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Casa 579 Reviews

Rua Doutor Julio Otoni 579, Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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87%

Rating
261 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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94%

A very good hostel in Rio de Janeiro with an amazing view from the rooftopterrace, a very good breakfast and a decent location for public transport from Santa Teresa. mini-vans pass the hostel which bring you to the metro, so no taxi is needed in Rio during the day, only at night.


89%

We only stayed here 2 nights as the hostel was full :( but we definitely would've stayed longer. The staff are very helpful, the breakfast is great and the view/terrace is awesome. Only a couple of things, the mattress in my bed was rather thin and the bed made a lot of noise! Also there was only one bathroom between 2 dorms...although I never really had to wait.


91%

Adorable little hostel with an incredibly friendly and helpful staff. Safe, residential location, but be aware that getting to Corcovado, Sugar Loaf, and the beaches can be a bit of a challenge. Wonderful views from the balcony. Rooms were very clean. Overall had a great stay and would recommend!


94%

The staff was great, and quite helpful. Being Americans, it was nice to have a staff that was a mix of Americans and British, and who could direct us, in English, to the various hot spots around town, and provide a map. The rooms are large and clean. The breakfast was very good.

  • 18th Mar 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

This "hostel" or better coined "mansion" was an extremely pleasant stay. Great breakfast, live-in staff that are happy to help, and great view. Stay here.


97%

I'll come back to Casa 579 most of times I'll comeback to Rio!

  • 17th Mar 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

What an amazing hostel! I immediately felt like I'd come home - the staff were incredible and so welcoming and gave the best introduction to a hostel I've ever had. The breakfast was great the dorms maybe could've done with an extra fan but that would be the only thing I'd change. Would highly recommend this hostel to anyone, although I'm not sure any hostel will ever compare! There's a daily board with suggestions of what to do on that day. You can bring your own booze or buy it there.


69%

Pros: the view is great, staff friendly, living room spacious and comfy, kitchen good. Cons: dorms have noisy fans which aren't effective enough and mattresses aren't firm anymore (too worn). There wasn't much social vibe amongst the travellers when I was there (for Saturday night quite boring).


97%

One of the best hostels we've stayed at!! Staff are wonderful, friendly and happy to help you with anything. Everything works, one (mid-)night the toilet clogged, and it was fixed before we woke up in the morning. Breakfast is AMAZING. Wifi reaches everywhere. Superclean- they even make your bed in the dorms every day..! We were only planning to stay two nights and have so far been here over a week with more to come. Easy to get to the beach, beautiful view. LOVE IT.


89%

Great staff, cool views, not extremely easy to get to.


97%

great hostel. very friendly and helpful staff, a great view from the roof, very good breakfast, clean rooms and showers, nice atmosphere, they really make you feel at home. i will be back! :)


94%

Very helpful staff and we felt home from the first minute. Thanks for the nice stay. We look forward to see you soon again.

  • 26th Feb 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


97%

Wonderful breakfast !!!! Wonderful common room ) Wonderful view! Love the great hostel


80%

The hostel is great, have a nice common space and a good shower. The staff was awesome, I made a mistake by taking a short reservation than I wanted and they rearranged everything in minutes. The only downside is the location that is a little bit far from everything, but there are bus stops near that take you almost anywhere.


97%

This is a great hostel! Wonderful staff - very attentive and knowledgeable. Beautiful location with awesome views. However, it can be tricky to get to the hostel. Highly recommend calling in a taxi and NOT just getting a taxi from the street. Hostel is at the top of the Santa Teresa hill and many cab drivers will take advantage of tourists asking for additional money once they arrive to the hostel. Bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas are very clean and nicely decorated. Highly recommend !

  • 21st Feb 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Uruguay
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


83%

Helpful is the word to use here. You come needing to exchange money and they loan it to you. Where do you need to go...they make a list. THEY SPEND TIME CLEANING AND THEY MAKE A NICE BREAKFAST. for safety and security this is great. To go anywhere you have to take a bus, and the buses come often...so that is the price for the view , comfort and feeling safe. It is worth it.


94%

The hostel was great! The staff was very attentive and it had a great atmosphere. Our room was very nice and big. It was very clean. The only problem for us was its location, because we had to take at least two buses to get anywhere. It doesn't have any markets or restaurants nearby (to get to the nearest market you have walk like 20 minutes). However, it does have the best view of Rio, so if you don't bother the distance it is really nice!


97%

Amazing Value for money and also the staff where really friendly and could help you out with and problem and advise and where just really lovely. the location is ok, if your looking for a place away from the beaches. the view from their terrice is amazing and you can see christ and sugar loaf. there is a comby that takes you to the nearest metro station and that only costs R$2.50 and then its just a short hop on the tube for R$3.80 to either cochabana or ipanema.

  • 14th Feb 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

i spent Carnival time at Casa 579 and it was great time. I recommend all people to stay there. The view from terrasa is great, breakfast was so delicious, the team of Casa 579 is very kind and helpful.

  • 8th Feb 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Russia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Wonderful double room with ensuite - great views from the bedroom and from the lovely roof terrace! Great breakfast too!


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