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Avenida General San Martin, 1212 | Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22441-010, Brazil (Leblon)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Paris, France
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i stayed there for one week, and i couldnt have been better. the staff is reallly nice and helpful, the dorm is good ( and clean) the "suites" are cosy but maybe a bit noisy( the ac is really loud) , the breakfast is very good and the cook really nice ! the location is great (1 block from the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Stayed here for a week. Located in "trendy" Leblon only 2 blocks to the beach and a few streets away from shopping thoroughfare. This place is class. The staff are amazingly helpful and friendly. Ended up going out on the piss with some of them a few times. There is a board in reception with daily excursions that you can... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Great spot. Met a ton of good people there. Staff is great too. It's not going to be your cheapest option being it's in Leblon and all, but it's worth it. It's the right hostel for you if you'd like to interact with your fellow travelers and have a fun place to hangout. If you want a place that's super... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I stayed here back in 2011, everything from the staff to the rooms was amazing, very clean and close to public transport. I have since recommended several people to stay here. We were originally only staying for 4 nights but ended up stay for 7 we loved it so much.

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Curitiba, PR
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Z.bra is the best place I've stayed in Rio, the staff is really friendly, the rooms are clean and confortable, the location in the heart of Leblon is pretty amazing and you get to meet really nice people from all over the world. Truly great experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

There's a lot to love about Rio, but none more than the Zbra hostel!! There is something very special going on in this place and I am happy to have had the chance to enjoy a taste of it. Starting with Roberta's warm (catlike) welcome into the hostel, to Ryan's (charming) introduction to the nightlife, Zbra provides the perfect base... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

I am 4 hours into my weekend stay and I'm already writing this place up as the worst place that the wallpaper guide has ever recommended. It was not for us. We wanted a weekend in Rio and wanted to be close to the good food in Leblon. We did not want to be staying in a place full of... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

My friend and I had a private room with 2 twin beds, a sink, and we had to share the bathroom with other girls. The concept of the hostel is for travelers who want to see Rio and who want to meet people since day one. The staff is SO HELPFUL. They found bus companies, prices, and schedules to go... More

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Belo Horizonte, MG
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

The location is just perfect: you're in the heart of Leblon, surrounded by many nice restaurants and bars. Public transport is also very easy to use. Friendly staff and amazing decoration! Stayed in a private room with shared bathroom, so payed a lot more than usual for a hostel (but still a lot cheaper than many budget hotels in Rio!).... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Although the place has an amazing location in Leblon, next to the club Melt, Veloso bar and one block from the beach, they lack cleaness. Ok, is a new hostel, cool deco, but to find out flecks over your pillow and also receive the new line with small holes was not exactly what I was expecting. The air conditioning is... More

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Also Known As:
Z.Bra Hostel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Address: Avenida General San Martin, 1212 | Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22441-010, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Leblon
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #60 of 340 Specialty lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at one the finest neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, just one block away from the famous Leblon beach, Z.BRA Hostel became a trademark for investing in a new concept of hospitality. Combining elegance and practicality, Z.BRA HOSTEL is distinguished by its bold design and its vintage décor, all designed in the comfort and convenience of guests.With a capacity to accommodate 52 people - three dormitories of nine people, eight one bedroom, one of five, two double bedrooms with shared bathroom and four suites - the Z.Bra offers wi-fi and free breakfast in all your daily rates. In the dormitories, the beds capsules draw attention, for their futuristic design, and are equipped with mobile chargers, inner light and extremely comfortable. The common area (lounge) also has a bold bar where drinks are served and where guests can venture into the pole dance. Z.Bra Hostel also organizes a monthly art exhibition and various events. To ensure a better experience for guests, the Z.Bra offers several services from tours around the city to free skateboards. ... more   less 
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