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Rio Nature Hostel Reviews

Travessa Dona Marciana 31 - Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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57%

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349 Total Reviews
  • 57%Value For Money
  • 57%Security
  • 71%Location
  • 65%Staff
  • 59%Atmosphere
  • 46%Cleanliness
  • 46%Facilities

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40%

One of the worst hostels I had to stay at, staff were rude and unfriendly and place is an overpriced dump.


80%

We stayed in a double room & 10 bed dorm, after reading some of the reviews we were a bit worried but the hostel was lovely! It's basic but clean & for the price you pay it is very decent. The dorms are pretty small though. The views are amazing & feeding the monkeys was incredible! It is in a very good location, we walked mostly but 5 mins down the road there are buses that go to everywhere. The only problem was the fridge didn't work so food kept going off, but overall we enjoyed our stay.


66%

The location is actually just great: between the metro and bus nearby you can get everywhere quite easily and quickly, you can even walk to copacabana and there is a small supermarket close to the hostel. FOr the rest I would not recommend the hostel. The rooms are so hot, more than in any hostel I have been around south america and asia and dirty. Also there were frequent water shortages when I was there... so no shower! The macacos are very cute for sure, but is this worth it. it is up to you


51%

stuff is from another country, they are not interested in any help, dont have information. it wasnt possible to sleep during the night. "calm hour" no exist ... my conclusion - very very bad hostel. dont recommend if you are not brazilian....

  • 15th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Serbia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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71%

Was a good place to stay, cute monkeys, bed was good. It's a hostel so all is relative and for the price I ts what u would expect. 169 steps up... Slightly annoying

  • 24th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


97%

Great place to stay... I really recommend.


49%

The worst hostel in Rio de Janeiro.They literally don't worry about ANYTHING.


94%

Absolutely fantastic and fantasmagoric place. Perfect location in Botafogo, close to the beach and Copacabana/Ipanema; chillaxed Chilean staff and fab hostel structure - something right out of a pre-Katrina New Orleans mixed with Rio´s heat!! (P.S. the monkeys are unbelievable!!:) ) could be cleaner but all in all a great Rio experience.


100%

well i thought the place was great nice location very friendly staff and manager Daniel was exstreamly helpful the bathrooms clean and kitchen good and dorms ok n othing like some of the negative reviews i read at all, in fact i reckon those critics need to have there mjothers aprin strings cut as i,ve travelled all over the world and am a seasoned trveller and been travelling since early backpacking days when it was very basics ,none of the things then like now,Yes so give the place a birl,yeh


29%

We booked a double room but instead were led by a receptionist into a Male Dorm room. She turned the light on and woke them up. The pillows were fithy and the mattress horrendous. We rushed around to settle as to not wake the others. Half an hour later she came in to the room to get us to put us in another room. The room stank of smoke and we later found a cigerette in the drawer. Bathrooms werent cleaned and were moldy. Poor experience all round. Really disappointing.


66%

Friendly and welcoming people, very basic but a suitable place to stay if you only need somewhere to crash. We had no problems apart from one night people on the balcony started playing music loudly in the early hours of the morning.... take ear plugs!

  • 23rd Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


29%

Dirty. Messy. Dont stay there.


43%

This hostel was a huge disappointment. The girl on reception was friendly, but the rooms and hostel on the whole were filthy. Bathrooms were never clean and no hot water at all for the duration of our stay. The dorms were the worst i have ever seen, with used condoms at the foot of our bed from another guest who was staying at the hostel for a long period of time. In the end we checked out a day early, you're better off in the Favelas!

  • 27th Jun 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


46%

We had originally booked this hostel because of the price and location. It's definitely a place for independent travellers or those that prefer to find their own way in the city- there is no help from the reception. Excellent location if your going to rely on the City Buses (they get you anywhere for (R$2.75) the staff like to party longer and harder than any of the guests and if your looking for a bed and a basic breakfast, it's fine!


20%

I am a traveler and have already been to more than 30 hostels. 'Rio Nature' was my worst experience. First, the staff: unfriendly and unprofessional. They do not speak Portuguese, they speak an incompressible English and do not help you with anything (information, maps). Secondly, the cleanliness. HORRIBLE. The bathrooms/kitchen were all dirty, VERY dirty. Finally, the security. a guest had a big problem. Rio is an amazing city! DO NOT spoil/mess you stay going to this hostel.


69%

The hostel was ok, but dirty... The organisation was not good, but the staff was ok. And at the second day, I was very angry about the bathrooms and tell the people that I will make a bad comment in the Internet so they started cleaning and from that day it was much better!! As a comment I would add, thats its such a nice place, because of its location and view with nature and monkeys, but it could be so much prettier if they put some more work in it!!! Many steps you have to climb, but you earn


40%

there are new dorms and old dorm, who are based on the top of the hostel. the bigger dorm, the old one are probably the worst. never see this before. Staff are "ok"...don't try to ask to much, you will feel you make them boring. Don't forget to add your name on your stuffs in the fridge, staff eat your foods. what say else? location? yeah. good. but coppacabana is not the best place to stay in Rio. If you have a little bit more of budget, pay 1 or $2 more and get an hostel more clean.


80%

well, the hostel is great deal for a few of money, but - there are better

  • 28th Mar 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Slovakia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


63%

Friendly staff, all in all a nice place, that may be missing a bit of love in some of his rooms that seem more of a military barrack than from a hostel ;) I am obliged to mention the cool monkeys that appear during breakfast!


100%

Excellent hostel, very well located and clean. I recommend. well-trained staff to inform best city tours.

  • 15th Mar 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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