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Alma de Santa Guest House Reviews

Rua Andrés Belo 15, Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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48 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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watch out; the finger print scanner allowing to open the door worked fine at night but did not work when we came back during the night. luckily some other guests were still awake and heard us. Otherwise, very clean and comfy hostel with a super friendly and helpful staff.

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Our door sensor always guaranteed 100% guest input, we apologize if for some reason failed if he had reported the problem to our staff could see what was the reason. We are always working to improve our service and proporcinar the best stay. Thank you for staying with us it was a great pleasure to have you here.


Bathrooms should be cleaned more often


Relaxing and chilled place to stay with good location and breakfast. Very helpful staff! We stayed here for a few nights before heading to Copacabana


The staff were very friendly and helpful, the atmosphere was great and the garden was a real bonus. We had a private room that was well equipped with a fan and very nicely decorated.


Alma de Santa is in a good location, close to some local restaurants and bars and a little out of the way of the noisier areas. The hostel is very secure which looks a bit uninviting from the outside, but once you go through the front door it's a little oasis - very clean, with a beautiful garden, relaxed atmosphere and welcoming staff who were happy to help with trips and recommendations for things to do in the area. We would definitely stay there again.


Nice guesthouse in the middle of Santa Tereza. Super nice staff, which helps you out in every situation with every problem. The showers were the absolute highlight! But a brush-up of the place wouldn't be a bad idea... everything looks a bit scruffy.


Alma de Santa is a very tidy, nice but also a bit quiet guest house. Probably because of low season we didn't meet people there. But that also made our stay very relaxing and peaceful. The location is nice, very close to santa Theresa and in the middle of Lapa. (Its a little bit hard to find since there's no sign at the door) the owner is very nice and helpful, thanks!


Super friendly staff, great facilities (AMAZING bathroom), a nice location, near the subway, complete breakfast, great place! Only question: they have a cat, so it might be a problem for some people (I didn't love the idea, but ok)

  • 20th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great staff, service, location, atmosphere. Felt very welcome :)

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