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Casa 579
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Rua Dr. Julio Otoni 579 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-400, Brazil (Santa Teresa)   |  
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Ranked #25 of 234 Rio de Janeiro B&B and Inns
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“Artsy and feels like living in art galery.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

After a nice taxi ride along the winding road, we arrived at casa. Ring teh bell and dog barking, we were not sure if we were at teh right place but a staff pop her head on the porch and greet us. Clean room, great living room to hang out. Art decor were abundance around the house, take your time to discover them. Staffs are international and well knowledge of area and Rio. All the place I stay this place feel more human connection that most hostels. The staffs do volunteer work with kids in Santa Teresa..teaching music ( Rachel H), play etc..
Amazing Breakfast with a fantastic view,, Sugarloaf, Christ and favela Santa Teresa.
Terrace is another vantage point to admire the surrounding lush forest, Christ and sugarloaf..just take it all in.
We stayed only 1 night but we remembered the place for a long time.
Place a bit far from beach and center but reachable by metro and bus.
Terrace is under exploit. Could use as BBQ, bar lounge., breakfast area with background Bossa music.
Night time can use lighting mood and candle..but then we may feel like we staying at high end hotel..

Definitely a hostel to check out when you are in Rio. Do not miss this..
if you want to get closer to Jesus and a warm and great hospitality, Casa 579 is the place to be.

Room Tip: Enjoy the terrace and occasional micos coming for breakfast, very cute creature.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Casa579, The team at Casa 579, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Thanks so much for the photos you posted of Tripadvisor and the review. Your photos of the house are great and we're really happy that you appreciated the decoration as a lot of time and thought has gone into it.

It's also great that you appreciate the work we are doing in the community as each of our reception team teaches a class, ranging from English and sports to meditation and photography, in our local favela and we are trying to host a performance or exhibition for the kids at least once every three months. We started recently with a performance of Cinderella in the Favela, a combination of theatre, English, dance and music which you should be able to see videos of shortly on our facebook page and blog.

Thanks again for the great photos and review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciate the time and thought that went into your review. Also just to let you know that we know have a vast range of playlists with everything from Bossa Nova to Samba to Tropcialismo for guests to choose from, so thanks for the suggestion!

Warmest regards from Rio and happy future travels,

Kiri, Natalia and the team at Casa 579.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

From the moment we stepped in the door we felt as welcome as if we were family. Casa 579 is a big house overlooking Jesus Christo as well as the part if rio that stretches from Santa Teresa to sugarloaf and the views are absolutely stunning! We had originally only planned to stay for 2 days since Santa Teresa seemed out of the way, but we ended up staying 10 days and coming back to Rio and the Casa for another weekend. The beaches are easy to reach by metro as well as lapa and centro, the staff are super friendly and will help you with anything and everything! Breakfast is absolutely amazing, and safe to say this is the cleanest hostel we've stayed in yet - they even make your beds in the dorms every day :)
I would definately recommend Casa 579 to everybody! Can't wait to be back!!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Casa579, The team at Casa 579, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
It's great to here that you all felt at home! Thanks for the 5-star review, we really appreciate it and it was also great having you guys here and that you came back a second time. You're always welcome here and we hope you'll always remember Casa 579 as your home away from home. Warmest regards from Rio and all the best for your future travels,
Kiri, Natalia and the team at Casa 579.
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South Dartmouth, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Staying at Casa 579 was really enjoyable. The location is convenient, the sights are gorgeous, the facilities are cute, and the people who work and visit there are very interesting, helpful and kind. One can walk to the little center of Santa Teresa on foot, since it is safe and quaint. One can climb up to Christ the Redeemer on foot, too, because it is totally doable in 2 and a half hours or intense sensory pleasure through mountains, monkeys, butterflies, etc., and the gorgeous sea below.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Casa579, The team at Casa 579, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Many thanks for leaving such a nice review. We're really glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and took advantage of our location which allows you to walk up to the Christ statue and down to the centre of Santa Teresa, and of course the great views. Thanks again for the time taken in leaving a review.
Warmest regards from Rio.
Kiri and the team at Casa 579.
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Arlington VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Located in the hills of santa Teresa casa 579 has a brilliant location and that's just the beginning. The staff look after the rooms and shared areas with lots of care and attention. Each bed comes with a bedside lamp fixed to the wall and plug to charge your electronics. There is a huge terrace complete with hammocks. The terrace overlooks Rio and is nothing short of breathtaking! Breakfast is served every morning and consists of fresh fruit, bread baked on site and much more. All the staff are very helpful and friendly giving you the feeling that your at home rather then staying a a hostel/b and b. I never hesitated to ask anything(no matter how trivial) and was always helped with a smile. A great place to meet travelers and just outside the heart to get rest when you want it yet close enough to get involved. I love this place and stay here every time I visit Rio. Staying in another hostel in Rio would be a mistake, I genuinely mean that. Tell them you came on Sage's recommendation. Thank me after :-)

