff were friendly and helpful, and were great company to share a beer with. Their local knowledge was fab and made our stay really easy. We stayed in a 5 bed mixed dorm, very comfy (although did have noisy mattresses), with large lockers in the room (they provide padlocks free of charge) - and it even had a nice balcony. Breakfast was basic but very good. Location perfect to see all the sights of Rio, was sad to leave! Would recommend to anyone.

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Hi Toby! Thank you very much for sharing your opinion with us ! We are glad that you liked the atmosphere and staff, and also that our balcony and padlocks were important for you! We hope to welcome you again in our hostel. Cheers, Lucas


It's a small place and in the mixed dorm you may have to wait for the bathroom on the first floor. The best thing about this place is the staff, who are lovely, friendly and very helpful. Close to a beach and buses. When things run out at breakfast, they readily re-stock. I will probably go back.

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Hello Rowan, thank you very much for your review and for staying here with us ! We make eveything to make our guests to have a good time, and we are glad you liked our service and attention. We hope to welcome you again, and that you enjoy the rest of your trip ! Cheers, Lucas


Great atmosphere, staff are friendly and helpful. Location is perfect for going anywhere around Rio easily plus the staff will tell you the exact buses to take. They have great suggestions. We had a great time there and honestly didn't want to leave!

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Hey Ashley ! It was a pleasure to have you guys here ! Thank you very much for the compliments. This is our goal...to make the guests to enjoy the best of the city has to offer. When you come back to Rio, it will be nice to welcome you again in our hostel ! Cheers, 021 Team


One of the more expensive hostels I stayed at in Rio, but had a great atmosphere. Great shower, lockers big enough for your bag. Individual lamps and plugs by your bed. Really helpful and friendly staff. Unfortunately the Internet was broken for my stay but staff did everything to help me check my flight somehow. Only con is beds are VERY noisy every time someone moves slightly you will probably wake up

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Hello Jessica, thanks for your review, and for staying here with us. We are glad you liked the atmosphere, our showers, beds and staff ! We really had a problem with the internet, for the first time in one year, but we already changed our internet provider, and now all works properly. We hope to receive you again in RIo. Best, Lucas


I started out staying just three nights here, but extended my stay to nine nights! This hostel and its staff are the friendliest, most helpful I have ever had!! They made it feel like home! I recommend this hostel to anyone looking to stay in Rio, for a few days to weeks. It's at a great location, close to buses and the metro, but also grocery stores and the nightlife of Botafogo and Lapa.

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Hello Julie, Thank you for your comments! It's amazing to share with guests like you, the good energy of this house! We hope to see you soon! Sincerely, Sheila.

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