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Walk On The Beach Hostel Reviews

Rua Dias da Rocha 85, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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90%

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890 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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97%

Walk on the Beach was the best hostel we stayed at during the World Cup. The front desk staff is very helpful and friendly, as well as the bar staff. All of them could speak Portuguese and English, and some spoke Spanish. They helped us get to any place we needed around all of Rio and showed us where to party as well. They even shared some of their favorite pizza with us! :) The bar is great, the wifi was fast (also desktops available), and the bathrooms were regularly cleaned. Check them out!


83%

Just the furnitures are old fashioned


86%

Great staff and were very helpful. Safe location. Even lent me a towel when i forgot mine. TV room a little bit small.


63%

If you are looking for a party crowd it's a good place to stay. If not find something else.

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Sorry you didn't enjoy the atmosphere. We strive at providing facilities that would serve different needs, but still this is a hostel and it's the World Cup - you might have ended up around a party crowd. Yet there are spots in the hostel where you can hide away from noise, like the chill out area, TV room, etc. We also believe that the scores for each category in reviews reflect a client's overall satisfaction, since it does not make sense to take points off "staff", "security" and "location".

86%

Great location. Nice area to walk around. The beach is very close as well as a bunch of stores and places to eat. There are a bunch of great bars in Ipanema that are a quick/cheap taxi ride away. The hostel bar is nice and the staff is cool! Felipe can play some good jams on the guitar, and Charlotte and Alessandra will show you some great places to eat/drink/dance at!


100%

Staff is the best !!! Stephanie n philipe are the best !!!


94%

This was the best hostel that we stayed at in Brazil. The staff was amazing and were all very friendly and were happy to give suggestions for things to do around the city. The bar was great for meeting new people and was very resonably priced. My only complaint was the bed sheets were a little small but really that wasn't a major issue in the grand scheme of things. Would definitely stay here again!!


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86%

Firstly, this hostel has the best staff I have ever encountered. Knowledgeable, friendly and happy. Also the homemade cake for breakfast is a winner. The downside is the rooms are cramped, very cramped. Not many showers either so waiting to wash or toilet is common. It's a very social hostel so expect noise at any hour of the night. This hostel will suit some, but definitely not others!


86%

Really enjoyed it, staff are crucial to this place and they're all very friendly and talkative, a very good hostel and great bar / meeting point upstairs. Definitely recommended


91%

The staff here are amazing! Stefany and Philippe are the best! Everyone was amazingly helpful! Loved every minute of my stay.


97%

Best hostel in the Copacabana and Ipanema area. The atmosphere is amazing, and the absolutely lovely staff highly contributed to that. The staff are always willing to help or sit down for a friendly chat, and gives you the best tips on what to do with your time in Rio! I could not have asked for a better stay!

  • 21st May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Norway
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Lovely place defo recommend it to anyone i know not a bad word to say about it


97%

Love this place - I was very, very sad to leave. Atmosphere is great, all the staff are really friendly, location is perfect, and they offer a number of different tours, which are all really good. Beds are not te most comfortable but won't hinder a night's sleep - and are aimed at the elimination of bed bugs, which is never a bad thing! Good facilities and wifi (though a couple more bathrooms would be good, maybe?)... Overall a brilliant stay, in my favourite city of South America so far!


100%

Everything about Walk on the Beach hostel was great. I originally booked my stay here for one week with intentions of going to another hostel but decided to stay for 3 weeks instead. I feel like this place is my second home. The staff was great. They are experts with what to see and do and are all so willing to help you. Stefanie was especially awesome because she is so nice and funny!! The bartender Filipe is a really cool and fun guy too. I also loved the cleaning ladies Dora and Marlene!!!

  • 14th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

This is a really good hostel. The staff is very friendly and they all speak English. The breakfast is very good as well, not just bread with jam but also ham, cheese, fruit and some sweets. It has a great location, so close to te beach of copacabana and in a really safe area. Highly recommended!!

  • 14th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Awesome staff, cool place. Rooms were pretty cramped with 3 high bunks and very limited space. Guess it helps to drag down the costs at such a wicked location though right?


100%

Really really good stay! Fun staff and fun place to be. Recommend


100%

Luved this hostel! Super awesome friendly and helpful staff! Awesome tours booked through them! Very clean and super comfy! Awesome breakfast and great computer and internet access! Location is awesome as we'll!


100%

Best hostel on planet earth. The hosts make my little heart pump like that of a alpha lion. This place made my trip to RIO.

  • 1st May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

The staff at Walk On The Beach were friendly and fantastically accommodating. They contributed to our enjoyable time in Rio through great suggestions for places to eat, tours to take and parties to attend. Staff were always up for a chat which gives the hostel a very friendly and open atmosphere. Would recommend this place to other travellers for sure!


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