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 ???? 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group 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
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Voted Top Hostel in Latin America and Brazil in Hostel world and TripAdvisor - We focus on creating a great social atmosphere for your to meet people and explore this great city!

The premises include: fully equipped kitchen, computer's lounge, reception & tourist information desk, TV area, bar & chill out patio. Pamper yourself with our customized beds, thick mattresses, big lockers, personal control lights, A/C and all the relaxation you will need for a good night's sleep.

Developed by world travelers, Discovery Hostel in Rio de Janiero provides backpackers and budget-minded globetrotters all the comfort of a boutique hostel and the coziness and warmth of a home-stay. We have a strong focus on creating a clean, open and friendly social environment making Discovery Hostel the ideal base for travelers who want to explore Rio and have an experience of a lifetime.

Discovery Hostel opens its doors and invites you to stay with us in a place overflowing with historical value. Enjoy all the comforts and amenities of the present with the character and charm in this gem of the past. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Aug 2022
    Best hostel I have been in Brazil. The atmosphere er great and its perfect for mating new people!
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    31 Jul 2022
    This is more than a hostel, it’s a home. Never felt so welcome and included than at Discover. The staff will help you with everything and they feel more like fellow residents, than workers. If you like to meet new people and good vibes, this is the hostel for you. Special thanks to Myris for creating the best atmospheres, Laísa for good laughs and heavenly Caipirinhas, Natalia for keeping order, Jan for city advice and Fábio for the best hugs!
    Norway, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Jul 2022
    Fantastic hostel, may not be located in Copacabana or Ipanema but it's just a short subway ride away. This hostel is super chilled, met some amazing people and the staff are amazing. Fabio is one of the nicest person's I've ever met, rooms were really clean as was the kitchen. Really helped us out with what to do and activities available. Would certainly recommend this hostel if coming to rio if we want to chill but have an amazing time as well.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    25 Jul 2022
    Amazing hostel and would recommend it to everyone, especially solo travellers. So easy to make friends there and the staff were very welcoming. Special shout-out to Laisa, Myris and Fabio.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    12 Jul 2022
    I had a great time at the hostel, the atmosphere was awesome. The staff was very friendly and helpful. It was easy to get around by metro. I would definitely go back. Happy hour caipirinhas were wonderful!!
    Mexico, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    28 Sep 2022
    Amazing hostel with friendly and helpful staff, and a great social environment. Breakfast was good and overall really good value for money.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    02 Aug 2022
    I LOVED my stay at this hostel. It is as good as the reviews say (I even extended). Positives- the staff at the hostel are BEYOND COMPARE. They are super friendly and accommodating and they have great recommendations. The common area of the hostel is really nice and the the hostel is very clean. There is also just an amazing vibe at the hostel and everyone is really friendly. There are A LOT of mosquitos at the hostel - bring some bug spray. Also the kitchen is small. Uber home at night.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    20 Sep 2022
    Had planned to stay in Rio for one night and travel somewhere else. Loved the atmosphere and the people I met at this hostel so much, that I stayed for 5 more days! The breakfast was nice, nothing special. Staff was friendly and always down for a drink and to chat. Only minus would be the cleanliness of the showers and bathroom floors. Would still come back!
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    13 Sep 2022
    The stay was very nice, the staff was friendly and they organized some nice tours and trips from the hostel. The breakfast that is included is pretty nice, if you have any dietary wishes you can ask them. But then they just leave it out, so if you have difficult wishes its not the best. The hostel is very cozy and it has a very good atmosphere. Recommend staying here!
    Netherlands, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.0


    11 Aug 2022
    I had to use the bathroom at 5am, but heard people moaning. I told staff, since this made me a little uncomfortable (and I really had to pee!). The staff said “sex is good, it’s good for your skin. Use another bathroom”. I later heard him explain to his friends in Portuguese and they all laughed. I felt ridiculed when I just raised a (minor) concern. It felt like a personal opinion, not hostel policy. Other staff was GREAT! Very clean. Good atmosphere. Breakfast was meh. High bunk beds. No soap.
    Sweden, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2020

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Rio de Janeiro

  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Brazil

  • 2017

    1st, Country Winners Brazil

  • 2017

    2nd, Continent Winners Latin America

  • 2016

    2nd, Continent Winners Latin America

  • 2015

    2nd, Continent Winners Latin America

  • 2014

    1st, Country Winners Brazil

  • 2014

    1st, Continent Winners Latin America


  • 2014

    Worldwide Small Hostel

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