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Beach Backpackers Hostel Rio de Janeiro Reviews

Rua Guilhermina Guinle 95, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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82%

Rating
589 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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80%

The best thing about this hostel by far is the staff. They are so helpful and kind, I bought a sim card and it turned out to be a bit complicated but they talked me through the WHOLE THING!! It's in a nice area close to the metro and lots of supermarkets. The downfalls are that there aren't enough plugs and the kitchen needs more storage/ work top space and utensils. I would stay here again if I came to Rio it has a nice chilled vibe.


94%

Great location, chill folks, cool staff, mellow vibe, none of your stuff walks off. They do outings around Rio as well, I never got in on any of that, just ran out the door every morning, and had a solid home to come back to every evening. :-)

  • 5th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

The hostel is close to the bus station, the subway, restaurants and the area is secure.

  • 28th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

Good neighborhood having restaurants and grocery shops nearby.Good staff . Have a big common room with TV/computers and ideal place to meet people. But didn't liked the dorm,5 triplex beds in small room and only one bathroom for 15 people. Bathroom was not so clean,being dirty often since being used by dorm people.


77%

Good hostel at a cheap price, but far too overcrowded. The rooms were so cramped people had to sleep with their ages on their beds. Better hostels in the area for similar prices.


71%

staff were incredibly helpful and nice. They called a bus company to book a trip for us because the website was in Portuguese and we don't speak the language! I was really uncomfortable that we couldn't lock our bedroom door. It meant that we had drunk people and strangers bursting in very early in the morning. Also Id prefer if the music wasnt loudly playing in the common room all day. It would be nice to have quiet and be able to Skype home without lame top 40s music in the background


86%

Great hostel for the price. Chill, not too loud. Great location and nice staff. They need a little upgrade in matreeses, and towels.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Nicolas, Thanks for your feedback. Regards, Olivia

63%

you get what you pay for

Owner Comment (Hide)
Of course. U$5 dollars will not give you a Hotel room. Book a hotel by the beach next time! Regards

100%

Great hostel close to most tourist attractions! Great staff and rooms! Cleaned everyday will defos be goin back when I return to rio!! Happy hour Caprinihas are so good! Great way to meet all the other guests!


77%

Good hostel that could be improved easily. There are too many Brazilian long termers here with frankly quite poor hygiene and thinking they own the hostel, stays should be limited for non travelers. Cleaners should ensure all guests are using sheets on the beds, some guests were not. Location is good, near Botofogo metro. Unfortunately a macbook was stolen from one of the rooms, no locks on dorm doors. Wifi is good.The staff were friendly especially the main man on during the day. But its cheap!


69%

THE ROOMS ARE VERY POOR AND NEED NEW BEDS.

  • 5th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Our rooms are all renovated, painted, clean and spacious. Our beds were fixed and they are brand new. Regards, Olivia

89%

The staff is friendly and explain everything we ask, the location couldn't be better. If you like parties at night, you are in the right place and if you just want to sleep at night... it's cool too.

  • 4th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Staff (especially Juan) were very helpful. Good chilled out hostel during the week. Friday/Saturdays were more of a party atmosphere. Location good, 2 min walk to Botafogo metro. Lots of restaurants close by. Breakfast was under par but apart from that still great value for money.


86%

Really nice hostel, good vibe, and staff is really helpfull. Relaxing place to stay. To visit Rio this is a really good hostel!


89%

Positives: - Super Cheap Hostel for Rio and an excellent location. - Reception staff are multi-lingual, helpful and really nice. Negatives: - Breakfast... Just bring your own and take the free coffee. Nobody bothered to wake up for it. - Tour Costs. Prices are over inflated and you can do all the tours by yourself or with a group for cheaper. Eg. Football tix were 140r with private trans through hostel but you could get metro for 7.50r return and football tix for 60r and is completely safe!


54%

This is one of the cheapest hostels in Rio... However it was very dirty and I felt like the bunk beds were going to break at any moment.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Very misleading review. Our cleaners are always keeping the hostel very organized and clean. Our bunkbeds are brand new and very secure. This type of review upsets us a lot since we are compromised to offer always an excellent service.

80%

very chilled and relaxed Hostel. The location is just the best. The staff was very friendly and helpful.


83%

Excelente los recepcionistas pero lamentablemente cabe destacar la mala atención de su propietario siempre con una forma de tratar muy arrogante y soberbia, nos hizo sentir muy incomodos en varias ocaciones. Sin mencionar que el hostel estava infectado de pulgas en todas sus camas.


91%

Excellent hostel, low key, great vibe, perfect location to get to all the tourist locations! Close to supermaket and all local stores. Safe location and friendly staff.. Recommend this hostel and would stay again anytime!

  • 14th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

Staff were friendly, good atmosphere . However the room we had was right next to the kitchen as kept getting woken up at the crack of dawn by someone singing whilst making breakfast which wasn't ideal after a late night .

  • 8th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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