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Bossa in Rio Hostel

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Rua Joaquim Murtinho, 531, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed in the hostel for 3 days, but i admit that at the end of the third day I would have liked to spend an entire week there! The Bossa in Rio hostel is a very nice place, located in the fascinating Santa Teresa neighbourhood, next to the Arcos do Lapa, as it was said by other guests... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The hostel is 5 min. from Lapa but in a safe area. Staff is very kind and friendly. They serve you a big breakfast for free. Toilets are clean and with hot shower. Dorms are clean. Internet wi-fi goes fast. The kitchen could be more. I had a really great time there and I would recommend it, but remember to... More 

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Nice place, looks more as an hotel than to an hostel. Amazing view of the Rio centre, near to the Lapa pubs and disco and near to Santa Tereza restaurants. Quite far from the metro. People at the reception is good, kind and available for help. I would advice it more for single rooms than for dormitories.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It's rare to find a hostel with such character to it. The building is beautiful with lovely high ceilings and our room had a pretty balcony. We spent 3 nights here to kick off our Brazilian trip and it has been an enjoyable stay. Very friendly and helpful staff, clean rooms, good facilities, quiet at night. Slept well and excellent... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This hostel is one we keep gravitating back to when visiting Rio. Although the location in Santa Teresa is a bit awkward, once you get used to the hike up to the restaurants of Curvelo and Guimaraes or down to Lapa proper with its many bars and eateries, it becomes easier to accept the hike back to the hostel. If... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Excellent stay for the carnival. We stayed in the private rooms with ensuites and it was great. Nice breakfast, great happy hour and overall a very nice atmosphere. Very central and close to all the carnival action. Staff are very helpful and friendly. Warning, if driving park where the hostel recommends and not around the back streets. They will give... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is a hard review to write, because this hostel itself is really lovely. The rooms are big and charming with high ceilings and nice bathrooms. The staff was nice and friendly too. However, within two hours of arriving, we were held up at gunpoint. We'd asked for a recommendation for a place close by to eat and also asked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The suite standard was fine, but some details could make a difference. For example, there wasn't a place to leave the shower stuff, like soap and shampoo, and the towel is not so good. The bathroom door needs to be fixed. But all the areas are very clean and comfortable, and the staff is great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This was a really great hostel. The location in Santa Theresa neighborhood was awesome, although at the time that we visited (during the World Cup), the cable cars weren't running, so it was difficult to get to on a one-way street. But it was a quick ten minute walk to the bars/street partying in Lapa, which was really hopping! The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It was a great hostel which I saw ever in Brazil. The hostel location in the center of Rio de Janeiro, Santa Teresa district, 5 minutes. walk to the Lapa's Aqueduct. The hostel occupies a beautiful old building built in 1920. The staff speaks English, is very pleasant and helpful. Exellent breakfast, not all hotels have offered such. Milkshake with... More 

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