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

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Awesome hostel great staff. The only bad bit is the giant hill you have to walk up to get to it everday


Decent breakfast and good location near Lapa (despite the steps!), but only two of the five showers worked when I was there, and the mattresses look and feel about 20yrs old...


I loved my stay at Santa Teresa, if I ever go back to Rio de Janeiro I will definitely stay here again, the staff were friendly and helpful and is located close to the centre of Rio


The wifi almost never worked during my 4 day-stay!


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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 ! :)


O personnal é muito gentil e o lugar onde fica o hostel é perfeito para sair da noite. Não é longe para ir na praia (é muito facil, tem um onibus directo). Foi um bom viajem em Rio e o hostel foi uma boa surpresa!

  • 7th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Agathe, muito obrigada! Esperamos revê-la em breve. Da próxima vez, passar o aniversário aqui. Muitas felicidades Equipe Santa Teresa Central Hostel


Los baños no tenían papel higiénico y varios inodoros no funcionaban. Al no tener aire acondicionado, el calor en las habitaciones era insoportable. Los colchones eran finitos e incómodos. Las puertas de las habitaciones dan a espacios comunes donde la gente toma y grita hasta tarde, por lo que nos costó muchísimo dormir. A mitad de la noche entró en dos ocasiones a la habitación una chica borracha buscando a un tal Antonio a los gritos. Solo nos quedamos 1 noche de las 4 reservadas. No refund.

  • 1st Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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Tamara, Pura falta de comunicação. Voce chegou dizendo que ia para casa de amigo em copacabana e que estava ciente sobre o não reembolso da reserva. Nunca me falou sobre todos os problemas ocasionados, sendo que na época de reveillon, a casa tava cheia, porém a reposição de papel higiênico estava acontecendo. Todas as críticas foram construtivas e vamos trabalhar para nunca mais acontecer esses inconvenientes. A gerencia.


Es un buen lugar. Me encantó mucho.


Los dos muchachos que atienden el hostel, rubén y rodrigo son muy serviciales y respetuosos, había una chica que se encargaba de servir el desayuno y un poco de la parte del orden que siempre estaba de mala cara y no te contestaba bien. El desayuno era bueno, la ubicación no está bien, sí bien el hostel está ubicado en santa teresa, pegado a la escalera dejé azulejos, para llegar hasta el hay una subida tremenda pero tremenda de verdad, sólo se llega de taxi o de ómnibus.

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Olá Victor, foi um prazer recebê-lo no hostel. Para fugir da ladeira, tem onibus saindo da gomes freire na lapa Números: 006, 007 e 014 e salta no largo do curvelo que é 2 quarteiroes do hostel. Essas informações são passadas no check in. Estamos trabalhando muito para melhorar o hostel e críticas construtivas são bem vindas.


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


Es una buena opción precio calidad. El hostal está bueno, tiene condiciones pero no tiene una buena atmósfera.


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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