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Vidigalbergue Rio Hostel

Av. Niemeyer 314, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22450220, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014
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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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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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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 via mobile

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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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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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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

My friend and I stayed here a couple of days. We moved hostels to this one since the other one got more expensive. We were not expecting such a good time. Not only did we have the best view in Rio, we had an excellent breakfast, excellent company (Kelly is a superstar, we absolutely loved her!). The Argentinian owner of... More

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

his is my honest opinion of the place. location: from the bus terminal (1hr trip) . Cheapest way there is bus to ipenema beach and then from beach, bus to the Vidigal. customer service: somewhat helpful cleanness: place was clean and tidy everyday. bathrooms: 2 tiny showers and toilets to choose from for entire place Bedroom: small dorm with Air... More

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Address: Av. Niemeyer 314, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22450220, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro
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Vidigalbergue Rio Hostel - Breakfast area with a fantastic view to the sea, great atmosphere, near the beaches of Leblon and Sao Conrado, new, large and comfortable rooms. The hostel VIDIGALBERGUE is located in the sea side, between neighborhoods of Leblon and São Conrado, in the Favela of Vidigal. Being situated just 2km from Leblon, best neighborhood of South Zone of Rio de Janeiro, facilitates access to main bars, restaurants, coffee shops, pharmacies, discos… of the city. The hostel also offers a lot of types of transport and is located 3Km from Ipanema and 5Km from Copacabana.Besides the excellent location, the hostel has a unique and stunning view to the sea, providing mostly in the summer watching a fantastic sunrise and sunset!!!! In addition, in front of the hostel there is a natural pool in the middle of the rocks. This is a sole and exclusive place and located less than 500 metres from a beautiful beach, called Prainha.Vidigalbergue has 3 new, large and comfortable bedrooms with a beautiful view to the sea. All the bedrooms have fans and air conditioning.The breakfast can be served on the terrace of the hostel, with a spectacular view to the sea, where we also offer happy hours and parties.The hostel has a fully equipped kitchen for better attend the guests.Every week we offer tours through the city of Rio de Janeiro, samba lessons, live music, parties, happy hours with free caipirinha, feijoada, barbecue, rides to the natural pool in front of the hostel and much more, making your stay indescribable ... more   less 
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