Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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."

Additional Info:

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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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic 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 from 6 till 8 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 8 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”.


● Check in (2pm-11pm) If you are arriving later than 11pm you must contact us 24hs in advance and it's subject to availability.
● Breakfast included (8am-10am)
●Free wi-fi
●Air conditioning (10pm-10am)
●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.
*Check in after 11pm must be notified in advance and will be subject to availability. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Feb 2020
    Absolutely loved this place! A brilliant location for nights out in Lapa, with a beautiful view of the city from above. A great social vibe at this hostel thanks to the friendly staff, pool and bar area upstairs. The facilities are great, breakfast is included and had such a blast at this hostel. I even returned after my stay to socialise with other guests and staff, the view is super breathtaking too - couldn't get enough of it!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    04 Jun 2021
    Great hostel. Quiet location with wonderful hilltop views but still very close to the party dedtination of Lapa and a medium walk to the metro. Very clean, very responsive and helpful staff. I strongly recommend the private room with views of centro and Bahia Guanabara. I slept wonderfully in the hammock on the porch.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    20 Feb 2020
    Loved my stay here. Great location close to Lapa and in beautiful Santa Teresa. Good place to meet people, bar, pool with beautiful view. Fav of the 3 Rio hostels I stayed in.
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    22 Feb 2020
    Great location and very helpful staff. Very loud at night (you can hear the music from the bar all night long), not very clean, has few bathrooms and you need to have your own padlock for the locker which is not mentioned anywhere.
    Poland, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    19 Feb 2020
    Rio forest hostel was nice, complete with views, a bar and other common areas. It was easy to meet other people staying especially during Carnaval, and happy hour was a great deal. Certain staff at times felt annoyed or bothered by questions, though generally they were willing to help. The heat was unbearable to be in the room during the day on hot days, luckily air con was on at night. Lots of stairs to get up from the street but entry at a locked gate. Close to Lapa for blocos and going out.
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    17 Feb 2020
    A very nice space to hang outA very nice space to hang out and the staff are very friendly. The location is not far from the spotlights, but is not convenient to walk around or to take a taxi. The cleaness in the dorms are ok but the pool could improve...
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 6.9


    16 Feb 2020
    The staff are lovely and try their best. Unfortunately quite a lot of ppl are volunteering with little experience leading to very very slow drinks service. Happy hour is over before you know it! Location is fun and close to Lapa! Rooms are standard. The biggest problem is the stairs leading inside the hostel. It’s literally 5 flights which are very hard to climb with luggage or at the end of the night.
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 4.9


    27 Feb 2020
    Need to lock bathroom door bc all cubicals do not lock, were not given a tour, bar area would be open but no bartender, never cleaned out old stuff from old guests, wifi was decent, lockers were good size, breakfast was very basic, hundreds of stairs to get everywhere, need to bus to get in and can always hear others buzzing to get in, stuff stolen from fridge, most staff were unhelpful and unpleasant especially staff member, hot water is unlikely, must buy overpriced water (no tap)
    Australia, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 4.9


    19 Feb 2020
    Cons - Most the staff were really rude, the lady especially. They short change you when buying beers for a few real. So many steps to walk up to get there, no clear signs in front of the hostel to tell u where it is. They turn the aircon on only at night. Where in the day it can get really hot. Bathroom roof had fell through. Pros - lapa is down the road so good for partying. Easy to meet other travellers. Marco is a really good tour guide.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 3.7


    21 Feb 2020
    I get that it was Carnaval but most bathrooms didn't have soap. Toliets were clogged and they threw parties with non guests til after 2am most nights. I had to check out early the beds we're miserable and only one of the hot shower with one temperature of unbearable. The beds we're uncomfortable even for a hostel with just some sheets and a pillow over plastic. It felt more like a camping bunk than a real bed. Staff didn't care too much, once had to wait outside for 15 mins to get buzzed in.
    USA, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi