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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
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Joao Pessoa, PB
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This Hostel is very well located : in Botafogo, which is quite safe, and not far from everything. Concerning the staff, they are really nice and helpful. The atmosphere is also very nice, many people from many countries ! But I stayed only a few days and it was enough. Indeed, the rooms are very crewed, so it is very... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

We were sold "a private room with a Queen sized bed" only to find our room was a cupboard with bunk beds. The picture of the bedroom on the website DOES NOT EXIST! We were basically conned by the website into thinking the rooms may align in decor with the public areas (which were quite nice) but this isn't the... More 

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Kajang, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

This hostel is as good as it gets. The prime asset is the location as it is like 10 minutes tops from the nearest metro station Botafogo, bearing the name of the neighbourhood it is serving. The atmosphere is good and the staff ready to help. Do not expect high standards though as you're in a regular hostel and paying... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I stayed for eight days in this hostel and I had an amazing time. It has a very good location in a safe neighborhood. The staff is very friendly and informative. Before my stay I read some reviews here and they were all quite negative, but I'm really happy it didn't keep me from going. Everyone I met in the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

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 July 25, 2014

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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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
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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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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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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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