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Samba Green Hostel Reviews

Rua Alvaro Ramos, 394, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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83%

Rating
472 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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100%

Very good vibes in this hostel. The staff is really friendly and helpful and Carlos, the owner, a real Carioca, is still there to share some time with guests, talk about everything and give some tips about Rio.


89%

I enjoyed staying at this hostel. This was my last of the trip where I I've stayed at many hostels. it's pretty simple with a couple of things to improve but the vibe and location is great. we had 3 BBQs in the time I was there and Carlos the owner is a cool guy who gives honest opinions and good advice. Recommend.


69%

Friendly hostel with awesome staff in a great location. Not very clean though, a couple toilets don't flush downstairs and are perpetually clogged. The others always have skid marks on them because the bathrooms aren't cleaned throughout the day. Shower drains are also clogged. This hostel has the potential to be great if it was just washed down with some bleach more often. Besides that, the staff awesome and it's within walking distance to the beach.


100%

Este foi um dos melhores hostels que já me hospedei! Adorei o ambiente acolhedor e que favorece a interação entre seus hóspedes. Pessoal todo muito simpático. Adorei também ter um ventilador e tomadas só para mim. Super recomendo a estadia nesse hostel.


97%

Hands down one of the best hostels in South America! The staff is amazing!!! There were always people ready to do something but they bring the party elsewhere at night so I slept like a baby! The breakfast was more then bread and butter... Finally! Such a great place! Highly recommend it!


80%

The hostel is quite well located, although you have to walk quite a way to enter the subway. The rooms and facilities were super clean, what ist nice. Also the staff was very nice (all of them travelers staying for a couple of months) and could give some good hints what is good to do. The only negative point ist a missing place to hang out: the reception is thought for that, but it is not really cozy, and it is the main hangout for the staff, what is not always what travellers are looking for).

  • 5th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Our time in samba green was amazing, nice people around the atmosphere was what we were looking for, Carlos and staff helped us a lot, I totally recommend this hostel.


74%

Hostel has a nice location, the neighbpurhood is really nice, the meteo station is not far from the hostel. You can walk to the sugar mountain and even to Copacabana. Guys working there are great, really nice and funny. I had a great time there and I wish I could stay longer. The only critic for me is poor breakfast (we are in brazil and there was no fruit, every day just toast) and toilets and kitchen are a bit messy.


100%

tudo muito bem organização, funcionários ótimos e simpáticos, foram dias em que me senti muito bem acomodado.

  • 31st Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

A great little hostel, situated in a safe and relaxed street in Botafogo. It has a social vibe, but without being to much of a party hostel. The owner is very passionate and knowledgeable about Rio, and really wants you to enjoy his city. It was my first hostel in Brazil and Rio, and it was for me a great start.


91%

O casarão na rua tranquila é cama pra dormir, é sala pra ótimos papos e risadas, é bar pra esquenta antes da balada, é relax depois da praia! As acomodações são simples, assim como o café. E o wifi pode melhorar... Banheiros sempre limpos e um ótimo chuveiro! A melhor parte são as pessoas, este time está de parabéns! Obrigada, espero voltar em breve!


66%

Galera muito gente boa! Muito acolhedor ;)

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100%

It is a really amazing place, full of friendly people. The owner, the workers and guests, They really make you feel in home... The good vibes from this place is like Rio in self would say WELCOME. The hostel has a great location near of supermarkets the subway and Copacabana beach . It is very clean and safe too.You can make a lot of friends and go to a parties and enjoy the life inside the hostel as family. absolutely recommended.

  • 15th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Chile
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

O serviço de atendimento foi muito eficiente por telefone e pessoalmente. A vizinhança é muito agradavel.


97%

Adorei os dias que passei no Samba Green. O staff é super simpático, os quartos são ótimos, ótima localização! Com certeza recomendo o lugar e quero voltar!


91%

Carlos and other stuff are so helpful, provide me every detail information of the routes and sights. The facility here is well equipped and the bathroom has hot water and very clean. Besides Carlos's help, another thing I like is the safeness here, I even feel safer than the 4 stars hotel I live in São Paulo. But the breakfast is served a little bit late. And when people gather together, they always speak Portuguese, which is hard for a Chinese 😢

  • 3rd Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Eu e Meu irmão fomos muito bem recebidos no Samba Green. Carlos e sua equipe receberama mim e ao meu irmão muito bem. A localização é boa, perto de Copacaban, Leme, Corcovado, Lagoa e Aeroporto Santos Dumont. Recomendamos na certa!


97%

Travelling is all about meeting people and a huge chance to do this herehere with a good mix of nationalities! Carlos is very helpful, not only with Rio but with the rest of you trip. Was lucky enough to be here for 2 leaving bbqs as well.


100%

Great place, loved the atmosphere, everybody was super nice.To me it was like a 2nd home away from home

  • 14th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Iceland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

The place is good, well located,with great staff, but cleanliness is really average. A regular customer living in the neighbourhood was quite disturbing because drunk most of the time.


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