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Had a really nice stay at Oztel. Good, safe location with lots of restaurants and useful things like laundry in walking distance. We stayed in the Amor de Madre double room and loved it! The room has a little patio where you can gaze at Cristo Redentor while sunbathing. Lovely air conditioning in the room, good wifi and not too far from the beaches or the sights.
Not impressed. Staff at reception aside of two guys that left were unprofessional and very pushy for payment when extending days etc hence no trust. The AC in the dorm made me violently ill and I switched hostels. There is one control at reception which doesn't help for temperature cntrol
Hostel Oztel is about a 20 minute walk to Copacabana beach and the main part of Botafogo. Our room was not really clean and had mould in the bathroom and the shower was freezing cold the whole time we were there. The staff were friendly overall and the location was central to most attractions, but we would probably not stay there again.
I think the hostel should decide if it wants to be that or a bar, music so loud earplugs couldn't help until 4am wasn't ideal. It is a nice and clean hostel but we had extra people sleeping on the floor in an already cramped room, and the air conditioned turned onto 17 degrees at night which didn't make for a pleasant stay.