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."

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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 6 till 9 pm you can enjoy our happy hour with double caipirinhas, good music, and the dinner that we offer for only R$15,00. During the weekend we have options like hamburgues or mexican food. We believe there is nothing better than drinks, food 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”.

●Free Breakfast (8am-10am)
● Welcome drink
●Happy Hour/Double caipirinhas (7pm-10pm / Monday till Friday)
●Dinner (8pm-9pm)
●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/football game/hang gliding/jeep tour)

*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 9.4

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Jan 2019
    Amazing hostel. The staff will give you all of the best recommendations for places to see/things to do in Rio and even less touristy tips that aren't in the guidebooks. Breakfast is really good, the pool area is nice, and we have amazing views of Rio from the balcony connected to our room. Not to mention the hostel is located in the really cool Santa Teresa neighborhood and is a quick walk to all of the Lapa restaurants and bars. Highly recommended!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Jan 2019
    I stayed at Rio Forest on two different occasions and had a great time during both. The first time we had a private double room with an en-suite, it was comfy and spacious with good aircon and a good shower. The second time we didn't have a reservation for the double room but the guys were brilliant and sorted us out a 'private' dorm so we we be alone, despite the dorm having 6 beds. Great location, easy access to Lapa but still peaceful, good breakfast, nice pool, great views & great staff!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    05 Aug 2018
    Staff where fantastic the only issue was that there wasn’t locks on all the bathroom doors
    Ireland, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.9


    01 Apr 2019
    We had a wonderful stay here. We were only meant to be staying for two nights but stayed for 4! The staff were so friendly and helpful. The whole hostel had a friendly, welcoming vibe to it so we easily made friends with some other guests. We were given advice about things to do and places to go. WiFi not great in rooms but ok in common areas. Breakfast was ok.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.6


    29 Apr 2019
    Overall a nice stay. Nice airy room with balcony and big lockers for everyone in the room. Bathroom could have been cleaner and had to ask for toilet roll and soap to be changed. Shower was lukewarm at best. Also saw a few giant cockroaches in our room. The breakfast is very basic, would be nice if there was cereal or something other than bread, and fruit other than melon. WiFi worked very well and air con was good at night. In easy walking distance to restaurants in Santa Teresa and felt safe
    Ireland, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.6


    28 Feb 2019
    Good points: staffs were kind and friendly, breakfast menu was good, the atmosphere was like welcoming and meeting new people, sometimes you can see monkeys in the morning Bad points: the wifi was weak, one of the bathrooms had only cold shower, there was a problem of running out of water, the bed was very old and had some slits
    Japan, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    22 Dec 2018
    I can’t fault this hostel. It was clean, safe and comfortable, however it would have been nice if the bar was actually functioning. And as I was staying there for Christmas, it would have been nice to have something special for Christmas (even just some decorations).
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    28 Apr 2019
    Decent stay. Great places to stay if you want to party on the weekend and have a quiet weekday, with the occasional outing. Showers and wash room could’ve been cleaned more regularly. Saw a couple of cockroaches over the time I stayed. The hostel is up a hill, be prepared. The aircon is only on certain times of the day.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    14 Feb 2018
    Paid extra for a hostel with a pool, but it was so filthy that it was shut for the 4 days we were there. Very disappointing. However, the view is amazing from the hostel, it has good social areas/bar. Breakfast included. Lovely staff, especially Fernanda!! You can even have a warm shower :) kitchen is shoddy though, very dirty and has no oven. 103 steps to get up to the hostel, but they have a little cart that you can put your bags in at the bottom and it’ll be brought to the top.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 4.9


    09 Jun 2019
    Not a good hostel to stay in if you are looking for a nice rest, but might be fun if you like a party. The rooms are generally unclean. I saw cockroaches in the bedrooms, the toilet did not work and the showers on the ground floor only had cold water. The mattresses were of very poor quality, smelly and made an awful noise every time you move in the night. On the plus side, the staff were nice and the rooftop bar is fun and the location is pretty central.
    England, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Swimming Pool
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Nightclub
  • Pool Table