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2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Rua Pinheiro Guimaraes | 91, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20081-311, Brazil (Botafogo)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Montreal, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent 3 nights at Oztel after the World Cup. Summary: Good: location, wifi Bad: very noisy, late breakfast, poor staff, overpriced First, I understand this is an HOSTEL, but their private rooms are overpriced even compared to budget type hotels. I booked in advance and pay way more than if I had booked it a few days before arrival.... More

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Truro, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Personally I would recommend this Hostel, fair enough the location is a little far from some of the main hubs of Rio but its a nice neighbourhood. Felt safe walking around day and night and there are lots of bars and a supermarket just two blocks away (5-10min walk) Easy to get a taxi outside or bus for Copa Beach... More

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Berlin, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I had a great time in Rio and the hostel seemed really nice and really friendly people worked there. The room was clean and they had a good air con. I felt very secure there, thats why I left my things in a little room (where just the staff was allowed to go in) behind the receiption, cause I wanted... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This was a really nice hotel in a very good (& safe) area. The staff were very helpful and the room was very clean - although the bathroom is designed with no door in the private rooms (communal is available though!). Breakfast is good for what you pay. This is an extremely value for money hotel/hostel and I would recommend... More

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Brasilia, DF
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Well located, close to some restaurants, bars and bus station. Far from the beach though, but you can easily get a bus. Breakfast is normal - bread, ham, cheese, fruits... The only point in my opinion that should improve is the cleaning of the bedrooms and bathrooms. Staff is nice. There's a kitchen where you can cook. Good place for... More

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

Good breakfast, great A/C in the rooms at night, nice mattress, good showers and a pretty tasty signature hamburger at the bar! But Really has to improve the place's overall cleanness and organization and a more special attention with the bunk security and steadiness .

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Cosy and clean rooms, awesome staff, shared bar where you can get to know so many people without even leaving the place. Design details will call your attention all around the private and shared spaces. This is a must-stay.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Thanks to word of mouth I made a booking at the Oztel. Could give this review 1 star but the staff working there were all helpful and friendly so I'm going to give an average rating! After 12 hours flight I took a taxi from the airport (best option) and arrived at the Oztel in the morning. I couldn't check... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I think here will be soo nice for turkish people like me, They know about turkey and nice place! nice people very friendly BARMAN! You can have turkish song here! hope you enjoy! here you can have really good drinks!

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São Paulo, Brasil
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27 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Is a very good hostel comparing to other ones in Rio that are totally a crappy trap, hehehe. This one though is clean, modern and very comfortable. The staff is very nice, breakfast is good and tasty, but nothing extraordinary. However, the location: Botafogo. Is not that close to... well, pretty much anything by foot. You have to take a... More

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Leonardo C, Gerente at Oztel, responded to this review

Hey Erica! It was very nice to have you here! Thank you for taking your time and making a review! Greetings from Oztel team For future traveller´s: Regarding the location, it´s important to know that if it will be your first time in Rio, this will be in a central location to visit the main places (yes, by bus, but... More

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Address: Rua Pinheiro Guimaraes | 91, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20081-311, Brazil
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Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Botafogo
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Hotel Class:2 star — Oztel 2*
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.Oztel goes beyond a conventional bed & breakfast, with exclusive services aligned with customer profiles. The proposal is to create a hosting model based on three ideas: interaction, entertainment and content. Another attraction is the bar, open 6 days a week and not only for guests, everyone is welcome. Owned by the same partners from Meza Bar and Doiz, restaurants that are well known for its cocktails and tapas. ... more   less 
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