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Samba Villa

Rua Evaristo Da Veiga 147,LAPA, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20031040, Brazil
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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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43 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

For backpackers and low budget travellers this is the best choice! Very nice staff, clean rooms, good price and amaIng atmosphere! Close to the bars area in lapa. Transportation to the copa cabana is easy to find by walking distance. Defenetly come back

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Florianopolis, SC
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2011

- there's no hot water - very unclean everything, dust everywhere - rooms are dark and moldy - people smoke inside (even though it's forbidden by brazilian law)

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Lyon [now in Rio, for some other days]
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

No security. Thieves in the staff? Not all of them! Dirty. Cold water only. Noisy. Washrooms permanently flooded, consequently very dirty. Bad smell. Full of smokers (of narcotics included), despite the Brazilian law. ALL the chaps of the staff are smokers and narc.-smokers! It seemed nobody was in charge. Too hot during the day. Too cold during the night. Vive... More 

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Thank severinomartelli
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2011

The hostel is generally okay. We booked this during the carnival because it was among the only once left. Its pretty noisy (especially during carnival) and the management did not seem to be too organized. People were given beds that were already taken all the time - apparently i took somebody else´s bed. The rooms and bathrooms are pretty dirty... More 

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Wanaka
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2010

I booked this hostel before leaving for my trip around the world, and unfortunately now 6 months in, it is still the worst I have stayed in. Main reasons? Well... - Cold showers - Old bed sheets - It rained and the kitchen leaked - including huge bubbles in the painted walls that had to be burst - Disgusting kitchen... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2010

We stayed at this hostel during Carnaval in 2009. We had heard brilliant things about the hostel so were really looking forward to our week long stay. The day we arrived the hostel had been raided by theives who tied up all the guests staying there and took all their cash, IPods, cameras etc as well as the hostels computers.... More 

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panama
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2009

This clearly is the best Hostel to stay at on Friday-Saturday Night. It is right in the center of the weekly street parties. Which means you have a toilet when you need one (hard to come by in Rio) It also is the only hostel in Rio de Janeiro with a built in Irish Pub (Hostel guests get in the... More 

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Salvador da Bahia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2007

I stayed at Samba Villa for 2 weeks in February this year. Its just opened, everything is clean and new, the hot water is actually hot, and the staff were helpful no matter how many questions I asked. Its in a cool part of Rio, (Lapa) that isn´t crowded with other tourists, and has amazing street parties every weekend. I... More 

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Centro
Downtown Rio is the place where this city was born. With modern skyscrapers sharing space with historical buildings and landmarks, this neighbourhood is living proof that the old and the new can live together harmoniously. As you would expect, downtown is where all major companies house their offices. However, the region isn’t restricted to businesses. Gems such like the “Paço Imperial,” which is a cultural centre that used to serve as a residence for governors of Brazil, can be found here. Pedra do Sal, a Monday night street party, is also in this neighbourhood. This landmark is the birthplace of samba and is famous for its “roda de sambas” (“dance circles”). Stop in for one and get closer to discovering where Brazilian happiness comes from.
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