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Santê Hostel Reviews

Rua Felicio dos Santos, 62, Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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57 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 97%Security
  • 78%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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great comunal área and lovely staff who help you with everything. However, as a forewarning the dormitory is very very small, but that is what you get for paying a good price in Rio! Also the dorm and the bathroom could be kept a little cleaner.


The only suggestions we have would be to address the dripping noises. It is loud and may be from the neighbors or maybe from the room next door, but we didn't get much sleep between that and the neighbors dog. Also I would recommend providing a bigger blanket besides the small yellow one for one person in the suite. It wasn't cold or anything but some coverage for comfort would have been nice. Other than that, everything was perfect!

  • 31st May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Perfect Hostel, perfect staff, had a great time, highly recommended!!


Poorly located high on Santa Teresa hill with the only transport options being bus or taxi, however after a night out in Lapa buses are very infrequent and taxis refuse to go up the hill. The staff don't engage at all and are not very helpful - 'I think the bus number from town to here is 14'. I was in a packed 12 bed dorm, so packed staff asked me to leave my backpack outside of the room. Cleaning of bathroom consisted of simply emptying the bins. No atmosphere. Avoid if you can.


Santê was amazing, the rooms are really spacious and the guys running it ( David and his sister Isabela) are always willing to go for the extra mile when it comes to make you happy. The place is in the Historic Neighborhood, so there is plenty of stuff to see there and you have bus stations really nearby to get to everywhere.


This hostel is far from the center unless you take transportation. The staff is nice but they only answer questions- they do not really speak to the travelers or take you out or anything. Everyone kind of keeps to themselves. Completely not what I was looking for, but may be good for some.

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