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Rua Evaristo Da Veiga 147,LAPA, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20031040, Brazil (Centro)
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Samba Villa
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Florianopolis, SC
1 review
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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 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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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 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
1 helpful vote 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 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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Additional Information about Samba Villa

Also Known As:
Samba Villa Hotel Rio De Janeiro
Samba Villa Hotel
Samba Villa Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Address: Rua Evaristo Da Veiga 147,LAPA, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20031040, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Centro
Hotel Style:
Ranked #203 of 331 Specialty lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are Rio de Janeiro’s newest and cheapest hostel. No leaky toilets, no dripping taps, NO Sour faces at reception. Owned and run by Australians, New Zealanders and British. We offer: free breakfast; free air conditioning in rooms; fast internet with flat screen monitors; laundry service; in-house bar; tour sales; gringo-style hot water; late checkout, and no lockout; linen and lockers included; 24 hour multilingo reception; international telephone. The only Hostel in the Heart of the weekly LAPA street parties. ... more   less 

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