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Refugio Hostel Reviews

Rua das Laranjeiras, 125, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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268 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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Breakfast included, and pretty good for the region (i.e. decent)! Safe area and close enough to the metro (underground). The staff was able to recommend some good guides/tours/activities (decent price).


Very helpful & kind staff! Nice room, wonderful old house near the city. Enjoyed our stay a lot!


Good hostel for those who are not looking for a party-like hostel. The staff is very nice and helpful, the rooms are nice and clean, but the restrooms were not enough clean.


Our stay at Refugio Hostel was excellent. The hostel is spacious, bright and has a very good vibe to it. The staff also went above and beyond to help us find our way around, book a taxi to the airport and give us advice on how to best avoid long tourist queues. I'd definitely recommend this place to my friends, if will stay there next time i'm in Rio!


Really really social hostel to visit. I made so many great friends and even went back to stay a second time!

  • 29th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Nicely located a short bus ride from Cristo and a short walk from the metro. Staff were hit and miss. Some were more helpful than others. Plenty of nice communal places to chill out. Rooms were hot and a bit cramped. Beds were so-so as were the bathrooms. Make sure you go with plenty of clean clothes. Has no laundry facilities and there are none close by. Breakfast is ok. If you like ham and cheese toasties every day.


We picked this place because we had to spent one night before traveling to Ilha Grande, so the location didn't really matter that much. Given these circumstances, we really enjoyed our stay. Also, thank you for allowing us to pay the full amount upon arrival, not via the very unsecure credit card pre-authorization form that we were supposed to fill out and email back!


very very clean, common area very big and well equiped. confortable and clean beds, with AC, very friendly stuff who speaks very well english. the only downside of it were the broken lockers - not everybody had lockers and they didn't repair them, so make sure you have your own way of locking your valuable belongings and you will be fine.


Refúgio Hostel was a quite good option to stay in Rio. The staff was really helpful and fun! The only things I didn't like much was that if you take the top part of the bunk the ceiling will be right at your forehead (room: 10 ppl) and the air conditioning only starts working at 10pm, so if you wanna take an afternoon nap in summer, it's not gonna happen.

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