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Bangkok, Thailand
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64 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

We had been cheating as what we have booked and what we got is not the same as original booking. only 1 small dorm was available while we had booked for 2 rooms for 13 people (booked 8 beds of 12 and 5 bed of 10 bed dorm), fortunately we were there only 10 people late evening but the dorm... More 

1 Thank vorachai
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

The people at the hostel were so friendly and really helpful! Amazing view, amazing beers and an amazing Favella. We felt completely safe walking through the streets, and we walked up to the two brothers! One of the best views ever experienced! GO TO THE HOSTEL!

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Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

I had not any problem, and the environment was quiet and peaceful. Nice place to take a bus or a bike and distress yourself. The breakfast was really good and healthy, is easy to find a supermarket, and there is very peaceful to take a walk in the night into the Favela.

Thank GaboYaruro
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2015

Many people will comment on the visuals and the location, but I must focus the attention of visitors on the hospitality. I was very blessed to visit in the beginning of the summer when everyday is a beautiful beach day, but I most appreciate the hostels, setting up of visits to small local beaches that were not full of tourist,... More 

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Bingley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very nice place with very nice staff. Amazing view on the ocean. This hostel is in a favela but the place is very safe with a police car in front 24h/d. It's easily reachable by bus, walking distance from the beach. I had a very good time there!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2014

A great place to stay in Rio. I booked a couple of nights and ended up staying for 15 days. Staff was great, the argentinian girl. Good breakfast and a good value for the money. It is located in a favela, but it's really safe and neighbors are cool people. Not far away from Leblon, in a really calm place... More 

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Heidenheim an der Brenz, Germany
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

+ nice view esp. From room terrace + breakfast ok o small room but to sleep more or less ok - no credit card payment possible (only paybal with bad exchange rate) - owner didnt catch us from airport as promised - we had the feeling to get soaked. Besides of Overpriced 50€ per day we hadd finally to pay... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

Stayed here for 3 weeks during the World Cup and was definitely a little nervous coming solo to Rio. In retrospect, I was really lucky and found a great place for my whole stay. The atmosphere of this hostel was amazing and after 3 weeks I had a hard time leaving. The owners, Luis and Andre, were great and always... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

Stayed at Vidigalbergue for 3 weeks during the World Cup and it really did seem like a 2nd home. Hostel workers Gabby and Rafa are great fun always willing to join in with the fun and games. There are no issues with this being in a favela, i never once felt unsafe and there is a constant Police presence. The... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2014

I stayed at vidigalbergue for the entire World Cup and couldn't imagine a better place. Rafa and Gabby are brilliant, and now not just helpful staff but friends for life! Andre and Luis the owners are great fun, and everyone strived to look after us during the cup. A great location, don't worry about it being a favela, it's 100%... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Vidigalbergue Rio Hostel - Breakfast area with a fantastic view to the sea, great atmosphere, near the beaches of Leblon and Sao Conrado, new, large and comfortable rooms. The hostel VIDIGALBERGUE is located in the sea side, between neighborhoods of Leblon and São Conrado, in the Favela of Vidigal. Being situated just 2km from Leblon, best neighborhood of South Zone of Rio de Janeiro, facilitates access to main bars, restaurants, coffee shops, pharmacies, discos… of the city. The hostel also offers a lot of types of transport and is located 3Km from Ipanema and 5Km from Copacabana.Besides the excellent location, the hostel has a unique and stunning view to the sea, providing mostly in the summer watching a fantastic sunrise and sunset!!!! In addition, in front of the hostel there is a natural pool in the middle of the rocks. This is a sole and exclusive place and located less than 500 metres from a beautiful beach, called Prainha.Vidigalbergue has 3 new, large and comfortable bedrooms with a beautiful view to the sea. All the bedrooms have fans and air conditioning.The breakfast can be served on the terrace of the hostel, with a spectacular view to the sea, where we also offer happy hours and parties.The hostel has a fully equipped kitchen for better attend the guests.Every week we offer tours through the city of Rio de Janeiro, samba lessons, live music, parties, happy hours with free caipirinha, feijoada, barbecue, rides to the natural pool in front of the hostel and much more, making your stay indescribable ... more   less 

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Address: Avenida Niemeyer 314, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22450-220, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: $18 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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