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Beach Backpackers Hostel Rio de Janeiro Reviews

Rua Guilhermina Guinle 95, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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425 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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The staff were nice except one wose name was Fredriko! He always seems to be angry, he talked in a bad way and he didn't respect the guests! The other receptions were nice. We had a private room but the toilet didn't had soap! and when I asked they told me to use other toilet for soap on the other side of the hostel! they ask for money for every single thing! and not in a nice way! I will try to find another hostel next time!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Sahar, We are a Hostel and yes, if you need something which is not offered by the hostel as a free facility, you will have to pay for it. Everything in the hostel is free, even the filtered water. If you need anything extra such as tours or cocktails there is a price for it simply because we are not a charity house. Federico is a very nice receptionist and goes all the way to meet the guests needs. It is not our obligation to offer personal cleaning stuff such as soap for your shower.


The hostel was in a good location of Botafogo however I booked for a 12 person dorm and was given a 15 person dorm. The hostel was clearly out to make money over the world cup period because we were charge for everything... credit card payments, when friends moved elsewhere and said we could have their reservation for the night etc. Cleanliness wasn't that great either - bed bugs! The place was being exterminated on the second day but they wanted us to keep the old sheets to use again!Go figure?


The room was very small! 12 bunkbeds and no space to put your backpack. Beds was not that comfy eigther. No tourdisk. Staff was very nice!


Really enjoyed our stay - thanks!


We stayed in the 15-dorm. Defnitely too many people for one room (3 beds on top of each other - hard to climb up to the upper ones, must be afraid to fall down, smelly dirty, no power, no lights,...) maybe the smaller rooms are better. The common area is quite nice, breakfast also. It was just the room we didn´t like, didn´t feel comfortable.


Nice homely hostel in with a friendly atmosphere and excellent staff , always looking to help and give suggestions on where to go and what to do! Great location close to the metro in Botafogo, a safe area of Rio.There is a spacious communal area making it an easy place to meet other people.Unfortunately they we're refurbing the downstairs for the World Cup while I was there but I still enjoyed my stay.


Looking for a hostel in Rio the 1-st you should keep in mind - safety location (it's really important). This hostel is ok, can recommend.


Really friendly staff, well stocked kitchen facilities, and in the excellent region of botafogo!

  • 9th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Offers the pretty BASIC.

  • 7th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


good location and staff made me feel at home. My room was clean and the kitchen is very spacious

  • 3rd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The 15 bed dorm has three stacked beds...tricky to maneuver. It's in the center which is nice but it's pretty quiet where it is. A nice place to relax and socialize.


Lugar de excelente localização (Botafogo), perto do metrô, ambiência agradável, funcionários muito legais e prestativos, mas para quem tem mais de 1,85m, não há espaço suficiente na cama, que além de pequena, está em mau estado, infelizmente. Very good placed (Botafogo), close to the metro, nice ambience, workers very friendly. The problem: if you have more than 1,85m, the bed will not fit you. Beyond that, the bed is in a bad state of conservation.


Nice hostel, very helpful stuff. Enjoyed my stay there!


+ good breakfast + clean + nice shower + low price - some staff-information was wrong - have to pay extra for many things, even for depositing your bag only some hours - cleaning lady is unfriendly - some of the beds may have bed bugs someone told me in the room, but I did not have problems, so I cannot say anything about that


Its not the best hostel in the world. But the staff is. And the others guests where too. I met a lot of new friends there and had a great time. If I have to go back to Rio, I'll choose them.


Good location (not on the beach, but close to bus and metro, and in a safe area), nice atmosphere with young people and very kind staff. You could see that it's their own business so they pay attention to you and try to make you feel happy during your stay. The whole place, however, is a quite old fashioned and would need some renovation, but it's OK. The rooms don't have their own lockers, but they are in a common place and are not so big, so it's quite uncomfortable to place your values.


What i really liked in this hostel were staff!!! All guys were very helpful and amazing!!!If not you guys the hostel wouldn't be the same :-) I really enjoyed staying with you there!! bravo!!!


They lost my reservation, then put me in a improvised room charging the same price. The bathrooms were always dirty and out of toilet paper, there was no sink, soap or towel inside. There were people sleeping in the hall's couch and dogs in the kitchen. Disgusting. It was a nightmare being there for 2 nights.

Owner Comment (Hide)
You booked a private double room and that's what you got. We do not have improvised rooms. Bathrooms are cleaned all the time by our cleaners. It would be expected if you paid to share bathroom with other people. Some guests sometimes take a nap on our chouches so it will be very rude if we start forcing people to do not sleep in the couch. It is a HOSTEL!! There are no dogs in the kitchen. Next time book a 5 star hotel. Regards, Beach Backpackers Hostel


It was a good hostel, but speaking in English to the staff was a little difficult sometimes. Also it was a shame that the shower broke down.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Tim, Thank you for letting us now whats going on. Shower issue is fixed. Regards, Beach Backpackers Hostel


Excellent location right in the Center of all the tourist attractions ... There was a problem with the mosquito but that's brazil for you and a few problem with bed bugs but not in my room but in the others but over all a good value for money

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