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Rua Alice, 293 | Laranjeiras, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Santo Cristo)
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
1 review
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

Very nice and clean hostel that o stayed with my gf, kid and mom!!! Very tidy room and excellent location, near everything! There are 3 restaurantes and 3 bars in the street that are great entertainment choices and a drugstore very close! Will come back many times!!!

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Address: Rua Alice, 293 | Laranjeiras, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santo Cristo
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Ranked #41 of 409 Specialty lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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