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The hostel is pretty nice, the staff speaks english and they are cool people. The only problem i found was that is not very close to a metro station and is up in the hill, so the going up after a day of sightseen in the sun is horrible, but the view from the hostal is really nice.
The staff was great, but facilities weren't the best air con started leaking and leaked for the lockers and on to my clothes rooms were clean the location is great but a lot of stairs to climb up to if your coming back from lapa famous street party but very close to the steps it's like 10 minutes away
Loved this hostel! Such a cool location, up in the hills with a beautiful view, minutes walk from Santa Teresa ( going uphill ) and from Lapa
Stayed for 4 nights and had a really nice stay. It's at the top of Santa Teresa (above lapa) and has incredible views of the city and the coast. The walk up to the hostel is long/steep (25 mins from Gloria metro) but we liked being a little tucked away because we had a chance to explore an area we otherwise probably wouln't have. Breakfast was good (fresh fruit, toast, hot drinks). Showers weren't hot but didn't matter in the heat. Hostel itself is beautiful with cool bar but empty and quiet
We came during off season, and the city was working on the tram that went up the steep hills of Santa Teresa. So, we had quite a hike up to the hostel and then there are a decent amount of stairs to the hostel once inside the gate and then again to the rooms. But it was within walking distance to Lapa.