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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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570 Total Reviews
  • 95%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 97%Atmosphere
  • 96%Cleanliness
  • 94%Facilities

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86%

Great place and atmosphere, staff are very friendly and helpfull. Tks Taiane and Sergio. Only downside, they don`t accept credit card, only cash.


100%

In my eyes, this hostel has pretty much nailed it. It's a relatively small hostel so there's a really nice community feel about the place and I met some fantastic people there. The staff were incredibly friendly, the breakfast tasty, beds were comfortable, and it's a minute from the local metro station. I'm sure this may not neccessarily be the cheapest hostel in Rio, but I think it nevertheless offers fantastic value for money. Without a doubt one of the best hostels I've stayed at.


86%

Stayed during carnival, clean, friendly and in a good location. Only thing I could fault was lack of facilities (no pool or table tennis or anything) and common areas were quite small.


91%

A truly great hostel. It is a short ride on the metro from Copacabana, Ipanema etc but more than makes up for it with its the staff and atmosphere. During Carnival you stay with the same like-minded people for the full week which makes a welcome change from the revolving door hostels. The staff manage to give the illusion that they are part of the group (which they are) when in fact they are working really hard to ensure that everybody has a good time. Can I book for next year? Seriously?


71%

Wonderful staff, cute decor, and good breakfast! Super pricey but I'm glad I stayed there!


97%

Met some really cool like minded people at this place and the place itself, along with the staff who work there are excellent. They couldnt help enough during my time here where really made all the difference being my first time visiting Rio. Loved it!!

  • 8th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

If you are LAPA its got to be Discovery.

  • 6th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Vibrant hostel with extremely friendly and helpful staff. The hostel has a fun, social atmosphere. It is very near to the metro which makes getting to the beaches easy, it is also a few blocks away from the Lapa nightlife. The hostel is clean and the breakfast is amazing, there are freshly baked goods on offer each morning.

  • 5th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • FunkyB
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


91%

highest recommendation. the staff is fantastic, helpful, friendly. the courtyard is great to spent time after the City and the hostel is so Close to the Metro, that you will get anywhere within minutes. lapa, centro and santa teresa in Walking distance, too. perfect


83%

very well thought through accomodations. sockets and personal light per bed were very convenient. good breakfast and very close to the metro. the only issue i would have had if i had to sleep on the third level of the bed (yes they have three floor beds) i think it quite high and scary


100%

I would highly recommend this hostel. Great atmosphere!!!


100%

Loved the atmosphere in this place. It is the right size, and has pleasant and attentive staff. Was incredibly well situated next to the Gloria metro station, and yet still in a safe and tranquil neighbourhood!


94%

Rooms are available for you? Just go for it!! There's reasons why this hostel has the highest ranking.


97%

The perfect hostel! The owners have thought of everything to ensure this hostel stands out from the rest. When we first arrived the receptionist on duty sat down with us and gave us a detailed run through of everything to do in Rio. The beds in the dorms were so comfy and the AC meant that sleeping at night was not a problem even with the extreme Rio heat. Breakfast was delicious and the atmosphere, at least while we were there, was friendly, welcoming and relaxed!


94%

One of the best hostels I've stayed at purely on the quality of staff and location. Jade, Hannah, Sergio and Robby and the others truly make your stay unbelievable, they really go out of their way to help you, they are all travellers so they know what you want. Right next to the metro and busses which is so handy! Only like 20 mins door to beach! Right next to nightlife! If this place has room for a pool, it would be the best hostel in the world. Small hostel with a great communal feel. Recomend


86%

Pros : Good location & Nice staff Cons :Difficult to climb beds and the poor & late breakfast (from 8:30 to 10:30 ) Obs. You are twice as likely to have a bad sleep in a triple bunk bed than in a double one. I couldn't sleep properly in my whole stay there.

  • 10th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

A well run hostel with a competent and knowledgeable staff. The hostel is usually full of mostly single people and there is a wonderful communal aspect to it. The proximity to public transportation is amazing and the price is reasonable.

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


94%

Really nice place, great staff, next to metro station gloria, ten minutes walking to lapa and a supermarket nearby! We would really recommend this hostel!


100%

Very much enjoyed my stay! The staff is amazing, it has a great atmosphere with lots of common space to hang out, the location is ideal-- next to nightlife, yet still a quiet place to return to. I felt spoiled because the beds are so comfy. Stay here if you want to get the most out of Rio!


91%

Great location, extremely helpful staff


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