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Contemporaneo Hostel

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Rua Bambina, 158 Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22251-050, Brazil
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 5 nights while in Rio and definitely have a mixed opinion of this place. Location is very good. Central to most things, close to the Metro (need to get this to the beach as to far to walk) and always felt safe here. Lots of places to eat and supermarkets close by also. Kitchen was good also... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I knew hotels in Rio were expensive, but for what I paid to stay in this hotel I expected a lot more. Firstly, the accommodation was poor, everything about it. There were no positives about the room I stayed in. Below my room there is the hostel bar, which seems to stay open till about 4am. So if you're planning... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I was already in Rio and wanted to change hostels. This particular hostel had plenty of free beds , but as I was already in town I emailed them, didn't make a reservation online and made my way to the hostel itself. On my arrival I was turned away immediately as I didn't have a reservation, which made no sense... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The best cost/benefit in the area. New, comfortable and pretty well clean and organized. Nice and friendly staff ready to help you whenever you need. Highly recommended to book directly with them, by email or telephone: you can get cheaper prices them booking through websites like Booking.com

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Paris, France
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34 reviews 34 reviews
34 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Pros: - Being an Architect, I appreciate the interior design. Minimalist, simple yet tasteful. - Location is safe 5mn walk from Botafogo metro station. A few decent eateries nearby. About 10mn taxi to Sugarloaf, 25mn bus to Corcovado train, 15mn metro to Ipanema. - Front desk lady was helpful and friendly. - Double room on 2d floor is recommended as... More 

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We booked the premium double room with ensuite after reading a review that the standard double was quite small. Our room was located on the top floor (2nd floor with window facing away from road) which meant that noise was to a minimum. Of course there is always going to be noise at night in a city like Rio where... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
54 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

The people that run this hostel are so cool, especially Martha, Josh and Amanda. The reason for docking 2 points is the noise. The noise on Fridays and Saturdays is unreal. There are kids sitting outside until 6am screaming all night. Cool hostel just don't expect to sleep much at all!!¡

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Belfast, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Hostel was clean and tidy. The location is good, few minutes walk from metro. Staff were friendly and helpful. Overall the rooms and decor were very minimal but is has everything you need, considering this is a hostel, not a 5* hotel!

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great staff, specially Juliana and the gorgeous Amanda from Amazon, and almost everybody can speak English. Botafogo, the location is central to Rio, which is very convenient for getting to different popular location and sightseeing areas using train, bus or taxi The prices were way too expensive, even compared to similar hostel in western countries Free breakfast

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The hostel is situated in Botafogo which is a pretty decent location. But the hostel is far from ideal for the following reasons:- We booked a double bed room with ensuite at the hostel for 2 nights and when we arrived 2 weeks ago, the room we were given was so small that we couldn't put anything on the floor... More 

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