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2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Rua Ministro Alfredo | Valadao 36 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22031-050, Brazil (Copacabana)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at this hostel for 4 nights during carnaval, so it was at an extorcionate rate. 1. We had a room in The middle of The hostel. No Windows, really noisy. Doors of bathrooms don't close and The Shower has a glass window in The middle of The room, with a mirror opposite of it, so no privacy. 2.... More

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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

One word describes this hostel - hell! 1. Kitchen is a rabbit warren that is approximately 6m2. There are no utensils and the pans they did have were at the bottom of the cupboard under the sink on the floor. Safe to say you could not cook there. 2. Electric wires were exposed - fan would turn itself off after... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

If only I could describe the state of this place - dreadful! In all my extensive travels, never have I stayed at a hostel like this!!! Horrible!!! 1. Power cables exposed! 2. Ripped mattress 3. Mould in room 4. Pillows with holes and mould 5. Kitchen built for a dwarf with no clean utensils and snout utensils to cook.

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london
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21 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

We booked into this place, and got sold a tour of a carnival batteria practice party in one of the suburbs of Rio. Transfer and VIP area was promised by Best Rio Hostel. As soon as we got on the bus with other holiday makers, from other hostels in the surrounding area we were told that they had literally paid... More

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Bolivia
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13 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I arrived about 10pm. The guy at the desk was so keen to shove me into the room and not have me hanging around the reception (where there is a table and wireless) that I had no choice but to leave, go upstairs, into a crapped room with 12 beds in it, mainly with people asleep in them with lights... More

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Munich
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

I’ve stayed in a decent number of hostels on my vacations, but this is maybe the worst. The staff is unfriendly and do not even take note of complains. We had a private room which was very expensive compared to the price. The mattress did not fit in the bed, the air conditioner is only working from 10pm to 10am... More

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washington, dc
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22 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

There's a reason that this was the only place open at 2am that still had beds available. Cramped, dark, dirty, and very unfriendly staff. Impossible to use 'kitchen' area, if you're even able to find it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011 via mobile

This might not suit everyone. There was four of us travelling togethet so we stayed in a four bed. Thank God it was just us and no one else. Would have been so awkward as it was extremely tight. They put two large unnecessary cupboards in the room where the space could have been used to put your bags or... More

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2011

The name may only fit with the location of the place, but the hostel itself is just one to leave your bags, and get out, IF you find space for it in your matchbox room. the entry way is one of those colonial doors only opens to one side, when you are inside of the place you feel so trapped,... More

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Moscow, Russia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2011

I do travel a lot around the world and always stay in hostels and guesthouses (so I’m not spoiled) and this is a first time when I so disappointed. I won’t make lots of comments about the price as in Brazil everything is overcharged and you just have to accept this, but still it is too expensive for such place.... More

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Best Rio Hostel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Address: Rua Ministro Alfredo | Valadao 36 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22031-050, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
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Ranked #213 of 328 Specialty lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Best Rio Hostel 2*
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