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Bossa in Rio Hostel

Rua Joaquim Murtinho, 531 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-320, Brazil (Santa Teresa)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Myself and my boyfriend stayed at this hostel for 5 nights during March. I can only say that I was thoroughly disappointed with the hostel and the attitude of some of the staff. The location is incredibly difficult both in terms of safety and access. As many other guests have pointed out it is far up a hill around 10... More

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Bernardo_Mattar, Proprietário at Bossa in Rio Hostel, responded to this review

Dear guests, Thank you for taking the time to write your impressions. I´m the owner of Bossa in Rio and, on behalf of everybody from Bossa, I would like to apologize to you that you didn´t have a pleasant stay with us. As you've mentioned, there is a renovation work of the tram´s track going on at the moment and... More

Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This hostel was a great find for us! We enjoyed our stay immensely & would recommend it to other backpackers who like a relaxed atmosphere (rather than party hostels) & lots of stairs. We booked 4 nights at a reasonable rate via booking.com & found the staff to be very helpful during our check in process- bringing us nice cold... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I travelled around South America for almost 5 months and this was one of the best hostels that I was staying in..! Great location, great rooms, great service.. and most importantly great staff! Thanks...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We had a great time for the week we stayed at Bossa. The staff were really helpful and the private room we had was really nice. We sometimes found it hard to get taxi's take us back to the area, but they were doing roadworks at the time. Otherwise location was closeto a fair amount of restaurants and bars.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Beautiful place to spend a few days. The place is very clean and well treated by the staff. The shuttle from the hostel to the main tourist attractions is very good. Common areas and kitchen are very good as well and ordered large rooms, good breakfast.

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We have stayed in pousada Bossa Hostel early weeks ago and loved this place: - the rooms are lovely, clean and very nicely decorated - the all staff were so welcoming, nice and helpful - the breakfast prepared was amazing - the location was very good Also you can leave anything in your bag in the room, nobody will touch... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

A switchback path and plenty of stairs are inevitable when staying in a hilly location but it was good to be back in Santa Teresa. I was in a clean 4-bed dorm (with clean showers and toilets next door) after being picked up from the airport as arranged. The morning revealed the colourful and floral hostel and its surroundings. Breakfast... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This is the second hostel I've stayed at in Rio. It is so far the nicest. The building and rooms are great! It had plenty of room for all guests and enough bathrooms and showers. The hostel is located in the hills of Santa Teresa. Santa Teresa is a lovely area during the day. I was a little concerned walking... More

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Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I really enjoyed staying at this hostel. Santa Teresa is a beautiful neighborhood and you easy can reach Lapa in like 5 minutes walking time. The hostel itself is really clean and nice ! I loved the breakfast and enjoyed sitting outside on the porch. I also met people there easily. Just be aware that you have to walk up... More

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

My first time to Rio. I will not remember it by the beautiful beaches, fantastic views, tasty food or the hot women. I will remember it by the people I met in Bossa Hostel. Getting to the hotel on foot was tiresome but a nice work out. Once you get there the Hotel stands out from all the other buildings.It... More

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Bossa In Rio Hostel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Address: Rua Joaquim Murtinho, 531 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-320, Brazil
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Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
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Ranked #12 of 339 Specialty lodging in Rio de Janeiro
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Bossa in Rio Hostel!Created by a couple of brazilian backpackers who have a passion for travel, Bossa in Rio has been carefully crafted to provide you with a comfortable, safe and unforgettable stay.We are a boutique hostel strategically located in Santa Teresa, the city’s most charming neighborhood, offering all the facilities you might want. The Bossa in Rio Hostel is the ideal place for enjoying some comfort, making friends and enjoying the city. Be prepared for a short walk up and a very pleasent stay!Please have in mind Santa Teresa is located on a hilll and that there are stairs and ramps to access the rooms.We are waiting for you! ... more   less 
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