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Cortiço Hostel Reviews

Rua Bambina, 154 A, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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14 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 68%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 64%Staff
  • 56%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 56%Facilities

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Nevertherless being in Rio, it is not a party hostel. Once I have said that, I have only good things to say about it and its staff. their owners are all the time there, always ready to help you and they make you feel as part of their family. The Hostel is located one block away form the metro station (botafogo) and only 1 metro station away from the beach and the neighbourhood is pretty safe. If you are looking for a nice and quiet place to stay in Rio, you should definitively go to Cortic


Very small hostel, often no hot water to take shawers. very good if you just want enjoy the city and just sleep at hostel


A lot of thought was put into the decoration of the place, but this didn't compensate the lack of security, friendliness and powerplugs. There are no locks on the doors and even the front door was always open. Anyone could walk in and out. During my second night I got locked out of the hostel, no one opened when ringing the bell, calling the reception phone and banging on the door like crazy. I had to stay in another hostel that night! They couldn't even utter a simple "sorry"!


The hostel is very well managed by Sandra. But I found the rooms and bathrooms too small. For optimum comfort could have an air conditioned in the room, because in very hot days the fan not solve. Access buses often have to walk up to the Botafogo Mall and depending on other places have more bus points next and metro. Overall, I chose this hostel for the location and price, especially for holiday where not found by the same amount in other hostel


Avarage Hostel. But with great location, near a lot of bars and restaurants in Botafogo district. Not so close to the beach, but near the metro. Not a party hostel at all

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