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Refugio Hostel Reviews

Rua das Laranjeiras, 125, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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88%

Rating
201 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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100%

Great hostel! Very happy to find this place in Rio, just a few minutes from a major metro stop, close to Christ the Redeemer and had the best decorations and atmosphere! Loved it!


80%

i really like refugio hostel. it is very conveniently located (walking distance to metro and on even ground). the area around is nice and relaxed and has all you´ll need (shops but also a praca to hang out listen to music and drink beer in the evening). it has some great things like individual lamps and a socket at each bed. the rooms are really high and the bunk beds are really good. unfortunately the mattresses are really poor (too soft). all front rooms are noisy though.


83%

Could use more people as it was a bit quiet during the week (seemed to be people staying longer). Stayed in a 10 bed which had the privacy of a 4 bed which was awesome. Good set up and room was flash with bottom bunks that you could sit up in (which is a rarity) Kitchen was reasonably stoked and staff used it for lunch. Only drawback was that there seemed to be not many (no) hostel events organised and the main focus appeared to be the bistro that was open to the public for lunch.


63%

Not the best hostel I stayed in. Beds were very uncomfortable, mattresses kind of hospital-style and bunk beds on top so low that you barely couldn't sleep. As well, the 10 bed dorm is kind of a living room of brazilians which is nice to get some good information but as they are out every night, people get home late anf sleep in. Nonetheless, breakfast was pretty good with coffee, sandwiches and fresh melons.


94%

A bit quiet for younger people perhaps, however as a place is excellent!


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.


100%

This is one of the best hostels I have ever stayed in. Ideal for meeting new people. But the best thing about this hostel is amazing and knowledgeable staff who were happy to help seek out local destinations and give suggestions on places and neat things to see / do. Can't beat the location or the price. Would definitely recommend.


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)


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