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Discovery Hostel Reviews

Rua Benjamin Constant 26, Glória, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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94%

Rating
344 Total Reviews
  • 95%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 96%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 93%Facilities

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91%

Great hostel with a very good atmosphere. People are willing to do things together and same goes with the staff who are world travelers as well.

  • 10th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Iran
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Amazing hostel, tthey have created such a friendly and communal culture and provide a great balance between those who want to party and those who are more serious travellers. Would not hesitate staying here in the future.


100%

Beautiful hostel! VERY helpful staff. Lockers, wifi, caipirinhas, great bathrooms and the best French toast in Brazil. Right next to the metro, easy access to all areas of Rio. Plus walking distance to Lapa. Would recommend to everyone who is visiting Rio.

  • 7th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

beds are three stories high but stabke though.


91%

One of the best hostels I've stayed in. As soon as you walk through the door you know you're in a homely, welcoming place. Very comfy beds and well designed rooms with out of the way lockers and storage facilities. Breakfast was all kinds of delicious and the outdoor area made for great atmosphere. The staff are also great and will help facilitate a fantastic stay in Rio, often giving tips for local/non-touristy places. Will definitely be coming back here when I return to Rio.


97%

Hands down the best hostel I've ever stayed at. 45 seconds from the metro and easy walking distance to Lapa (where the best parties are). The beds are comfortable, breakfasts were great and the staff were excellent. Be sure to try the Caipirinahs there, if you're lucky you may get a lesson on how to make them like I did.


86%

The 9 bed dorms were not comfortable, the room and the beds were too small. The location was great. The atmosphere was lovely. And the best part was the BREAKFAST.


100%

Discovery hostel is definitely a great place to stay in Rio. I have done a lot of teaching and would view this the best hostel I've stayed at. The place is clean, staff is super friendly and helpful, breakfast is delicious and beds are comfortable. Lapa is great for going out and is close by (walking distance). The metro is right out the door to take you around Rio to ipanema, Copacabana, ect.


100%

By far, one of the best hostels I've ever stayed at!


86%

hope you can prepare enough hair dryers. Would like to see different breakfast everyday (you can prepare 7 different sets for a week, and repeat it every week.) I would suggest you can put a small cabinet in the female dorm bathroom, or at least a small table, so we can put our toiletries there without getting wet. I quite like you guys control the noise after midnight, and Capirinha is really nice.

  • 14th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Best hostel I've ever stayed in!!! Clean, friendly, and comfortable. Definitely recommend!


94%

Really nice hostel! Staff was absolutely amazing, nice breakfast and comfortable beds. Bathrooms/toilets were a bit annoying (only one in upstairs and it's ALWAYS busy .. Also they were smelly sometimes, expecially that one in the downstairs with big trash can full of used toilet papers D: ) but nothing too bad, you can live with those things. The hostel is also very beautiful and nice to hang around. And once again, the staff was the best!! (Guys working there are also quite handsome ;))


89%

One of the best-rated hostels in Rio. Gloria metro station is only half a block away, close to Lapa and its bar-infested strip; staff is extremely helpful and kind. Clean facilities, daily breakfast, and very safe. My negative review: slow WiFi. And I also wish they didnt allow smoking within the facilities. Kudos to Javier and Diego.


94%

Great staff and friendly atmosphere.


94%

Beautiful property, very clean and renovated inside. A+ on everything except organizing nightly things to do for solo travelers. Not very lively on weekdays. Totally recommend the place!!


100%

Great hostel and fantastic breakfast! Really good location just next to the metro and the staff were so helpful! We hope to return one day - thanks guys!


100%

Lovely place with great people in an awesome city. Best stay of our Brazil trip!


94%

I booked the Women Only Room during June 2014 and it was excellent. The staff are very friendly and take the time to explain the city and sites to you upon arrival with a map. The room was clean and had two bunk beds stacked three high. They are sturdy and wood and each bed has a reading lamp and a HUGE locker. We had an ensuite bathroom and a balcony as well. Vibe around the place is very friendly, people gather in the courtyard at night. Also, computers and good breakfast to enjoy!

  • 1st Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Amazing place. Really really helpful owners. Thank you very much for making me feel safe and well-oriented after my 40 hour plane ride to Brazil. I had reached a lot earlier than the check-in time but was allowed me to shower and rest. It was such a pretty hostel too!


100%

Hands down the best hostel I have stayed at (and there have been many). Great location next to a metro stop, clean beds, clean rooms, great breakfast and cheap beer!!!! But it's the staff and owner who really make the place special. Always helpful and friendly no matter how many times you ask them how to get to Christ the redeemer or sugar loaf mountain haha. Stay at this hostel it will make your stay in Rio fantastic

  • 31st May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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