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Vidigalbergue Rio Hostel

Av. Niemeyer 314, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22450220, Brazil
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014
ade74 Derby, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Derby, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
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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
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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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Sydney, Australia
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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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London
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5 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

This hostel came as a recommendation from someone we met in Ilha Grande, which makes our bad experience of the hostel staff even more disappointing. We found them to be unhelpful with knowledge about tours and activities that they did not directly have a financial interest in promoting. The only place they recommended we ate at was a bar owned... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Thank you Luiz and Andre. The hostel is lovely, breakfast room with sea view and great staff. It's located in Vidigal but right by the bus stop on Av. Niemeyer with good connections to the airport, rodoviaria and all of Rio. It's safe and clean with a well equipped kitchen. All rooms have windows (that is not a given a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

+ The hostel is located near the Vidigal favela. Don't worry, its a pretty quiet favela (pacified). Perfect to dive into the favela experience without having to go in any favela tour. Some simple restaurants and parties in the areas. + 20mns away (walking) from Leblon beach + direct buses to the airport + awesome view from the window -... More

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Coimbra, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Hi Vidigalbergue Rio Hostel! The hostel with the biggest hospitality I’ve ever been! I loved my stay in Rio and you guys contributed in an incredible way with your uplifting mood, happiness and availability “Show de bola”. The hostel is located in one of the most spectacular places in Rio, the Vidigal favela! The seaside view is the best of... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I stayed here over Easter weekend when it was particularly busy. There was a really great atmosphere and very helpful staff. The location is slightly out of the main area of Copacababa/Ipanema etc, but we definitely got great value for money as a result, and the transport links are excellent. The favela is probably safer than the rest of Rio,... More

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

This was the first hostel I have ever stayed in as a backpacker and can honestly say nothing since has compared! I originally booked in for one night in January and ended up staying three weeks....they were so accommodating in letting me stay for carnival. The staff are AMAZING - really make you welcome and feel like part of the... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013 via mobile

Have been travelling south America for 5 months and this hostel is by far and a way the best!!!! If you are looking for customer service at its finest and a great atmosphere with an absolutely amazing view, look no further than this hostel. For me, favelas had a bad name before we set out on this trip but this... More

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Also Known As:
Vidigalbergue Rio Hostel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Address: Av. Niemeyer 314, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22450220, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 328 Specialty lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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