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Santa Teresa Central Hostel Reviews

Ladeira Santa Teresa 121 - Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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91 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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I had a fantastic time in the hostel. Climbing up the hill was awful every single day, but we knew that before and it was a good workout. ;) We didn´t have air condition in the room, so it was very hot. The toilets sometimes didn´t work properly. But: The staff was very, very friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was really good. We had caipirinha- evenings during carnival in the hostel and they have been the best, I´ve ever tasted. I would definitly recommend that hostel.


Great hostel, only spent one night (unfortunately) . Big rooms, nice light, fresh, huge lockers under the bed. Really nice staff, cheap drinks, 5 minutes away to party area. Party in the hostel too. Only con: at the top of a hill, need to climb, at the same time, there's buses just round the corner. Would come again!!

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thank you Stfan...


Likes: location good for nightlife, staff are some of the best I've had in a hostel. Views, hostel Fri night drinks. Dislikes: location for the beach, no air con, mosquitoes, walking up the stairs to get to it... Especially with backpack. Recommendations: AIR CON! get rid of TV in lounge, more PC's.


Epic, such good vibes

  • 15th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Mayan, thank you very much and we really enjoy with you the period that you and your friend here with us ! :)


We enjoyed our stay there a lot! Great relaxing place, friendly staff and a lot of places to go out nearby, just 5 minutes down the hill


It is a wonderful place. Everybody with a good vibe. All receptionists are lovely and polite. I wanna come back more and more times at Santa Teresa Central Hostel.

  • 19th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Thank you Renato!


Great value for money. Located in a very central location near Lapa and Escadaria Selarón. Breakfast is great with fresh cakes baked daily. Note the area can be dangerous and the hostel is located on a steep hill, so if arrive at night or carrying heavy luggage I suggest getting a taxi. Staff are friendly but you will need to ask questions to get the most out of your experience in Rio.

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Thank you Romano !!!


Amazing staff! Clean place, very well located!

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Hi Alice, we miss you! Thank you!


Really sorry this is late guys... I had such a wonderful time when I stayed here. Everyone looked after me so well. Amazingly helpful - Rodrigo

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Amy, thank you very much, we are miss you ...xxxx


Very nice all the people that works there, they help me if good tips and were very friendly, thanks everbody !! is close to the pubs area, and for all the transports like metro and bus, I really recomend and have a nice view from the city !! Thanks.

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thank you Paulo!

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