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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;
- Novice Nomad
- 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.