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Oztel

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Rua Pinheiro Guimaraes | 91, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20081-311, Brazil
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A korean friend and I stayed there in a 8-beds room for a weekend. I dont have anything to complain. It was my first time in backpacker here in Brazil and I was not expecting something so good as it was. I've been to many backpacker/hostel in Austrália and Oztel was the one I liked the most. No problem with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Me and my partner are travelling South America and this was our first hostel. When we booked this we were told it was 3 blocks from Copacabana beach when in fact it is a taxi journey away. We were also not informed that this hostel is under a favela. They just started to do food as we were there but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Has a great time here. Staff was friendly and very helpful. A big surprise was the room which had a view to the Christ statue (if you stay in one of the suites). The main feature here is that at the lobby there is a very trendy bar where I met cool locals as well as other travellers hanging out.... More 

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