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Reviewed October 10, 2016

I was staying in Rio and looking for a spot to learn how to surf, luckily I came across Rio Surf n Stay and made the great choice of booking lessons there. My instructor, Vitor, was a great dude who got me riding waves on my first day! Betania was a dope yoga instructor that'll have you feeling right after...

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Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

All staff treated us like family from the very first moment with a free bbq. surf lessions were cool, instructors are very good and knowledgeable. The owner and management were always around to help. Bed room and bathroom are nice and clean. Meditation and Yoga was new for me, but it fits perfectly at this location. Special thx to Betania...

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1Thank Jonasraess
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed September 1, 2016

I arrived on April because I wanted to surf and living in Rio city, you don´t have waves everyday. So I decide it to come to Recreio and discovered this amazing place: a professional surf school, people from all over the world totally crazy about surfing, all the confort and feeling of a house (a brazilian-kiwi surfer couple created the...

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Thank Betania A
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed August 29, 2016

I spent almost 2 weeks on Rio Surf n Stay and when I left, my heart was broken! I was feeling like home! The hostel is located in a very peaceful place, close to a beautiful beach, the rooms are good, always clean and the same for the living room, kitchen, etc. The best in that hostel is the staff!...

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Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

I worked and now I'm a custumer, 'cause I love this place and the vibe as well. Everything is about surfing, we can chill, have nice barbecues and meet nice people. Fun dayz. The west side from Rio is about nature and beautiful beaches, with lot of kind waves, from begginer to expert level of surfers.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Except for the terrible, terrible sound isolation in my room, accommodation and facilities are ok, though I've stayed in nicer hostels right in Ipanema and Copacabana for literally half the price. Although I clearly mentioned at check in my uncertain check out date, they still charged me for longer than what I actually stayed and refused to give me a...

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surfnstay, Proprietário at Rio Surf n Stay, responded to this review

Dear customer! We would like to say sorry about your experience in Rio, and thank you for your comments. You are giving us a massive change to keep improving our services. The Surf n Stay team has over the years always worked towards customer satisfaction and now is not different. We are working on building improvements on what regards sound...

Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

I've stayed at Rio Surf n Stay for two weeks and I had amazing time there! Staff is very friendly as well as the owner! It's very close to the beach as well as to the restaurants and bars. There is a shopping centre only 10 minutes walk from the backpacker.

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Thank Lenka S
Reviewed June 9, 2016

You can't pick a better place to learn to surf. Vitor and Andre are super patient and helpful out on the waves, and everyone at the hostel is super nice. Staying at this place will lower your blood pressure significantly.

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Thank Edmund R
Reviewed May 24, 2016

If you're in Rio, you have to stop by Surf n Stay and book a trip with Vitor. He gave us such a great lesson, we decided to booked him again for additional lessons and paddle boarding sessions. He spent all day showing us around and taking us to the coolest spots in town - definitely going above and beyond...

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Lund, Sweden
Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

Rio Surf n Stay is a wonderful place with excellent opportunities for Surfing, hiking, beach hopping and chilling. My cousin and I booked a week here but kept extending it several times. We ended up staying a month! It was our very first time surfing but with the help of our surf teachers, Victor and André, we didn't wanna leave...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A Surf styled House with a beautiful tropical nature land setting, 1 block back from the Surf beach Macumba. A great get away from the main Rio City,with a local bus ride in 1hr you arrive into the hidden gem of Rio. Relaxed, safe and preserved beaches with amazing nature land scape. This Surf Hostel has all surfing equipment for all levels and certified English speaking instructors. Rooms are all with ceiling fans and newly renovated and cleaned daily. All our rooms have ensuites and lockers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rio Surf n Stay

Address: Rua Raimundo Veras 1140 | Recreio dos banderanties, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22795-115, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: $16 - $63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Rio Surf n Stay 2*
Number of rooms: 5
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“The rooms from the 1st floor area amazing”
 of 5 bubbles 757betaniaa, Sep 1, 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room at the 2nd floor, because it avoids the sounds of the yard, where the breakfast happens”
 of 5 bubbles RoSiqueira, Aug 29, 2016 | Read review
“go private”
 of 5 bubbles Janner519, Feb 9, 2015 | Read review
“pick private room, you never know what surprise you my get in a shared accommodations. You can always make friends in the common areas”
 of 5 bubbles Janner519, Aug 19, 2014 | Read review
“If you don't book a room in advance and there are no more beds, you can rent a tent like I did. They'll even help you set it up.”
 of 5 bubbles taylorh495, May 28, 2014 | Read review
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