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Samba Green Hostel Reviews

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

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89%

Rating
366 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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77%

The hostel was nice, and the staff were very helpful and friendly people. A good choice if you want to socialize and party. 10-15 min walk to the metro, but there are buses leaving close by that can take you to Copacabana etc. Good facilities and clean.


86%

Personnel didisponible. Cadre sympa et reposant.

  • 1st May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

A very friendly and quieter hostel located in the residential neighborhood of Botafogo. It's about a 25 minute walk to Copacabana beach or Sugar Loaf! Plenty of restaurants and a grocery store nearby. The wifi was pretty spotty and refused to work when it rained. Showers were a little weak and dirty as well. The friendly staff made up for these minor setbacks though! I would definitely come back here :)


89%

Great, friendly staff that were super helpful by helping me manage with the airport and airlines in recovering my lost bags in record time! The atmosphere of the hostel is also great - I wish I had more time and was there under less stressful circumstances, it would have been wonderful!

  • 22nd Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Muito bom! Atendentes atenciosos, lugar limpo, localização boa. Voltaria com certeza.


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.

  • 28th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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.


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