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Ace Backpackers Youth Hostels

Rua Sao Clemente, 23, 1st. floor | Botafogo Beach, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22260-001, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Krakow, Poland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I stayed there in double room. I had my own bathroom, a/c, wifi, fridge. Reasonable price. Clean. Friendly staff. Breakfast excellent. Location very good in a very safe part of Rio - Botafago. This hostel is at the beginning of Sao Clemente street about 100 m from the bus stop. A very easy access from the GIG airport by 2018... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

So my family and I had to book the room early because we were going during the world cup. The room booked said we would get 4 single beds. When we got there we got bunk beds! That was false advertisement. The room was also extremely small. But the biggest problem was the price we paid for it. We paid... More 

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West Midlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at this hostel. The location was brilliant, and we felt perfectly safe walking around Botafogo at night. There are lots of bars and restaurants nearby as well as a modern mall with a food court catering to all tastes. The Metro is just around the corner, too, meaning you're very well connected to Copacabana and... More 

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Londrina, PR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Excellent staff, very friendly. I had a problem with my travel documents. I lost my travel documents in a car and the hotel staff helped me to recuperate it. Excellent location, very near to the Botafogo metro station. The place where the hotel is located is very safe.

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Thank you very much for your review. Very nice to hear you were very satisfied with our place and customer service. Be very welcome! KInd regards More 

London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The staff, including the magnificent couple that own it were so so caring, always checked up to see where we've been, where we're going etc. Great atmosphere during carnival time, a walk away from the beach looking out onto sugar loaf. I really miss rio and my time at this place.

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

the location of the hotel was great, shops, restaurants and cafes near by. The metro station is literally like a one minute walk which made it so convenient. There's a shop opposite the hostel which is open 24/7 but it is not very big. its about 25-30mins taxi ride from the airport to the hostel but if there's traffic it... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Stayed in this hostel for NYE. The hostel is in a good location. It is in Botafogo and you can get to the main tourist attractions of the city pretty easily with the local buses. The room I stayed in was kind of small and very humid/musty. Met some great people on my trip. Probably would choose another hostel next... More 

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Linz, Austria
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Stayed there for three nights with my girl. Pro: had a nice double room incl amenities. Everything very clean and tidy. Staff was very helpfull and friendly. Breakfast Buffet also good with fresh fruit, cereals, bread, toast, etc... 24h reception, safe neighbourhood, good location Con: wifi only works in lobby and keeps disconecting, walls are very thin. All in all... More 

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Salvador, BA
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Due to the location you got various and cheap "bars/ restaurants" around. From the street you have a direct view on the statue of Christ the Redeemer. Well, the important part: The rooms are way too small. We were three and felt like living in a stable - the room was supposed to be for 4 persons!!! Mattress were horrible.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Good location to visit Sugar Loaf mountain. Basic rooms with internal windows, but clean and a good breakfast. Reception staff spoke English and were very helpful. Central location in Botafogo, near beach (although no swimming) and bus stops- can travel around other parts easily using buses.

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