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Albergue Vila Carioca Hostel Reviews

Rua Est�cio Coimbra No 84, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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652 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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Nice stay, great hostel - however, I advise to not take the large 15/14 bed room as it is very noise and only little space for your belongings. The 6 bed rooms are definitely worth it!!


Nice location in botafogo near to metro, supermarket and restaurants. Only bad thing was the manager...!


Great value for money. Awesome breakfast. Staff are ok. Location is perfect close to everything. Wi-fi isnt great.


Breakfast is great, good selection plus the home brewed coffee. Staff can be a hit and miss. Some staff can be very knowledgeable with info while others are just ok. Quite a safe location though there seems to be some people coming in and out of the hostel. Not sure if they were also staff or neighbours I don't know. Rooms are clean, lockers big enough. Though bathrooms can be made cleaner.


Was fantastic , People were great. Nice hostel , lots of space ans really easy to meet friends. I recommand any time... Close to everything by walk or rio bike ! Staff is amazing aswell...spoke many languages wich is super helpfull

  • 2nd Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


4 bed dorm (no windows) was dark, dingy- furnishings and mattress all a bit tatty.


Francesco, from the staff, made the big difference! Obrigado!

  • 18th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The best hostel I've stayed in Brasil. Kitchen and breakfast are excellent.


Excellent location, clean, and I don't have any negative points.


Good hostel. Would really recommend.


We really enjoyed our stay at this hostel. The great location mans it's easy to get round the city, and the staff were always keen to help us with maps and other information. The bunk beds are a bit old and covered with plastic sheets but they're comfy enough. The breakfast was lovely and the kitchen was good too - plenty of pans and utensils. Overall, a real bargain for Rio!


hostel is two blocks walk to metro and buses so perfect spot..breakfast was good with fruit, bread, cereal and home made coffee cake..the staff were all very helpful and friendly so i would totally stay here again..atmosphere was good and it was quiet at night..


We really liked the hostel and the staff are very friendly. They have a great location close to the metro station at botafogo.my only negative comment are that during our stay we recived the wrong key to our room twice in one day, meening we had access to others peoples room. I assume it possible that other guest received our room key as well. They should be able to verify that they handle out the correct key.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, thanks for your review and feedback about the keys, we'll have more attention on this.! We hope to see you again! best regrads Dana - Vila Carioca Eco Hostel team


Good atmosphere, helpful staff, convenient location for metro and bus. Wifi doesn't work in the dorm.


Nice big hostel. 30 mins walking to copacabana, 5 mins to santa marta. WARNING kitchen closing at 22.00, but they're a bit flexible. Nice eco politics. Not really up for details. Really bad mattress and blanquets. Personnel : either really nice either not at all. small public toilets but the one at the ground floor.


Pleasant hostel with reasonable priced rooms for budget traveller's. Located in peaceful neighborhood of Botafogo where easy to get to most places in Rio via nearby Metro station


Really nice hostel with a good atmosphere and location. Near Botafogo subway and many buses. Nice staff with a lot of good advices.


The breakfast’ staff seem grumpy, makes a lot of noise speaking, and they makes feel you like a nuisance. Otherwise, they seem very friendly with Brazilians (the difference in treatment is notorious). Smoke is not allowed, but the staff can do it in a special area, near from eating area (contradictory). Recycle is great, sadly, a clean’s woman does not respect (she has thrown 5 boxes of milk into the trash). The spiral staircase (3rd floor) is difficult to climb.

  • 15th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Chile
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello, thanks for your review. We already spoke with the clean's woman about the noise and to respect to not smoke inside the hostel (is not allowed for anyone...) about the recycle, just to be clear, she was separating milk boxes for our roof lining. best regards , vila Carioca Eco Hostel team


Thank you so much for your help. The breakfast is judge and the staff very friendly. The bathroom was always clean and I can only recommend to stay there.

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