The hostel has a homely vibe, not too much of a touristy area which is great, it's a short walk from some bars a and restaurants near Lapa and is easy to access the buses to other parts of Rio, like Ipanema and Copacabana. Lovely view from the veranda.
The hotel was clean and the selection of breakfast was good. However the location is not great and I was really shocked that the sauna was only allowed to be used by men. I booked the hotel mainly to use the sauna but wasn't allowed because I am a woman, it was not stated on the website obviously. A really good way to offend your guests, that needs changing ASAP.
Nice hostel, relaxing environment, friendly staff..good way to meet people, location isn't great but its very easy to catch a bus across the road.
Great location, a decent hostel, just needs to be more signs in order to actually locate the hostel, it is a little bit difficult. Also the pictures you put online are completely different to what the hostel looks like and you have a different name..what's the point of false advertising?