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Vila Carioca Hostel

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Rua Estacio Coimbra 84 | Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Botafogo)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Sao Paulo, SP
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As most of the hostels in RJ, Vila Carioca is expensive with very poor service. Rooms: Awful, with terrible beds and bed clothing. Almost no space between the beds and when half of the room is full, it´s impossible to have the minimum space to organize your stuffs after or before shower, for instance. Bathrooms: Another bad experience. The 12... More

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The hostel is in a backyard in a quiet street in Botafogo district. You may go to the beach (Copacabana or Ipanema) by metro, the Botafogo station is nearby. Breakfast is included in price. The rooms are rather clean and tidy. There is also a nice lobby with sofas and TV. I also loved the lazy cat living there :)

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Mexico City, Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This hostel is great ONLY if you get a good room and don't have any problems that need dealing with by the staff. We had both terrible and positive experiences during our 3 night stay. Note - We had made reservations via Internet well in advance. We dropped off our bags early that morning and "checked in" but weren't able... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Really helpful and friendly staff, great breakfast and good tv and communal area. The beds aren't the best and the wifi can be intermittent however but overall it is well worth it for the for the price.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I spent 3 weeks in Vila Carioca Hostel a few years ago, and think of it as one of the best hostels I have ever stayed in. Centrally located in a quiet and safe district in Botafogo, with easy access to Ipanema, Copocabana, sugar loaf mountain and Santa Teresa, this place is popular amongst Brazilians and foreign tourists alike. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Stayed here for a week and really enjoyed my stay. A couple minutes walk from the botafogo metro station, Vila Carioca is located in one of the most convenient and central spots in Rio. I came here to train capoeira and see the sights in my free time, so this was perfect for me (since I didn't need to be... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

It is a three-floored house located in a village what create a cosy atmosphere. It is close to subway station (Botafogo) and not far to downtown, Lapa, Sugar Loaf and Corcovado, Copacabana, etc. It is very clean. Nice people who works there makes you feel at home. Breakfast is simple, but good enough. There is a female room (what is... More

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Tupiza, Bolivia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The hostel has tonnes of character and a really friendly environment. English is spoken extremely well (except by the guy on nights), but there's a good mix of brazilians as well as foreigners, so it's easy to get stuck in with the locals which is great. The breakfast is excellent - lots of fresh fruit and cake, as well as... More

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San Pedro La Laguna, Solola, Guatemala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

good breakfast, location are very good, near metro . Charming house central but quite, friendly staff . Only downside don t use the 15 bed dorm room if you like to sleep. I prefer the 6 bed dorm on second level.

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

It very nice atmosphere overthere, breakfast is great, location is good-close to what u need and the staff are very nice and helpful especially Francesco! Only thing what I didnt like very much is 3 bunk beds

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Address: Rua Estacio Coimbra 84 | Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Botafogo
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Hotel Class:2 star — Vila Carioca Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 65
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