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Mambembe Hostel Reviews

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

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121 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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It is a perfect place to discover Rio, the team is really welcoming, the neibourhood is excellent to visit the city and enjoy ing the night life, vers good breakfast and good equipment (kitchen, terace... ), Nice people You hâve to go

  • 28th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Mambembe is a wonderful place. It is not just rooms and breakfast located in beautiful Santa Teresa. It is rather a Refugium providing a Family-like atmosphere, interesting open-minded staff and guests, Music, creativity, arts and collectivity. I highly recommend Mambembe to everyone who does not solely look for a hostel bed and tourism, but who wants to experience Rio de Janeiro among fascinating People from all over the world.

  • 22nd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This felt more like a big share house than a hostel as its very casual. The staff are friendly, especially Oliver. We did find it a bit difficult to always find someone to answer questions and its not really obvious who works there and who is just a long term guest. The location was great for the nightlife. There was construction on the street outside our window which was very loud. Then the party area for the hostel was also outside our window at night. Bring earplugs and a sense of humour.


Excellent hostel, friendly staff and guests. Difficult to leave and would definitely go back. Highly recommended for single travellers. Perfect location to explore Rio. Very chilled place to stay.

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


Great hostel runned by owners. Great breakfast! BIg beds, and "heads up" three bed bunk beds. Be carefull with the google maps instrunctions, from the airport the best option is to take a cab.

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