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Albergue Vila Carioca Hostel Reviews

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

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87%

Rating
479 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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71%

Showers were always clean, good location


100%

My home away from home. I originally booked for 2 nights and endep up staying 6..the staff here are so nice and friendly... they will go out of their way to help you. the location is very convenient..this place is clean and safe! I would go out at night with no problem..metro really close by and buses right at the corner....I walked to sugar loaf mountain....I mean...wow! This place is just perfect! Big thanks to: FrancesCo, Giuliana, Guri, Cinthya, Caio! I would highly recommend this place...

  • 29th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

The hostel is less than 5 min from Botafogo metro. The breakfast is really good especially the cakes!! Just one minus, if you have a heavy luggage reaching the second floor is a little challenge :-)

  • 23rd Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


83%

Good location near the station and all major buses that you'd need to use.. We stayed in the 14 dorm air on bed and it was ice and chilly considering it was boiling during the day. There were little monkeys playing in the trees outside eating the bananas we fed to them, Good facilities pretty solid hostel . Enjoyed our time. Hot showers! Clean bathrooms etc, One thing, a lot of the power points weren't working which got a little lame trying to find one that works.. But that's all!


97%

Very friendly and helpful staff and spoke very good English, they did booked my tour and taxi in and out to the Airport. Is a cool place to stay.Good breakfast with fresh fruits.In an well secure area.so near to the metro and bus stop.


100%

I simply LOVE this place! It's my second home in Rio. Highly recommended!


91%

Very chilled hostel, lovely staff, great location


83%

This was a decent hostel for the price, good breakfast, Botafogo is a good place to stay. Staff were helpful especially The Italian guy. Wifi only works well close to reception.


71%

The place itself was nice, decent facilites and nice decor, but the staff seemed quite unfriendly and the place was always full of people who just seemed to be friends of the staff.

  • 16th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Excellent hostel. It's everything you need in a hostel. The only bad thing I can think of is that the beds are slightly creaky! The staff are absolutely amazing, so friendly and helpful. They really go out of their way!


89%

A pretty great hostel. I loved the nice, cosy building. The location is a very calm and secure street in Botafogo, close to public transport. Staff were excellent and they had a good breakfast. Minor downside: the room was pretty small for 10 people, especially with backpacks etc. It's a great place, more of a chill and relax vibe than a party vibe, a good place to feel comfortable.


80%

It is a nice location and the staff was nice too. Toilets and bathroom were clean, however the bedrooms were not that clean. Especially the sheets had spots and smelled as if they had not been washed. Breakfast was nice though.


94%

Very clean. We stayed in 2 different private 2 person rooms (one with bunks, one with a double). The double room had a small safe, while the other room didn't have any kind of locker or safe. The staff was helpful in giving us ideas and helping us book trips. Fun mosaics and paintings and vibe, as well as a nice breakfast included. We found Botafogo a little far to walk to the things we wanted to do, but it is close to a Metro and many buses (although we found the buses confusing!)


89%

Staff is so nice and kind. Location is also quite good, it took 10 minutes from main square.


77%

I stayed at Vila Carioca in 2009 and it was amazing. The staff were awesome fun, good music was playing all the time and there were general good vibes. This time the place seemed a little tired. A few of the staff were ok, but most were not very fun. One older woman was just plain rude, refused to smile at anyone and was grouchy about everything. Good value, good breakfast, good location, wifi. Basic kitchen facilities. I know that it is better than many of the other Rio hostels.


94%

very nice place!


91%

We had a fantastic time here. Pedro and the rest of the staff are really cool, willing to help you out in any way they can and take you out to the best dirty bar in Rio! Fantastic location, so close to the beach and within easy reach of all sights and nightlife. Save us a couple of beds when we come back! xxx


83%

Nice stay in this clean hostel. Staff very helpful. Our booked room (without private bathroom) had had problem so they gave a room with bathroom for the same price. Breakfast buffet with a lot of choice.

  • 25th Jun 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

great team!

  • 14th Jun 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


80%

When I first got to the hostel, te receptionist gave me some dirty sheets. When I told her about that, she replaced them inmediately though. It was the only thing I didn't like, the rest was perfect.


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