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Travessa 11 de Maio #16, Cidade Nova, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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68 Total Reviews
  • 98%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 60%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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Nice hostel in a very good location. Easy going atmosphere and friendly staff. On the other hand I think that the hostel is kinda overrated... services are basic, there is just one toilet and cleanliness is not the best. Apart form that It remains anyway a very good cheap option, probably one of the best value for money you can have in Rio.


Amazing hostel. People were pretty cool. Met some really good friends and had the chance to recommend them, some interest places to visit in Peru. Hostel is not so well located, but as soon as you walk in group and don't bother locals, nothing will happen. In general words, really good place to spend your trip at.

  • 28th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Peru
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Brian, you are the best! I really liked going to the Samba school & Lapa Street Party on Friday nights with the Hostel peeps. The atmosphere of the Other Side Hostel is outstanding and the location so close to a Metro station is convenient. Thank you for the many barbeques Brian and his staff has set up during the US Worldcup matches. Thanks again Brian, Candy, etc for making my stay an unforgetable experience during my 11 days in Rio. I might be back in 2 years for the Olympics. Patrick Kruegel


Great hostel! Extremely cheap even before you factor in the free breakfast and Brian who knows his stuff and can always sort you out with whatever info you're after. The location is amazing, an easy walk to Lapa, right by a metro stop and pretty much sat beneath the sambadromo so you're never going to get lost. Finally, it's right next to 25p hotdogs... the obvious choice for Rio.

  • 11th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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