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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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108 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 74%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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Stayed here over carnival period. Over 50% of lockers in my room were broken. The lockers can't fit a 60ltr bag anyway. Paying a lot more to stay for carnival and with people wanting to sleep at completely different hours, you would have though 24 hour air conditioning for a few days wouldn't be too much to ask. Apparently so. Seems a place where the staff like to socialise, which to some customers could be considered intimidating. Receptionists were very good. Toilets


Great hostel with a top location 2 min from the metro and bus station, only the dorms were really packed, with 15 people in one dorm and 3 beds per bunk bed...

  • 6th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


good hostel, with a really nice atmosphere and easy to meet people. Nice location in Botafogo. However you will find youself needing to travel away from Botafogo a lot to see the other best parts of Rio


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!

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