Undoubtably a brilliant location. I found staff to be competent but not very conversational or friendly. My biggest complaint was when i arrived the dorm smelt of terrible Body odour, no attempt made to freshen the room up. The rooms are very basic, just lockers and cheap metal framed beds. The men's bathroom is located the otherside of reception to all of the rooms which isn't ideal. And the wifi is poor. You are forced to 'like' the hostel on Facebook before you can use it!!
Really lovely hostel. It is in a nice and safe location, good for all the main touristy sites. Though the location isn't ideal for bars and clubs, most of which are located near Taksim Sq. It's very clean with a great glass covered top floor terrace.
Really great location, especially for those wanting to go out to bars and clubs. I did not find the staff warm or very helpful. They weren't interested in making conversation or ensuring everything was ok. However, the owner seemed very friendly. On a few occasions the toilets were blocked. The rooms were clean and tidy, but the whole place just needs a bit of a refresh - such as the paintwork and fixing the broken lockers.
Really enjoyed my stay here. The staff were great (especially the pair who danced for me in reception!! [guy = lindo!]). Huuuuuuge hostel. Big communal areas, bar and terrace. Room was sufficient with big lockers. Really clean and nice chilled atmosphere. Few snags... Front door security into the hostel is lax, anybody can walk at anytime of day. Also showers were cold BUT that aside an ~>awesome
A really decent hostel kept up to a very high standard. It has a very good vibe. Good breakfast and the hostel was very clean. Special mention to Lucas, one of the hostel workers, who provided a very friendly welcome and excellent service on arrival. To be very very critical the location is not the best in Rio (far from the metro and quieter than Ipanema) though Leblon is very lovely neighbourhood and the hostel is 2mins from the beach. An excellent hostel.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (7 reviews)
A fantastic little hostel. Had a very warm welcome from Saskia, who showed me round. Staff are super friendly. I found the hostel clean, quirky and there was good air con. Really chilled out vibe. Great location!!! Only downside is that it is quite small (I think 16 beds?) which means meeting new people in the hostel is limited. But I really enjoyed my stay and met some great people. Highly recommend this hostel.