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Rua Silveira Martins 135 Catete, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22221000, Brazil (Botafogo)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The owner stole from me, I had to report him to the police for fraud. He sold me a r$ 2000 world cup ticket, took my money, but never gave me the ticket, the refused to refund my money. The beds are horrible, it's dirty, it does not look like the pictures at all. The breakfast was only good during... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Stayed here when in rio to watch a few world cup games. The common area is nice as is the staff. The rooms, however, are disgustingly dirty. Truly disgusting. I am not complaining about the size of the room but I do expect some basic levels of hygiene. There is filth and dirt along the edges of the walls. It... More

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Anzin-Saint-Aubin, France
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Like many of the last reviewes , this hostel has huge advantages but also huge disadvantages ... The hostel has a good place, 5 min to metro , 5 min to restaurant , 5 min to supermarket and also really well served by the aiport bus and by taxi . The hotel has good staff , especially one of the... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

There's no way in a million years I would have enjoyed my time in Rio without the staff there. The staff there, particularly Sergio and Yuri were brilliant. Always looking out for lodgers and doing their best to keep people happy. They always went way and beyond their job to help out and was without doubt the best thing about... More

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Cologne, Germany
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

well and small and nice hostel. clean room, not too loud, inernational visitors, breakfast suffcient. stuff is helpful and offer tours in rio, if you want. they speak english, spanish and portugues. subway station is near, but take a taxi is cheap and easy too.

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México, México
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

The staff of this hostel is really bad. They are always fighting between each other and that makes the vibe of this place really heavy. They never are in the mood to give you information about the city or anything, they dont even have maps of the city! Besides, one of the persons of the staff lost one of my... More

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Valenca, BA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Comfortable, very well localized in the heart of Rio, affordable prices, professional staff . I do recommend if want have fun! Good internet connection in Hallway! Confortável, bom preço, localizado no coração do Rio, perto da Lapa, metrô, ônibus e taxi na porta a todo momento. Boa conexão na internet (wirelees)

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Austin, Texas
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

I made a reservation with Art Hostel Rio online and received an email confirmation. After Art Hostel Rio had already charged me the deposit, I got an email from the manager stating that the hostel rates had changed and my original agreement with the hostel would no longer be honored. The manager asked for me to pay a rate 5x... More

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

After touring around dowtown with my suitcase for several hours, I finally gave in and asked a cab to take me to the first hostel he knows. Just my luck, he dropped me off at Arte Hostel . The hostel is a beautiful old mansion, kind of like a grungy Manhattan loft crossed with an old portuguese villa, and had... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

The building apparently used to be a hotel, and this old building was fit into a hostel. So, it is an old, barroque building (as almost all of the Rio Antigo area), and really charming. Some of the comments in French were really picky, I guess they expect a hostel to be ultra new and luxurious. Plus, they clearly don't... More

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Address: Rua Silveira Martins 135 Catete, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22221000, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Botafogo , Catete
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The hostel boasts a large, sunny roof terrace with guest kitchen and delicious buffet breakfast including home-made cakes and jams, fresh fruits, cheeses and cold cuts. With 24 hour reception and English-speaking receptionists, we are happy to help you any way we can with information, tours and events. ... more   less 
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