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Mambembe Hostel

Rua Joaquim Murtinho, 251, Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


  • 88%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

Property Information:

The Mambembe family invites you to stay at Mambembe Hostel which is located in the cultural neighborhood of Santa Teresa right next to the bohemian neighborhood Lapa. Our hostel has three 9 bed dorms and three private rooms. The premises include: fully equipped kitchen, free wifi, guest computers, reception & tourist information desk, living room with smart TV, bar and several outdoor chill out areas. Our customized mattresses (200cm x 90cm) will make sure you have a relaxing, good night’s sleep. Personal power outlets, reading lights, lockers and ceiling fans are also provided.

A five minute walk down the road take you to Lapa, famous for it’s legendary street parties. The nearby bus and metro stops guarantee an easy and fast access to Rio´s picturesque beaches.

Developed by world travelers, Mambembe hostel provides a cozy home-stay feeling. We would like to share our experiences with you and show you why Rio de Janeiro is such a special place. A place where music, carnival, fun and joy are often present in the most unexpected places and moments.

Come stay with us! Mambembe Hostel is your home away from home, your quiet refuge in this vibrant city, a place to meet fellow travelers, a place to remind you of what traveling is all about. See you soon!

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  • Latest Review

    Only stayed for one night but from what I saw it was a really well run hostel and had a funky and retro vibe and really cool atmosphere. Three dislikes: 1) there was no aircon in our room only a fan and the heat at night was terrible. 2) When we arrived 2 different dorms were booked for the 2 person reservation we made. 3) the sign for he Hostel is soooo small we almost missed it.
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      Anonymous, South Africa, Male, 25-30
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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • PlayStation
  • Reading Light
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine


  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Taxes Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

If you have to cancel your booking, you must do it at least 48hrs before arrival. Check in: 14:00 Check out: 12:00 You may be contacted by the property requesting the CVV code of the credit card used for this booking. When paying by credit or debit card a fee of 4% of the total price will be charged. 2016 New year's eve: Conditions: Minimum of 4 nights (Dec 28th - Jan 4th) Carnival 2016 Conditions: Minimum of 5 nights (Feb 5th - 10th). Olympics 2016 Conditions: Minimum of 5 nights (Aug 3re - 21st). Special conditions for new year's, carnival and olympics: Payment Method: Credit card or bank transfer. Payment policy for Olympics: 50% payment in advance is required. After your booking is confirmed by hostelworld.com (http://hostelworld.com) you will be contacted to proceed and arrange the payment method. Failure to complete the payment within 72 hours will result in cancellation of your booking. Cancellation Policy: A minimum of two months prior to check in date is required.

Mambembe Hostel Located at Rua Joaquim Murtinho, 251, Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro.
Mambembe Hostel
Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro 20241320 Rua Joaquim Murtinho, 251, Santa Teresa
87% 195
-22.9161614 -43.1811640
Mambembe Hostel
    Rooms available     Standard Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom     Standard 9 Bed Mixed Dorm     Basic 9 Bed Mixed Dorm     9 Bed Mixed Dorm     Basic Twin Private Shared Bathroom
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