Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

48h cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation fee equal to the first night of the reservation. For reservations during special event (new year's, carnival and olympics) 60 days cancellation policy.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Mambembe family invites you to stay at Mambembe Hostel which is located in the cultural neighborhood of Santa Teresa right next to the bohemian neighborhood Lapa. We normally are a typical backpacker’s hostel but due to COVID-19 we are more like a shared house at the moment. We have several long term guests but you can still stay at Mambembe in the dorms on a nightly basis, but there is no 24 hour reception. You will still get to enjoy Mambembe in its essence, just with a slightly different vibe to it. And if you are looking for a place to stay for a month or even several months, you are at the right place. We have two 9 bed dorms, two 6 bed dorms, one suite private room, two private rooms with a double bed and one twin private room. The premises include: fully equipped kitchen, free wifi, living room with smart TV, sun deck and several outdoor chill out areas. Our customized mattresses (200cm x 90cm) and curtains on every dorm bed will make sure you have a relaxing, good night’s sleep. Personal power outlets, reading lights, lockers and ceiling fans are also provided.

A five minute walk down the road takes you to Lapa, famous for it’s legendary street parties. The nearby bus and metro stops guarantee easy and fast access to Rio´s picturesque beaches.

Developed by world travellers, Mambembe Hostel provides a cozy home-stay feeling. We would like to share our experiences with you and show you why Rio de Janeiro is such a special place. A place where music, carnival, fun and joy are often present in the most unexpected places and moments.

Come stay with us! Mambembe Hostel is your home away from home, your quiet refuge in this vibrant city, a place to meet fellow travellers, a place to remind you of what travelling is all about. See you soon! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Oct 2021
    Beautiful place n people!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    11 Apr 2021
    I really recommend this hostel !!! I'll come back soon!!
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    09 Dec 2020
    What a cool place to land! A lot of nice terraces and fun staff with a great central location in an authentic part of Rio. I had a lot of fun nights at the bar before continuing the party in lapa which is only a five minute walk away. Glad for all the nights and people I met, hope to be back for carnaval.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    09 Nov 2020
    MAMBEMBE Rio... Very nice hostel, friendly stuff and very cooooool environment... If you are looking for a hostel near to center of Rio,this is the one... I had great time there and hope to come back again... BIG RECOMMENDATION 🤘🏽
    Syria, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    30 Sep 2020
    Beautiful place to stay. One of the best. Full of character and magic and creativity. Very good people there. It's a big detached house with a lot of different areas to chill in on lots of different levels. It felt like my own home (if only i were so lucky). Set in one of the best places in Rio.. Santa Teresa. i stayed here before for a few weeks.. i tried to stay in 2 other hostels just to see something different but each time i came back to Mambembe after only 1 night because its so special.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    25 Mar 2021
    Com certeza uns dos melhores hostel que já fiquei no rio, super recomendo, voltarei sempre que possível
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    31 Dec 2020
    I absolutely loved my stay at Mambembe! It was my first hostel on my gap year, I’m 18 and met loads of friendly fun travelers and staff in Mambembe! Beautiful hostel and great location, very relaxed family vibes there! A must if coming to Rio!! I tried a different hostel but went straight back to Mambembe! Thank you Alex for all the good tips and help! Thanks to all the staff for the fun memories! Will miss you!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    08 Mar 2021
    Nice place in beautiful Santa Teresa neighborhood, close to Lapa, Centro, Glória and metro station.
    Germany, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    23 Jan 2021
    Cool hostel located in a very Indie area. Staff was super courteous and helpful. Rates were AWESOME when we stayed, due to COVID. Private room was ok but a little dated. People hung out in common areas and it was easy to strike up conversations. It would have been nice to have the staff try to arrange a few events but we didn't really hang around the hostel that much with Rio at our doorstep.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    28 Nov 2020
    I really love the Mambembe Hostel! I'd go back for sure!
    Brazil, Female, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Flexible NRR
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi