We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Santa Teresa Central Hostel

Certificate of Excellence
Ladeira Santa Teresa 121, Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-140, Brazil
Hotel amenities
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Santa Teresa Central Hostel
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Santa Teresa Central Hostel
Write a Review

35 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (2)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I stayed in the hostel for a week during the world cup and would not recommend it at all. The location is not ideal. And the "typical" neighbourhood it is located in is a dump. Their standards of cleaning ness and hygiene are super poor and only two out of the six staff present actually had some concept of hospitality,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Great value for money. Located in a very central location near Lapa and Escadaria Selarón. Breakfast is great with fresh cakes baked daily. Note the area can be dangerous and the hostel is located on a steep hill, so if you arrive at night or are carrying heavy luggage I suggest getting a taxi. Staff are friendly but you will... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
College Station, Texas, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

I enjoyed the hostel, it was comfortable and clean. The staff and breakfast was great, as well as the fellow residents. The only problem was the mosquitos, so take Repellent! I will def be going back.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Berlin, Germany
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

This place is in a DANGEROUS location! We were robbed threatened by a gun just 15 min walk from the hostel and other guests just in front of the hostel (they were arrving from the airport and had everything with them). On the same day there were 11 more robberies in Santa Theresa reported. The hostel is on the hill,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

I must confess that I have never seen the hostel in real life. I do want to share my experience as I think it shows something of the service and my help other travelers. I booked this hostel a few months in advance on hostelbookers. 3 weeks after my booking, the hostel informed me in a rude email that my... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
São Paulo, SP
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

my friends and I stayed at Santa Teresa Cental Hostel for two days and was AMAZING. great place, great and lovely staff, pretty clean and organised! if you are planning to go to RJ this is the best place for you rest! Thanks Adriana, Tomas, David and everyone from Santa Teresa Central Hostel! I'll be back soon :D

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rio de janeiro
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

I stayed in Santa Teresa Central Hostel for 3 nights and my experience was one of the best i had in any other hostel in Rio de Janeiro. The hostel have a very good and rich breakfast, the staff is very helpful, they speak english and they are always there to help you for any information you might need. I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

29 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (21)
View from room (2)
Room/suite (2)
Hotel & grounds (10)
Pool/beach area (2)
Dining (1)
Other (4)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (8)
Other (8)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay


Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question