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 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb 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 9.2

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Apr 2019
    The place to stay in Rio. Clean, confortable, well located and amazing staff. Highly recommend!
    Portugal, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    29 May 2019
    Great place. Staff was very nice and helpfull. Location is good and the house is beautiful, clean bathrooms, good breakfast, lots of common areas, two pretty cats, nice caipirinhas but also quiet during the night. Would have stayed longer:) only thing, in terms of decoration there is a great potential on the floor of the house, but you cant see it so well. ♡
    Colombia, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.7


    14 May 2019
    Feels a little bit like home in Rio! Beautiful house, nice staff, perfect location if you want to check out the historic center and Lapa. I can definitely recommend staying here ;) Only make sure which streets to walk in the evening as it is not exactly the safest area in some side streets.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    22 Apr 2019
    Mambembe Hostel in Rio de Janeiro was my best hostel in Brasil during my whole journey. The common areas are great, people both other guests and staff were awesome. The breakfast could be a bit nicer, had betters, but the low price probably does not allow a larger buffet. I will absolutely stay there again, if I come back to Rio.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    02 Jun 2019
    Great hostel! Very welcoming and clean. Breakfast was good and kitchen had everything we needed. Would stay here again :)
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    01 May 2019
    I liked that the staff here were all from different places, had a cool story to tell. The location is also very central and easy to walk to museums. Plenty of showers, great breakfast. I was here during the week and it was relaxed. I would stay here again!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    12 Mar 2019
    Really good hostel with a location close to Lapa but away from the busy streets and nice balance between space to chill out or relax and party vibes on the weekends. Good times at Mambembe for sure
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    20 Mar 2019
    Nice location, but a bit unsafe region, specially at night, depending on how you get there. No problem if you go by car, but beware of walking around alone. Not so clean, but I can't really complain. I chose one of the cheapest options, so it's a good balance.
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    06 Mar 2019
    Nice building in a great location. Cleanliness is acceptable but not great. Staff, some were cool, some were quiet. 3 high bunk beds are pretty bad.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    06 Apr 2019
    It was nice, but some things could be improved. The hostel was very hot and humid because of the weather meaning most people were half dressed just to deal with it. Also, the walls were covered in provocative posters of half naked or naked women... this could be improved for various reasons! Otherwise, a nice house converted to a hostel with a few different areas to hang out.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi