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Rua Guilhermina Guinle 127, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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79 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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The room was unpleasantly cold at night


Great hostel in the heart of Botafogo, walking distance to metro, buses, mercado and botafogo beach, the staff were really helpful, everything was really cleaned daily, breakfast great, wifi didnt also work well but hostel was really full. Enjoyed my stay here would definatly stay again


Nice and spacy hostel,interesting design and good maintainance and good breakfast! it's a large hostel with many rooms which are also spacy and cosy and we stayed for 2 nights so we can say it was really nice and to feel a bit of other neighbourhoods instead Ipanema or Copa... Really great hostel and place to stay,didn't charge for taking shower after check-out and before out going to airplane,really cool!


Excelent Hostel. The staff is extremely efficient, proactive and friendly. Felt Like home. 10/10. Would stay again.

  • 12th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)




Nice hostel. Cool decor. Clean rooms. Good AC. Strong shower pressure. Not much common space - annoying that you can't sit down in the main lobby or courtyard area without buying something to eat or drink.


Very helpful staff and great location. Not to mention the awesome breakfast they serve daily. I liked the restrobar they had inside the hostel but it certainly lacks the typical hostel ambience. However, the staff didn't mind outside food/drinks consumed at the restrobar, which was good.


Nice rooms, showers were okay. Walk to the metro station in Botafogo very close, can get to anywhere in Rio from there. Hostel staff were helpful, receptionist was great she gave us loads of info on arrival. Mariano the barman was great, but the hostel lacked the hostel atmosphere we were looking for. Food wasn't the best either.

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