Home to the world's greatest Hostels

30,000 properties, 180 countries Over 3.5 million guest reviews 21 million bookings

Mambembe Hostel Reviews

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

Reviews & Ratings Explained


151 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

The rating percentage is calculated from customers who booked within the last 12 months.

All ratings and reviews are based on the feedback and opinions of the customers who submitted them and do not express the opinions of Hostelworld.com. This way, you get an up-to-the-minute opinion of just how good a hostel really is.
Read our review guidelines »

  • Show:


well this place turned out to be a great find … i went on a friends recommendation,, was very impressed with the price after comparing it with a few other places and after staying a few days i abandon my plan of changing hostels and staying in other parts of Rio … its very easy to get around from Lapa and things are cheaper in this part of town …the hostel is clean and everything works … the guys that own the place and the staff were very very helpful .. I would recommend this place ..

  • 25th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The beds were comfortable and the breakfast was good, some members of the staff were very helpful and polite while other members were not. There seem to be several long staying guests which gave rise to a strange atmosphere in the hostel. At times one wasn't allowed to sit where one wanted to as the seat was 'reserved' for a long staying guest. The hostel is located in Lapa which is an unsafe area. The water to wash up dishes is always cold and the showers are mostly cold also


Oliver was amazing.. as was the boss lady.. Dan, Sebastian n Micah.. so easy going n friendly.. The city is of course very different to Europe.. n as alot of people live in this hostel full time it has a different vibe to most.. I met amazing people there but there is always one or two you have to watch.. you have that everywhere.. For me I had an amazing Experience.. but you have to know your stuff n watch for some of the locals I'm afraid.. If Nick n Sinah are still there.. but them a beer


The Lapa district is good for those looking for some night life. Artsy neighborhood, and so, not very quiet. It was close access to a popular bus stop and the metro, which accounts for getting around all of rio quite easily. Staff was helpful in guiding us toward fun activities!

  • 15th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


When you are on the road the most exciting thing is who you meet. Mambembe has a special community vibe with super cool staff and many long stay people there. A true backpacker place. The location is perfect and the house is creatively renovated giving it a hippie and inspirational atmosphere. Happy breakfasts are included as well:)

  • 6th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hungary
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Perfect stay, friendly staff, answer all my questions. Lots of areas to sit in and beautiful views. Very comfortable beds and the rooms were a good size. Would defiantly recommend!

1 2 Next » last »
(26 results)

View all Rio de Janeiro Hostels

Please give us your feedback