We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 456 Rio de Janeiro accommodations

The New Wave Hostel

Travessa Cristiano | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Formerly Copacabana Wave Hostel) (Santa Cruz)
Hotel amenities
The New Wave Hostel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Save
You added The New Wave Hostel to your Saves list
Write a Review

33 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    0
    2
    6
    7
    18
See reviews for
3
6
3
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (33)
  • Mar-May only
    (9)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (6)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (8)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (10)
All months
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

this should be the last place u choose for youre vacation , the staff is shady and they hardly ever clean the bathrooms , u had to tell them to come clean the room otherwise they simply would not care to clean . The breakfast is a joke, don't even count on getting overall bad experience the only upside of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012 via mobile

Ive stayed in many hostels this year and this wasntva favourite! Generally I found the place a little annoying. The guys toilets only down stairs. Breakfast in the middle of the foyer/reception area and confusion regarding my booking and having to be moved in the middle of the night! But at the end of the day it was ok for... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sao Paulo, SP
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

We did a reservation and had already payed half the value. When we arrive we had to pay the other half and they did not let us do early check in or even see the room. We let our luggage there and went for the beach, we came back at night and what a surprise that the guy did not... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2011

I heard that the staff is not permanent, it´s travelers who work there for some days or weeks to get free accommodation. Maybe that explains why it´s so unorganized, even though they are friendly and always try their best. They needed one hour to finally find a free bed for me and I did reserve a couple of days earlier.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2011 via mobile

I found a bed bug crawling on my bed and then later another on me, well, I think that's enough said. The staff are nice and it's close to the beach but that doesn't make up for the level of cleanliness and the fact that you can find other nicer hostels for the same price that are clean, in a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
33 hotel reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2011

It was the hottest Rio had been in years whilst we were there and the hostel had trouble getting hold of extra fans for the rooms... grab a top bunk where you can, much cooler at night than the bottom bunks. Breakfast didn't amount to much, but located just off the main strip so many places to eat. Copacabana beach... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2010

This hostel is a nightmare and I would advise anyone to stay away from it - any place that cant deal with reservations should be closed as far as I am concerned, its the most basic part of hostel business. Owner clearly only cares about money and not for the health & safety of her guests. Friendly advice, get out... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Chichester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2010

Rooms are basic, but what y ou expect from a hostel. no aircon but 3 fans in the room did the job. Bit noisy at 1pm from other backpackers one night but overall fairly quiet. Staff are very friendly and quite helpful./ I'd stay again... its just an average backapckers hostel. Bathroom was clean.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
135 hotel reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2010

the rooms are very very stuffy. Cant stay here at all in summer :( the rooms are smelly, bathrooms are not clean. The only plus side is that the staff are really really nice, but still not worth the trouble

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Melbourne Australia
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2008

We booked a private room with ensuite but was not up to the standard of what we expected and paid for! Room needed a lot of work. Bathroom very small and smelly. Rooms are located above the communal courtyard so were very noisy. However, the staff are very friendly and speak english. Also offers free internet. I would not recommend... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to The New Wave Hostel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The New Wave Hostel

Address: Travessa Cristiano | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Formerly Copacabana Wave Hostel)
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld and HostelBookers so you can book your The New Wave Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The New Wave Hostel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

2 photo of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (2)
Viewed
Other (2)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Near The New Wave Hostel

Top-rated Attractions Nearby
Top-rated Restaurants Nearby