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021 Hostel Reviews

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

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92%

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71 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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97%

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

69%

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!

100%

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.


89%

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

100%

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

94%

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

100%

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.

97%

Just want to say a huge thank you to the staff at 021. They were the friendliest and most helpful people you could hope to meet. They went out of their way to make us feel welcome and enjoy our stay in Rio. They offered honest and reliable advice and were a pleasure to be around. The hostel itself is small and welcoming and has a buzz and atmosphere that you don't find in many other places. Highly recommended and a big thank you from England! Adam, James, Jack and Chris. :)

  • 3rd Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Great location, great staff and great facilities.

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Dear Sean, thank you very much for staying with us during your trip to RIo ! We are very glad to know you liked your stay, the staff, location and facilities. We hope to welcome you again in our hostel ! Cheers, Sheila

89%

The hostel is not that easy to find but the location is very central to see the hot spots of Rio. Staff is friendly, facilities are new and very well working. The matressess and pillows are out of plastic, not too comfortable. AC is freezing cold at night. Breakfast is one of the worst I had in Brazil so far. There is a big common area with cozy places to sit. It'a not a party place, but you can easily meet other travellers.

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Hello Corina, good afternoon and thanks for chosing our hostel for your stay in Rio! We are glad the overall satisfaction of your stay was high. Our street is really small, so a bit difficult to find at first...but after arriving everyone realize is the best place to stay as you said for the touristic points and hot sports wich is very close. We hope to welcome you again in our hostel ! Regards, Lucas 021 Team

91%

Perfect place to stay! Quite small hostel with lovely courtyard as common space and good bar to stay. Dorms and bathrooms are very clean. Staff is helpfull and really nice. I really recommend this place for the atmosphere. Easy to socialize, I met great people. Location is great, buses easy to take, all you need round the corner or a few minutes walking.

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Hey Clement, thank you very much for your comments ! We are glad to know the common areas of our hostel helped you to feel so confortable and socialize with people. Our dorms and bathrooms are really clean, and we thank you for writing abou that. We hope to welcome you again in our hostel. 021 Team

97%

The best staff! They wanna help u with everything, just chatting or gives u all their advices. The bar and common-area is great for meating new people while traveling alone. Good location, liked the area aronund. only neg: AC stops at 8.30, should be a bit longer. I could stay only for 2 nights :( I def gonna stay there again if I'm back in Rio!


100%

021 is perfectly located. Close to the metro, close to the busses to Corcovado and Sugarloaf, its very modern with a great patio. The staff are ABSOLUTELY GREAT, very helpful and even though I my flight was late at night I was able to stay in the hostel and use the facilities etc. Its the best choice in Rio de Janiero, i stayed in a double bed room, with private bathroom and aircon and it was worth the extra money. All the best to 021 team.

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Hey Strahinja ! What a pleasure to read your survey ! Thank you very much for all your compliments and for being so nice during your stay. We hope to welcome you again in our hostel ! 021 Team

100%

Really nice place to stay, great people stay and work here. Aircon could stay on a little longer or start later.


89%

The staff were very friendly and helpful and made my stay during carnival very enjoyable. The rooms were new and very clean


80%

Really great staff here; they are very welcoming. I stayed for a few nights during Carnival at the "high season" rates so it's likely a better value for travelers at the normal rates. Try to get a bunk in one of the upstairs dorms if you can. I stayed in the downstairs dorm and unless you're a very heavy sleeper, you'll be encountering a lot of noise throughout the night and early morning.

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Hello Eugene, thanks for chosing 021 Hostel for your stay in Rio ! We are glad you liked the attention provided by our staff, and as any other hostel, unfortunately the bunk beds are the most confortable beds, as people go up and down everytime, but we try to compensate that with the service, food, bar and bathrooms ! We hope to welcome you again in our hostel. Cheers, Lucas 021 Team

94%

The hostel was very clean and everything functioned perfectly, although we stayed at the hostel during carnaval! The neighborhood seemed safe and it didn't take long to get to tourist attractions or beaches. If we sometime get back to Rio, we'll probably stay at the same hostel again. Thank you 021 Hostel!

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Hey Salli ! Thanks a lot for answering the hostelworld survey and for sharing your opinion with us. We are glad you liked how things function here, and also the location was important for you. It was a big pleasure to have you here, and we hope to see you again soon ! Cheers, Lucas 021 Team

89%

Had a great time here at carnival. Would give 100% but need aircon on a bit longer and couldn't get in one night. Lucky for us we knew a guys number that was staying there so he unlocked it for us.

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Hello Howard, thanks for staying here and for sharing your opinion with us ! We turn on the aircon everyday from 10pm until 08am, but we are already looking ways we can offer the aircon longer. We hope to welcome you again in our hostel ! Regards, Lucas



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