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Albergue Vila Carioca Hostel Reviews

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

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565 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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A decent hostel that fits a hell of a lot of people. Big dorms carry with them their own pros and cons and that's just a personal thing, you know it'll be like that when you book. Decent location in a quiet, safe little street. There is a lot of information available at the front desk and the football table is great. There is a great buzz in the hostel and it's very easy to meet great people.


Overpriced for what we got.

  • 2nd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Location wise not too bad as right next to Botafogo metro so easy to get around everywhere, but Botafogo isn't the greatest part of Rio. It is a very cramped in the dorms, they've squeezed as many beds in as they can and not too many toilets/ showers for everyone to use. The staff were friendly enough, but couldn't give a great insight on what to do on nights out etc so you were very much left to go somewhere and hope it was good.


We really enjoyed our 4 day stay during the World Cup. The staff we encountered were all uber friendly and helped us with suggestions on how best to get around and places to eat at etc. breakfast was fantastic more than expected Tiny areas for improvement: - Add in extra shelves or hooks in the wash room. There is literally no place other than the toilet lid to put stuff when having a shower. - Same with the bed room - more hooks on the wall so that we could hang damp towels/bathers etc.


Moved here from Lapa which was noisy and very hectic, to this calm, cool place tucked away in a quiet street, close to Botafogo beach and well located for transport links around the city.

  • 27th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Very nice hostel! We were there in the World Cup time and was a good experience! The location is perfect, the place is beautiful and the staff is cool (the girls from Argentina and Chile, the boys from Italy and the Manager, thanks a lot!). Just I think that needs activities or anything to improve the atmosphera between the travelers. Wonderfull hostel, I recommend 100%! =)


Love it!! I totally recommend it!

  • 22nd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I believe the best asset this hostel has is its staff, very professional and remarkably friendly, especially Alicia and Gillerme. On the other hand, I think they should improve their cleaning services and the overall aspect of the place, which looks untidy and neglected.

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