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Travessa Cristiano Lacorte, Casa 46, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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31 Total Reviews
  • 38%Value For Money
  • 63%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 55%Staff
  • 45%Atmosphere
  • 40%Cleanliness
  • 38%Facilities

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The location is good near Copacabana beach. That's the only reason to stay in this hostel. The staff was unfriendly, rooms were dark and unclean and full of stuff that didn't seem to belong to anyone. Wifi barely works. The craziest thing in this hostel was that there were enough toilets and showers but they like to make things a bit more complicated. Every room had only one shower and toilet at toilet/shower area and they were locked. So to get shower, you had to go to reception and ask key.


Had a nice time


Terrible, very unhygienic . There was no ventilation, the air was thick with mold, staff were terribly unfriendly and unwelcoming! The hostel ruined my Copabanna experience for me. Very disappointed.


Way overpriced, basically only paying to have a Roof over head near the beach... Cleanliness of the place is nasty, bathroom is one little room with 3 different doors and inside each door a toilet and a shower, very small space, needless to say unsanitary and disgusting. 'Kitchen' is unusable only fridge as storage,, cant even take a cup because the ogre lady/owner/manager will get mad. Staff is unhelpful and not friendly, same latin lady that runs the place is mean. Beds horrible to sleep on.


Wifi here would cut in and out all the time. Being on my own it was also very hard to meet people as there was no atmosphere. Toilet facilities were cleaned daily but were in a very poor state. I would recommend this only for a quick one night stay. Was way overpriced even for the World Cup but that's Rio. The big positive is it is very close to Copacobana beach and not too far from Ipanema as well.


Dirtiest, most vile place I've stayed. Front desk is not helpful and there is no atmosphere. Great location to take in the World Cup but that is all. Stay here if you like bed bugs and mold.


Nice staff. Didn't speak much English but we're helpful and friendly in Spanish. Nothing to brag about but the Place got the job done.


This building with rooms should not be run as a hostel. Too many beds were packed into each room, the staff was unfriendly, the rooms were uncomfortably hot, the facilities were dirty, and the only fire exit out of the entire place was the front entrance which is gated and can only be opened by a button controlled by the receptionist. If there is a fire, people could die because so many people are packed into this building and there is only one fire exit.

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