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Oztel

Rua Pinheiro Guimaraes | 91, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20081-311, Brazil
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stayed here a few days before carnival got in full swing so it wasn't that busy. It was relatively clean but grimy around the edges. Most of the lockers were broken and the shower was tiny. And worst of all, each morning at about 9, they kept doing electrical works without warning, turning off lights in the showers, bathrooms,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice hostel with a good vibe. Good location in botafogo. 15 min walk to Copacabana and about 20 min cab to Lapa. Enjoyed our stay would definitely come back. Good bar as well after 7 brings in other ppl which is handy as a traveller. Thanks Oztel 👍🏻

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Sadly the only negative experience of travelling in Brazil. The hotel looks nicer in the pictures than in reality and it's shabby and poorly clean. Also, I was staying in one the private locked rooms (according to the hostel the best one) and my phone was stolen from it. For two days all I was told is I will speak... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Oztel for the first week of a six month trip around South America and it was the best place to start our adventure. The staff were so friendly and helpful especially Lali, Alex and Markus who helped us find our feet in Rio and suggested some awesome things to do. The hostel itself was clean and had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for a week over carnival and really liked the vibe of the place. It's a nice, funky hostel in the heart of botafogo, a really arty, boho area of Rio. The included breakfast is good and the rooms are pretty clean and spacious. The staff are on the whole friendly and helpful. I would stay here again... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I spend 4 nights in middle of may and i loved it! The staff was really thoughtful. Barbara helped me a lot to get around and Maca was available and giving me tips of places to go out and show me parts of Rio that most of the tourists are missing... thanks a lot for that! The hostel it's always... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I really enjoyed my time at Oztel. Cozy, comfortable and clean rooms, with wifi throughout the whole place and a very cool communal area. All of the staff were extremely helpful, friendly and speak english, and the food and drink was delicious and affordable. The staff were happy to take the time to help me plan my days and recommend... More 

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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

We were so excited for our five nights in Oztel during Carnivale after three months of traveling in South America. Unfortunately, on every account Oztel was a huge disappointment. We had the rudest check in that we had experienced in 3 months in South America. On arrival, we wanted to store our bags and begin to explore Rio. They do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I am from the countryside, but in the state of Rio. I lived in Rio for 8 years, then moved to London, where I lived for 2 years. I'm now back to my hometown, so had nowhere else in Rio to stay and host a friend from England, we decided to stay there - beside being a hostel and having... More 

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Thank Mariana F
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Had a good time ! had a laugh! Good people!! :) Best place I have stayed in BRAZIL!!!!! :) Come see by your self. Loved IT!!! Service is perfect food is so good . B O T A F O G OI is one of the best neiborhods of R I O ! B A S T A N T... More 

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Staying in Botafogo

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Botafogo
In recent years, Botafogo has become one of the hottest neighbourhoods in Rio. It hosts many modern restaurants with contemporary food and many venues to listen to rock and electronic music. Its numerous bars and pubs make this area a great choice for anyone interested in a great nightlife experience - in fact, some bars in the area are open all night. Casa Daros, an art museum that showcases amazing artists from Latin America, is a must see located in a historical building in Botafogo.
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