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Santa Mix Hostel Reviews

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

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319 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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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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