Booked a room in advance, got an internet rate. Our group grew as we were travelling and we asked to change the reservation and add a second room. I suppose that caused the front desk staff to see dollar signs, as they charged us almost DOUBLE (!) the rate of the original room.
Complaining didn't help much, neither did asking to talk to a manager. The first excuse was that since the 2nd room was not booked online, there is no internet discount. Then the story changed, and the second room was now a "premium" room.
The supposedly "premium" room (101) is the closest to the lobby area and had no hot water, noisy a/c, 'window' - to the main corridor, and an all-night atmosphere noise from the hostel lobby bar.
We ended up paying approx. US$100 for the second room - definitely not hostel prices, closer to hotel prices. For this price you can definitely do better.
I also have my doubts about the cleanliness of this establishment - I woke up all itchy and with red eyes. I wasn't at all surprised to find a note taped to the room door, asking us to make sure that all luggage is on the beds, as they will be fumigating the next day.
Location is okay, but that's about it. Stay away if you want to enjoy your time in Rio.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Priceline, Despegar.com, Travelocity, HostelBookers, TripOnline SA, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Ace Backpackers Youth Hostels reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Ace Backpackers Youth Hotel Rio De Janeiro
- Ace Backpackers Youth Hostels Rio De Janeiro, Brazil