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“Uncommon hotel” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Samambaia Hostel

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Samambaia Hostel
Estrada Da Samambaia , 138, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25710-372, Brazil   |  
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Brooklyn, New York
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Uncommon hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We greatly enjoyed the all experience, it was not just a place to stay but it will be a long lasting memory. We enjoyed the animals around and the educational purpose of the place. The owner is the most gracious person. We forgot our passports in the room and he went out of his way to return it to us with a kindness that it is rare to come by.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

I stayed at Samambaia with my wife for just a day. We immediately realized this is not a conventional hostel. It is a 250+ year old portuguese style facility built with massive logs located in a green preservation area (www.isca.org.br), with many amenities that makes your day relaxing and full of diversity. You are touched by Nature with green and animal wild lives surrounding this cozzy small castle. We had some bucks to spare and enjoyed dinner for two, prepared locally in their kitchen, amidst lit candles and served on top of centennial dinner tables in the Taverna do Cônego eatery room. If you have the time, join the many environmental educational activities in there. "Uncle Jean" and staff are doing a great job for the guests and... the environment.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Estrada Da Samambaia , 138, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25710-372, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Petropolis
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 43 Specialty Lodging in Petropolis
Number of rooms: 50
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