All the staff were great, toilets were always clean, and the location is perfect. Walking tour with Juan was excellent! Lots of activities really help to meet people. For me, only 2 small downsides were the fact that some rooms are not situated in the main building and that there should be something salty for breakfast too. Still, I am coming back for sure!
Hostel is very new, right in the middle of touristic area, with very nice bathroom and kitchen. Breakfast is great. Still, I think it could be a bit cold to sleep there during the winter because everything is wide open.
It is very very COLD in the hostel. There aren't enough toilets, showers, etc and existing ones aren't clean. There is no living room to hang out so it's hard to meet people. Good only for sleeping.
Most of people working there aren't from Rio and couldn't give me the information needed. More than once they sent me to wrong place, including to the market which didn't even exist on that day. But the worst thing is that they forgot to pick my clothes from cleaning, so I had to leave the country without them. Even though they promised to send it on their expense, it never happened. Things like that shouldn't happen in such a high rated hostel.
Sometimes there was no hot water, but bigger problem was lack of toilet paper. Also, staff didn't speak english so it was very hard to get information needed.
Staff was helpful, and pool in backyard helped with atmosphere. Location is great, right in the middle of everything. The only problem was that it's not too clean :(