Kariok Hostel Reviews
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This hostel has amazing potential with a beautiful building, very good location and very good facilities, but the atmosphere is quite dead. The staff could do more to promote the hostel and make people feel welcome. The breakfast was great.
Good hostel overall. Comfortable, well located close to a subway station and nice staff. Breakfast was ok. Would recommend to other backpackers.
Gloria isn't the safest or nicest area in Rio, but if you're sensible you should be fine, and it's very close to the subway and to the nightlife of Lapa, which has more bars, restaurants and sights to see. Staff were ok, and there wasn't much atmosphere or buzz like the best hostels have, but the price was good considering it was just before New Year and they didn't hike the prices as much as other hostels did. No A/C, only fans, but rooms and showers fairly decent.