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Discovery Hostel Reviews

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

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96%

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659 Total Reviews
  • 95%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 98%Staff
  • 96%Atmosphere
  • 98%Cleanliness
  • 94%Facilities

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100%

Under a minute from the Gloria station. Amazing atmosphere, fantastic staff and overall a great experience. Everything has been thought through from a travellers perspective, from drawers with labels in the kitchen to personal lights, lockers and plug sockets. The staff are great fun and knowledgeable, the bar is great and they organise great nights out. Great breakfast! There is always advice on what to do during the day and night. Best hostel I've stayed in, don't stay anywhere else! Loved it!


97%

One of the best hostels I have ever stayed in, great atmosphere and staff with excellent trips. I plan on staying here again with my return trip to south america next year.


89%

best bed by far, breakfast is nice, staff Enrique is fantastic the rest are good but sometimes they have trouble with English! location is't less than 1 min from Gloria metro-station which is very useful and the hostel is close to the party neighborhood (LAPA) 10 min taxi which is good when you are drunk after a long night out :)


100%

There is no place like Discovery Hostel! We miss this place so much. They gave us an amazingly warm welcome and took the time to give us super helpful tips on what to do in the city. The staff is great. Enrique explained us everything really well, David makes the best Caipirinha (don't say you want a strong one) and André took us to the Maracana to see some football. We really recommend staying here. It felt like home away from home.


83%

Great hostel! Everyone is very friendly and it's in good location to get around! It's nice and clean and they have some great activities planned however they do have large mark ups so if you're on a budget do it yourself!

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Thank you for your kind review! We really enjoyed your stay here and look forward to your return. We provides a wide variety of activities for all budgets including free things to do in the city. We work with companies that provide the best value for money and also keep in mind security, dependability and enjoyment! We encourage our guests to go to explore the city and provide them with all the tools they need to do this, whether it is on their own or with one of our recommended tour companies.

97%

Fantastic hostel with a very good staff. We were in a dorm room and the beds were super comfy! Super close to the metro and walking distance to Lapa. Includes a yummy breaky.


100%

Fun place to stay.


91%

Warm and welcoming athmosphere. Nice activitities have been offered and the stuff was always helpful. Ist just a little bit noisy and the private rooms are very small. But although we would recommend it :)

  • 26th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Anyone thinking of booking here...Do it! Really great hostel with all the little touches that make a hostel a home for that little while you are there. It is set up for backpackers by backpackers who bought this together. Really good atmosphere whether you want to take it easy or if you want to have a good time and party. Staff are really friendly and attentive, sorting loads of trips for you if you wish (a trip to a match at the Maracana is definitely recommended, I went twice) Flamengo!


100%

One of the best hostels I ever stayed in. They though about every detail and that's what makes a huge difference. The place is clean, sheets come in a sealed plastic. The bunk beds are attached to the wall and beds have quite a space between them. Each bed has a small shelf on the side, with a plug and a lamp. Great showers, many bathrooms, comfortable lounge. Great location, close to the subway and right next door to atms, pharmacies, bars and markets. Staff is nice, friendly and helpful.


97%

Best hostel i've ever been in Brazil. - nice staff and atmosphere - located near important places in RIo and the subway - i will recomend to my friends and certainly come back for other trips to Rio


100%

What an amazing hostel, one of the best I've stayed in from the moment you walk in you feel rite at home. Great place to meet people and what an amazing breakfast. Location is good, Metro only meters away. You won't regret staying at this place 😃


97%

Our party loved staying with you. It was the best decision we could have ever made in traveling to Rio. Thank you for an amazing stay. 2 girls 1 guy stayed in a 6p mixed dorm 3 night. Check in was simply and the overview of the city Zion gave was extremely helpful in planning the rest of the trip. I felt safe in the hostel having to be buzzed in by staff and very quick walk to the Gloria Metro was a true game changer. Thank you again!

  • 9th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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80%

The staff was great, the house is big and very comfortable, nice breakfast, bed was comfortable, and clean bathroom. The guests were very excited and partying. I was there for a congress, but i could sleep early with no problem.

  • 6th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Amazing design with very profesional staff! But three beds are not so comfortable! p.s: Beijinhos de Recife para a Cris!


89%

Location, Location, Location! There are 2 things you must recognize at Discovery Hostel: Great Location and Staff Support. The first one is due the proximity with the metro station and the second one is just because they are great and very supportive. I will always recommend Discovery Hostel as a place to be in Rio.

  • 1st Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • lucasfr
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Amazing hostel, can't recommend it enough. Good atmosphere & the staff are lovely!


100%

Discovery hostel is fantastic, great location, very clean, great security and value for money. A big thank you to all the staff at Discovery, ye made my time in Rio so enjoyable. It's like home away from home which is so nice when on the road for awhile, I definitely will be back in the future!!

  • 25th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Such an amazing hostel - small and extremely social. Met great people and had loads of fun. Oh, and the breakfast is incredible!


97%

Short but sweet stay!! A really impressive hostel in a fantastic location! right next to Gloria Metro so the whole city very accessible, also by bus. The place is immaculate, and very well decorated. The kitchen area is the best you will probably come across in a hostel! amazing! good breakfast, really friendly and informative staff. only negative is that for the price, I feel towels should be included.


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