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“Incredible staff, close to the beach”

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Walk On The Beach Hostel
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“Incredible staff, close to the beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

Pros:
+close to copacabana beach
+staff is very helpful, professional, sweet and english fluent
+nice roof scene and many go out arrangements and tips

Cons:
-no ac
-rooms r packed and lockers are small
-far from lappa/ipanema -where u can go out at night. Not many places to go out in copacabana, especially on a weekday

  • Stayed April 2013
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

Super friendly staff, a great location near the beach and in a quiet residential area. All the staff took the time to answer all my questions (i.e. how on earth to I navigate the bus system) along my questions about life, society and politics in Rio. A good value option with a nice breakfast and plenty of good spirit.

Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Zgornje Jezersko, Slovenia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

The hostel walk on the beach is the best choice on east side of Brasil :)
really clean, And very friendly staff who can very well explain where to go!!
We were there 5 days, and I do not have a single bad word about the hostel Walk On The Beach.
We were also in the other hostels in Rio, but none were so cool! :)
Cheers from Slovenia.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

Myself and 3 friends stayed at walk on the beach over the New Year period. The hostel itself is always clean with two cleaning ladies working around the clock ensuring the place is tidy and hygienic. All reception staff are extremely helpful and willing to go out of their way to make you stay as comfortable as possible. The hostel itself has a very homely feel to it with additional staff always hanging about after normal hours to socialize and assist with any questions you might have. The bar is great, Pedro makes a mean Capirinha and everything's at a very reasonable price. A great place to start your night before heading out. On top of that the wi-fi in the hostel is good and there are two computers for guest use that are of high quality and maintained well to upload any photos or things like this. The hostel also has hot water showers (not that you often need hot water showers in Rio). All and all a great place to stay and I would recommend to others without hesitation.

Room Tip: If you're not fond of the heat ask for a room with air conditioning.... Understand that Rio is h...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

I had a really great experience with Walk on the Beach. I wanted somewhere secure, as a first time female solo traveller. The place feels really safe. Breakfast was standard- rolls, fruit, coffee, cake. The kitchen, bathrooms and rooms were regularly cleaned. The bar is good, but its not a party hostel if that's what you're after. The staff really make the place. Dominique, one of the friendly staff, said they try to make the place feel like home, as for travellers this is their temporary home. I think they live up to this. People seemed to continuously stay on longer than planned. Whilst the Ipanema beaches may be nicer, this was a great hostel for me. One thing to note is that not all rooms have air-conditioning, and some of the summer nights got really hot.

One thing that really impressed me was the staff's willingness to help me change out of my booking in Rio and go to Ilha Grande. Whilst I'm sure they easily filled my place, not many hostels would be so willing to cancel some nights free of charge and also provide me some storage whilst away. Don't hold them on this- it's not their policy- but it shows that the staff are really flexible and helpful.

Perfect for solo travellers.

Room Tip: not all rooms have air-conditioning, and some of the summer nights got really hot. I think only some...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Wien, Österreich
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

i'm happy i went for walk on the beach. it was the perfect place to experience rio carnaval. it provides everything a good hostel should. amazing international staff, always caring and friendly. you feel welcome from the 1st minute. they know the city inside out. they constantly organize fun tours and evenings. dominic will mix custom drinks for you at their cozy bar. heck even the security guy at night is a good sport :)

there's decent room to hang out after a long day in the city, and believe me they're going to be long. unbeatable location, soon as you get out there are supermarkets, shopping, juice bars, kiosques, copacabana and ipanema, taxis, and most importantly every conceivable bus line that will get you anywhere at little cost (tip: you can get to and from GIG airport by bus using only 2 lines - via bonsucesso. that's BRL 2,75 each, so 5,50 in total. research it in the www, it's free here. i got to the airport that way at 3 a.m. just be cautious, if there's shady ppl around rather stick to the taxi. if it's to be a little more convenient, take bus 2018, it stops at av. nossa senhora da copacabana and is BRL 10.- doesn't go in the middle of the night though.)

during carnaval i never had to go further than a few hundred metres before running into a bloco or some other kind of action, it really was amazing. the staff put lists up with the most worthwile blocos from their experience.

finally, cleanliness: from what i saw the whole place gets cleaned once a day. no need to worry about hygiene, smell, bedbugs or anything else, none of those was an issue here!! btw the cleaning ladies appreciate a little chat in portuguese, always up for a good laugh.

to conclude with a bad joke, if you're visiting rio be sure to take a little 'walk on the beach' xD

Room Tip: i went for the 12-bed dorm upstairs. it has simple but comfy beds, safes (you will need a small lock...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

We stayed in Walk on the beach Hostel for three nights and I'd recommend it! We (3 girls) stayed for three nights and tried to book again when we returned to Rio- it was full but the staff helped us find another place. The hostel is small but clean and nicely decorated. I can’t speak highly enough of the staff, in particular Dominque. They are all really helpful and friendly - they even organised a night out bringing a number of guests to a street party and a samba club! The breakfast is lovely and at night they have a small bar which makes great Caipirinhas and is a good place to meet other travellers. Overall the atmosphere was great, laid back and fun! I’ll definitely stay here again if I make it back to Rio!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Walk On The Beach Hostel
Address: Rua Dias da Rocha 85 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22051-020, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #58 of 761 Specialty Lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Walk On The Beach Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Looking for a place to call HOME in Rio? You just found it! Great atmosphere, best location near the beach and the best staff you could wish for. We will make you feel at home, help you organise your trip and introduce you to other fellow guests, so you will feel part of a big family. Our multilingual staff will recommend the best tours during daytime and the best parties at night. We are located in a quiet and safe area in Copacabana, and yet just a short walk away from Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. We are also close to shops, restaurants, cafes, bus stops and metro. At Walk On The Beach Hostel you will find low-priced rooms, a guest kitchen, free Wi-Fi, a TV room, chill-out rooms, a living room, a cafe and a bar area. All in a nice, cozy and safe environment where you can relax at the lounge or party at the bar. All our facilities are air-conditioned. Come to Walk On The Beach and be part of our Walk Family. ... more   less 
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