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Hostel Villas Boas

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Rua Vilas Boas, 440 - Canaa, Arraial do Cabo, State of Rio de Janeiro 28930000, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015
Michael Z Salt Lake City, Utah
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

I've stayed at this hostel three times and love it. Safe neighborhood and a short walk to either beach. The Main Street is only a five minute walk away with its stores and restaurants if you want to get away from the tourist feel near the beach Pros- price, location, quiet, great breakfast, clean grounds and great landscaping inside. Con-... More 

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This hostel is overrated for the price even in high season, u will low quality. It is not nearby everything, we expected that, because they presented it in that way. We were a little disapointed. I think there are more better options. Atmosphere in the hostel wasn't bad, there is a pool ad more than one place to hang out.

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Hostel is just Ok, but quite expensive for the money offered, even if we take into consideration that today this counts for most of Brazil, it was still quite simple for a mark-up price. I would not recommend this hotel. It appeared quite far from the city centre, not really close to the beach, low availability of shops, not providing... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This place reminds of the houses described in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novels. Go read one of his books and you will find what this place looks like. Except in the center there is a pool instead of a garden. Very relaxing stay. Two or three nights will allow you to do everything there is to do in Arraial do Cabo.

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Luiz N, Gerente de relações com clientes at Hostel Villas Boas, responded to this review

Hi, Charlie. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. It's a pleasure to be praised by you and thanks for the comparison with the works of Gabo! We hope to always provide our guests a good time. Come back soon to another visit! More 

São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Gostei muito. Fui muito bem acolhido. Se houver alguma coisa que você precise os funcionários atendem com muita simpatia. Parece muito com uma pousada, mas é hostel, então não se engane de pensar que está em um 5 estrelas. Os preços são muito justos e tem piscina!!!! I was attended so well. If you need something done the employees will... More 

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Olá, Edgar. Obrigado por compartilhar sua experiência em nosso hostel. Nossa equipe está sempre preparada para ajudar no que os... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

This place is very walkable to the centre of a pretty boring town, but a handy and good value place to stay if you are visiting to see the beaches or scuba dive, although the closest beach is pretty smelly in parts. It's well set up but our room wasn't cleaned during the day, and when you can't flush the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2010

arrail do cabo is a great place with a lot of incredible things to do. this hostel had clean rooms, staff helped us organize our travel plans, bus schedules, flights etc. nice breakfast. pool is dirty. 4 bed dorm rooms are really nice pay a few dollars more for air conditioning. nice computer, fast internet. not much of a party... More 

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Luiz N, Gerente de relações com clientes at Hostel Villas Boas, responded to this review

Hi! Thank's to shared your experience with us. We always works to provide a good stay to our guests. We await your return. More 

London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2010

There was no electricity or running water in our room, and no air conditioning. The pool is essentially a cess pit. Absolutely filthy, terrible breakfast and they wouldn't even give us a discount for the lack of electricity and water, which we tried to argue until they called the police!!! Not a friendly bunch at all! Please, of you want... More 

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As informações não procedem. Tal cliente esteve hospedado sim no Hostel. Se desentendeu com a namorada e quiz antecipar o... More 

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