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Bamboo Rio Hostel

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45 Rua Lacerda Countinho, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 0, Brazil
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the 'private' small and basic twin room with shared bathroom. On the positive side: the atmosphere is great and english-speaking staff very friendly and helpfull. Perfect location close to Copacabana and Metro station. Things to improve: hygiene in girls shower (fungus growing) and service at breakfast.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

good pepole ....good bar with happy hour until the night good rooms... beds ... and air condition wifi and computers include and the pool .... bring with u your own lock or buy expencive in the hostel love the place

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Maria196481, Gerente de relações públicas at Bamboo Rio Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the feedback and we are so glad to hear that you liked our hostel. Always welcome to come back! More 

Athens, Georgia, United States
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Average rooms, average breakfast, average attitude from the staff. Slow and patchy WIFI. You can stay here, it is reasonable clean, it is cheap and the location is ok. There are several other hostels in the same street - so you should compare their reviews

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Maria196481, Gerente de relações públicas at Bamboo Rio Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback and sorry to hear you thought the hostel is just average, we always try to do our best, but sure, everyone has the right to their opinion. Hope you come back some day and get the best out of your experience! More 

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Bamboo is super cool,!!!! Amazing Hostel, Brilliant Location, Best Place to stay in Copacabana, Carla is awesome!!! Carla thanks for everything! You re the best!!! If you need a hostel in Rio to stay...go to Bamboo!!! Special thanks to Guilherme(barman)!!! And Adelinilza best breakfast in Rio de Janeiro!!!

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Maria196481, Gerente de relações públicas at Bamboo Rio Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you Michael for your positive feedback, very welcome to come back to our hostel anytime again! More 

Vannes, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The hotel 's great with its terrace and swimming pool has a 10min walk to copacobana, perfect! During the day you will get to know Marine who welcomes you, a German who speaks several languages ​​(German, French, English and Portuguese) , Aisle and Isabella who speaks pefect spanish too. they give you all the necessary information and are very helpful.... More 

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Maria196481, Gerente de relações com clientes at Bamboo Rio Hostel, responded to this review

Viva la França and our favourite french guests! Bamboo staff sends best regards and thanks so much for staying at Bamboo Rio hostel during Carnaval and always coming back after your short trips. You guys are always welcome here and we are looking forward to host you during your next trip! Merci beaucoup!!! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

They messed up my booking and moved my stuff to another room when i were down by the beach one day. Part from that It's a nice hostel. Not to far away from the beach. Calm area. Nice trips from the hostel. Good breakfast. Ok wifi. Good service from the staff who were friendly and took us to really nice... More 

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Maria196481, Gerente de relações públicas at Bamboo Rio Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us and we are happy to hear that you liked our hostel. Sorry for teh inconvenience and we hope you get back some day! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Bamboo hostel is a average hostel you can find elsewhere in Riode Janerio. The staff is helpfull if you wanna see the city, and they will gladley help you, especially Balthazar! The breakfast you get, is dry bread with some tasty local fruit as a side dish. There is a table where you Can get drinks, suchs as coffe, juice... More 

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Obrigada pelo seus elogios e criticas, é muito importante pra nos. Cafe da manha tem 2 tipo de pães, queijo,... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The employees are really nice, there is someone availlable 24/7 and they are really friendly. I can''t remember all the names though. Eduardo was one of the employees he often worked at the reception in the night, Cool guy and very helpfull and friendly. Breakfast service is also good and location is perfect, I can definitely recommend this hostel!

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Maria196481, Gerente de relações públicas at Bamboo Rio Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive feedback, it means a lot to us! We hope you will be back one day whan you come to Rio de Janeiro, always welcome! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Me and some friends stayed there for two nights, the first breakfast we had the fruit was spoiled. The check out was terrible! They had an issue with the computer and they were saying that on of us did not pay and we showed them that we did pay, and they had us there for over an hour.

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Maria196481, Gerente de relações com clientes at Bamboo Rio Hostel, responded to this review

It is a pity to hear you did not like our hostel and we take into consideration your critics. Sometimes the receptionists are new and therefore errors happen but the only thing that really happened was that the check out took a bit more time that it normally does trying to figure out about the payments but at NO moment... More 

Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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285 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The staff was friendly, the location is perfect (near lots of restaurants and 10 minutes from the beach), and they're good about providing you with recommendations. The pool was an added bonus. However, make no mistake that this is a hostel - for better or for worse. It can get quite noisy and busy in the lobby and there are... More 

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Maria196481, Gerente de relações públicas at Bamboo Rio Hostel, responded to this review

We are very happy to hear that you liked staying at Bamboo Rio hostel. Yes, we are a hostel, soyou do have less privacy but therefore it is a great place to make friends and never feel alone if you are a solo traveller anda do not know anyone. Hope you do come back some day, very welcome! More 

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