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  • Excellent10%
  • Very good16%
  • Average17%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible45%
  • Aug 21, 2016
    “Terrible, bunch of con artists”
  • Aug 1, 2016
    “The Most terrible place I have ever been to!”
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Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

You don't expect much from these prices but I still expected honesty. They tried to rip me off by forcing me into a more expensive room than the one I had booked, and they thought I'd have to give in because the alternative was me...More

Date of stay: August 2016
1  Thank N8_G
Reviewed August 1, 2016

That hostel was the most terrible place I have ever been to. The staff that work there is terrible , rude and non-professional , especially the volunteers , one of them shouted at me , and accused me of stealing his phone. There was no...More

Date of stay: July 2016
1  Thank bellilinaouress
Reviewed October 19, 2015

I Love THIS place. Nice People, great accommodations, fabulous location. I enjoy my staying there and I couldn't leave. Thanks a lot to the crew, wonderful friends. I highly recommend this place. Don't doubt it, Get in There.

Date of stay: October 2015
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Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Its just a terrible, terrible place. Heed all of the warnings! Obviously a 36 bed dorm is never going to be a breeze but the common area is just an old gym room where men used to watch themselves pump iron. Its a converted gym...More

Date of stay: November 2014
3  Thank sophnewsh
Reviewed July 14, 2014

I checked out of this hell hole this morning and am paying to stay in a hotel instead, I have been all over the world 1st, and 3rd world countries and can easily say I´ve slept better in airports than I did here. I read...More

Date of stay: July 2014
4  Thank Braveheart_10010
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Also Known As
Hercus Hostel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana / Zona Sul (South Zone)
Number of rooms
Also Known As
Hercus Hostel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana / Zona Sul (South Zone)
Traveler (11)
Pool & Beach (2)
Room & Suite (2)
The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional
and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood
is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and
traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of
everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs,
chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and
more live side-by-side. There are options for all
price points and tastes. However, the most powerful
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"tip to choose a good room..... hmmm.... book a different hostel!"
Jul 14, 2014
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"Simply don't stay here unless you have no other choice"
Sep 17, 2013
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"If you are not staying in this hostel at the peak time, try to choose 22 bed dorm or 10 bed dorm. I took..."
Mar 15, 2013
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"get the rooms at the end of the corridor near the air con. get a key for the locker in your bedroom. take..."
Mar 2, 2012
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