Room Tip: My favorite is the sambadromo room. Great view!
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Casa579, The team at Casa 579, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
What a great recommendation it is too! Every time you've been here it's been great to see you and we hope to see you again next year. Thanks for noticing that we've put in individual lamps and plugs for each of the beds and for naming us the best in Rio!
Safe travels and see you soon.
Kiri, Natalia and the team at Casa 579.
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Escape the crazy hustle of the beach area and realx in Santa Teresa! A combi van passes by frequently to allows guests to reach the main city and a subway line - very easy to use. The views from the bed and breakfast are AMAZING. The staff were very helpful - the ATM was broken when we arrived at the airport...so we arrived with no Reals. The staff loaned us money until we could get to an ATM.

The breakfast we not too bad at all and there are monkeys outside the window!
And there is a delicious, reasonable priced restaurant just up the road.

Highly recommend.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Casa579, The team at Casa 579, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Thanks for recommending Casa 579 and explaining to other travellers about the vans that come past the front of the house every 15 minutes to get you down to the Metro and out to the beach. We're happy you got to see lots of monkeys too as obviously we have no control over if and when they come but generally once breakfast is out on the table they'll pop by to get some banana that guests can feed to them.
Thanks again for the lovely recommendation.
Safe and happy travelling,
Kiri, Natalia and the team at Casa 579.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We stayed here for 9 nights during Carnaval, and if I was going back to Rio I would definitely stay here again. It is one of the coolest, chilled out hostels I´ve ever stayed in. From the minute we arrived we felt at home. The staff were so friendly and they couldn´t help you enough, they know the in´s and out´s of everything to do and see in Rio. The breakfast is fantastic, keeps you going all day. Views were amazing also. At first when were looking at booking the hostel we were a little nervous that the location might be a bit out of the way, but it was absolutely fine, it was actually nice to come back here in the evenings away from the madness of the city. And buses pass by the Casa almost every 10 minutes, so there was no issues. I can only say, if you are looking for somewhere to stay in Rio, stay here, you won´t regret it. Thanks to Kiri and Natalia and the gang for all your help, chats and hugs. You gals rock. Keep up the good work. Muchos gracias. xx

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Casa579, The team at Casa 579, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
You gals really made our Carnival too. Thanks for choosing Casa 579 and for the great review. Seeing everyone make friends and enjoy the house during Carnival was brilliant for us too. It really was like one big, happy family for the whole 9 days that you were here and you'll always be missed and welcome!
Best of luck with everything you do and everywhere you go.
Kiri, Natalia and the gang at Casa 579.
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Vienna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

I stayed in three different hostels in Rio and Casa was by far the best one. I've been there twice. The double rooms are big and really nice. So for couples Casa is definitely a good choice!
But also the commun areas in this Hostel are quiet big (a kind of living room and a terasse with a great view), so it's easy to meet people if you're travelling on your own.


> very friendly and helpful stuff, they speak english, spanish and portugues
> excellent breakfast with different fruits
> coffee and filtered water all day long
> close to the bars of santa teresa
> quiet close to christo

Room Tip: the double rooms are very good!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Casa579, The team at Casa 579, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
We'd love to have you back too. Anytime! Thanks for the great review and for choosing Casa 579. We hope you're having a great time in Argentina and that you've found a place there that you like as much as you liked here.
Safe travels and warmest regards from Rio!
Kiri, Natalia and the team at Casa 579.
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Address: Rua Dr. Julio Otoni 579 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-400, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 234 B&Bs / Inns in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa 579 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa 579 is a stylish boutique guesthouse located in Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro. With excellent facilities and an amazing roof terrace with 180 degree views of Cristo Redentor, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Guanabara Bay, it makes the perfect place to stay to avoid the soulless high rise hotels of Copacabana and Ipanema and see the “real” Rio. ... more   less 
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