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Walk On The Favela Hostel Reviews

Ladeira dos Tabajaras nº 538 Casa 11, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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9 Total Reviews
  • 100%Value For Money
  • 100%Security
  • 100%Location
  • 100%Staff
  • 100%Atmosphere
  • 100%Cleanliness
  • 100%Facilities

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Highly recommend this hostel. Its brand new so bathrooms and bedrooms are really clean, the breakfast is basic but good and theres as much as you want, the manager is a really nice guy and willing to help you out with anything! Only downside was the wifi not working so well. And just keep in mind - its in a favela so theres a LOT of stairs to climb to get there! But its worth it!


My favorite parts of this hostel were the view out of our window of little buildings trailing up to a beautiful hill and the friendly and dedicated staff. They were very helpful and personable. I would definitely consider staying here again the next time I'm in Rio!


A great SAFE hostel, in the Favela. A slow steep climb for the location. Also a cheap motor taxi you can take from bottom of the hill to react the taxi if need be. Good tips on where to go/eat see whilst in Rio. Would recommend, an stay there again. Enjoy

  • 5th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I loved the fact that you can walk to the beach within 15 minutes


To be located right in the middle of a Favela it is a great hostel. Walking distance to the beach, to the metro station, to the vans taking you to Cristo Redentor. Safe place and nice staff. The infrastructure is brand new, I was told they had just open so now I can fully understand a few details, which by the way are diminished by the great staff attitude.

  • 27th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Chile
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


i was so happy in there. staff is very kind and friendly. and very exciting in Rio. i was satisfied with everything. hostel was opened recently. very cleaned^^ Thank you!!!

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