We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Rua Silva Castro - 39 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Copacabana)
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Happy Rio Hostel to your Saves list
Happy Rio Hostel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
A recent review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014
irina t Lyon, France
  • Overview
  • Reviews (25)
  • Photos (11)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

25 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Lyon, France
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Happy Rio is a very nice hostel located in the center of Copacabana. it is at a few minutes away from the beach, situated close to bus stations, commerces and restauration places. The team is very cool, always available and will do anything you need to make you stay as pleasent as possible. they also have accurate info on everything... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sao Paulo, SP
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

I ended up in this Hostel unexpectedly after losing my bed in another down the road. Boy was the service phenominal]! The staff was very friendly, knowledgeable, and loved to practice english with me. The place is very clean and has much more of a chill vibe than other hostels here in copacabana, which is welcome to me. I want... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2011

I booked a stay here on a hostel booking website. Happy Rio failed to update the booking site to show that there was no room on my chosen dates. They emailed me and asked for my bank details to refund me; I sent the details as requested then...radio silence. There was no sign of my refund and no correspondence from... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Jose-Maria-Granado, Owner at Happy Rio Hostel, responded to this review

Hi mfgx3! First of all, i'm very sorry for your bad experience. I wasn't here when this happened. I didn't know that untill i read it in Trip Advisor. Sorry for my late response too! We are making too many changes in the last months to upgrade the quality of our services and facilities. It was 2 years ago, but... More

Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Happy Rio Hostel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Happy Rio Hostel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Happy Rio Hostel

Address: Rua Silva Castro - 39 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Happy Rio Hostel 2*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Priceline, Tingo, HostelWorld, BookingOdigeoWL and Venere so you can book your Happy Rio Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Happy Rio Hostel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

11 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (1)
Other (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (11)
Family/play areas (5)
Room/suite (2)
Other (4)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in
any neighborhood
in Rio de Janeiro with
any amenities


Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Class
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Happy Rio Hostel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?