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Avenida General San Martin, 1212, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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194 Total Reviews
  • 62%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 67%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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Great location, poor value for money.... Looks so much better in the photos that it really is. We went to to splurge and enjoy premium hostel accommodation, but disappointed.


Dorm room was jam packed and very noisy due to mechanical equipment right outside the window. Bathrooms were also not very clean. Downstairs bar blasted music until 4am despite nobody in the bar. Area around the hostel is very nice but until the metro extension is completed need to rely on a cab or buses to get around which takes a long time due to heavy traffic.


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  • 5th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Chile
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Will definitely come back.

  • 6th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The location is very good, just one or two blocks away from Leblon Beach and very close to many bus stations that take you everywhere. Leblon is a quite district though, so do not expect it to be as bustling or animated as other areas in Ipanema or Copacabana. Breakfast is excellent. The rooms are clean and the bed was comfortable. Restrooms were clean everytime I had to use them. There is a common area which I expected to be more lively, but maybe it was because I was traveling in low season.

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