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“Didn't honour the booking” 1 of 5 stars
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Vila Carioca Hostel
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Rua Estacio Coimbra 84 | Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Botafogo)   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Didn't honour the booking”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012 via mobile

Didnt honour the booking. Sent us to an awful place 2.5ks away.
We argued and argued and eventually they let us have a place in a 4 bed dorm (we'd paid for a private double). The 4 bed dorm was just part of another room for 8 people, just separated by a curtain. I've seen a few tricks on my travels but that was low.

They wouldn't give us any discount and Booking.com who we used to book the hotel wanted nothing to do with us.

They allow smoking in the whole building. If you are like me and hate the smell you will not enjoy your stay. It's noisy too as it is all open plan. Did I mention there are two bathrooms for 40+ people?

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

The staff was extremely attentive, friendly with the overall atmosphere was comfortable. The location is absolutely the best and secure close to everything. I especially want to give a special thanks to the following staff members
1. Ana Paula
2, Danny
3. Daniel
4, Jane
5. Clarice
6. Joao
7. Murilo
8. Vivi

All provided me with excellent service and deserve the highest recommendation possible. I will be returning offen because of wonderful experience at Vila Carioca my home away from home.

Herb Jopnes

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

great hostel and staff. the place is clean and homey.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 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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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2010

Wonderful atmosphere with a very helpful and friendly staff. 40 minute walk to Copacabana Beach or 5 minutes to subway.

Stayed January 2010
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Additional Information about Vila Carioca Hostel

Address: Rua Estacio Coimbra 84 | Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Botafogo
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 494 Specialty Lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Vila Carioca Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 65
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