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Samambaia Hostel

Estrada Da Samambaia , 138, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25710-372, Brazil
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I stayed here in August this year. The building, a little outside of Petropolis (and a small challenge to get to via public transport), is an absolute delight - historical, with Burle Marx gardens, a sense of times past, and a wonderful, caring owner in an ecological environment. I was there in low season, so there were not many guests,... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

After travelling for more than 6 months, we are finally home. This is the moment that you look back at the places we visited. One of the great places in Brazil was the visiting @ Samambaia hostel. A beautiful historic building with a beautiful garden. It was for us a little paradise in Brazil. There was a very kind owner,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We have just spent a night at this hostel and loved it. It sits in huge grounds that are fu of interesting plants and animals. The house is stunning-plenty of space and very comfortable. Best breakfast in a hostal ive ever had! It should be recommended in all the guide books.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

My spouse and I just finished a 7-night stay at Samambaia, and I can honestly say it was a stay that I will never forget. We had originally booked two nights, but we kept extending our stay because we didn't want to leave! The owner of the Hostel, Jean, arranged to pick us up at the bus station near by,... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We greatly enjoyed the all experience, it was not just a place to stay but it will be a long lasting memory. We enjoyed the animals around and the educational purpose of the place. The owner is the most gracious person. We forgot our passports in the room and he went out of his way to return it to us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

I stayed at Samambaia with my wife for just a day. We immediately realized this is not a conventional hostel. It is a 250+ year old portuguese style facility built with massive logs located in a green preservation area (www.isca.org.br), with many amenities that makes your day relaxing and full of diversity. You are touched by Nature with green and... More 

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