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 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

48h cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation fee equal to the first night of the reservation. For reservations during special event (new year's, carnival and olympics) 60 days cancellation policy.

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 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Mambembe family invites you to stay at Mambembe Hostel which is located in the cultural neighborhood of Santa Teresa right next to the bohemian neighborhood Lapa. Our hostel has two 9 bed dorms, two 6 bed dorms, one suite private room and one twin private room. The premises include: fully equipped kitchen, free wifi, guest computers, reception & tourist information desk, living room with smart TV, bar and several outdoor chill out areas. Our customized mattresses (200cm x 90cm) will make sure you have a relaxing, good night’s sleep. Personal power outlets, reading lights, lockers and ceiling fans are also provided.

A five minute walk down the road takes you to Lapa, famous for it’s legendary street parties. The nearby bus and metro stops guarantee an easy and fast access to Rio´s picturesque beaches.

Developed by world travellers, Mambembe hostel provides a cozy home-stay feeling. We would like to share our experiences with you and show you why Rio de Janeiro is such a special place. A place where music, carnival, fun and joy are often present in the most unexpected places and moments.

Come stay with us! Mambembe Hostel is your home away from home, your quiet refuge in this vibrant city, a place to meet fellow travellers, a place to remind you of what travelling is all about. See you soon! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Mar 2020
    Amazing atmosphere created by the friendly staff that work there, and plenty of outdoor spaces to lounge around in.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    13 Feb 2020
    It was one of the best hostel I did. Everything was perfect. The staff was really nice. It was clean. You have so good parties there. I recommend 100% this hostel.
    Belgium, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    04 Mar 2020
    Thoroughly enjoyed my stay here, wish I was staying for longer! If definitely feels like a home away from home with a living room where you can chill and watch Netflix, a music room and an outside terrace with a bar (open on weekends). Plenty of lockers in which to keep your valuables. Beds were fine and had curtains around which is a plus. Breakfast was an added bonus that I hadn’t even realised was included! Nice kitchen area and the staff were really friendly.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    22 Jan 2020
    Location of hostel is really good - staff are great! Shout out to Carol! Breakfast has good selection and goes on until 10.30! Triple bunks were a little high. Loads of showers and bathrooms. Kitchen space was limited with no space for new guests to store food. Bar is outside so subject to a few cockroaches.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    18 Feb 2020
    Mambembe Hostel emanated a unique atmosphere my partner and I had never experienced before. It was an excellent choice for carnival. The staff consistently made a huge effort to engage with the guests, were helpful and advocated for a safe & fun party season. It was the perfect place to stay for the carnival festival. Santa Teresa was a magical place to stay for Carnival and boasted several great restaurants in proximity, and spectacular views of the city.
    Ireland, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.9


    08 Feb 2020
    This was a great hostel to stay in during our trip to Rio. They booked us onto a Rio city tour which I cannot recommend highly enough, also booked our transfers over to Ilha Grande
    England, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.0


    12 Feb 2020
    Lovely hostel. good vibes. owners are super nice! the only downfall id say is that it’s quite far from metro which i wanted to use- but as uber is so cheap it was fine for me. walking is probably fine too but not late at night especially if you’re alone.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 6.9


    08 Mar 2020
    Our team here was mostly good but unfortunately one staff member, the guy, was extremely rude and ruined the trip. The rooms would get really hot at night and staff would refuse to turn on the air con or fans until 10pm and even then they forget.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.3


    27 Feb 2020
    Super friendly staff well most are very helpful. WiFi didn’t work 90% of the time , cold showers most of the time. If you’re a party animal then this is your spot if not then avoid it if possible. Not sure why the rating is so high. Good atmosphere most of the time.
    South Africa, Male, 18-24
  • 4.9


    27 Feb 2020
    First of all the staff were amazing, so many of them too! They loved to smoke outside the living room and kitchen letting smoke inside with no regard of others :) If you like to hotbox cigarettes this place is for you ! Dishes were never cleaned and some of the “volunteers” were flat out rude. The owner himself was nice though! This is one of the only positives I have to say. No social vibe and these volunteers stay in their little clique. So beware my friends ! You might leave with lung cancer.
    USA, Male, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi