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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!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
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.
The place was crowded but still clean all the time. The staff is amazingly nice. And it's in a great spot in Santa Teresa, the best neighborhood in Rio!
Sante Hostel is our favourite place to stay in Rio and will be definitely coming back again. Bells and David's knowledge of the city is invaluable and they were always happy to help. The hostel was really clean and the spacious kitchen is the best we have experienced on our trip. The hostel isn't too big and has a fantastic communal atmosphere. Breakfast is excellent- plenty of fruit and now has us addicted to cheese and ham toasties. Sante Teresa is a great safe neighbourhood to stay in.