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Discovery Hostel Reviews

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

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95%

Rating
559 Total Reviews
  • 94%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 98%Staff
  • 97%Atmosphere
  • 96%Cleanliness
  • 94%Facilities

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97%

Very nice hostel, the staff were really warm and helpful, had a good time there, hope to see ya soon! Abrazos to Fred , Enrique and others!----- chino bachata


94%

Fantastic Staff and great hostel all round!

  • 15th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

No reason not to stay here, do it.


94%

Me gustó mucho la limpieza, la ubicación y la atención de las personas. Tienen unos tours que recomiendan a los viajeros increíbles y muy completos. La seguridad del lugar es muy buena y, en general, todos los servicios son óptimos, definitivamente recomendado para todas aquellas personas que quieran conocer Río de Janeiro con la mejor comodidad.

  • 14th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

A really great place to meet people, mainly solo and pairs of travellers. The set-up of the courtyard and the lounge area enable interaction with other guests. I stayed for seven days, so saw plenty of people come and go, but always the same style of easy going, respectful people. The breakfast's were nice, the staff were helpful. The location was brilliant, Gloria metro station is 1 minute walk! Girls dorm is nice, and comfy beds. I was glad to be on the bottom bunk though! I would stay again.


94%

Very nice staff and a great location if you are looking for a place outside the crowded areas of Copacabana and Ipanema. The nice old town area of Sta Teresa is in walking distance and the metro station is almost in front of the door.


89%

Discovery Hostel has cultivated an absolutely amazing environment with incredible staff!!

  • 11th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

I have traveled all around the world and can unequivocally say this was one of the best hostels I've ever stayed at. My reasons: 1) the staff are friendly and attentive. Upon arrival, they give you a tour and a huge map of Rio with activities to do and best modes of transportation. 2) the hostel is very clean. I saw multiple people everyday making sure the rooms and common space were tidy. 3) incredible location 4) a great atmosphere for meeting new people. Definitely recommending.


97%

Probably one of the best hostels in the entire continent. Great breakfast, top notch security, wonderful location next to lapa the party area, wonderful service. You get a personalized map when you check in and they sit you down and tell you everything you need to know. The all girls dorm is amazing (balcony, clothes hanging rack, private bathroom). I made great friends here. Also theres a hostel cat. That just put it over the top for me. Thanks for the good times yall!


100%

I think for rio this is a great location - away from the tourists but just seconds from the metro and walking distance to lots of great neighbourhoods. Super clean, comfey beds and the best added value is the map they provide you with on the first day. Enrique sits down to go over everything. Also the breakfast is good and home made! Nice spot


100%

It's no surprise that Discovery Hostel was awarded best small hostel globally and best hostel in Latin America in 2014. It is undoubtedly the best hostel I've stayed at. Enrique and the team went above and beyond to make my stay as comfortable as possible. Discovery is not a party hostel, however the bar outside is a great way to meet other travellers and Will makes a mean caipirinha. Walking distance to Lapa (party central) and a short metro ride to Copacabana and Ipanema. Stay here!


97%

Brilliant hostel. Obviously, could be closer to Copacabana/Ipanema, but overall I was happy to stay here. Maybe you could hold a weekly night at the hostel as well to encourage people to get to know each other. Maybe something like discount drinks/happy hour so everyone meets in the same place?


100%

Just a realy Nice hostel with very comfortable beds, a super Nice relaxt staff, clean kitchen and the greatest atmosphere. From the hostel go left and right and you'll Find a Long street with shops like Supermarkets, fruit/vegetables, farmacies etc. Metro is a minute walk and you can go everywhere from there. Big score in everything!


100%

Discovery hostel - Perfeição. The staff (Enrique, Will, Rafaela and co went out of their way to make my stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Enrique even loaned me his own money to go out one night when I reached my daily ATM limit - LEGEND! The hostel is a 1 minute walk from Gloria metro station, which takes around 20 Minutes to get to Ipanema beach. It's only a 5 minute walk to LAPA which is must do at the weekends. The rooms are clean and comfortable. I'll be back for sure!


100%

Quite simply the best hostel I have ever stayed at - staff were friendly and helpful giving us all the info we needed to explore Rio, place was clean and well kept and all at a great price!

  • 29th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

After travelling in South America this hostel is a delight. Comfortable beds, great breakfast and a cool vibe with friendly and helpful staff. The location, for me, is a big plus located in the historic and charismatic part of Rio with nightlife within walking distance and the beaches of Zona Sul easily accessible by metro - the station being less than a minutes walk away. A distinct upgrade on other hostels I stayed in in Rio. Comfortable sofas a treat too.

  • 21st Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


71%

El hostel es muy agradable, al igual que los chicos que lo atienden. Se encuentra ubicado cerca de los atractivos turisticos como Selaron, los Arcos de Lapa, etc. y a 50 mts. de la estacion de subte. Pero si solo buscas hacer playa quizas la ubicacion sea un poco alejada.


100%

This is really amazing place !!! It is so close to the main party district and metro station is just 50 meters away. Clean , safety with good facilities. It takes only 15 minutes to go to Copacabana by tube. Most of all I liked the staff - so cool and friendly ! Thank you guys for my great stay here :)


100%

Great hostel in a good location really close to the metro. Great social area and helpful staff. Kitchen is on the small side but is only a small hostel so it's not a big issue.


89%

El lugar esta muy bien hubicado a una cuadra de la estación de metro de gloria. La limpieza es extraordinaria todo el tiempo la señora esta limpiando. El desayuno no es muy abundante como en otros lados pero es el mejor que hemos comido, tortas caceras, frutas frescas. Excelente!! El personal muy amable y servicial. A unas cuadras de los arcos del lapa que un sábado a la noche es lo mejor para salir un sábado a la noche. Recomendado


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