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 on 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

- Reservations made in partner websites and agencies: requests for cancellation or change of reservation must be made directly on the website responsible for the reservation, observing the specific procedures and rules.
- Direct reservations: cancellations made more than 48h prior to check-in will incur in a cancellation fee equivalent to one night's rate. Cancellations made less than 48h prior to check in will incur in a cancellation fee equivalent to the full amount of the reservation.
- At the time of check-in, if it has not already been done, the guest must make the full payment of the stay.
- JOY HOSTEL will only renew or extend the period of stay with payment in advance.
- The reservation will only be confirmed after the payment of fee within 6 hours of the reservation request.

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.

  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Joy Hostel was born from the dream of three childhood friends to connect the world to their city, country and culture. Passionate about traveling and getting to know new cultures, they decided to create a place where people could meet, share experiences and build new friendships. The hostel is different from any hostel or hotel you have stayed at before in Brasilia. It is a place where the main goal is to have new cultural and social experiences, where you share adventures and stories with others, and make new friends.

The Hostel resembles the modern Brazilian country/farm house. With details in mahogany wood, such as pillars and a mezzanine, it brings the feeling of the countryside to the Capital city of Brazil. The Hostel has a large garden with flowers and fruit trees. Its decor is simple, with the right mix of modern and traditional, which makes guests really feel at home. Some items, such as a custom-made orange pool table and a modern and colorful reception desk bring a touch of joy and youthfulness to the decor.

The Joy Hostel is located in ​Vila Planalto, a central neighborhood in Brasilia, just a few-minutes-walk from the official residence of the President of the Republic. Built in 1957, in the form of a camp, to receive workers during the construction of Brasilia, Vila Planalto was to be dismantled with the inauguration of the new Federal Capital in 1960. After 60 years, it has consolidated itself as a small neighborhood of 7 thousand inhabitants, with excellent quality of life, a thriving commerce and a disputed gastronomic pole. Free from violence, with narrow streets, wooden buildings, Vila Planalto still maintains the characteristics and customs of the countryside.

Joy Hostel Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival.

Check in from 14:00 to 23:59. (In case of late arrival please make sure to inform us via email or phone call)
Check out before 11:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.

Reception open 24h.
There is no curfew.
Pet friendly.
Non smoking. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Dec 2019
    Fantastic Hostel! # Friendly and Helpful stuff - Bruna , Gustavo and Mauricio # Safe Location # Clean kitchen and bedroom Will definitely recommend to stay here !
    Israel, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Nov 2019
    Amazing! Such lovely service, clean comfortable rooms with supermarkets and some good food places close bye
    Spain, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    18 Sep 2019
    Great staff. They all gave me great tips on what to do in the city.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    19 Mar 2019
    Great location. Nice staff. Beautiful house. Great visit. Highly recommended
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    06 Jan 2019
    Truly a hostel created by backpackers for backpackers. If you are going to Brasilia and don’t stay at Joy Hostel, you will regret it. Everything about this place is amazing. The location (though it seems far from everything) is close to SO MUCH and we walked everywhere. The staff is BEYOND friendly and do anything they can to help and make sure your travels are the best they can be. I can’t recommend this place enough!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    21 Dec 2018
    Great place to meet people and go beyond the traditional tours of Brasilia. Brasilia, by the way, is my 'secret tip' for those visiting Brazil. What an amazing city!!! It is out of the usual tourist routes of Brazil, but definitely has got tons more to see, nature and architecture wise. The Joy Hostel is clean, safe, super well located in a neighborhood with tons of restaurants. The staff is awesome, super helpful and easygoing. I definitely recommend this place.
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    17 Jul 2019
    Great place to stay in Brasilia. Calm and friendly. Not in the middle of the city but easy to reach everything.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    30 Jun 2019
    A really cool hostel. The building has lots of chill spaces, hammocks, sofas, TVs etc. The receptionists speak really good English and are very helpful. The location is in a safe and nice part of town and walkable to the congresso buildings. Overall, great place!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    20 Feb 2019
    Amazing staff, comfortable beds, big spaces to relax in. It's a great hostel and I enjoyed staying, but the area is very different from the centre of the city, more like a nearby village which had advantages and disadvanges. The nearby bakery and restaurant are excellent.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    21 Oct 2018
    The hostel tales was in great condition. Excellent beds, great kitchen and common area facilities and super clean. But it lacked a welcoming atmosphere. There were not many activities run by he hostel to bring guests together. Also personalised service from the staff. They did not seem too interested in the guests and sometimes felt as though guests were an annoyance to them. We would recommend if you want somewhere decent, quiet and not too much interaction.
    England, All Male Group, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi