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“Fantastic place and great staff” 5 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Fantastic place and great staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This would be one of the best hostels I have stayed in during my 10 months backpacking around South America. The rooms and bathrooms were clean, the outdoor and kitchen area had everything you needed, and the breakfast was just fantastic. The staff were very friendly and went out of their way to help you and answer all your questions. Felt like my home away from home.

Room Tip: Good value, social areas, and quiet rooms
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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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Campinas, SP
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Gostaria de recomensar esse hostel,pois tem uma otima localizacao,quartos com ar condicionado, cafe da manha e um clima super gostoso.Valeu mesmo!!!Meu sonho de conhecer o Rio foi perfeito!
I would like to recommend this hostel, i had a great time, is very well located, the rooms with air conditioning, good breakfast and everything nice. Thanks a lot guys!!!! My dream to go to Rio was perfect!!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ikornnes, Norway
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Stayed two nights in Vila Carioca,tucked in at the end of a blindending street in Botafogo.The hostel was very calm and clean and the service was excellent forr a hostel.The location makes you feel very secure.
The breakfast included was good.The room I stayed in (6 bed dorm ) was ok and nice to have a balcony.Also air con and fan.The area is nice ,with short distance to the metrostation,which makes it easy to see the rest of Rio.Very recommended for a hostel stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

stayed for 3 nights and would stay even more. the staff is really great, with good suggestions. the breakfast is simply amazing, with fresh fruit, coffee, tea, bread, cakes, ham and cheese..
i slept in room 'corcovado' for 14 (? dot remember exactly) people and have private toilet and shower. kitchen fully furnished to cook your fodd and also for bbq..
great location, a 2 mins walking from botagofo metro station..
free good wifi but have to pay to use the computers (even if you dont use internet).
would definitely come back. recommend.
stayed in october 2012

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sao Paulo, SP
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Very good, loved the place, very clean, organized and well located. I was very well attended, good price and breakfast is very tasty. I really recommend this hostel because it is a very nice place. I met new people from different countries, it was a peaceful place and safe.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Warsaw, Poland
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

I am satisfied with the choice of Vila Carioca Hostel. The localisation is really great, the area is safe and nice. It is the great starting place to visit Rio. Staff is friendly and always ready to help you or advise.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Having stayed a lot of different places in Rio, I have to say that the staff here is by far the friendliest and most laid-back. The hostel has a buena onda, it is different from the normal, grey-and-white hostels around the city, with lots of colors and monkeys outside, and a vibrant staff. The hostel also helps you with all kinds of different tours, and its location in Botafogo, I feel, is a more genuine Brazilian experience. It is close to the metro and Verano, an amazing buffet place, and for those interested, it is close to the birth place of Brazilian Jiu Jiutsu :) I had to leave one day earlier than expected, and did not have to pay for the last day even though I had booked it (this would not happen many other places).

Room Tip: Some privates come with a little balcony where you can sit and enjoy Rio :) The privates are amazing...
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  • Stayed October 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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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 #23 of 467 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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