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Discovery Hostel Reviews

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

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

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There is nothing bad. I felt so welcomed I would go back any time! It is steps from the subway.


Funcionários muito hospitaleiros, ambiente muito charmoso, com ótimas instalações. Apesar de não ser localizado em alguma praia, possui metrô na esquina, e o cuidado e limpeza das instalações compensam muito a localização mais distante.


Nice hostel, great staff :) I stayed several times and met nice travelers. Great place it you're travelling alone.


Nice clean hostel, good atmosphere, great staff and great breakfast. Only problem for a tall guy was how to get in the middle of the three bunk beds.


First hostel of my trip and what I now compare everything to. The staff were friendly and informative, breakfast was great and evening Caipirinhas were only 5R! Good location beside the metro and within walking distance of Santa Teresa and Lapa. Have recommended it to others on my travels, who have subsequently stayed there and agreed.


O hostel é muito bom, a localização é excelente porque está ao lado do metrô. É um excelente hostel para socializar, tem vários backpackers e uma área boa de convívio. Café da manhã caprichado, infraestrutura de cozinha, banheiro e quartos muito boas! A estadia foi uma delícia!


A lovely hostel, very friendly and felt likle home! Great Wifi and Comfy beds with very clean shared bathrooms! Dorms had 3 story bunk beds which looked a bit high but they were more sturdy than ones in other hostels! They even let us come back and use the wifi after we had checked out! GREAT PLEACE TO STAY!

  • 13th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great place to meet other travellers. All staff were very helpful, the hostel is clean, homely and close to everything as the subway is just round the corner. If I return to Rio I'll be staying here. Thanks for a great stay.


I like this hostel because of its perfect location, very helpful staff, good breakfast, and good facilities. It's just 2-3 minutes walk from the Gloria metro station. Enrique was really helpful briefing us where to go, what to do, he even provided us with some tips like sunset time, best way to go where and maps with commentary that is really helpful tool. Breakfast was average but it's free. The design of the rooms and the bathroom is really nice and functionality-wise it's good.


Well run with lots of the things that matter to travellers done right (showers, big lockers, adapters etc available). Good atmosphere and staff make an effort to remember your name an ensure you have all you need for a good stay. Well done.


This was an amazing hostel. Comfortable vibe, friendly staff who are informative about the area, and are even happy to take you out on the town! Feels like home, but better because you are in Rio!


Discovery Hostel is the best hostel I have ever stayed in. The staff really make you feel at home and provide an incredibly informative introduction to the city. The breakfast is excellent, the beds are super comfy, the rooms come with everything you could possibly need or want, the internet works well, and the hostel is situated right next to a metro stop, grocery store, and a 10 minute walk from one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Rio, Santa Teresa. Amazing place.

  • 30th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Discovery was by far the best hostel we have stayed at, Enrique and his staff were extremely helpful and made the place feel like a home away from home. Great bar and outdoor courtyard and all the other amenities that you expect from a great hostel. We also booked transfers and excursions through the hostel and all were great experiences. This place is a must when visiting Rio

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