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 9.5

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 May 2019
    Great place to meet people and make friends from all over the world! Chill and helpful staff. Very homey and cozy feel with a living room/common space. Free breakfast! Fans in the room. I stayed at other hostels and came back here because it was my favorite, RECOMMEND! I will be back
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 May 2019
    Staff are really helpful and friendly. Very great atmosphere. A very chill common area and east for meeting people. Everything is clean. Bed is comfortable with individual plus and light. Super big drawer. Joined the Football match and Fevala tour. We were seated in the fans zone with prefect atmosphere. The guide for the Fevala tour is a local living in the Fevala and give us a deep insight of the community. He is very patient in answering all our questions. I had a great time there.
    Hong Kong China, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    03 May 2019
    great hostel, helpful staff, good social scene
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Apr 2019
    Really friendly and helpful staff. Good dorms with individual lights, plugs and big drawers. Comfortable beds. Good atmosphere in communal areas and quite small so feels safe and easy to meet people.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Apr 2019
    What a great hostel! So easy to meet other people. excellent for a solo traveler like me. Beds are very comfy, and has personal light, power socket and a shelf. There's a fan and A/C in the room and an extra blanket if you are cold. Nice kitchen. Great location with walking distance to Santa Teresa, and one minute walk from a small market and the metro train. I could not recommend this hostel more!
    Israel, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    15 May 2019
    Great hostel, good social atmosphere, always stuff going on. Going to stay again!
    Northern Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    13 May 2019
    Stay one night at The Discovery Hostel and you will see why this is the only place to stay during your time in Rio. Recommended by virtually every fellow traveler having been to Rio, the hostel has a great atmosphere, great location and an incredibly helpful and friendly staff and ownership. Would strongly recommend to anyone visiting Rio, The Discovery will not disappoint. Can’t wait for my return! ✌🏼&❤️ Phil
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    04 May 2019
    Best hostel in Rio, had great time here... breakfast is really good, clean rooms and beds. Great vibe - people socializing at night, there’s always events on, but laid back during the day. Felt right at home and safe here. Thanks guys!
    Canada, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    13 May 2019
    I felt so at home at discovery! The staff and volunteers are amazing, particularly Igor (reception) who went above and beyond to help us, making bookings for us and suggesting places to go out, and Andy and Nahuel (volunteers) who make cakes each night for breakfast and generally made us feel really at home. Beds were really comfortable, showers hot and clean and the location is great for getting around. Good atmosphere, nice cocktails, easy to meet people and to make friends. I'd stay again!
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0


    17 May 2019
    Amazing staff! Good atmosphere if you love to drink and chat. Can be too noisy for some. Was for us as we wanted to get up early to explore. They close off the areas around the bedrooms at midnight so you can sleep which is good. The only bad thing is the showers were super dirty and looked like they hadn’t been cleaned in months. Besides that great place. Free Breakfast and super friendly staff that were always helpful and talkative.
    Australia, Couple, 31-40
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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


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    1st, Country Winners Brazil

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  • 2014

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