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Cafofo Hostel Reviews

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

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83%

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236 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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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)


97%

I love this place! The staff is amazing! Thank you, Silmara, for everything! Cafofo Hostel is definitely my home away from home! I will come back!

  • 2nd Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

The staff is very friendly and helpful. It's easy to get to any turist place from the hostel and i'ts close to farmacy, supermarket, mall and others!

  • 16th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Really enjoyed our stay here. Very friendly place with extremely welcoming staff who were willing to go out of their way to help you. It was bright, clean, well decorated and comfortable. Excellent kitchen facilities (and very close to a supermarket) The location was great, 5 minutes from Botafogo beach and 5 minutes from the metro station. We also booked two excursions through Cafofo. The football trip was overpriced and badly managed but the favela trip was amazing, with a great local guide.


86%

Good hostel. Moderate price. Top location


86%

We liked staying at Cafofo Hostel. The staff is very nice and helpful and the location is perfect. It's close to the main tourist spots as Corcovado and Pao Acucar. You just take the bus. The beaches at Copacabana or Ipanema can easily reached by metro. The only thing that could be improved is the cleaniness of the bathrooms. It would be good, if they will be cleaned several times during theday.

  • 15th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Cheap for WC. Nice hostel, no issues


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80%

I stayed here during World Cup and it was awesome! The place is in a great place close to a metro and there's a couple of cool places nearby. The common room was great to watch the games in. The staff was really helpful with suggestions of what to do and where to go. I would definitely stay here again!


94%

Wonderful staff, made you feel welcome from the moment you walked through the door. More than happy to point you in the right direction for anything you wanted to see or do. The facilities were up to par and had no issues whatsoever. Being there during the World Cup made the place incredibly enjoyable too.


51%

So hot, for the amount being paid there should be air conditioning in every room. Still far too hot with window open and also causes many mosquitoes to enter the room.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Guest, Thanks for your comments! You should have been so excited about the World Cup you didn´t realize the air conditioning right above your head in the room. All of them have aircon. Regarding the mosquitos, we are a tropical country, warm and humid, they are going to be around wherever you go ;)

77%

The Hostel is nice and the price is not so bad (one of the cheapest in Rio, whereas still quite expensive). The location is really handy because is close to a Subway station, but there are not much options near by the hostel so you will have to take the Subway anyway.

  • 10th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Staff really friendly and helpful. Nice treat of cake and coffee in the afternoon you can help yourself too. Def recommend


71%

One of the staff speaks minimal English and can be a bit abrupt. Otherwise, this is an OK place to stay in a relatively safe neighbourhood.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Are you sure you´re talking about Cafofo Hostel? We (including other staff member) spent hours talking at reception, I answered your e-mails in English... Anyway, thanks for staying with us, we are always working to give you a better experience!!

77%

The hostel is very simple but good enough. It has big rooms with enough space for the guests. The location is very good. Near to the metro station Flamengo. From there you are very central to all the places worth visiting.


77%

Good location in Botafogo close to the subway station. Kinda oldish but nice staff very helpful.


94%

Great location, excellent staff, fantastic atmosphere! I will definitely come back to this hostel again


43%

Bathrooms not very clean. Only thre bathrooms is not enough. Rooms are not beautiful. Kitchen very small.

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This guest did not show up at the hostel and it´s probably a misunderstanding. Readers must disconsider this comment.

91%

Absolutely lovely Hostel with helpful staff, nice & clean facilities in a great area.


86%

Overall an OK experience. Nothing specific to complain about, yet not one of the top 10 hostels I have stayed at.


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