YHA is an OK youth hostel near train station. Rooms are clean and cosy, but do not have enough outlets. Facilities mostly good, nice living/TV rooms, cafeteria, vending machines, but self-catering kitchen only mediocre. Can be noisy and annoying if school classes are staying there. Room rates are good considering the area, but do NOT include anything, so be aware of EXTRA COSTS for WiFi (5BP/day), breakfast (6BP), lockers (2or3BP per one-time use), Towel rent (2BP+deposit)etc. Adds up.
A beautiful hostel+guest house in a house of a family of amazing people. Private atmosphere. Awesome loft-style common space and overwhelming view. caution: House is outside of Leblon, slightly uphill and close to the favela Vidigal, so you should follow some basic safety rules!. The house is close to a dream-beach, you can also walk to Vidigal or Leblon, frequent buses to Copacabana or city. If u look for nightlife and shopping: wrong address. If u want to relax, this is your place!
Beautiful Hostel in good city center location (not if you want beach). Good breakfast, there is WiFi,TV and PC. Caution: bring a towel. No AC in room. No laundry (must have it done in an outside center-expensive!).Can be noisy. However:It was what I needed,I liked it and can totally recommend.
Posada SF is a lovely hostel in an old building in the heart of Old San Juan. The location is hence its best feature, plus they have a supe nice common space and a beautiful balcony view. Common space was surprisingly clean. Howerver, the dorms are only mediocre, with few space and zero atmosphere. There are way too few bathrooms for the amount of people there. Reception service is not overwhelming, lockout at night will be charged 80 bucks.I recommend getting your own room,not the dorms.
Really beautiful hostel.Seems recently renovated. Nice common space with Tv,Pc,pool,hammocks.Bikes for rent (crappy but free).Single deluxe room was huge. Caution:location a bit off, beach is bikeable,probably also walkable but unsure if safe after dark. It ls really hard to find.unfortunately it was noisy at night,there is a bar nearby,plus free dog barking concert
Kitchen could use a bit more clean-up