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Rio Forest Hostel Reviews

Rua Joaquim Murtinho,517 Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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42 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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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.


I loved this hostel and returned the following month. Staff are fantastic, really friendly and helpful. Really loved staying near the bars of Lapa. The hostel bar area is nice and the little dipping pool too. As are the other 2 new longue areas. I was there when they had a BBQ


Overpriced for the world cup (as expected though) Some staff did not speak english that well (the night shift people)

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