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Refugio Hostel Reviews

Rua das Laranjeiras, 125, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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89%

Rating
189 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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86%

Just stayed one night there. Very nice and helpfull staff! Clean rooms and lots of bathroom ;)


100%

Refugio Hostel ! really good hostel in Rio! the price is good and nice staff have great "cafe da manha" too!


94%

Front rooms subject to traffic noise, otherwise location is great. Close to Flamingo Beach. Staff tries hard, friendly and speaks good English. Quality lunch. Discount for guests. Security is high. 10 bed room design allows for unusual privacy Nice kitchen and large dining for guests. Lounge area on roof. Buss #133 from regional buss station. Professionally run.


86%

Very good value for money in Rio. 3 minutes from the metro. The staff speak perfect english.


91%

Great hostel, helpful staff, nice restaurant with good breakfast. Good area with shops, restaurant and metro nearby.


100%

Great staff, awesome building and loved the open bbq área. Its in a much nicer área tan copacobana


94%

This hostel is made with love and you can feel it! Such a warm, friendly place with great hangout areas and good dorms. They produce their own map which is very helpful. A tip how to get there cheap from the Bus station: Take bus 133 from the city bus station (just next to the Interstate/city one) and get off at Largo di Machado, then walk 3 blocks. as descriped from the station. Cost only 3R$!


91%

Good hostel. Very clean, good wifi, free towel and good breakfast. Lovely roof terrace to sit on and kitchen well kitted out. The staff were particularly helpful. Would happily stay again.


60%

Hostel parece ok, mas detalhes fazem a diferença. O atendimento é ok, os banheiros não foram limpos, a cama é boa! localização longe da praia. Faltam algumas coisas.

  • 9th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

We enjoyed our stay at refugio, friendly staff always up for a laugh..great common area, all you can eat bbq on some wknds for 25 reais pp. great clean wash rooms at a good size, the dorm bunks are solid so you dont feel the bed will collapse during your sleep. The door handles on the dorms we stayed in were always falling off, they were temp fixed buti think they should just renew them. Basic breakfast. Help yourself to beer whenever and just pay tab on departure. All in all i would stay again!


100%

I've been at this place for a couple days. The staff is really helpful and friendly. this hostel is located in a very good and safe neighborhood, with a lot of things to do. It is close to the subway system and there are a lot of bus routes you can take to go a lot of places in the city. I stayed in a 10 people bedroom. The room had very nice beds with individual bed lamps , and very good closets. The wifi is really good, and fast.

  • 1st Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

I really loved that hostel, and I will surely return. I thought the rooms were big and clean and there was a lot os spots to chill out. The employees were amazing and service excellent. I recommand it to any backpacker, it's really amazing. -xxx-


94%

Highly recommended hostel. Great location in safe residential neighbourhood but close to metro so you can get anywhere in city very easily. Really helpful reception desk staff. We'd stay here again if we returned to Rio.


94%

It's a really nice hostel to stay in. The 6 beds room is not too small. The staffs and location are pretty good:)) highly recommend 👍

  • 25th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

The hostel is located in a very nice building in a pretty neighbourhood only 5 min from a metro station. The matresses are really soft, could be a problem if you have back issues but everything else was perfectly fine. We decided to stay one night more. Staff is nice and helps you with everything. Internet didn't work well in our dorm but in the rest of the building there wasn't any problem. Nice open kitchen and terrace.


91%

I had a great time here. I felt safe staying here & to commute around was easy. The set up and approach is novel compared to other hostels i've visited. A rather calm atmosphere when I was around, & that's exactly what I was searching for. The staff was very helpful & friendly. I only hope they develop a stronger climbing community or related activities in the future for people actually interested!


100%

Helpful and friendly staff, good breakfast. Refugio hostel is an amazing place to meet other travellers, they have these great common areas. They offer different kinds of tours, but the City Tour recommended by the hostel is a must do, excellent guide and you visit all the main hotspots in once. The neighbourhood is nice, close to the metro station that takes you anywhere you need to go.


97%

I had an amazing time at the Refugio Hostel! Whenever I came back from an exhausting day in Rio as soon as I entered the hostel I felt like home. The people do an amazing job preparing a very good breakfast, offering various activities in and around Rio and helping you to enjoy your time! Definitely my number one recommendation in Rio de Janeiro!

  • 16th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Great value for money. Seems that the owner already travelled a lot, so the hostel is really well thought in every problems that normally you find in another hostels. The bed is confortable and clean, the space between the beds is bigger so you wont knock your head. There is a spot and a light in every bed. Bathroom is clean, but had some problems with the hot water. Staff very friendly and helpful. Good location.


91%

It is located in a very good neighborhood. Near the subway and a bus station which you can visit almost everyplace in Rio.


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