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Hercus Hostel

Rua Siqueira Campos 250 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22031-070, Brazil
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Its just a terrible, terrible place. Heed all of the warnings! Obviously a 36 bed dorm is never going to be a breeze but the common area is just an old gym room where men used to watch themselves pump iron. Its a converted gym and it still smells like it.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I checked out of this hell hole this morning and am paying to stay in a hotel instead, I have been all over the world 1st, and 3rd world countries and can easily say I´ve slept better in airports than I did here. I read the same bad reviews you guys and gals are all reading and one said, ´´don´t... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you value your health and safety, do not stay here. Loose wiring everywhere (including in the showers - my friend got an electric shock while having a shower)filthy bathrooms, no ventilation, hot and stuffy, recirculated air conditioning, no natural light in the large dorm room, firetrap, broken stairs, very unsafe.

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

You don't wanna stay here. Trust me. You can get much better hostels for the same price. The only average thing I experienced was the breakfast, which they've handled pretty well. Anyway, the rooms are overcrowded, smell, hot, and most do not have windows at all. The place is NOT clean. I avoided the restrooms throughout my 24 hour stay... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This is a well run basic hostel with friendly helpfull staff. Phillipe helped with or onward journey and in booking bus tickets in Portugese. The in-house entertainment is also worth the visit alone.Very happy overal.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

There are far too many beds put in the one room - serious overcrowding issues. Simply nowhere to put your bag - I had to sleep with my bag on the bed with me. Very hot rooms because they are so full. Breakfast was ok, until I saw the girl preparing it and then refused to eat it again after... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Rooms were hot and overcrowded, there is no hot water. the doors could not be closed. Wifi was shocking, the swimming pool was dirty and no one had the courage to stay in there. The hostel is overcrowded on hollidays and you may also sleep on the floor,because there is no space for so many beds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I really enjoyed my stay in Hercus Hostel because the staff starting from Leila was more than wonderful !! The hostel is located in a very good place. 20 minute walk from Copacabana beach and about 10-15minute walk to metro station Siqueira Campos. From the RIO International Airport, taxi will take about 50-60R$ and 45 minutes. Ipanema beach is 30... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013 via mobile

The guy at the counter of this hostel with black hair from Europe is arrogant. No respect at all. Told us to find the room for ourselves and gave us directions. He was too busy on the phone to his friends. He told us the big boss would be coming in and we need to hurry up and go up... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Hi guys I would like to thank you for the wonderful time I had with you guys A special thanks to Jeh, Rai, Romina and the cleaning laid I don´t remember your name  I know you guys are working hard to get the hostel to be back in shape and you are doing a excelente job Great transfer options,... More 

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