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 8.9

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Jul 2021
    10/10 experience for anyone traveling. I lost my phone in Rio and the staff at the hostel were great help!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    13 Mar 2021
    When you have well rounded staff that does an exceptional job in ensuring you feel welcome; the rest of the time in Rio was so wonderful.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    10 Aug 2021
    Great Hostel. It's a little small, but the staff is super friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is great if you are looking for a family vibe I would definitely go here, there are always people to connect with and hang out with. The breakfast is good and you are close to downtown if that is what you are looking for.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    18 Jan 2021
    Muito bom este hostel, recomendo muito,
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    12 Oct 2020
    Amazing staff, amazing hostel.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    01 Jun 2021
    This is a great hostel, I stay here every time I visit RJ. The staff is always friendly and accommodating, and it's always a chill environment that feels very homely. Unfortunately, this time the vibe of the hostel was pretty disappointing. Not a lot of people throughout the week and didn't have the same sense of community that I have felt in the past. I believe this was due to COVID, which is why I'm still giving a high rating still. I know things will pick up and I will definitely back again.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    10 Dec 2020
    Staff was extremely helpful. Breakfast was good and filling. Convenient location by grocery stores and metro.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    15 Sep 2020
    The hostel is located in Gloria which is conveniently close to Lapa(the barrio of parties) and the centro of the city. The staff were absolutely awesome with me and everyone and there was a positive atmosphere to make friends and make small talk. Like many hostels during the covid 19 pandemic, this hostel was lacking guests which made some moments feel slow but in spite of that, everyone made sure everyone was feeling great.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    02 Dec 2021
    Very kind staff that tried to make fun accommodations for their guest. Shower room should have a curtain or door to the entrance. Everything felt very cramped and it was hard to get personal space here at times. Would still recommend for those looking to meet new people and stay close to beach.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 2.9


    06 Sep 2021
    The receptionist was kind and helpful. I stayed only one night and I figured out that many of my staff had been stolen!
    Egypt, Male, 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
  • 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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