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Santa Mix Hostel Reviews

Rua Santa Cristina, 89, Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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92%

Rating
291 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 95%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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91%

You come here for the atmosphere. Extremely helpful staff combined with open-minded people make it a perfect stay in one the most interesting cities in the world!


86%

Staff is really nice and warm, the atmosphere is incredible. Bathrooms could be cleaner.


100%

What to say?!? .... This place is actually amazing!!! From the people working there (Gabriel, you are a star), to the location, vibe and people it attracts (let me not forget that fantastic rooftop and the hostal's feline friend). Had a great time at Santa Mix and would most definitely recommend this place to anyone wanting to explore Rio. Although not close to the beach (ie. Copacabana) it is so easy to get there, as the metro station drops you straight to Ipanema beach in 15 mins! Perfect!!!!!


91%

Great terrasse, great hosts


83%

We only stayed for three nights and for us the hostel had everything we needed. The shower was always clean, the toilet was not as clean, as it got used more, but it was an acceptable standard. We could lock our room and the hostel felt secure. We found the area around the hostel to be safe and it was only a five-ten minute walk to the nearest underground. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and helpful. Breakfast was nice and there was plenty of it.


91%

Staff is very friendly and helpful. The breakfast is awesome (fresh fruit, cake, toast, cheese, ham, jam, coffee, tea). You can chill out on the rooftop with an amazing view over Rio and the cute "zebra cat". The taxi ride from the bus station was very expensive, but we arrived on a Sunday and taxi prices seem to be more expensive on weekends. It's very close to the restaurant and bar street in Santa Teresa and some supermarkets are close by. We enjoyed our stay very much =)


83%

Long walk halfway up the Santa Teresa hill. There was a bit of an issue with staff from the hostel and easy transfer staff


89%

Friendly atmosphere, Clean. Safe. Rising mood breakfest. Velga from Latvia

  • 15th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Latvia
  • Mixed Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


80%

Nice and cozy hostel for people who like it more quiet. And a realy good plus: the breakfast it more than enough!


89%

I loved my stay here. It's a good neighbourhood to stay in while visiting Rio. The staff is very nice and helpful. The beds are comfortable and the breakfast good. I will stay here again if I'm in Rio again. Thanks!


100%

Thank you for staying twice in your hostel Nik, thanks also to the hostel stuff, thanks very much Gabriel and Bernard!! Best rate for you!!!


100%

The staff was very helpful - the even let me use their phone for a long distance call when I needed it. The hostel is charming, the breakfast is delicious, with fresh fruit juice every day.


91%

As always the stay was great and i had an enjoyable time.

  • 7th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Trinidad And Tobago
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Brilliant place!! Definitely recommend it to anyone!!

  • 12th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Santa Mix is super!! Really great location close to downtown Santa Teresa (super cute bohemian neighborhood with great restaurants and outdoor bars) and the Gloria metro station, safe and quiet neighborhood. The rooms had air conditioner, fans, and lockers, the beds were comfortable, and the hostel never got too noisy. Really nice upstairs patio. The breakfast is good -- bread, cheese, ham, fruits, coffee, milk, and fresh juice. Friendly and helpful staff. WiFi service is very good.

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100%

I came for the second time to santa mix on less than a week because everything in Paraty was sold out! I booked late at night but when we arrived Jorge was there waitibg for su with our beds ready! Once again, Gabriel, Jorge and Marce shined, thats why we decided to go back! Nothing feels better than being treated nice, and this staff is pretty good about doing that! All the services are good! They have netflix, WiFi, hot showers, kitchen, a great terrace and even a music studio! Cheers santamix


100%

I really enjoyed staying at this hostel! O arrived late, 2;30am and Gabriel was there to help me out! Marce, who does the breadas y and cleaning is very accomodating and nice! Love the atmohphere! The WiFi is pretty good! There is hot water! The metro and bus station is close by! The hostel is in a nice and safe part of town! And the people that work there are very nice! Thanks Gabriel, Marce and Jorge, you guys made our stay very pleasant!


89%

We had the perfect stay in Rio in Santa mix!its a small hostel so you get to know everyone


100%

Excellent staff!!! Very nice place for your time in Rio. Perfect for artist, musicians and all kind of backpackers. There's a wonderful terrace at the top with panoramic view over Rios city center and a studio with about 20 different guitars to play :) Don't miss the Caipirinha nights!!! ;) Highly recommended!!!


97%

A very welcoming hostel (only my second one ever), but no problems and certain amenities made things easier. eg. buying water, soda, laundry.


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