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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great hostel, albeit a bit pricey but I think the accommodation, service and location make up for this. Leblon is a nice neighbourhood and the beach is very pretty. It is a lot quieter than Copacabana and even Ipanena which is on the same stretch of beach. The staff are friendly and very eager to help, which... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I enjoyed my stay in z.bra. It has a fancy little lobby area with cool kitschy decor. The rooms however are very basic. I stayed in a double room first, and a dorm room afterwards. The hostel has a bar and we were allowed to order drinks on out them on our tab during our stay. It's located in leblon,... More

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

When I arrived at the hostel I found out they wanted to charge me higher than the advertised rate. After some negotiation this was dropped to a price still higher than the advertised rate. The price to stay changes throughout the week. So if you want to stay longer you won't pay The same price every day. The hostel staff... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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19 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Upside: funky design, great location, friendly staff, party every night (it's perfectly fine too for the non-party mode travelers). Downside: bathroom not neat as the day advances, breakfast could be served in a better way (away from the flies), overpriced compared to other hostels worldwide. Yet, worth the visit if you're up to meeting new people and staying 2 blocks... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

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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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
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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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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
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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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