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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Brothers Hostel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil