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

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85 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 68%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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we had the pleasure to meet liam and lisy - they were lovely, very friendly, helpful and made us feel at home! the area is quite safe but also a great experience. it is right next to sambodromo, which would be ideal during carneval and a short walk to lapa. TRY HIS CAIPIRINHA!


O hostel fica numa local bacana e o custo benefício é muito bom. Mas, acho que as camas dos beliches poderiam ter mais espaço entre uma e outra, de modo que a pessoa possa ficar sentada na cama sem precisar se curvar, pois isso é muito desconfortável. E o casal que administra o hostel poderia fumar longe dos quartos, ninguém é obrigada a ficar cheirando fumaça de cigarro.


Very good!


Fue una excelente estancia!. Días inolvidables en Río y en el hostel. Muy recomendado por la ubicación, y razón precio/calidad. Las caipirinhas que prepara el Dueño son las mejores!. Full recomendadas!. Los Dueños te atienden muy bien. El sector es un poco inseguro, hay que tener cuidado, pero buena ubicacion cerca del Centro y Lapa.

  • 20th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Chile
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


As i first time came here was clear that is the best price in Rio, was some prob with cleanless, BUT they CHANGED, i ve got surprised, now i think is the best place around! You shoud try Liam's caipirinhas!


Stayed for a week, the owners are super friendly and help full. Close to METRO and Lapa (Nightlife). Easy access from the airport. All in all worth for a stay!! Thanks again guys!!!


It's absolutly great! When i returned there for the third time it already felt like going home. Liam and his girlfriend Liz are two great people who grew up in this neighborhood, know the City and will help you wherever they can. It was always a very personal atmosphere and it feels nice to stay with people who have a passion for what they do. The hostel is an original of its neighborhood, very authentic, great caipirinha and they put a lot of effort into keeping it clean and sharp! Thank you!

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Thank you Tobias for the kind words. It was a pleasure to have you here and pls, don´t forget to send the pictures you promised to send us. Wish you the best and we hope to see you again if you come back to Rio!


Also it wasnt that clean and we didnt have much room, it was deffenetly a good chois to stay there for 6 nights. Brian makes your stay pretty awesome building a hostal-community. At the end I was sad leaving this amazing hostal.

  • 9th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This is a hostel that won´t stand out for the facilities or the cleanliness, but the good vibes of the hosts. Brian, Liam and Laura are very cool people to share with, and they will tell you to do cool stuff that most of the tourist won´t do. So, being honest: if your traveling experience is about staying in clean and perfect hostel, this is not your place. If you want to experience a different Río, then its perfect for you. Is next to the sambodromo, and a few blocks to the metrô. Thanx bros.


dont expect a hostel like u find it everywhere else. u might think the area isnt safe but u will see it's fine. the people are very friendly and open and there are many great streetfood places. wouldnt stay there for ever but for a few nights its good to see. something different u will like!

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