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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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95 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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The location is good, and for the price the hostel is quite good. Is not only that clean and the reception could be better

  • 4th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I really enjoyed the location and atmosphere . The breakfast is really good too. The only thing I think could be better is cleaness , specially of bathrooms. Plus i would like to suggest more options of drinks that would be awesome . ( capivodkas with various fruits) :)


Breakfast was awesome! Staff are really friendly and helpful! Becomes a party hostel at weekends. Amazing location, 5 mins from subway and buses. Beds really comfy!!


Nice hostel in a nice area close to the beach, a shopping centre and bus stops. The dorms are a bit cramped (3-storey bunkbeds!) and the kitchen is a bit small but the atmosphere is good and so is the breakfast. Also, the price is one of the cheapest we found!


Excellent location, average staff, poor cleanliness, good for fast stay.


If i only had 3 words to describe Rio Soul, I would say 'Best Hostel Ever", but since i have a few more ill elaborate. The staff are amazing, all of them. They make you feel like your family while staying there. They are super friendly, down to earth, and very helpful. The atmosphere is awesome if you like to party and have fun, otherwise it may not be the one for you. Great location and close to everything. I will stay at Rio Soul EVERY time I'm in Rio, and will recommend it to everyone i know


Perfect hostel! We traveled to Brazil for the World Cup and we have a nice experience there. In the relation price/quality, we choose thinking that was one of the best option, and was a good decision! The staff is fiendly, and the location is in a beautiful and central area of Rio. Thanks a lot! =)


Really enjoyed our stay at the Rio Soul. The staff were really friendly and helpful. The bathrooms (ladies) were the cleanest I've seen in South America. The location is good too - right next to the metro. Breakfast is good too! The only downsides would be the bedrooms are too cramped (no space for backpacks so you have to hike over them to get to your bed) and also the kitchen facilities weren't the best- you're probably better eating out in one of the restaurants nearby.


Awesome hostel to stay in all the staff were great and the atmosphere every night was good. The 12 bed dorm was a little bit cramped but eveyone made do. The young guys that own it are making lots of improvements where its needed. You wont be disappointed you will have a great time.

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