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“Marvellous hostel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brothers Hostel
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“Marvellous hostel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2012

I originally booked 4 nights at the hostel before going to a hotel to finish my trip of 14 days in Rio, but ended up staying 5 nights and cancelling the hotel reservation.

The hostel is in a nice leafy area surrounded by bars, cafes and supermarkets. In fact the hostel has a bar of its own which is frequented by the locals which is a recommendation in its own right.

The hostel is a 5 minute walk away from Flamengo metro station and a 2 minute walk away from the bus stop. Buses take about 5-10 minutes to reach the beach at Copacabana.

The hostel gives excellent views of Sugarloaf, which I walked to from the hostel in a few minutes.

They have a security guard, gates and intercom system so I always felt safe. The bathrooms are cleaned regularly and the hostel offers free internet 24/7.

As the hostel is not on the Copacabana strip it is also that bit cheaper and ideal for the more discerning traveller. It was nice to be away from Copacabana but within spitting distance.

The staff were very friendly and answered all my questions and gave me invaluable help with planning trips. The highlight of my trip was a visit to the Salguiero samba school which was arranged via the hostel.

I became friendly with the hostel owner 'Henrique Joriam' who is a real life character. He has travelled widely and was a source of great entertainment. Ask him about Devassa beer.

I had a wonderful time and highly reccomend the hostel.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2010

My friend and I love this place. The location is perfect; it's convenient to go to many places; it's in a safe and nice neighborhood. Rooms are clean and tidy. The layout is unique.

The best part is the owner of the hostel. The guy has traveled to many different places and he is so funny! We drank with him and he let us try the carnival costume. My God we look absolutely gorgeous in that costume!

It's nice to have a good place to stay, and it's even better to have a great person to hang out with.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2009

There are pros and cons there. Let's start with the pros. The location of the hostel is perfect, close to everything and easy to get to the subway and buses. The staff is nice as well. Now the cons. The room I stayed in had too many bunk beds (4) for its size, which made the room a little bit claustrophobic, especially because it was scorching hot! I can only imagine when the room is full!!! The location and size of the kitchen are horrible. It's at the back of the bar, so if you want to get there you have to go through everybody who is at the bar, not so good and super small! Breakfast is not served until 08:00 am, if you have to leave early this is not nice. The TV could be a little bit bigger as well. All in all it depends on what you are looking for.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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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Property: Brothers Hostel
Address: Rua Farani, 18 | Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22231-020, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Botafogo
Hotel Style:
Ranked #118 of 756 Specialty Lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Brothers Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
f you are coming for carnaval, it is at 5 minutes drive fromsambodromo, where you can see the most dazzling celebration of world, and the parades of samba schools. Speaking of dancing, it is at 10 minutes drive by bus or subway from the well known bohemian district of Lapa, where the bars thrill with live music, not to mention the famous arcs built in 1750. So, there are hundreds of options, but if you prefer only to pour some beers, Dafoca bar, on the other side of the street, at half a minute walk is full of students (there are three universities in the area) ready to tell you how a Carioca (the natives from Rio de Janeiro) like to spend their moments and what’s their lifestyle like in the most marvelous city of Brazil. Inside the Brothers’ Hostel there’s the “Shelter”, a theme bar, with the world at your feet. If you prefer, you may have a tequila or a shot of whisky, but we recommend (with cachasa), a typical Brazilian drink. ... more   less 
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