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Rio Soul Hostel Reviews

Rua Professor Alfredo Gomes, 9, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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131 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 66%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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Great hostel at a fantastic price. Would definitely recommend


All was perfect, but at my last day the notebook was stolen, and the guy do all for help;

  • 10th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Hostel in the heart of Botafogo, 2mins walk to the Metro station with easy access to both Lapa nightlife (4 stops north) & Cobacabana/Ipanema for beach days (3/4 stops south). Botafogo feels safe and the locals welcome you as part of the community. I felt a lot safer in this area then compared to Central. The hostel is clean and has a nice outdoor area & chill out room with TV. Also a pool table and bar with happy hours and great caphirinas! The rooms are good value although a little cramped!


Very basic hostel, friendly staff but the ladies in the kitchen/cleaners make you feel like you shoudnt be in there cooking even though its a shared kitchen.


Overall the hostel is good. The room was a bit small for 9 people and their luggages, but the air conditioning works pretty well during the night, making it confortable. There are only 2 female showers for a whole floor, and that was a problem on the weekend when the hostel was full. Both showers were obstructed after some baths, so it was impossible to take a shower. Breakfast was small, but pretty decent. Staff members were really helpfull and even gave us tips about the city.

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