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Beach Backpackers Hostel Rio de Janeiro

Rua Guilhermina Guinle #95 | Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22270=060, Brazil
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel offers one of the lowest prices in rio, (shared rooms from between 25-50) which is ideal for most backpackers. Its clean and the some of the staff go above and beyond to make the stay nice. The location is also pretty perfect, really close to a main subway so perfect for getting around. BUT most bunks are 3... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let me start of by saying that if you are short on money this place will do as it is really cheap and in a great location close to the metro. That being said, I would not recommend it to anyone who can, or is willing, to pay a little more. The area downstairs is pretty neat and they have... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I did not have a pleasant experience at this hostel. Although the staff were mostly friendly and it is in a good location the rooms are very crowded with triple bunkbeds. This means that there is no room for anyones stuff and often a queue for the showers. As well as this the bed sheets were dirty as was the... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stayed at Beach Backpackers for 3 nights in June 2014. The hostel is in a nice location in Botafogo which was safe and seemed to have some nice bars nearby. It's near enough the metro station which is easy to navigate. We didn't quite the get the room that we booked. We booked 6 beds in an 8 person... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

In terms of facilities it was ok but the guy at reception was horrible. Juan, the guy in the day was a diamond geezer but the bloke who did the night shift (I think his name was Rodgrigo) was horrible. He was arrogant and unfriendly and tried his level best to charge us double on check out. He had very... More

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Perpignan, France
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

It's true, I've seen worse, but this hostel is not good. Some of the staff are not very friendly. And the general environment is not really warm or friendly. Just one example: Since it's not allowed to wash the clothes myself by hand, I had to use their very expensive lundry... So I gave then my clothes... and they lost... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

When I arrived they didn´t have the room that I booked and payed for. After a struggle, they found me a room on the back and charged me the same price even though the room was very poor. The bathrooms were always dirty and out of toilet paper, there was people sleeping on the hall couch and dogs inside de... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

Actually currently still Sat in the hostel! It's been really great staying here, the staff are amazing, a really great laugh. The hostel is reallh close to the metro which gets you everywhere and right by a supermarket and other shops. The area feels really friendly. We were originally staying in cindelandia and are friends were staying in the hostel.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

We booked into this hostel for our first nights in Rio and ended up staying for our whole 10 nights here! The staff were extremely welcoming and helpful! We were provided with everything we needed with a nice relaxing common and outside area. Even though the plastic on the mattresses may make for a less peaceful sleep, we were happy... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Really helpful guy on reception when we arrived. The room was disappointing. Booked a superior 6 bed dorm and i have to say after 5 months travelling it was one of the worst. We had air con but the temperature was set quite high so made no difference. Plastic on the beds meant they were so uncomfortable and the bunk... More

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Bernardo S, Manager at Beach Backpackers Hostel Rio de Janeiro, responded to this review

Dear customer, Thank you for taking time to write your review. We will be checking all the issues you have mentioned on your review and all the necessary measures will be taken to provide all the comfort our guests deserve. Best regards, Beach Backpackers Hostel Management More

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Address: Rua Guilhermina Guinle #95 | Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22270=060, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro
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Our mission is to provide comfortable, secure and clean accommodation to the budget traveller. We offer competitive prices and extras such as free breakfast, free internet and wifi, free lockers and free bedlinen and towel. Our 24-hour reception is operated by helpful staff who are ready to answer all of your questions and offer the best advice about the local area. Our large social area offers a great place to relax on comfortable couches. You can make use of our flat screen TV with satellite channels for watching sports and movies. We have a DVD selection, a Playstation 2, a book exchange and board games. You will also find free internet stations with skype headphones and free wifi with a strong, fast connection. There is a guest phone for receiving calls from home or for making local or international calls. Our fully equipped kitchen has two large fridges for our guests to store food. We also have a built in water filter to top up your drinking bottles with fresh filtered water. Our private courtyard garden is a peaceful space to chill out and enjoy morning coffee or have an evening drink while listening to music and get to know your fellow travellers. We also have regular BBQ nights here with really excellent food and a fun party atmosphere. Tours and Activities: We have a fantastic night-life guide for travellers keen to party, which includes information for gay and lesbian backpackers. We have loads of ideas for people on a tight budget or for travelers who want to splurge and treat themselves to a great Brazilian meal. We also offer the best tours available to all tourist attractions in Rio, including: Sugar Loaf, Christ Statue, Maracanã Stadium, Botanical Garden, Santa Tereza Stairs, Lapa (the most famous bohemian neighbourhood where a huge street party takes place every Friday). Accommodation Information: We have private and dormitory rooms available with en-suite or shared bathrooms. Our rooms are spacious with modern furnishings and have new, comfortable mattresses. Our wi-fi signal is strong in all our rooms. Location Information: Our hostel is situated in Botafogo - a safe, central location. Within walking distance of our hostel you will find Botafogo Beach (5 mins) where you can see the famous Sugar Loaf. You can also walk to the world renowned Copacobana Beach (18 mins). We are beside many great local amenities including the metro, bus stops to all tourist attractions, trendy bars, restaurants, night clubs, frozen yogurt stores, juice bars, supermarkets, local markets, two large shopping malls (Starbucks!), 24-hour ATM (HSBC), pharmacies and a public hospital. ... more   less 
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