(+) cosy livingroom (+) well situated (+) WiFi on rooms as well (-) my room only had a reading light, no main light, so little dark during evening/night (-) hallway/stairway is little noisy (the doors aren't isolated at all)
Might be one of my best hostels so far. Very central location in a train station, how cool is that! Hostel is very spacious, plenty of space in the rooms and has WiFi all over te place. The kitchen is well equipped. Showers and bathrooms are modern and clean. Staff is a big plus: I felt very welcome. There were a lot of activities to do like walking tours, daily diner etc etc. There is only one common computer, so don't expect hanging out there all day planning your trip.
Hostel with a lot of guests. Stayed in an appartment of the same hostel but on other side of the street. It was little old, and had bad maintenance. Things were just fine, but not as perfect as you might expect from a HI hostel. I would recommend it because of the location and facilities which are in the building at Av. Ns. de Copacabana, 1077.
This hostel is located a little outside of city center. At night it is a safe walk, so don't worry, but be prepared to walk the cobblestones on steep streets. It is really charming actually, but be aware. At the time I was in this hostel (Carnival 2013), there was no english speaking staff!! No information was available (trips, citymap etc.). WiFi signal quality was poor in the common room. Kitchen, breakfast and common room were OK - nicely on top of this beautiful town.
Nice and modern hostel. At walking distance from busstation and metro. Good security. Unfortunately in a quiet neighbourhood, especially in the evening - although according to the staff not an unsafe neighbourhood.