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Cafe Rio Hostel

Rua Alice, 293 | Laranjeiras, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I decided to choose this hostel after reading all the positive reviews online. We are really glad we chose it! The hostel itself is clean and organised. All the staff are really friendly and go out of their way to make you feel at home, which is especially nice after a long time travelling. Adriano, who was... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This felt less like a hostel, and more like a home. The rooms and common areas are incredibly clean, and also comfortable. The location is also very convenient and safe, close to lots of transportation options and stores. The staff are all very friendly, knowledgable, and above all extremely helpful. Breakfast is also included! I would definitely stay here again.

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2 Thank Sandra W
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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130 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Besides the fact that the breakfast is good, free wifi, clean rooms and bathrooms and an Amazing location, the people. Nothing but the best to say about all the staff from this hostel, where everyone feels like home. Also is very safe, never heard about anything stolen.

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2 Thank LaisSilva
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Very good quality hostel in a safe area. The Dorms (I was in a 4) are spacious enough with good quality bunk beds. Showers/toilets are clean and the shower strength/water temp just right. The communial lounge/breakfast area is really nice with plenty of room and a good place to mix with others or be in your own space. WIFI also... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

This was a great place to stay. The owners were exceptionally friendly and helpful, the breakfast was good (nice coffee!), very clean and comfy rooms, hot showers, air con, and good cooking facilities. The location was safe, easy bus/ tube to the beaches and other sights plus an easy taxi back after a few chops in Lapa. Would highly recommend... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Spent 7 days in Rio. so we wanted to make the most out of it and do as much as possible. Jacks (the owner) was very helpful in organising trips, nights out and activities for us to do. Rio. is such a big place it was helpful to know which buses to get as its not always obvious from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

Travelling solo, I wasn't sure what to expect from life in Rio but staying here allowed me to relax and enjoy. The owners are really friendly and will go the extra distance to make you feel at home. I mentioned that I was interested in samba and straight away Jacques called his friend and arranged for me to be able... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

Cafe Rio has to be the nicest hostel I've ever stayed in (and I've frequented a lot of hostels!). My fiancée and I stayed in the private double called Esspresso. It was like a 3/4 star hotel room. The bed was so comfortable! Nicely decorated. Perfectly clean. Simply perfect. The staff and especially the owners are great people. So warm... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

This lovely hostel is near to restaurant, grocery store and Corcovado Mountain were the famous Christ the redeemer was situated. Me and my 4 friends reached this hostel from GiG airport by getting a registered taxi we paid 90-100 reals for the 5 of us one way. Finding this hostel is not easy as it doesn't have a sign board... More 

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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

I chose this hostel because of its amazingly great reviews on TripAdvisor, and they were all right! It is great! It is located in a safe neighborhood, close to shops, bus stations and restaurants. It is also within walk distance to Largo do Machado (where you can take the vans to go to the Corcovado). The rooms are really nice,... More 

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