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Rio Maravilha Hostel Reviews

Rua Sara, 190 Centro Historico, Santo Cristo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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79%

Rating
23 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 69%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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83%

Had missed our booking because of World Cup busy period (for a private double room) but have us a free night in a mixed dorm to ourselves which was good. The room was basic and old but clean and comfortable. The view was good and overall atmosphere was really good


71%

Needed more power sockets and a warm shower. The bar was very good and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The location is good for the coach station and the centre and it isn´t too far to the metro (about a 10 minute walk).


71%

Although basic, this hostel had a lovely atmosphere. Sociable bar and TV area and one of the friendliest hostel owners we have come across on our travels!

  • 22nd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


63%

I only spent one night there. An extended stay there can surely be nice if you know what you are in for. So in the interest of transaparency here are some notes: the advertised bus station or airport pick-up does exist, but only for people staying longer than 4 nights. On the other hand you can get free rides to the center or beach. The hostel is new and still in the process of being refurbished. The area seems dodgy but is supposedly safe (according to owner). It's up the hill on Rua Sara.

  • 17th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

Staff were very helpful and friendly, and took a genuine interest in helping. At weekends they had a free bbq and beer which was a very nice touch. The location is about a fifteen minute walk to the nearest metro and therefore a little out of the way. We moved location further south after a few days (pre-planned) and found it to be much easier to get around. The hostel itself was cheap and cheerful but nothing more.

  • 6th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

owner is friendy nice breakfast but little bit far from bus terminal


97%

What a wonderful place! It felt like a combination between a hostel and couchsurfing, because we got to meet lots of Brazilians, eat typical food, meet Andre's beautiful family and laugh lots! Thank you so much for everything Andre! Great FIFA Spot!

  • 30th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

I just LOVED it. André, The owner, is a fantastic person and is very helpful. He knows everything in Rio and is soooo friendly. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!


86%

Very nice hostel staff, no speak English Hosanna ... (me neither), but she is nice and trying to help. The owner speaks English and is also assisted by the guests.


100%

This wonderful hostel is the perfect place to stay (near the supermarket, busterminal & the stadion) Andre and his family are so welcoming, warmhearted, friendly and helpful, that it was more like staying with good friends!! They even cooked for us typical brazilian food (so delicious). Here you have everything you need (wifi, clean rooms, kitchen, bar, terrace, safe lockers, TV area, free airport transfer, free transfer to Copacabana at 10:30, tours,..& the best hosts ever! Thank you so much!!!


100%

Hey Andre! Thanks again for the great time we had together with you in Rio. It was a pleasure for me/us to stay with you, your family and Claudio in your great Hostel. If somebody is searching for an accommondation in Rio .. Rio Maravilha Hostel is the place to be! Safe, clean, super located, great atmosphere, perfect! we really enjoyed the time with you .. and we found good friends. Greetings to all your family members and Claudio .. also from Mirka and Martin. Thanks and hear you soon, Denis!




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