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Vidigalbergue Rio Hostel

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Av. Niemeyer 314, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22450220, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bingley, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very nice place with very nice staff. Amazing view on the ocean. This hostel is in a favela but the place is very safe with a police car in front 24h/d. It's easily reachable by bus, walking distance from the beach. I had a very good time there!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A great place to stay in Rio. I booked a couple of nights and ended up staying for 15 days. Staff was great, the argentinian girl. Good breakfast and a good value for the money. It is located in a favela, but it's really safe and neighbors are cool people. Not far away from Leblon, in a really calm place... More 

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Heidenheim an der Brenz, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

+ nice view esp. From room terrace + breakfast ok o small room but to sleep more or less ok - no credit card payment possible (only paybal with bad exchange rate) - owner didnt catch us from airport as promised - we had the feeling to get soaked. Besides of Overpriced 50€ per day we hadd finally to pay... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Stayed here for 3 weeks during the World Cup and was definitely a little nervous coming solo to Rio. In retrospect, I was really lucky and found a great place for my whole stay. The atmosphere of this hostel was amazing and after 3 weeks I had a hard time leaving. The owners, Luis and Andre, were great and always... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Stayed at Vidigalbergue for 3 weeks during the World Cup and it really did seem like a 2nd home. Hostel workers Gabby and Rafa are great fun always willing to join in with the fun and games. There are no issues with this being in a favela, i never once felt unsafe and there is a constant Police presence. The... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I stayed at vidigalbergue for the entire World Cup and couldn't imagine a better place. Rafa and Gabby are brilliant, and now not just helpful staff but friends for life! Andre and Luis the owners are great fun, and everyone strived to look after us during the cup. A great location, don't worry about it being a favela, it's 100%... More 

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Seminole, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Stayed there for nearly 2 weeks during the World Cup, Place is great, clean ,comfy and friendly. Is in a pacified Favella and has police presence all the time but not needed as all locals are friendly and fun. About 10 minutes to beaches, plenty of buses passing by to get you into Leblon, Ipanema,Copacabana. Between Rafa and Gabi, Luis... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Vidigalbergue Hostel is a TRAVELER's dream. If you are the type that wants to really get to know Rio and can appreciate a good value then this hostel is for you. The place is safe and the staff are always there to answer any questions that you may have. The only complaint that I have is that the men's bathroom... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
15 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I was excited to stay here after reading such great reviews but man were we let down. Our beds had bugs all over them. Ants I think. The staff seemed only interested in entertaining themselves, which is fine but again one of the reviews I read said that the staff were great with getting the guests involved with exploring the... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Sorry despite the other glowing reviews I can only give it an average and that was because the staff really helped me out and the view was great. Other than that Im glad I only stayed a night. Upside - Close to beaches and bus stop. Also very cheap and enjoyed the breakfast Downside - Noisy traffic (you need to... More 

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