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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 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 July 27, 2014

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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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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