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Samba Green Hostel Reviews

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

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89%

Rating
406 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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80%

Quirky rooms and really helpful staff, but fairly quiet when we stayed midweek


100%

This.place.ROCKS! Good location, clean, great atmosphere and AMAZING staff! Carlos is THE person to know when staying in Rio! Throw away your lonely planet guide and listen to the man!


83%

Atmosfera excelente, todos os atendentes se relacionam bem com os hóspedes. Acredito que podem melhorar no ambiente dos quartos de maior número de pessoas. Talvez mais ventiladores ou mais bem posicionados. O número de banheiros (sanitários) disponíveis está ok, porém não se apresentam nas melhores condições possíveis. No mais, foi ótimo.

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


91%

Ótima vibe. O pessoal que trabalha lá é super receptivo, muito prestativos, simpáticos, os ambientes são bem agradaveis, café da manhã ótimo e uma ducha excelente.

  • 3rd Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

It´s a great place to stay in Rio. It´s very easy to meet new people there and to experience the culture of the city. Carlos can give great tips about were to spend the day and were to eat. Caipirinha night just makes the stay there even better.


86%

Carlos and the other staff members are very helpful and knowledgeable about Rio. Samba green is in Botofogo which is an excellent area of Rio to stay in.

  • 31st Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


71%

Clean, but basic.


94%

Great hostel, good location, walk to copacabana or the metro to get everywhere. Nice neighbourhood with supermarkets, bars nearby. Also felt really safe walking at night in this area. Staff at the hostel are really friendly and can help you with all questions. Definately come again if I visit Rio in the future.


83%

El lugar está bien ubicado, es una casa con varias habitaciones cerca del metro Botafogo y con bares locales buenos. El personal es muy comprometido y amable. No obstante, si estás buscando un Hostal dónde se promueva la convivencia entre los viajeros o quieras tener un bar, éste no lo es, es más un sitio para dormir y ya.


94%

Fantastic place to stay with everything you need. Good vibes and lovely staff that is willing to help anytime! Also, they have plenty of lockers that are enough big for those huge backpacker bags!


89%

This hostel is all about the owner Carlos, lovely guy, very passionate and helpful about all things Rio. Made our stay much better. Other staff not so great though and hostel is a bit old looking and could do with some paint and some new bedsheets.


100%

Samba Green is the perfect hostel if you are looking to get the full Rio de Janerio experience. The staff were all extremely nice, helpful and knowledgable, especially the owner Carlos. He is always more than willing to spend time talking about local events, restaurants and sights to see. He is truly exceptional at what he does! Botafogo is a great, safe local neighbourhood to stay in... plus it is only a 15 minute walk to Sugar loaf or Copacabana beach. I will definitely stay here again!

  • 20th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Maia and Carlos were very helpful! As a solo female traveler, I felt very taken care of during my stay.


97%

Located at Botafogo at a nice street, we love the hostel and the staff, they help us with a lot of thinks. They are really friendly and you fell like stay in your own home. The subway are fell blocks close, and you can take a lot of bus at RioSul mall, a shopping, who stay at the end of the street.


77%

Great location, decent rooms. Staff ok but a little boring and disorganized. I got quoted different prices when I wanted to stay an extra day. They don't really show you around either but they can hook you up with things to do- but so can any hostel really.


91%

Very good personnal always wanted to help.

  • 11th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

The hostel was excellent! Carlos is such a great guy! He is always in a great mood and always helps wth everything! Noting is ever a problem. I stayed for over a month and I'll be back! The hostel is great, clean, safe and close to everything. I'm very happy with my time spent in Rio! Thank you very much! Your hostel gets a 10/10 from us! :)

  • 9th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

El hotel está bien ubicado, la gente de la recepción siempre tiene buena onda y esta predispuesta a ayudarte con las indicaciones. El desayuno es rico, la cocina está equipada. Limpian los sectores comunes todos los días. Lo único malo es que tanto los baños como las duchas son mixtas. Algunas habitaciones tienen aire acondicionado pero las privadas no ( la pieza es húmeda y no corre aire, las sabanas eran pequeñas para la cama) y a veces falla internet.

  • 6th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Very well located. 15 minutes walking to important sightseeing spots. Very helpful staff and facilities around. Nice breakfast. It was my first time in Rio, but if I come back, Samba Green will be where I stay.


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