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Cafe Rio Hostel

Rua Alice, 293 | Laranjeiras, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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78 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Besides the fact that the breakfast is good, free wifi, clean rooms and bathrooms and an Amazing location, the people. Nothing but the best to say about all the staff from this hostel, where everyone feels like home. Also is very safe, never heard about anything stolen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Very good quality hostel in a safe area. The Dorms (I was in a 4) are spacious enough with good quality bunk beds. Showers/toilets are clean and the shower strength/water temp just right. The communial lounge/breakfast area is really nice with plenty of room and a good place to mix with others or be in your own space. WIFI also... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

This was a great place to stay. The owners were exceptionally friendly and helpful, the breakfast was good (nice coffee!), very clean and comfy rooms, hot showers, air con, and good cooking facilities. The location was safe, easy bus/ tube to the beaches and other sights plus an easy taxi back after a few chops in Lapa. Would highly recommend... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Spent 7 days in Rio. so we wanted to make the most out of it and do as much as possible. Jacks (the owner) was very helpful in organising trips, nights out and activities for us to do. Rio. is such a big place it was helpful to know which buses to get as its not always obvious from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

Travelling solo, I wasn't sure what to expect from life in Rio but staying here allowed me to relax and enjoy. The owners are really friendly and will go the extra distance to make you feel at home. I mentioned that I was interested in samba and straight away Jacques called his friend and arranged for me to be able... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

Cafe Rio has to be the nicest hostel I've ever stayed in (and I've frequented a lot of hostels!). My fiancée and I stayed in the private double called Esspresso. It was like a 3/4 star hotel room. The bed was so comfortable! Nicely decorated. Perfectly clean. Simply perfect. The staff and especially the owners are great people. So warm... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

This lovely hostel is near to restaurant, grocery store and Corcovado Mountain were the famous Christ the redeemer was situated. Me and my 4 friends reached this hostel from GiG airport by getting a registered taxi we paid 90-100 reals for the 5 of us one way. Finding this hostel is not easy as it doesn't have a sign board... More 

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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

I chose this hostel because of its amazingly great reviews on TripAdvisor, and they were all right! It is great! It is located in a safe neighborhood, close to shops, bus stations and restaurants. It is also within walk distance to Largo do Machado (where you can take the vans to go to the Corcovado). The rooms are really nice,... More 

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Mermaid Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Very conveniently located hostel, easily accessible by bus 133. If you catch a long distance bus (we did so from Sao Paulo) you can walk 100ms to the local bus station. bus 133 takes you to lajerinas street which dropped us in front of the hostel. Hostel is also a 20 minute walk to the metro which is only three... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

I stayed in the hostel for 4 nights in November. It is located in a safe neighbourhood (didn't feel any threat at all, walked back to the hostel after 23 o'clock a couple of nights), some 15 minutes on foot from the metro. Rooms are nice, all have AC. Breakfast was more than enough and always served on time.The owners... More 

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