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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 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Belfast, Ireland
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hostel was clean with good breakfast. It's a bit of a climb up from St Teresa but it's handy to transport and restaurants. We stayed in a converted dorm with 5 beds with balcony. Only complaint would be when we wanted to visit Christ the redeemer the guy at reception was admant we could only do it as part of... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was sold to us as a "boutique" hotel... turned out its an above average backpackers! Stay away from room no. 1, as its right next to the hallway and the kitchen! Exceptionally loud breakfast prep starts at 7am! Staff are lovely and so helpful and Santa Teresa is a beautiful neighbourhood, so not all is lost...

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Tel aviv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I have been traveling for 10 days in rio and enjoyed staying in this hostel . First the staff is amazing! They helped us a lot, were patient and also recommend us were to go and travel. The breakfast is very good, the room was clean and in an excellent condition. The hostel is new, they provide free computer to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Grand Portuguese colonial building , high up on the edge of Santa Teresa The tram tracks were being repaired at the time, though look close to being finished, however at present is a bit of a steep walk. The building occupies an excellent position having views over part of the city and can be viewed through mature trees and foliage... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Bossa in rio is a really good place to stay a couple of nights! The location is in a nice neighbeirhood with lots of restaurants and a few bars. The staff is really friendly and helpfull at anytime! We enjoyed our stay very much. The rooms are quite big and very clean. The breakfast is good and you have abig... More

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Sacramento, California
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5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Most people going to Rio immediately think of staying in one of the high-rise hotels on Ipanema or Copacabana beaches. If you are disabled, or need special accommodations, do that. However, if you want a REAL experience of Rio, consider staying in the Bossa in Rio Hostel!! This hostel is located in the Santa Teresa section of Rio. It is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We stayed in in March 2013 - but we still talk about this place over a year on! It was our favourite place that we stayed in over the whole 2 weeks that we were in Brazil. The breakfast was lovely, very chilled and relaxed atmosphere. In a great location too. Special thanks to the staff during our stay as... More

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

Hello guys! It is wonderful to hear from you! Thank you very much for taking the time to share your good experiences about Bossa in Rio with us, and our future guests. Please come back some day! It would be lovely to see you again. Hope you are fine and still spending some of your time traveling! Kind regards, Fernanda More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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16 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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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
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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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