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 9.1

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Jan 2020
    Great Hostel with great staff. Really fun vibe and atmosphere.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Dec 2019
    I went to Discovery 3 years ago and returned for Christmas. It's still as great as before! It's one of the most active hostels I've ever been to. You meet new people immediately and most nights everybody goes out together. At the hostel there's still a very chilled vibe. The staff is just amazing and William's Caipirinhas as well! The place is very clean and the facilities are in pretty good condition.
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 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
  • 9.7


    29 Dec 2019
    Absolutely loved the stay. Juliana and Benjamin are more than helpful and super friendly. The hostel hast a great atmosphere and good vibes which makes it easy to socialize, especially as a solo traveller. Easy to reach all parts of Rio due to its close location to the metro. Would go there anytime again!
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    14 Dec 2019
    Great hostel that was super close to the metro so easy to get to beach or downtown within minutes! BEST BREAKFAST I’ve had while traveling- homemade French toast, tons of fruit and meat/cheese sandwich available along with other options! Loved the ensuite bathroom in the girls only dorm. Didn’t stay long enough to do the activities the hostel puts together/recommends but seems fun and had things going everyday. Highly recommend!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    30 Dec 2019
    This was truly an amazing hostel. The entire staff was great and, in particular, Juliana was amazing. It’s a relatively small hostel so everyone gets to know everyone. That also means that the small size means that the guest dictate the culture / atmosphere and it can easily fluctuate from wild party to very calm and low key.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    12 Dec 2019
    Great location 2 minutes the metro. The staff were excellent, super friendly and helpful. (Benjamin was sound, and juliana was really nice) Kitchen available if you wanted to cook although I didn't. The general vibe and atmosphere was always good with people outside socialising together. Only downside was not quite enough bathrooms for how many people there were. Was always a small wait.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    26 Dec 2019
    Stayed here on two separate occasions in Brazil. Staff speak English really well and are awesome, helpful and accommodating. Great social atmosphere (highly recommend for solo travellers like myself). They also have a storage area and laundry which was handy. Special shoutout to staff Tony, Willian and Juliana for making my stay here a memorable one. Only issues were that there were not enough bathrooms for the amount of people at the hostel and that the computer available was super slow/old.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    04 Jan 2020
    Great atmosphere, friendly staff, good location and felt like a safe area. Mixed 6 bed was an alright room, 6 bed female was nicer as had an ensuite. All in all good hostel!
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 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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