Thanks, Planet Traveler! This hostel ranks as among the cleanest and best equipped! Great staff who take pride in their workplace.
Rocinha Guest House is an excellent place to spend some time in Rio. It feels like you are staying with family! The house presents stunning views of the community and the beach of Sao Conrado. The alleys, streets and stairwells of Rocinha are stimulating, safe and inspiring. Away from the tourist traps of Leblon, Copacabana and Lapa, you are able to engage in an authentic experience and connect with a vibrant Carioca community. I will definitely be back!
I had a fantastic stay at the 7 Duendes! The location is fantastic -- 6 blocks from the bus terminal and 6 from the main commercial district. Moreover, it is located around the corner from a supermarket and ATM. The hostel is spacious with great outdoor common areas. At the same time, there is a cozy atmosphere and it is easy to meet other guests. There are many bathrooms, an abundance of hot water and the staff are friendly and accommodating. Many tours and activities can be booked.