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Bossa in Rio Hostel Reviews

Rua Joaquim Murtinho, 531 - Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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222 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 77%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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Good breakfast


Very clean and safe hostel. Excelkent staff. It's not a party hostel, but a quiet one. Breakfast is huge. Internet works well. The kitchen is poorly equipped. There is a log stare to climb to reach the hostel. Recommended.


Safe, clean and good breakfast. It's a good hostel if you are looking for quiet place. Staff is very kind. Internet wifi works. The kitchen is small but fibe and clean. Take a bus to get there because it's on a hill above Lapa.


Staff were really friendly and helpful. Loved the location really peaceful, short walk to Lapa and the bus stop. Really good breakfast with a wide variety of things to choose from. Bed was really comfy and the curtains round the bed add extra privacy. Decent sized lockers too. Only downside was that the lock on one of the doors of the shared toilet was broken, but easily fixable.


Very close to Lapa, but you must take a bus because it's up on a hill. Pros: breakfast is free and great. Shower works well and toilets are clean. Internet wifi goes fast. Staff is very kind. Cons: you must climb a long stair from the entrance to the hall; the kitchen is poorly equipped; they have a cat.


The hostel is in a safe area and 5 minutes walking from Lapa. It's very clean, the kitchen is ok and dorms are clean and silent at night. The only problem is that you must climb a long staircase to enter into the hostel from the street level. The staff is great and very kind. Internet is fast. The common area is big and you also have free coffee. Breakfast is pretty big and varied.

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Thanks to all the team of Bossa in Rio Hostel. We have loved our stay there, and it's due mostly to your kindness and your open-mind. Thank you again and keep on listening to good music and have good DVD on the place ... We also enjoyed very much the breakfast and the caïpirinhas at happy hour... And we don't forget Tapioca : say hello to him !! Anne and Rafaël (from France)

  • 16th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


The aircon and breakfast were fantastic and all the staff were wonderful! I loved it here! The location is beautiful and was perfect for me. I felt safe in this neighbourhood.


Best staff in South America. Really liked this place


cant be better!! they are in full details!


We were robbed by knife 20m from the hotel so the area is unsafe. The guy guessed the spot we were robbed at so its happened before and he didnt bother to tell us. He was then rude and confrontational and offered one pot noodle on credit only 'out of courtesy' but we could have no more (we would pay at check out) even though we had no cards or money on us. We moved the next day and were refused a discount of one night. Much safer to stay in ipanema/any other hostel. #worsthostelever


Very nice hostel , clean and good atmosphere


Staff are very friendly and helpful. Quite a small hostel with a nice atmosphere,guests are very friendly and talkative. Clean and good internet connection.


A great great hostel that I can only recommend when you want to see Rio from a different side!

  • 18th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The location of this hostel is perfect for nightlife in Rio. It's a really charming venue that has great views of the city. The staff is accommodating, too. The only downside to this hostel is the higher price, but I'd say it is worth the extra bucks.


This is the best Hostel I ever stayed at amongs many.


Very clean and with good facilities.


It is in the central region, the few minutes to Lapa where there are several bars for fun. For the region of beaches is necessary to take subway or bus, but easy access. The rooms and bathrooms are cleaned daily. Highlighting the great staff, attentive to resolve their issues and initiate Happy Hour! Feel at home in this hostel!


a really lovely spacious hostel. friendly, helpful staff. loved the area -lots of beautiful buildings, and great bars and restaurants- although sometimes seemed a bit dodgy heading down towards lapa from here.


I was paid for service *cancel booking* $2, but I couldn't cancel my order in the hostel. Personal make a strange claim.. I believe that's girl pretty good, but she speak english too sloppy. Atmosphere seems to be friendly but it is realy clear that it is not truly nevermore (

  • 12th Apr 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Russia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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