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.

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome 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)

*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 8.9

  • Location 8.3

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 7.9

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Oct 2019
    I had really a good time at Rio Forest. Good location, nice breakfast, 24 h reception, staff really helpful. A big thanks to Celina and Danielle ;)
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    21 Aug 2019
    Truly amazing experience. Every part of our trip was made better by the advice, company and introductions made by the staff. The facilities were great, we had the private room and the view was outstanding. Will be coming back to stay again.
    England, Couple, 31-40
  • 10.0


    15 Aug 2019
    I stayed here for two weeks and had an amazing time! The location was great - people would usually walk to Lapa at night and take a cab back. Breakfast included coffee, fruit, cake, and ham/cheese sandwich. I was here during the low season, but they still hosted events and was easy to meet people. You can't beat the rooftop and pool. Lastly, the staff were SUPER COOL and nice. Renata, Thamires, Marcos, Velen, and Celine were the sweetest people and make me wish I lived in Rio. I miss it :(
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    13 Sep 2019
    Por su ubicación en Lapa (lugar donde están las fiestas) tienes que tener un poco de cuidado al caminar, ya que hay muchas personas que viven en la calle y algunos pueden ser peligrosos. Las vistas de la ciudad son increíble, las personas que conocí son geniales, la cocina funciona bien, el desayuno está bien por el precio que pagas. Gracias a todos por su atención.
    Venezuela, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    29 Aug 2019
    Very welcoming and helpful staff. Beautiful chilled hostel above the insane Lapa. The bar area is lovely to chill and party and the views are stunning. The room was clean and safe. The only downside is the amount of steps to the hostel when carrying luggage. But that’s what makes it feel safe and secure. We would definitely come back when next in Lapa. 😁😁
    England, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 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
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    11 Oct 2019
    It has a cool view but that does mean being uphill, and there isn’t a shop next door so if you want something it involves a walk down then back up again, (not a problem for us but good to know in advance). Chose it for being a party hostel and it was pretty dead in terms of atmosphere. The breakfast was great, the shower was good, the beds were pretty comfy and the WiFi in the room was good.
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 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
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • 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
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Nightclub
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi