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
  • Excellent 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 9.2

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Nov 2019
    This is one of the best hostels I stayed in. Absolutely helpful and frendly staff. Great location and delicious breakfast! Highly recommend them!
    Poland, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    11 Nov 2019
    STAY HERE! Best hostel I have ever stayed at, hands down. Wonderful atmosphere - warm, home-y, great for socializing, amazing breakfast, comfortable and clean with everything you could need. The staff and management were outstanding. I will definitely be back!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    07 Nov 2019
    Amazing hostel which gathers really nice people. Also, tasty breakfast and awesome staff. I enjoyed it a lot!
    Ukraine, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    25 Oct 2019
    I originally booked here for a week and stayed for a month! The hostel is incredibly clean and is cleaned every day. The hostel atmosphere feels like a family, with a bar every night to get you involved but you never feel imposed upon and everything is up to you. The owners Zion and Augustina make you feel welcome and the staff, specifically Ben, Igor, Marco , Toni and Willian help you with any questions and make you feel at home. Great location and will be coming back!!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    09 Nov 2019
    Could not be happier to have chosen this place in Rio. Very social place, you'll immediately meet many people. The staff is just amazing, really going the extra mile. Tons of activities by the hostel itself, caipirinhas in the early evening, good breakfast,... Really the only reason you wouldn't choose the place is that you're not by the beach, but is is the perfect place to explore Santa Teresa, go out in Lapa, and so on.
    Belgium, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    26 Oct 2019
    Had a great time at this hostel, the staff creates a great atmosphere.
    Mexico, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    29 Oct 2019
    Discovery Hostel made visiting Rio for the first time super easy! I met a lot of really great people and the staff were always available to give advice or to organize events
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    11 Nov 2019
    The pros: Super friendly and helpful staff who are on hand 24/7, charming building with lots of character, conveniently located near the metro, lots of activities can be booked through the hostel upon arrival, simple but yummy free breakfast and the happy hour is nice (the current bartender William makes the best Caipirinhas!) Cons: Not near the beaches (but easy to go via metro), and the hostel takes cash only, no credit cards. Overall, loved my stay, would stay again and recommend to others!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    29 Oct 2019
    Great hostel, made some good pals here. Tours are fun and the breakfast is good. The dalmatian is amazing if you get to see him. Would defo recommend for solo travellers
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 2.0


    18 Nov 2019
    So disappointing to say that some hostels in South America are just not welcome to black people. I’ve seen so much male white privilege here, Benjamin has been condescending, snide and really just a rude person to me and even tried to hide his harassment of me from other guests. I have personally witnessed Benjamin providing (rolling) weed for guests at the hostel, and then snitching on them to management to have them kicked out. Stay at Hotel Atlantico Prime instead for safer and kinder staff.
    England, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 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


  • 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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