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Ladeira de Santa Teresa 45 /101, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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  • 100%Atmosphere
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In addition to above elements, Sid and Elisa are tour guides who will enhance your trip tremendously. They are outstanding people.

  • 19th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

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We had a great stay at Global Rio. Sid and Elisa made us feel so welcome and gave us all the info we needed to get to all the main sites, Sid also gave is a great tour of the centre and took us places that we would never of found on our own. The location is great, right between St Teresa and Lapa we easy access to all transport. Don't be alarmed by the facade of the house once inside it is as lovely as the hosts."


I definitely recommend this hostel. It's very clean, there's a nice breakfast, it's secure and well located. From there you can go to anywhere in Rio by public transportation during the day and visit Lapa's cool bars at night without worrying about finding a taxi to go back since the hostel it's just around the corner. Above all, the hosts are very friendly and helpful and can provide a lot of information about places to go and how to reach them.


Lovely couple with a cute son, and a good location. Breakfast is reasonable they you are not allowed to use the computer despite the fact that it's in the common area. This is definitely someone's house so you are alone in the rooms and will need to make an effort to meet people.


Bring some stuff to play for the baby boy Hermes when you go there :):):):):)

  • 1st Jun 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I really loved this place, though don´t expect a trad. hostal setting, it is more like a small private pension. This being said, the location is perfect for party-lovers, since Lapa and the famous Friday night street party is just around the the corner, Centro is close, and buses run to the beaches. The hosts are LOVELY and being being tour guides they offer excellent guided tours and are very knowledgable. Also, don´t be deterred by the scruffy looking neighborhood, it is perfectly safe!


I enjoyed my stay and the owners were extremely nice. The location is good considering you're walking distance from Rio's business district and close to public transportation. The hostel sits on a hill which is not great to walk in flip flops. The owners also help with directions to different sites. I took the bus and the tube just about everywhere. As a single woman alone in a foreign country I felt safe walking alone at night. Even on a weeknight there are people out and about on the street.

  • 11th Nov 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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