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Albergue Vila Carioca Hostel Reviews

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

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534 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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It is a good place to meet people, and it is really well located. Very close to the Botafogo metro station. They need to improve the toilets, they are very small. Breakfast is just enough, not so good but it is ok. If you are confortable to sleep in a small space with 14 people, it will be ok. If not, I recommended you look for another place. For me was ok. Maybe I will be back.


We were in "deluxe private room" which hardly could be classified as "deluxe", it was small , furniture was older. I guess they labeled it this way because it has private bathroom. We went in other hostels that had much better private rooms. Air conditioner was allowed to run only after 10 PM in the evening. Wifi was hardly accessible in the room. Nice atmosphere in the main living room. Breakfast was bad Staff is English speaking, they were helpful

  • 22nd Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Bulgaria
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


the good: located just 7 minutes walking from rhe Botafago metro station nice breakfest and overall a good atmosphere the bed: the rooms and barhrooms need a renovation some of rhe guys at the reception do not talk english that well the lockers are realy small bottom line; with so many hostels in rio you can probably find a better one


the hostel is in a quiet area and close to the subway and near a shopping mall. facilities are good just the toilet doors needed some repairs but the shower is good. good breakfast as well.


First of all the neighborhood is great! Non-touristy, a lot of locals and good transportation network! The breakfast is really good and the staff was always nice and very helpful! The dorm was terrible though and triple bunks are torture. I also do not know what is wrong with the girls in the hostels, but they seemed to do their business everywhere execpt in the bowl. But that was not the fault of the staff.


Thanks for a great stay. A brilliant introduction to South America.


Best hostel ever !! Thanks to all the fantastic staff . Saudade !


Not well organised room not available when we arrived. Some staff v good others not very good breskfast


Maybe they should be a little more formal, in terms of uniforms and transmitting that it is a serious business.

  • 15th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Guatemala
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I was there 10 days and loved to come back. very good place to stay! Excellent staff! good breakfast. very recommend.


They should improve the bathrooms

  • 1st Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Very helpful staff who spoke excellent English. Felt very secure with locked gate, 24 hr reception, safe and lockers. The place was kept very clean. Short walk to the metro and local bars soma good place to stay in Botofogo


I stayed in February 2014 in Villa Carioca Hostel and i can just say was a fantastic stay!! Toilet cleaned, paper substituted, soap refilled everyday. 6 people dormitory with fan and Air conditioned. Big breakfast, totally not-skimped on quantities. Free wi-fi. Also the location is very comfortable: get anywhere thanks to the Metro station Botafogo close by and Rua Clemente for busses it's simple. Big shopping mall 10minutes on walk. And the companies of little monkeys on three :)


Excellent hostel, relaxed atmosphere, safe area, close to metro (5min walk to station) and busses (5-10min walk to stops) to everywhere around Zona sul. Helpful staff and good facilities. No party going on so good sleep is guaranteed :)

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