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“A great place to stay!”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Terrasse Hostel

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Terrasse Hostel
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59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“A great place to stay!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

As far as hostels go, this is a really great place to stay. It is central to all essential locations; beach, restaurants and cafes, shops.
The rooms are your average bunks, you get clean sheets. Towels are unfortunately not included, so you have to bring your own. The hostel serves a basic breakfast of bread rolls, ham, cheese, fruit salad, tea and coffee between 8.30am-10.30am.
The hostel is very secure, they have a staff operated buzzer to let you inside. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful, and offer tours.
The bathroom was quite clean, but as I have found with all electric showers in Brazil, the water is not that hot at all. A minus for me, but perhaps a plus for you if you arrive in the hotter months.
All over a comfortable and safe stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Antwerp
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

I think you have to realize first that this is Rio, not a small downtown village. Space is expensive, so don't complain don't don't have much space, because it's just that way in Rio.

Have to say that I felt really welcome here. Every question I had they tried to help me with (however stupid they were sometimes), the breakfast was good, the atmosphere friendly, bathrooms and bedrooms clean (although tiny). They're perfectly located, in ipanema, so you can walk there in the dark without fear, and the beach is only a few steps away.

Didn't have problems with noise...

I would recommend this place!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Ribeirao Preto, SP
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

Location is perfect but the room that I stayed was really tight and small for 4 people. Besides that is a good price, employees kindly, and very close to ipanema beach. However, the Hostel need to improve their quality, including better common toillets, providing some ventilation and less noisy rooms.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

We couldn't find any accomodation for one of our nights in Rio so we decided to stay there.
The room was very tiny, the sheets not very clean, the bathrooms both (tiny and not very clean).
There is no air conditionning so the night was hot and noisy.
Breakfast is quite bad

All of that for the same price as some very good hostels in the area.

In short, it is not a very good place and is quite expensive for what you get, but you will have a roof and a hot shower, ready to leave on the next morning.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Terrasse H, Gerente at Terrasse Hostel, responded to this review, April 20, 2013
On behalf of Terrasse Hostel, I would like to thank you for your comments.
Through these we can improve our services and correcting any problem.
We are honored to know that even then, your stay in our hostel was very nice.
Hope to see you soon.
Sincerely,
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

Good hostel. Clean. Excelent location near Ipanema Beach, restaurants, bars, night club/disco and shops. The staff -Rosa, Rick & Nuno was professional, very helpful and friendly. Fantastic atmosphere, very gay friendly. I stayed 5 days and I had good time. Rio is super!
I will definitely be staying here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Terrasse H, Gerente at Terrasse Hostel, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
On behalf of Terrasse Hostel, I would like to thank you for your comments.

We are honored to know that your stay at our hostel was very nice.

Hope to see you soon.

Kind regards,
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São Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

During Carnival never stay there, except if you do not intend to sleep at night, but during the morning. There´s no stove in the kitchen, so it´s impossible to cook. Fan in the bedroom for couple definitely doesn´t refresh enough in summer. Its bathroom is extremely tight. Staff is polite and Ms. Rosa is extremely kind and helpful. The best location in Rio. So check your priorities and make your choice!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Terrasse H, Gerente at Terrasse Hostel, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
On behalf of Terrasse Hostel, I would like to thank you for your comments.
Through these we can improve our services and correcting any problem.
We are honored to know that even then, your stay in our hostel was very nice.
Hope to see you soon.
Sincerely,
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Santiago, Chile
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

We booked one night at this hostel before reading reviews here which was an immediate mistake.

Once we arrived, the lady at the reception (very friendly and professional) told us our reservation does not exist. After we showed her the confirmation email sent by a guy who works there - called Simon, we realized they lost our reservation. Hostel was full (maybe luckily). Simon was there looking uninterested and didn't even apologize for loosing our reservation.

After some time, nice lady found us alternative accommodation, gave us the deposit back and some cash for the taxi, which was fair. Alternative hotel (hotel Vanity - Copacabana beach) however turned out to be wh..e house, the one with mattresses and pillows covered with plastic so they don't stain. It was still ok for one night, but will never ever cross my mind to deal with any of these 2 establishments again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Terrasse Hostel

Property: Terrasse Hostel
Address: Rua Farme de Amoedo 35 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420-020, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Ipanema
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #117 of 761 Specialty Lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Terrasse Hotel Rio De Janeiro
Terrasse Hostel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

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