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Samba Palace Hostel

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Rua Alice, 97 | Laranjeiras, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22241-020, Brazil (Laranjeiras)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had planned to stay iun Rio for only four days while working at the World Cup and ended up staying at Samba Palace for 14! That is how much fun Rio is and how great of a spot that Samba Palace was for travelers on a budget to enjoy. The staff were awesome and took us out without charge... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel does a job for those after cheap(ish) accommodation in Rio, but don't go if you're expecting luxury and/or comfort! Samba Palace is in Laranjeiras, a quietish neighbourhood which is a 15 min walk from the Rio subway, or around a $25 (Reais) to Copacabana/Ipanema. The good bits - the staff were very friendly and helpful, were willing to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Basic but decent hostel with very good and friendly staff. Dorm rooms (I was in an 8 bed) are reasonable size but Bunks are a bit creaky with very little support to stop you falling out ! Showers seemed to be cold 90% of the time. In a good/safe area with a couple of really good local bars/resturants within a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The staff were really friendly and welcoming. This place is one bus to Lapa, and one bus to copacobana - so fairly convenient. A taxi home from lapa should only set you back about 10-15 reals. We got a room on the bottom floor which meant we could hear every drunk guest come home (and this is Rio so that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We stayed here during carnival 2014 - the hostel is in a great location, safe area and only 5-10mins walk from Christ the Redeemer. Bus stop and taxi rank nearby. Had a really friendly welcome, the staff are all very helpful and have great knowledge on where to go/what to see. We stayed in a double private room, the room... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Stayed at Samba Palace Hostel for my first night and couldn't ask for a better Welcoming Staff. Very friendly (Eddy and the two girls) and knowledgeable. Decided to stay a few more days, Eddy showed me around and invited my friend and I to some great entertainment events! Clean,cheap and good breakfast (included) and public transport nearby. Thank you for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We stayed here in April 2013 for 7 nights. This is the place to stay if you want a good location, good comfortable surroundings, knowledgeable staff and a taste of true Brazilian hospitality! We were a little concerned before we arrived at the location but it is perfect - there are shops just around the corners, plenty of bars and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

The hostel is clean, service is good and the rooms are nice! But the best things about this hostel is the atmosphere and the stuff. The stuff is very helpfull, fun and good looking especially the two gorgeous girls, Ninni and Lucia! cheers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Really enjoyed staying at Samba and found the hostel to be exactly what I wanted. Clean, comfortable and close to public transport. It was an added bonus that there were some good spots to eat near by (Tasca Do Edgar my favorite). If you are staying in the dorms, I'd recommend a sleep mask and ear plugs if you are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We stayed in both a private room and 4 bed dorm for a total of 8 nights. The private room had secure fingerprint entry, tv and a very comfortable queen size bed. The 4 bed dorm had large lockers and comfortable bunk beds. The staff were very knowledgable about directions, attractions, parties and if there was anything they didn't know,... More

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Address: Rua Alice, 97 | Laranjeiras, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22241-020, Brazil
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Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Laranjeiras
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Hotel Class:2 star — Samba Palace Hostel 2*
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