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Cortiço Hostel Reviews

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

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16 Total Reviews
  • 70%Value For Money
  • 60%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 50%Cleanliness
  • 50%Facilities

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the hostel was closed and start to run again now, the facilities and cleanliness especially for kitchen need to be improved, but they are now improving the conditions in the hostel, hope it will be better.

  • 29th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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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


Great location and easy access to everywhere!! Customer service was amazing! The price was right for the location and the type of accommodation. Just basic and comfortable. The only problem was to sleep cause there is a Pub on the other side and from the front, a lot of noise all night! If you do not mind, is a good place cost benefit.

  • 10th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


it was very near copacabana, we went on foot everytime because Rio's subway is very expensive, it was so clean that we smelled cleaning products all the time :) it's small, the colours of the place are so beautiful, you can cook, you have lockers, and there are four bathrooms, it's so lovely, outside the streets has a magical ambiance, it's very nice


This place was horrible, the dorm I slept in was full of orange mould on the ceiling and had very little space for rucksacks etc. The staff was more concerned about their facebook accounts than about the guests with the exception of the nice cleaning lady. We booked a mixed dorm, however when we arrived we were placed in separate dorms, no explanation offered. Warm water non existent and no English spokenGo there if the only other alternative is sleeping on the beach, but avoid it if you can.


Well... What can I said... You get what you pay for... The staff wants to be helpful but is ruled by a big mama who only see you as potential money and doesn't give a thought about you all your stay long. She is not friendly, doesn't care about you, and even put some rotten ham for the breakfast so that you don't take too much... And I don't speak about the beds... 3 beds up, and if you stay on the 3rd one (which was my case) you better get a grapple, cause the beds are not safe up here...


i live here which is out of season of rio de jenero. one of my housemate lose his computer here. breakfast during 7 to 10. i wake up 9am. the owner clean everything already.the owner even touch and move my staff when i went out. i have very bad experience to stay here.


Very good choice I made, everything you need. Clean rooms and bathroom, very friendly, good price, secure location. Breakfast included.

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