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Cafofo Hostel Reviews

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

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87%

Rating
204 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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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.


100%

Ambiente muito agradável. Esta foi minha segunda vez como hospede e recomendo a todos que forem passar uma temporada pelo Rio. Há varias linhas de ônibus próximas,além do metrô e supermercado próximos.

  • 25th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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.


66%

The best thing about this hostel is the location: a very quite and safe neighbourhood, very closed to the metro station, a few blocks from malls, Starbucks, Subway, etc, and also closed to the Botafogo beach (despite it is not allowed to swim in it because of the pollution). Anyway the view of the "pan de azucar" is awesome. Breackfast is average. The staff really very helpfull, some girls speak spanish and english, so it was easy to communicate. What i didnt like were the bathrooms.


69%

Good place to stay however if u sleep in the room which is next to the kitchen. It can be very loud in the evening. The people who were sitting in the main room nearby the entrance made a lot of noise we could not sleep even when we warned them. The reception person did not even care to warn these people!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Thanks for staying with us and sorry for the noise inconvenience. Our staff has been awared about your comments. Hope to see you again at Cafofo!

100%

This amazing hostel has a great location, not obvious place, very charming!! I love you guys, I'll be back!

  • 20th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


74%

Cons: I stayed in a private room without a window (or a really small, covered window); one of the two showers don't have a place where you can hang your clothes/towels nor a place to put your soap other than the floor, so I was always waiting to use the one shower that had it; wooden floors make the place very noise at night when people are arriving late. Pros: friendly staff; good location; big enough common area; cheap enough; basic but comfortable bedroom; working WiFi internet connection.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, thank you so much for your comments, we really appreciate that our guest can help us with their impressions. All showers have hangers, you must not have realized it but it´s true that there´s something missing in order to put soap or other amenities. We are already taking care of it!! Once again, thank you very much for staying with us, we hope to see you soon in 2014!

80%

Gostei do lugar é muito Bom...Espero voltar em breve.

  • 7th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Angola
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

The main thing about this place is the people. You will feel welcomed and safe because all members of the staff will do everything to help and "take care" of you! I was a little sick and they prepared me tea at late night. Never had this experience in a hostel before. Amazing! Thank you very much!!!

  • 19th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Very clean, good location, nice people. I recommend.

  • 19th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

Thanks a lot for all you´ve done for us, guys! We really had an amazing stay, and the Cafofo will definitely be our first choice when we will be back in Rio! Giuse


83%

Hostel is really clean, quiet, and close to the subway. You can get to the more famous beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon by catching the Subway or a taxi. It is very close to Botafogo beach but it's not the best beach in Rio.


100%

Thanks Cafofo Hostel for the support! I love you!

  • 23rd Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Gostei muito, os funcionários muito simpaticos e legais, me ajudaram a chegar no Maracanã pois foi a minha primeira vez e outras coisas também. Achei tudo bem limpo e bem cuidado, recomendo.

  • 23rd Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)




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