Great hostel! Nicely build, good choice for breakfast, clean spacious rooms and good lockers (I loved the little extra shelf inside). If you are an early to bed person bring earplugs because the bar outside can get a little noisy (but not until too late, no worries). But the best is definitely the staff, exceptionally friendly and helpful! There are not many hostels where you are so well cared for, always with a smile. Thank you so much!!! :-)
I keep going back to Refugio, it's my favourite location because it's really easy to go everywhere and the neighbourhood is lovely. The female dorm is perfect (only the mattresses start to show their age) and I love the fact that you can also meet Brazilians there. Staff kept changing so far but they are always very friendly and helpful! Please give us more breakfast choice again, cereals would be nice and something sweet, not only ham and cheese. Jam?! :-) Thanks and see you again next year :-)
Easygoing and friendly place, nice common areas to relax and meet interesting people. Excellent value for money. I´d definitely recommend!
Great hostel, staff was amazing, very friendly and helpful. Location is perfect, close to the bus stop, but in a quiet street. Good computers, fast internet, one day laundry service, good breakfast - all you need when you travel. Shower/toilet can be a bit of a wait, would be better if they were separate, but it´s ok, you can try another floor.
Lovely place, very relaxing, good atmosphere, great breakfast. My mozzie net turned out to be a good idea. The owner, Pedro, is wonderful! Thanks for everything!
Nice place, staff is very helpful and if you really want to stay in Lagoa then the location is good (I personally found other places in Ilha Santa Catarina nicer, on the beaches). It´s kind of a party hostel so you need to like that, it´s easy to meet people, nice outside sitting area. Unfortunately they had no computer for guests to use, only wifi, but they were working on it.
One of the best hostels I have stayed. Very friendly and helpful staff, I felt welcome right from the start and kept extending my stay. Perfect location to go everywhere in Rio, nice and safe neighbourhood. And there are those small things that make a change: you get a towel, there is a light and power outlet at every bed, bathrooms are spotlessly clean at all times. Lunch at the bistro is excellent, breakfast is a bit small with only 5 items including coffee, but it's ok. Thanks for everything!
very nice staff at the reception (thank you for the warm welcome late at night and for letting me leave my bag the next day!), great location if you want to be central, close to everything and in a nice neighbourhood, the rooms weren't clean and internet didn't work unfortunately, not the best place to meet fellow travellers.
I stayed at Nega Maluca in April 12 and would definitely recommend it to everyone!!! I still like to think back of my time there. Very clean and safe place, excellent breakfast, a nice outside sitting area where it's easy to meet people. But best of all was the fantastic staff!!! Everyone was so friendly and helpful and made me feel at home right from the start. Thank you so much for the wonderful time and for having the patience of teaching me some Portuguese :-)