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Santa Mix Hostel Reviews

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

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305 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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I have stayed in the for a few days. It has a terrific atmosphere and great stuff. But climbing that mountain in +40C is no fun. Additionally one shower only. which is not enough. and terrible uncomfortable beds. More like hammocks than beds. Had back pain because of those


the cleanliness of the whole hostel just needs a really good clean and the bathroom cleaned more then once over the three days we were there. The A/C leaked as well all over the floor we had to put a towel down. We knew that the prices go up almost 4 times as much over carnival but for what we paid in cash as the card machine was extra was really expensive and wish we stayed in a hotel. The kitchen was basic with little work space and not many pan and the ones there were old.


It was our second time in santa mix... And its still a great, comfy place to stay. We loved the terrace with its amazing view over the city. Unfortunately, the pool we knew from our first stay is not there anymore, the internet on the roof (where our room was located) wasnt working at all. All in all, we would definately recommend this hostel because of its good location and the nice atmosphere! Keep up the good work.


The staff is super nice and helpful. Breakfast is very good and beds are comfortable. The only down part is that your are a bit far from Ipanema and Copacabana...where we will try to be next time. From the metro there is a 10 minutes walk up hill...I easily got lazy to go down/up for dinner.


The staff of Santa Mix hostel is very kind, fun and helpful. Also the facilities are excellent and the beds are very comfortable. It was hard to leave, would stay longer and I definately would recommed this place. Thanks to you all Santa Mix!


This hostel is amazing. It's quite small but has a great atmosphere with staff arranging a BBQ (which were so yum) and nights out to Lapa! There is an amazing roof terrace and you can see over Rio. We stayed in the double room and it was a good size with good aircon available from 10pm-10am. Only downside was the area is a bit dodgy on the side roads. If you go out at night always take a taxi


Best of the hostel are the staff, they are the base which my stay was excellent. 100% advisable


One of the best hostels I have stayed at in the entire world (and I traveled for a while). The staff are extremely helpful, they make sure you feel comfortable with everyone in the hostel, plan social events, plan daytime excursions, and help you make plans for what you want to do in Rio. They really care about you experiencing the city to the fullest. On top of that, the facilities are great, good beds and bathrooms and kitchen. Great atmosphere


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!


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


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!!!!!


Great terrasse, great hosts


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.


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 =)


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


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

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


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


located on the top of the hill. no hostel sign - probably they dodge taxes or something. we received no receipt. good breakfast! a bit pricey for service you received. should be max 8-10 euros a night not a penny more. they got guitar there - good thing.


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!


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!!!

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