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CabanaCopa Hostel Reviews

Travessa Guimarães Natal, 12, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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83%

Rating
1456 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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89%

One of the cleanest hostels i've ever been to. Location is good, only 2 min from the metro and about a 10 min walk to beach . 10 bed dorm is spacious and nice common areas as well. Breakfast good, too, but be punctual, they start cleaning up at exactly 10 am. Wasn't very good for meeting ppl though when I was there, so if you're a solo traveller maybe better go somewhere else.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi! Thanks for staying with us. We are glad to read your review, happy that you had a nice stay! We are sorry you stayed with us during the week in the low season, but we are usually a very sociable and diverse hostel! Safe travels, CabanaCopa staff

89%

Está bien ubicado a pocas cuadras de la playa de Copacabana, cerca del Metro y muchas opciones de buses para ir a conocer Rio.

  • 14th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


91%

I enjoyed my stay here. The staff were wonderful, a good bar and a nice atmosphere.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi! Thanks for staying with us. We are glad to read your review, happy that you had a nice stay! Safe travels, CabanaCopa staff

91%

Hostel ist für unternehmungslustig ideal. Viele Angebote für Ausflüge und ausgehmoglichkeiten für abends sind top. Personal ist spitze und geht abends öfters mit auf partys. Hostel ist wirklich weiter zu empfehlen. Entfernung zum Strand knappe 10 minuten zu Fuß. Jederzeit wieder gerne....Alles top


49%

Very bad atmosphere, did not feel comfortable and staff was very unfriebdly. Expect from the man with the brown curly hair who was the only friendly one and willing to help.

  • 3rd Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi! Thanks for staying with us. We are sorry for our staff but we have changed them. Hope to see you back sometime to see our improved atmosphere! :) Safe travels, CabanaCopa staff

54%

It would be better to have individual socket at each bed. Currently sometimea the air conditioner dis not turn on so it get quite hot during the night and it makes the room moist. Overall it is okay and decent hostel if you just want to stay for couple of days

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, thanks for staying with us. We turn off the A/C during the day, but you can request it to be turned on at reception. Hope to see you back, as some of our rooms are brand new now. Safe travels! CabanaCopa staff

94%

First hostel experience. I chose this hostel based on other reviews stating that its a great place to meet people. I spent 2 weeks with them and I've made tons of new friends. The staff is awesome and the location is perfect (except for that hill).

  • 1st Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi! Thanks for staying with us. We are glad to read your review, happy that you had a nice stay! Safe travels, CabanaCopa staff

91%

Good location. Near Arcoverde metro station. Easy walk to Copacabana Beach. Hostel is located next to a school, and the kids playing can be loud pretty early, making it hard to sleep in. The front desk staff spoke English, and were very helpful and would book flights, football matches, tours, and providing directions. Security guard at the front door after dark. Definitely would stay there again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi! Thanks for staying with us. We are glad to read your review, happy that you had a nice stay! We are sorry but only 4 of our 40 rooms are neighbors of the school. We can move you next time if you are a late sleeper. Also the school is only open during low season months. Safe travels, CabanaCopa staff

69%

I would say this hostel is a resounding average. Staff were friendly but not overly helpful - they didn't have maps of Rio only the immediate area. Rooms and bathrooms were clean but small. Very loud music played from 8am from the reception area. If all you want to do is sit on the beach during the day and party all night with other English speakers this is the place for you! If you actually want to experience Rio perhaps stay somewhere else.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, thanks for staying with us. We are sorry we ran out of Rio maps that day, but we had requested more to the tourism ministry that was late delivering. We have improved to calmer music during the day, and party music only at night time. We try to please everyone by providing fun for the backpackers and good information to the travelers. Monday for example we have the backpacker boat party option and the local Pedra do Sal samba. We think that the traveller should decide what they want. Safe travels! CabanaCopa staff

89%

The staff are the best and most fun I've ever had at any hostel before. The only downfall of this place is that they don't serve alcohol past 10:30. But they have a couple of great areas to hang out with a tv with at least 50 English movie channels.

