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Refugio Hostel Reviews

Rua das Laranjeiras, 125, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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83%

Rating
266 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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86%

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

  • 28th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


86%

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.


100%

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!


89%

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)


71%

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.


86%

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!


94%

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.


89%

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.


69%

This was a calm and relaxed hostel during my extended stay. The beds are comfortable and the linens are fresh. The breakfast was good, fresh fruit, strong coffee, and breads. The kitchen space was clean and airy. On the flip side, our 6 person dorm was very cramped, and did not allow for much space for luggage. This was a bit dangerous at night, as the floor space was covered once we were near capacity. No A/C during day hours. The showers needed to be cleaned. The roof area needs more furniture

  • 28th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

It is a great place, located close to Metro station and in middle of all the places you must see in Rio. The staff in the hostel is very good, super helpful and super nice.


86%

Excellent location close to the Largo do Machado subway. The neighborhood is safe and locals gather at night at the near São Salvador square. Lapa can be reached in a 30 min walk, the beaches are between 3 and 7 subway stops away. The hostel is well organized and clean. The owners are trying to do the best for their guests, e.g. parties and vegetarian food. On the downside: no laundry service (could easily be organized); reception staff not always well informed (e.g. way to Dois Irmãos hill).


89%

the only bad thing is the internet. very poor. they have new management and are doing their best to fix it. i am a 67 year old guy who spends a lot of time in Brasil. what i really like about the Refugio are the clients. you get the usual young travelers who are nice and they are not the typical "party animals" like the people who stay in places in Copacabana. even better,students and working people stay there. basically a good mix of travelers.

  • 10th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


86%

the location is great if you don't want to stay with the party crowed but still be close to the center of Rio. Staff was really great and helpfull (concerning informations on Rio and also further travelling details).


71%

Only here for 1 night before I went home. Seems a decent hostel. Average breakfast but I have my own cereal. Near Flamengo main area with restaurants. Supermarket nearby. About 5 min walk from bus stop. Easy to get to stop from bus terminal with 4 buses going from there to the stop which is just past a bridge. Numerous other buses go past connecting other main sights.




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