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

Não reembolsável sobre depósito ou taxa de reserva para cancelamentos, não comparência ou redução de números.

Additional Terms and Conditions

Pagamento de 50% do valor total em até 72 horas após a reserva.

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."

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Casamentos e Festas em geral

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Located in a 5 minutes walk distance from Lapa - where Rio nightlife happens -, Santa Teresa is an old, charming and cultural neighborhood. With a privileged view of the city, you can enjoy our bar, deck, swimming pool, and our small Forest where it’s possible to see little monkeys if you are lucky.

In Rio Forest we try to create a nice atmosphere to meet each other, so 7 till 10 pm you can enjoy our happy hour with double caipirinhas and good music. We believe there is nothing better than drinks and music to meet, talk with people and get ready for the best street parties (or make the party right here if you prefer!). We also host events almost every weekend, further improving your contact with the Rio lifestyle and local Brazilians.

Rio Forest Hostel 10 rooms in the best location of Santa Teresa. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, lockers and a balcony with a view. We have options with shared bathrooms or private bathrooms.

We invite you to stay with us and fall in love everyday with this wonderful city, or like brazilians say “Cidade Maravilhosa”.

● Breakfast included (8am-10am)
●Guest’s kitchen
●Free wi-fi
●Computer with internet access
●Air conditioning (10pm-10am)
●Free use of the computers
●Touristic information
●Transfers (airport/Paraty/Ilha Grande)
●Tours (city tour/favela tour/multicultural tour/football game/hang gliding/jeep tour/trekking/abseiling/ Carnival Parade ticket)

*Please read our Things to Note below before making your reservation. We strictly do not accept guests under the age of 18. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Dec 2019
    Argentina, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    01 Jan 2020
    Really fun hostel to visit and meet other Backpackers. Great atmosphere and nice rooms
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    28 Dec 2019
    We enjoyed our stay at Rio Forest Hostel during the New Years Eve holiday. We found the property to be very unique. There is a ton of street art and murals throughout the hostel. We had a private room and the bed was very comfortable and air conditioning worked great. It can be a bit noisy in the mornings as guests get ready to head out to explore but overall it was a quiet and the social scene was excellent during the holiday. We would stay again. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    08 Jan 2020
    The ups: the house is an old beautiful house with high ceilings, and the place is huge with a beautiful terrace on several levels, and many true street art pieces. The neighbourhood is super nice: party in Lapa or chill/walk in Santa Teresa. Five stars: the staff is not only helpful and everything but they are truly good people. The downs: you often need a Uber to get to things.
    Switzerland, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    12 Dec 2019
    Beautiful views of Rio and a good location for partying in Lapa. Would be great if it was more full!
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    03 Nov 2019
    Great location, amazing view and super nice staff! Parties on the weekend on the terrace. Rooms are big and comfortable, bathroom clean. Breakfast is good and classic. I was missing power sockets in the room and more stuff in the kitchen.
    Slovenia, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0


    25 Dec 2019
    Good Hostel but a bit run down. Staff is super friendly. Amazing view from the Poolarea where you also have breakfast. They could organize a bit more social activities. Commonareas are great though to meet people.
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 6.3


    16 Oct 2019
    Nice building. Location good for visiting Lapa and Santa Teresa. Serious amount of stairs to climb to get to the hostel. Bed bugs got me scratching all over. Pool was dirty and breakfast very average. Little to no social vibe.
    South Africa, Male, 31-40
  • 5.7


    06 Nov 2019
    Bathrooms were very dirty, beds are covered in hard, torn plastic - super uncomfortable. I tried to check in earlier to catch up on some sleep and had to pay for almost a whole extra night, even though the hostel was empty and I had to make my own bed. In 9 months of travelling, the first hostel to ask me for money if the bed was empty. Facilities are super old, mirrors are rusted up. Lockers good. Staff and breakfast were nice. It’s close to city center, but you have to walk through dodgy area
    South Africa, Female, 25-30
  • 4.9


    15 Oct 2019
    The atmosphere was really strange, the bar crowd consisted of the staff and their partners and that was it. The beds were SO noisy as the mattresses are hard plastic and the beds are uncomfortable. The blankets provided smelt of every previous hostel guests body odour. There is very little kitchen equipment so cooking is a challenge. You are not given a ksy for your room so it is left unlocked, when we locked the room we got told off. Be prepared for A LOT of stairs.
    England, Couple, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Nightclub
  • Wi-Fi