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Rio Soul Hostel

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6.7
Good 199 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 6.6
  • Security 7.8
  • Location 9.0
  • Staff 7.1
  • Atmosphere 7.3
  • Cleanliness 4.7
  • Facilities 4.7
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6.7
Good 199 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 6.6
  • Security 7.8
  • Location 9.0
  • Staff 7.1
  • Atmosphere 7.3
  • Cleanliness 4.7
  • Facilities 4.7

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23rd Feb 2017
6.0

This place was pretty nasty. The AC in the rooms is only on from 10 to 10. So when you want to sleep in... forget about it. The rooms get insanley hot. They also cram 12 people in triple high bunks into a room fit for maybe 3 people. No room to walk! Bathrooms are disgusting. common areas are pretty cool. Not a place i can recommend.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • michelledinn901827
  • Australia, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 4 reviews
22nd Feb 2017
7.4

Great atmosphere in this Hostel. Was a great place to stay during Carnivale as the area was away from the Blocos. The gentleman behind the bar was highly hospitable and really created a great vibe. Unfortunately during our stay, in our 15 person mixed dorm, we had no running water in the showers, sinks and toilets. Made the room very unsanitary. Due to this, we spent the remainder of our time in another hostel in Botafogo.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
  • 18 reviews
22nd Feb 2017
4.6

I have been travelling for 7 months through Central and South America. This hostel is by far the worst I have experienced and that is saying something. I was here for carnival so didn't have high expectations as it is a busy period. However the tiny bathrooms were so disgusting- they stank of urine and the bins overflowing on the floor. VERY rude staff; unacceptably so. The breakfast was a joke, and the kitchen was awfully ill equipped. The rooms are dirty and so hot in the day and without fans.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 2.0Facilities
    • 2.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands, Female, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
18th Feb 2017
5.4

Although the location is great and the neighborhood is very safe, it's not a great hostel. Way too many beds per room, no space to leave your luggage. Second the place is run down and needs maintenance, beds are so old you can feel every part right through it. Breakfast is poor, kitchen facilities not sufficient and no activities organized by the hostel.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 2.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
  • 20 reviews
17th Feb 2017
6.0

Staff here were rude and very unhelpful during our stay. Kitchen is very poorly equipped - didn't even have bowls to use! And is unavailable during breakfast hours so if you don't want stale white bread and jam and cake for breakfast you can't even cook your own food. Toilets were not cleaned and bins not emptied not often enough. The only redeeming feature is the location which was perfect. In the heart of Botafogo. Good potential but missed the mark for us.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 2.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
29th Dec 2016
5.4

AWFUL!!! Bad, dirty and old facilities. Owner turn off air conditioning in ridiculous times, this don't let you sleep. I don't recommend it, I only stayed there because of the little family I create with other countries people.

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 2.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness

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