  • 31st Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • All Male Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi! Thanks for staying with us. We are glad to read your review, happy that you had a nice stay! We have to close the bar early because of guests and neighbors, but our new bar in the basement should stay a little later as it is sound proof. We do send guests to a different event every night and we recommend many bars around the hostel! Safe travels, CabanaCopa staff

97%

best hostel ever:-) and the coolest and most fun stuff ;-)

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Hi! Thanks for staying with us. We are glad to read your review, happy that you had a nice stay! Safe travels, CabanaCopa staff

100%

the hotel was very nice and so clean, silence at the night, without noice, the staff so much caring and resolving problems or guide the people. I recomended 100% this hostel. Breakfast fresh and variety of fruits, cafe, etc.

  • 25th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Peru
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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Hi! Thanks for staying with us. We are glad to read your review, happy that you had a nice stay! Safe travels, CabanaCopa staff

97%

Het was een uitstekend hostel voor de prijs die ik betaalde. Goede locatie, heel vriendelijke staff en gezellige vakantiegangers. Op sommige avonden was het rustig en kon je lekker uitrusten in de lobby. Op sommige avonden zijn wij met een groep vanuit het hostel gaan stappen. Verschilt beetje per dag wie er in het hostel zitten natuurlijk. Hostel wordt dagelijks schoongemaakt, dus schoon. Zeker een aanrader.

  • 22nd Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Je recommende ce hostel. Il faut juste passer plus de musique brésilienne dans la salle commune.


83%

Muy bueno, excelente ubicación.


89%

Great location near everything by walking.The hostel is right next a loud school so don't plan on sleeping during the day.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi & thanks for staying with us! We are glad you liked our location. We have a kindergarten near the hostel so a few rooms can be a bit noisy at their break around 10am. If that happens and you are a light sleeper and like to sleep in we can always move you to another room without that noise. Thanks, safe travels! CabanaCopa Staff

89%

I really liked my stay at CabanaCopa. It was first time in a hostel and everything was so clean, the staff spoke English really well and were so helpful! It's up a bit of a hill and I had a hard time finding it but it's in a good spot overall because it's walking distance to Copacabana and Ipanema beach, as well as 2 minutes away from bus stops and the metro station. The all girls area is nice and each bed has a locker, a plug and a light which I liked. I liked it so much I'm going back again!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi & thanks for staying with us! We are glad you liked your first stay in a hostel! We are all about great location friendly staff and good atmosphere. Also we have individual powerplugs and bed lights in most of our rooms for better comfort of our guests. Looking forward to your next stay with us! Safe travels! :)

91%

Hostel with a really great atmosphere. Bar has happy hour every evening and it is a good place to meet new people and socialize, especially when traveling alone. Still quiet enough to get a good night sleep. Rooms and bathrooms were cleaned twice a day and always in good condition. Staff is super nice and helpful. Good location. Less than 10min walking to Copacabana Beach and metro station. Only negative point: beds and linen were really old. Linen had hole and stains and could be renewed.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi! Thanks for staying with us. We are glad to read your review, happy that you had a nice stay! We have all new bed linen, so you could ask it to be changed if yours are older. We are substituting all of them. Safe travels, CabanaCopa staff

91%

This was a great hostel to stay at! The location was great, it was up a short steep hill but it's 10 minute walk to Copacabana beach. The staff were helpful in assisting with any queries or things to do. Breakfast was pretty good, it consisted of bread, a type of fruit, cake and either a cheese or meat. The dorms were clean and tidy with pretty comfortable beds. I would stay here again.

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Hi! Thanks for staying with us. We are glad to read your review, happy that you had a nice stay! Safe travels, CabanaCopa staff

94%

Receptionists are really helpful and very friendly. Awesome environment where you can sleep soundly at night without having to wear earplugs unlike other hostels where loud music doesn't stop until the wee hours of the morning. Oh and the breakfast is really GOOD!! You won't get the typical bread-butter-and-cereals-type of breakfast. I will definitely stay here again when I go back!👌🏼

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Hi! Thanks for staying with us. We are glad to read your review, happy that you had a nice stay! Safe travels, CabanaCopa staff

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