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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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143 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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Best hostel in Rio! This place is my home away from home and I have already booked my next stay here!! The staff are amazing. Always helpful and fun! Wifi works well and the breakfast is great. Rooms are always clean and air con works great. The hostel has a really relaxed friendly vibe where you can socialise or just chill. It's right next to the metro and the shopping mall and there are some great bars and restaurants around. I can't compliment this place enough. I love Rio Soul! ❤️

  • 28th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Good all round hostel. Breakfast is the biggest let down. And no wi-fi in the rooms. Other than that its a good hostel in a perfect location in Rio.


I was expecting more about this hostel. The toilets are very dirty and the triple beds are horrible to climb. After two night I moved to a different hostel.


Great hostel with a great staff! Everyone was really helpfull and gave us good advices. The location is perfect: next to a shopping mall with atm's, 2 min from the Metro, in walking distance of Sugar Loaf Mountain and there are some nice bars and restaurants around the corner where locals go out. A basic breakfast is included, the rooms have aircon and the wifi is fast and always working. The perfect location to have an amazing time is this awesome city


there have two stair to get to the room. one of stair is behind of the kitchen. room and share bathroom is too dirty. and too small.. it's not enough to move inside.. how can use it? 6 dome room's airconditon is out of order.. no wind.. too wet, hot, dirty, small. is it a hostel? and not cheap... and don't trust the pictures in the hostelworld.com.. it's a making pictures.. not so much clean and new... old...old....dirty.. small. wet..hot...


The location is fantastic (2 minutes to Botafogo metro, plenty of buses to everywhere in the city, shopping centre, cheap food stalls and supermarkets around the corner). Staff is very likeable with excellent English knowledge. AC and WIFI work fine. The hostel's facilities, unfortunately, are somehow run down. Also the dorm rooms are super-small. My 6 bed dormitory I chose for a little bit more comfort was appr. 4-5 m² with 3-storey bunk beds. Cheap though.

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