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Rio surf n stay

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Rua Raimundo Veras 1140 | Recreio dos banderanties, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22795-115, Brazil
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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... More 

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5 of 5 stars 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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars 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
1 review
5 of 5 stars 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... More 

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Lund, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars 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... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

Hostel was ok, booked a private room with air cond, but air con only allowed on between 10pm -8am the room was hellishly hot the rest of the time (compared to the outside temp even). Booked a level 2 lesson, 2 hours, not really worth it as got very little coaching or feedback. some of the staff a little too... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

People was very kind (Japa and Andre) good mood and always explaining and helping you, but the beach Macumba, for a first lesson was very crowd and the sea, too brave for a beginner. Sorry boys, bad choice for a beginner ...

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We spent 6+ hours looking at all options for surfing in Rio De Janiero. This was the best balance of location, duration and price. We were picked up from the hotel at Copacabana and surfed 1hr away for about 2 hours. This was our first time, both of us are very physically fit, and this was the perfect length of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I wanted to take a surfing lesson in Rio we were staying in Copacobana and decided to take a lesson with surf and stay. They arranged are transportation from are hotel in Copacobana and the lesson was a blast. Coaches were very helpful and professional. The water was great and the waves were perfect for beginners. Would... More 

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Timisoara, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Even I didn't have the chance to experience surfing because of the weather, I can say that the guys are really friendly and they suggested me what to do instead nearby their place. Also, it was not a problem for them to return my money paid in advance once with the reservation. Strongly recommend it.

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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 > Recreio dos Bandeirantes
Price Range: $18 - $60 (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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