Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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 2 weeks prior to arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

    • Payment of 100% of the total amount of the reservation, using account deposit (within 24 hours) or credit card to guarantee the reservation.
    • There is no refund, resulting in a penalty of 100% of the total amount of the reservation and will not give credit for new nights.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School 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.

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Nice Location
  • Helpful Staff
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Property Description

We are DO SAMBA HOSTEL, your home between Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf.

We put a lot of emphasis on keeping the environment clean, fun and friendly, proposing to bring people together and provide moments full of good energy. By the way, this is our biggest purpose: that your experience in Rio de Janeiro is unforgettable!

Our private suites have a bathroom, smart TV and air conditioning (open from 9 pm to 10 am);
We have private room without bathroom;
and shared rooms with private or shared bathroom options with air conditioning (open from 9 pm to 10 am) or fans, sockets and individual lights.

Just 150 meters from Botafogo Subway and Botafogo Praia Shopping, next to major transportation, shopping, dining and nightlife spots, DO SAMBA HOSTEL offers shared rooms for those looking for a more economical stay and private rooms for those who want to stay. They want more convenience with a 24-hour front desk. We have a team passionate about diversity and prepared to receive our visitors with great competence and sympathy :)
Botafogo is a neighborhood of the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With almost 100,000 inhabitants, the neighborhood is known for housing one of the country's main postcards: Botafogo Cove, with the Sugarloaf and Urca hills in the background.
It features cinemas, theaters, shopping malls, night clubs, concert halls, museums, business centers, consulates, clinics, hospitals and some preserved late 19th and early 20th century mansions.
* Consulates of the following countries are located in the neighborhood: South Africa, Argentina, Belgium, China, Egypt, Spain, Netherlands, Lebanon, Norway, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Our facilities offer free wi-fi, air conditioning and fans, individual lockers and safes, private lighting for each guest, daily housekeeping, bar with drinks, a common area with games, outdoor area, plus all the tranquility you need to a good sleep night.
In addition, we have tours to the main sights of the city and a program of sambas that will make you enjoy Rio de Janeiro as a local.

Do Samba Hostel policies and conditions:
- Check in from 14pm to 10pm.
- Check out by 11am.
- Payment on arrival in cash, credit cards and debit cards. * Taxes included.
- 24 hour reception (but check in only until 22:00).
- Non-smoking.
- Suitable for children (only in private rooms with parents). View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 5.0

  • Security 6.0

  • Location 6.0

  • Staff 6.0

  • Atmosphere 5.0

  • Cleanliness 4.0

  • Facilities 5.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Jul 2019
    I initially only planned to stay in the hostel for two, but after meeting the staff and feeling the environment in and around the hostel I decided to stay the whole week. The hostel is right next to a shopping centre with everything you could need from towels to a haircut. The metro is just a minutes walk, and you can easily get to copacabana and ipanema in 20 minutes using it. There were samba nights on often and the owner held the best BBQ I've ever had. Staff were amazing, incredible hostel!
    Scotland, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    21 Jun 2019
    Do samba hostel has a great atmosphere, the staff is very friendly and makes sure the guest are welcome. I've had a lot of fun for a 2-night stay. The facilities are well kept and convenient. The events I've been in the hostel were a blast, with nice music, good talks and tasty food. Very recommended!
    Brazil, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    08 Jul 2019
    STAY HERE!! The location is excellent, half way between the beaches and the centre so easy to get to both locations. The area itself is also cool and very close to the tube. There is great local cheap places to eat street food if you are on a budget. They regularly have samba artists which is really great. The hosts are the best part though, every staff member was absolutely lovely and would help you with anything! Thank you Thiago and Natasha! Worth a little extra money! Definitely stay here!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    04 Feb 2020
    The perfect hostel if you're looking to stay in the Botafogo area. Great location, bright and comforting atmosphere and amazing staff.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    23 Sep 2019
    Really accessible location to the Metro and both the downtown area and the copacabana beach. Hostel felt safe and nice, but was fairly empty while I was there (not a party hostel if you're looking for that). No laundry on-site which is annoying, but there is a laundromat about 2 blocks away.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    23 Aug 2019
    Great and safe place to stay in Rio. The area around the hostel is awesome with many facilities as malls and next to the beach. You have a great view of the Sugar Loaf. There are some internal parties that as a guest I didn't feel comfortable to participate and there wasn't any atmosphere at the days we spent. Maybe because it was out of the season.
    Brazil, Female, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    11 Sep 2019
    I was surprised this place was rated so highly. I was pretty disappointed, tbh. The doors to rooms don’t lock so anyone can access the rooms. The guys bathroom was terrible.. the toilets hardly flushed and the shower leaked all over the floor so it was always soaking wet. There was plenty of hot water though. The staff were very accommodating and friendly though.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    22 Jun 2019
    We enjoyed our stay here. It was really clean, the area felt safe but I think there are better areas for sightseeing than Botafogo. The main downside was the restricted hours you’re able to use the (tiny) kitchen - only in the evenings, not for breakfast and only if there isn’t an event on at the hostel.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 5.4


    08 Nov 2019
    Staff & location are great, bathrooms are very damp and moldy - hard to breath in there, no atmosphere.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi