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Rua Lacerda Coutinho, 29, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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77 Total Reviews
  • 54%Value For Money
  • 63%Security
  • 73%Location
  • 54%Staff
  • 51%Atmosphere
  • 43%Cleanliness
  • 46%Facilities

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A hostel run by Red Necks where you cannot rest. Just as an example, one of the days when we arrived at the hostel, at around 10 p.m. and there was a big party. When I asked them how much will this party last, the conversation was as follows: - We are not going to stop a party just because 1 person wants to rest. - Yes, but this is a hostel... - Look "pretty", I know that in Argentina hostels are not like this, but this is Rio. - I am from Spain... - haha...even worst!

  • 1st Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Location 15 min from the beach BUT: - it would be an euphemism to state that the staff was rude, the host didn't give any help when we arrived and left us to get changed in the corridor. When we said we would leave they yelled at us. - the place was not clean at all and very run down Overall the staff was so rude we preferred to lose our deposit rather to stay one night in this hostel.

  • 21st Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


When we arrived they told us that the a/c in the private room is broken and we had to move to an 8 bed room and pay 25$ more a night! this was during carnivale so we had no option but to stay here. there are 3 bathrooms in the whole hostel which is rediculous. the bathrooms were grose and floors were wet. most of the staff were lovely but the owner (i think) seemed greedy and rude. The whole place was unclean and little flies were everywhere.


Very friendly staff, they don't speak English, but are very helpful. Hostel is quite basic, but very close (15 min walk) to Copacabana and next to the Metro station. They have lockers, bring your own small padlock or you can buy one at the reception.

  • 12th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • travelling_bullfinch
  • England
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The hostel is a bit messy and dirty. There is just one good shower and the bigger room is impossible to stay. But the price and the location are good.


The price of the hostel was very good, considering its localization. However, there were some cons: - the bed sheet was very dirty, with blood stains on it; - one of the doors of the bathroom was broken and they did not fix it during the weekend; - we saw a quarrel between a guest and the woman responsible for cleaning and cooking, this woman did not want to prepare more coffee; - there was only one electrical plug in the room and it didn't work very well.


Really good hostel, great location and friendly staff. Easy going and good to meet people. Cleanliness is a issue. Good wifi!

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