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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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20 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 69%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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Great hostel, but a bit too far away from the beach (in comparison to other hostels in Copacabana). The room was good, and each had a pretty big locker to secure his stuff.

  • 8th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Israel
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Okay, the worst thing is , this hostel is very high up, you must climb there very sharply. Ok this location issue is nothing that they can do. But what they could do is, to clean the the common areas more often. I mean the kitchen (which is very very higher than the main enterance thats another thing) and the bathrooms inside the dorms. Beside that the staff were cool, and there was a playstation in the common area, it was fun.Wi fi access is a bit problem they should get it checked


Great hostel, location is great (except for the stairs) and atmosphere is unbeatable.

  • 16th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Bit pricey for carnival, the room i booked on hostelworld wasn't available but i got the other room (more ppl) for a cheaper price plus a beer. Very nice staff and the manager is super friendly. Shows you around nightlife. Organising bbq almost every day Managers mom super cool, helped me cleaning my white shirt :) Location is a hot uphill and up stairs walk. But good for your daily exercise and nice view.


Stayed here during Carnaval '15 and had the most amazing time, all thanks to the brilliant staff at this hostel who by the end of your stay will feel like family. There is a terrace currently under construction which when finished will be great with an awesome view (you can see Jesus!). The staff came out with us during Carnaval and would always go out of their way to help you. The staff make up for any tiny drawbacks of this hostel. Loved it! Enjoy the stairs :)


The staff were not very knowledgeable on common tourist questions, but were happy enough to look most things up and find out. Otherwise, we had a very good stay! The steps going up to the hostel are steep!


The best hostel ever! Ray and all the team are amazing, always going out of their way to help you out with anything you need. Great location even with the steps (but its worth it for the view). Lovely BBQs from Ray the best you`ll have. The team are great for taking you out to the best places. We´ll definitely be back. Thank you for everything!


You need to be fit to stay at this hostel because of the stairs but for the price and location it is worth it. Staff were friendly

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