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Discovery Hostel Reviews

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

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95%

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

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91%

Great hostel to stay at, especially if wanting to meet new people - everyone is so friendly! Although not close to Copacabana/Ipanema its only a few metro stops away which is beyond easy to navigate! Also walking distance to Lapa steps which is also convenient for going out on a Friday/Saturday night. Breakfast was great and the rooms were always kelp clean as well. Definitely recommend this hostel.


89%

This is a charming hostel, with stylish decor, good shower, a good breakfast and some nice touches (little shelf and socket by your bed for your phone!). It has a resident cat which I personally like but be aware if you are allergic! The location is very near a subway stop Gloria, so great for cultural trips for the centre and walkable to Lapa for the bars. Offers a very reasonable laundry service. Met lovely ppl. Only small fault is the staff seemed bored and less talkative than other hostels.


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%

Discovery is one of the best hostels in my life. The atmosphere is unique, thanks to the availability and competence of the staff, above all Diego. They do care about people having a good time in they stay in Rio. Hostel position in Gloria makes it an ideal starting point to visit the city: it is very close to the metro and to the main bus lines, and also to Lapa. Breakfast included home made cakes and excellent home made french toast and frittatas.


100%

Hands-down the best hostel in Rio. The staff is awesome and friendly, there's an incredible sense of community amongst the people that stay there, and it's a quick walk to where all the partying in Lapa goes down. It was so great to stay at a place where people want to do things together during the day and also go out at night. Discovery Hostel is perfect for whether you are traveling by yourself or with friends, significant other, etc.

  • 8th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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.


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%

I gave most of the categories excellent but I didn't think this was a perfect hostel. It's certainly a very good hostel, it's smaller than you would expect, the breakfast changes daily so some days it's ok and others it's very good, it's very close to lapa within out being in lapa, which I liked, it also pulls a different crowd from those that choose to stay by the beach at ipanema or copacabana. In say that I met some people that I will stay in touch with for the foreseeable future.


91%

The hostel is one of the best hostels I lived in. In there you can experience the pure spirit of a Backpacker Hostel, the staff consists of people from all over the world speaking two or three languages, all the habitants in there seem like a great family. You get fully informed about the city and about trips you can make and for each day they offer you special activities for night and day, like the Favela Funk Party for instance. Like this hostel a Backpacker Hostel should be.

  • 26th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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.


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