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Cafofo Hostel Reviews

Rua Jornalista Orlando Dantas 7 - Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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80%

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281 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

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89%

When I try to communicate with staff by whatsapp was terrible. No one would answer my questions in there was fine. The review says their is aircon but we were only allow to use between 9pm and 9am. Breakfast is everyday the same thing what is fine, but who stays more than 3 days gets tired of. Wifi doesn't work every where in the hostel as well.


57%

No one at the reception would speak other language but portuguese. Matresses are covered in plastic which turns out to be a really bad combination in such a heated city. Breakfast didn't meet my expectations.


63%

Not much to say, you get what you pay for and not much more..


100%

Basic, yet good value for money hostel for those on a budget. In a decent location that is walking distance to Metro station, and usual amenities. Friendly staff that were helpful and global mix of traveller's present during stay. Would happily stay here again and recommend.


86%

Staff were very friendly and more than helpfull!!


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63%

A solid/OK place to place to stay. I did not have any negative surprises.

  • 2nd Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


86%

I booked Cafofo last minute and had an early flight the next day. I was surprised to find a large, spacious dorm room - not overcrowded, with great beds and cozy comforters. AC in the room was a little cold, but honestly, the comforters were so great I didn't even notice. The two complaints I have are 1) breakfast was sparse... but then again, it was a cheap place. 2) The bathrooms/showers were terrible and didn't feel clean/private. I wish that instead of curtains, there had been actual doors.


89%

The major positives about this place were the kind, helpful staff and the cleanliness of the place. I saw the cleaning guy every day at least twice. Breakfast was good, the staff were super helpful and helped us arrange activities to tour the city. Location was decent, walking distance from the bus and beach. Negatives- room was tiny (not a problem for us but just the smallest we've seen for the price) and all bathroom/shower facilities are small and mixed gender with no closed doors.


74%

Es un hostal muy tranquilo con un buen desayuno y tiene una estación de metro muy cerca al igual que un supermarket a 15 metros.


91%

Booked 1 night in advance and stayed all days.You can reach every point of interest easy because the hostel is a short walk to metro staition flamengo and is located in the middle of everything.The bus station for lots of busses is close ( 24 hours busses from lapa run here)Neighbourhood is safe.The staff will tell you which places are safe in Rio in the night and how to go and get away by public transport.We never needed a taxi. And breakfast is very good with fruits on top! Good choice for Rio


91%

We really liked this hostel. It's calm, the staff is nice, everything is well organised, the breakfast is simple but good. The only problem is the biggest dormitory is just under the roof where pigeons have their nests. I hope they'll fix this problem quickly.


71%

This hostel looks and feels a bit worn out. Could do with a bit of a renovation. Unfortunately when I was there it was very quite and the few guests were glued to their mobile phones


94%

Wonderfully located hostel, right next to flamingo metro which can take you all over rio, friendly and helpful staff. The place was always clean and we had a good breakfast included every morning. There is a supermarket basically next door which is a plus. Good security with 24hr reception.


97%

Very nice and friendly stuff, delicious breakfast, nintendo oldschool consoles, enought space in dormitory, quiet and peacefull atmospher. Execellent!

  • 28th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

Staff was really nice and helpful. The place is cleaned every day by a hard working man. Location is really nice close to the metro station. Atmosphere was good and it was not too expensive. What else are you looking for?


100%

I had a great time at Cafofo Hostel. The staff were really friendly; helping me whenever I needed it and always greeted the guests with genuine smiles. The supermarket next door is great and It's pretty easy to get around the city from this hostel. I would definitely stay here again! P.s. If you are a fan of Nintendo, just go and play any of the classics they have got on offer - you won't be disappointed! ;)


91%

This is a nice hostel. Very helpful and pleasant staff and great atmosphere.


80%

Only stayed some hours while waiting for my flight at night. However, since my arrival I understood its name, “cafofo”: you can feel at home in this nice place. Breakfast was excellent (or maybe I was so hungry after travelling from BH) and the staff very kind. Even if you don’t find first class accommodation here, you’ll enjoy the atmosphere.


80%

The staff were great! The bathroom is a really bit weird, but its clean. It has an excellent location and its a great value for money


100%

really enjoyed my stay at Cafofo! lovely staff and excellent location. plus I met plenty of awesome people in there. ace!

  • 15th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


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