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Bellas Artes Hostel Rio

2.0 of 5 Rua Candido Mendes, 479, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Ko Samui, Thailand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at Bellas Artes Hostel Rio during Carnaval Week in Feb 2015. I was pleased by the location minutes to the Gloria Metro stop which takes me to the Sanbodromo for the Carnaval parades in time. The prices in this part of Rio are a fraction of those in Ipanema or Copa. There are supermarkets, eateries and bank minutes... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

There was a small group of just 3 of us at this hostel for the World Cup in July 2014. When we arrived here for a total stay of 7 nights we found out that the booking had been cancelled as I had not paid for a deposit, due to receiving the email in my junk folder. This was only... More 

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BellasArtes H, Proprietário at Bellas Artes Hostel Rio, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate your evaluation. Our mission is to receive travelers in our cozy hostel and promote artistic-cultural encounters and experiences in Rio de Janeiro. We hope to have met all your expectations and we are looking forward to have your visit in a next opportunity. Sincerely, Adriana Vianna More 

Karlsruhe, Germany
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

i stayed at bellas artes for a couple of days, then i left to stay at another one in the same neighborhood. the location is actually pretty nice, so are the rooms. on the other hand the management is terrible. once i went down in the kitchen and i heared one of the bosses screaming on the phone. you could... More 

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Drica V, Proprietário at Bellas Artes Hostel Rio, responded to this review

Dear guest, We would Like to apologize about what happened. The person mentioned is currently separated from the hostel, we understand that you felt uncomfortable with all the situation, but we're now under new management. We sincerely apologize for all this situation, and wish you understand that this was a isolated case, not an everyday event at our hostel. Our... More 

London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Me and my partner stayed in this guesthouse during carnival 2013. This is a really great hostel, it's in a great location and the staff are really friendly! We had an amazing stay here and it is my partners second time staying here! We will be back next year too! We would recommend this guesthouse to other travellers!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We found staff very helpful after Rio Hostel messed up our booking and reserved us a place here instead. Helped a lot with our trips around Rio and recommended bars and restaurants which where very nice Paid for a double room but got a private dorm room with all the other beds pushed to one side - not quite the... More 

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Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Guesthouse in a nice area, great place to start exploring Rio. Staff is friendly and helpfull (just a bit chatic sometimes), atmosphere was good, breakfast was okay too. We stayed in a private room with bathroom which was quite expensive for what you get, but I guess that's Rio. The guesthouse didn't impress us enough to stay there again when... More 

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Recife, PE
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

This hostel is located in Santa Teresa's charming neighborhood. Unfortunately, it's not easy going there because i'ts necessary walk a lot from the subway station and in the end, climb stairs. Some taxi drivers refuse let you there. And also, it's not safe at night. The hostel's bathroom was flooded because of the rain, and sometimes the tapwater went out.... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

I have been to Bellas Artes 7 times this year, including Carnaval, Easter... I would not consider staying elsewhere. Friendly staff, fabulous atmosphere, excellent facilities and also an ability to attract really interesting visitors. There is always an interesting mix of people at Bellas Artes and in the several times I have now stayed there I have made many friends.... More 

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Buenos Aires
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14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

Bellas Artes Guest House is located in the colourful, colonial and bohemian Santa Teresa neighborhood. Santa Teresa is a hidden gem, nearby to the main beaches -you can reach easily the beach by metro-. Cobbled streets -some of them are stairs-, cheerful and colonial, lovely houses and cafés, pubs, restós, ateliers and stores are blended to create an amazing atmosphere.... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

The hostel is located in the charming neighbourhood of Santa Teresa, a little bit up in the hills - but not too far from the centre. It is close to both bus and metro, so sightseeing Rio de Janeiro is very doable from Bellas Artes Guesthouse. The hostel is run by a very nice lady, very velcoming and service minded.... More 

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Address: Rua Candido Mendes, 479, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Bellas Artes Hostel Rio 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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