Stayed here for my last couple nights in Rio, and it was my second stay in Santa Teresa. A much better option than Santa Teresa View. Great staff here and a good atmosphere overall. Decent location to the Gloria Station
Excellent location. Conveniently near many restaurants, cafes and bars (including the pricey delerium tremens cafe a couple doors down) as well as a short walk to the beach. Located in a courtyard amongst a bunch of other hostels (door #18). Staff was great and spoke good english as well as portuguese.
The location on the map is wrong.There is no sign, understandable given the neighborhood. Even taxi drivers have difficulty finding the place. Its not easily recognizable from the street,The numbering on the houses does not correspond to the houses across the street.As you go up the hill it will be on the right-hand side. Large iron gate will be the entrance. My "six bed dorm" was a cot in a large room shared with others.The "great view" you see in the photos is not a shared communal area.
Security was lacking on the individual rooms. Keys or locks would be nice. Location is close to the bars as well as near cafes or restaurants but it's also right next to a school, so you have to do deal with screaming skids at various times during the day. Also, there was the construction of a new building across the street during my stay. Work began early and was loud. Far from metro.
A little out of the way but a quiet location
Great place, great staff, great breakfast, convenient bar and pool table, hammocks and a pool. I read complaints about the pool!? Not sure what the problem is with people but the pool was fine. Very clean except for a few bugs floating on the surface. Welcome to the Jungle people! It's not south beach or hyde park or montmartre. Be more thankful. The best hostel in Brasil during my 5 weeks throughout the country.
Great place, extremely helpful staff, not the best location for anything other than proximity to the airport but the bus does stop right out front. Good breakfast as well. Nice rooms.
Good neighborhood, enjoyed it more than the historic quarter. Less touristy. Major bus station right around the corner.
Good location, nice staff, excellent breakfast. Good value overall. Quiet at night but also really close to any action you may need.
Great place, liked the atmosphere and great food.
Nice staff, excellent breakfasts (worth the extra costs), although amenities are very minimal, you get what you pay for, and you are paying very little for this place. Admittedly i switched locations after two nights.
Great place, great staff, and convenient location in the historic quarter. Within walking distance of everything. Nice upstairs bar to hang out with a good view.
Great place. Only problem was the distance from metro and bus stops. Staff was great, quiet location with markets close-by as well as some bars. Great facilities.
Great hostel and atmosphere, great staff. Biggest problem was the cramped quarters. The hostel was relatively new though during my stay and the owners were making various improvements. The owners have great suggestions for restaurants, bars, etc. Its a good location as well. Near the train station, not in the center of the most touristy areas but only a short walk away.
No complaints, it is the real deal. Earned every good review.
This is what every hostel should aspire to be. Best hostel i've stayed at in my many years of world travels. The boutique in the title is apt. It's location is perfect as were the facilities. One of the cleanest hostels i've seen. Kitchen facilities were great and fully stocked. Comfortable beds and comfortable furniture. Hard-pressed to leave, wanted to stay longer
Good place overall, a little distant from the center but a bus stop is close by. Lots of younger people during my stay, including children on some kind of group outing. Food/cafeteria was a good deal.
Nice place, good breakfast, close location to the train as well as street cars stopping right out front.
Not the greatest place but a good cheap option. No restaurant was available during my stay though. Great location. Frankly, i extended my stay. The staff was great.