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Refugio Hostel Reviews

Rua das Laranjeiras, 125, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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252 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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


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


Good design of hostel. Good kitchen and showers. The atmosphere was not great the night I stayed but that is dependant on guests so not hostels fault. The mattresses were terrible. just foam covered in PVC so I sweat my nuts off that night as the room was stuffy. It's an ok hostel for 1 or 2 nights


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


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.


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.


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


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


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


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$!


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.


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)

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