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Samba Palace Hostel

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Rua Alice, 97 | Laranjeiras, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22241-020, Brazil
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

A friend and I arrived at the hotel with two suitcases, some bags and jackets! We rang the doorbell, and what greeted us was a helpful staff who quickly came to helping us with all the things! We Checked in and found our room! The suitcases were fighting heavy.. but that was no problem! They took them up the narrow... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This really is a gem. Situated in leafy Laranjeiras, Samba Palace has good access to the beaches (at Ipanema and Copacabana), Sugar Loaf and Corcovado (Christ the Redeemer). This is an easy 15 walk to the tram station. If you arrive by bus, the 133 runs from the bus terminal to the door of the property!! The bedrooms are clean... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I stayed 3 nights. The staff was kind, helpful and speaked spanish. My bedroom had good ventilation, lighting and big lockers. The bed was very comfortable. In general it counts with very good facilities (bathrooms, dining room, social area and good wi-fi signal). This hostal has a great location (Laranjeiras is a safe area) and good transportation options. The price... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The hostel is pretty simple, but clean and organized. The coffee break is not full of options, but one can manage it. Staff is very attentive and they're always willing to help. Location is good. Not near the beach, but very easy to access (we took just one bus from the bus terminal).

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A small group of 3 of us stayed here for 2 nights and didn't get the chance to see much of the area or location to Rio, as we had to travel around for the World Cup. The staff seemed helpful and told us about the bar crawl on the evening we arrived we seemed good. We stayed in a... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We stayed here at the beginning of our trip in Rio and returned because it was good value. The rooms are clean, air conditioned and very good linen. The staff are helpful, and the facilities are great. The in room wifi was not great, we had to go to the central areas for wifi. The 2nd time we came back... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Stayed for the World Cup, staff was friendly, people from all over the World was there and everybody had a good time. 10-15 minutes walk from metro station Largo de Machado and from one of the spots where you can go to Cristo Redentor.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The staff were nice, the breakfast good, but the showers were most of time cold and dirty. The restroom were always dirty and for some days there was no water, so using the toilets was a challenge. Also, people were very loud on the hallways and downstairs. The staff said nothing to those people about being so loud... so sleeping... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The room is fine and clean, the toilets were cleans as well. But it was too expensive for the quality of the hostel. A friend pay less than me and rent an apartment in front of Copacabana. The staff were friendly just with European people, as we are from south america they ignored us all time and try to don't... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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