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
  • 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 9.1

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Nov 2019
    Good vibes
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    06 Oct 2019
    Stayed here a few times when in Rio and passing through, great hostel with great vibe, security, staff and well located for going out to explore the city
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 Sep 2019
    Great location, cool staff and very good breakfast. Do yourself a favor and stay here.
    Denmark, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    06 Sep 2019
    It's an old colonial house converted into a hostel. Beautiful place, incredible vibe. The views from the hostel are amazing and the staff super helpful. It's a great place to meet people very evening and also walking distance to Lapa if you want to party or listen to some live samba. I'd definitely stay here again. Thanks guys for all your alternative tips to get to know Rio as a local :)
    Spain, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    17 Oct 2019
    Mambembe is one of the best hostels that I’ve stayed at, especially the one in Ilha Grande. The breakfast is amazing and delicious. It’s very homey, and I really like the social atmosphere. Stay here either in Rio or Ilha Grande.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    04 Oct 2019
    Great staff. This hostel feels like a community and the people there are absolutely incredible. It’s close to Lapa and fun for going out. Drinks are reasonable for happy hour and massive. Only negative is the triple beds, make your own bed, and the WiFi actually does not work. They have three different WiFi’s and none of them worked in my room from the top bunk. But I would stay again because everything else was great.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    07 Sep 2019
    Nice place to stay staff is really helpfull. A lot of common area. Nice area.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    19 Sep 2019
    Pros: - Charming building, lots of good areas to chill out - Well located for Lapa nightlife, with great views from the bedrooms - Helpful staff - Good breakfast Cons - Lacked atmosphere when I was there, hostel generally seemed quiet, with few people at the bar in the evenings
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    30 Dec 2019
    We really enjoyed our stay at this quirky, vibrant hostel. Loved the location - Santa Teresa a short walk away and Lapa down the road. The place felt very homely and there was a good brekkie to start the day. One member of staff was incredibly helpful but otherwise staff could have been friendlier - we didn’t receive accurate information at all so had to do our own research online. Got the feeling that no one really cared if we stayed or went, had a good day or not.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 5.1


    24 Oct 2019
    I was stolen my phone and bag by a gang and they put a knife on my neck, just beside the stairs of the hostel. This area and the hostel is not safe at all. and the owner is not so kind but the other staff is nice.
    Japan, Male, 25-30
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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