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This place is very trendy. The atmosphere is a bit dull though. Some of the staff are awesome such as Bruno and Mariano but the rest don't seem to really like their job. This is a hostel with mostly long-term guests who are working so it is less exciting for a drop-in traveler. The area is very safe with great amenities nearby. The electricity was out when I arrived and the washer was broken too. The bathroom was a bit uncomfortable to shower in, our room was VERY smelly, and mosquitos galore.
Stayed during Carnival so paid a lot but did not receive services to match! Only keen if they get a commission or is a quick answer so i think my carnival$ could have better spent in a place that respected that i was a stranger in their city during a busy time! Laundry broken and no help to deal with this issue during the carnival when most services closed.Nice area but have to rely on transport. Beds cosy but top dangerous - avoid. Matchbox room. Staff nice but Mariano grumpy in mornings. n
Botanic hostel is an average one. Price is more less similar to most other hostels in Rio. This was my third time staying at a hostel in Rio and Botanic atmosphere was the one I least enjoyed, wasn't so friendly. The kitchen is also a downpoint, it's quite small and gets pretty clogged if more than one person is using it. Location was good, not so far from the beach and in a quite safe area.