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Beach Backpackers Hostel Rio de Janeiro Reviews

Rua Guilhermina Guinle 95, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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466 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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good location,good price,very good atmosfere,very very friendly personnel


The English speaking staff at this hostel are very helpful and informative. The hostel is located in a nice area and is about a 15 minute walk to Botafago metro station. There is a nice vibe about this place and it attracts a chilled out crowd. The downstairs area is a nice place to chill. The hostel does need more lockers and toilets though as the hostel is often full. The beds are creaky and try to avoid the top bed as it is high from the floor. Good breakfast too and 2 computers for guest use


Good for single travellers/friends, not so good for couples. Small double rooms. Scarce breakfast, good equipment for making own food. Over-filled fridge. Nice veranda.

  • 26th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The highlight of this hostal is it's staff--specially Federico who is always in a good mood and ready to help. Other than that, it is quite a mediocre hostel in terms of infrastructure and comfort. Small rooms are packed with 15 freaking 3-story bunk beds. They are quite shaky and you will wake mostly everyone unintentionally or be awaken by anyone getting there late. Thank you very much for the common areas as they're awesome, YET I spend most of the day outside and not in your common area.


The backpacker might be a great hostel for young people who want to party (bar, nice patio, etc), it's definitely not the right place for exigent people (VERY noisy, rigid personal, dirty rooms, poor breakfast). We were very disappointed after what we have read in the other comments when we booked and with the price we have paid ...

  • 18th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Fedarico the receptionist from Argentina is the best!!!! He is also one of the most amazing singers! He made my stay here a treat!!! The Hostel itself was pretty descent!


staff is so nice and location is nice too . just watch out for bed.its 3floor bed its hard to claim all the way to top! some of bad is brken so you have to check the bed before checkin


Really nice and modern hostel with great facilities - the staff were amazing too.


The staff is great but you need lockers in each room. When you are 15-bed rooms and only 10-15 lockers for the whole hostel, that's not enough. The ladders on the triple bunk beds are hard to climb. The breakfast could use some variety from day to day. It is the same thing everyday.


I was there for 7 nights during the World Cup and it meant the atmosphere amongst fans was good. The breakfast is basic but good, and the room was clean and maintained despite a lot of people coming and going. The day trips were good too. The only bad thing was that it seemed the hostel had put extra beds in to cater for the World Cup, and these were not the most sturdy, as the top bunk next to me collapsed onto the bottom whilst someone was sleeping. I would recommend this hostel. I


The bunk beds are awfull, specially the top ones. They are moving and cracking as soon as someone move a little bit.

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Dear Julien, Thank you for letting us know. We will fix this issue right now. Regards, Beach Backpackers Hostel


Facilities were dirty and under maintained. Staff was very friendly though for the most part.

  • 18th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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