Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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."

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.

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • 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 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-12am) If you are arriving later than 12am you must contact us 24hs in advance and it's subject to availability. In case of early check in, it´s also subject to availability with extra fee.
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.
*Early check in will be subject to availability and with an extra fee.
*Kindly note that this hostel is accessible by stairs only, therefore it may not be suitable for guests with mobility impairment. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.2

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Mar 2022
    Amazing hostel…the view alone is worth it. Centrally located in Santa Teresa, pool is super nice. Probably my favourite hostel in Rio. Staff and owner are super nice.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    01 Mar 2022
    We had initially only booked 5 days here but everything was so good we extended it for 6 more. The staff, location, atmosphere and entire place was perfect, couldn’t recommend it any more.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    23 Feb 2022
    Great staff and room. Nice location as well.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    06 May 2022
    Staying longer - dont think I will find anything better this price range.
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    21 Apr 2022
    Very nice staff and wonderful view! Good facilities and meet so many nice people. Location was okay, a little walk but it got a spectacular view. Overall loved it! Breakfast was good.
    Sweden, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    14 Apr 2022
    Hostel is as well located to go into Lapa and downtown. However, it is at the top of a very steep hill and I was advised to use Ubers which where widely available. So wouldn’t advise going if you want to walk around straight to other places. Reception team are friendly and helpful and the views of Rio are beautiful. It was incredibly quite during my visit with no party atmosphere.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    13 Mar 2022
    The hostel has good security, 24/7 reception which is appreciated. The plumbing was lacking, as the toilets, sinks, and showers would work on and off- which can be difficult if you need to use the shower/toilet before running out the door for an activity, you might have to wait 30 minutes for them to function again. The higher level pool/bar is a pretty cool setup, overall it was a bit pricey for a hostel but well operated
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    24 Feb 2022
    NO OUTLETS AT BEDS! In the multibed dorm rooms they haven't bothered to add outlets at every bed, so you are fighting for outlets or trying to find a place to charge in the morning. 15 years ago this wasn't an issue but now it's kind of a basic necessity. Also door handles would pull off, and bathroom glass doors would slam shut if you weren't careful. The staff is really friendly, view by the reception is great and OK from the pool/dining area.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    20 Apr 2022
    There are a ton of mosquitos. The bathrooms are semi functioning because the shower heads sometimes work. The refrigerator doesn’t have a good organization system.
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    05 Jan 2022
    If you arrive early, this hostel charges you to leave your bags there until check-in. That’s petty and unnecessary. Especially since, in our case, it was noon and there were free beds in the dorm. Moreover, this rule doesn’t seem to be universally applied: our friends arrived the following day and didn’t have to pay to leave their bags. I understand it’s a business, but no one likes feeling like they’re being nickeled and dimed. So, instead of writing about the nice staff, I’m writing about this
    Canada, Couple, 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