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“Nice hostel, great for chilled beach days!”
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CabanaCopa Hostel
Reviewed September 12, 2013

We stayed here for 6 nights in total, 3 nights each time. It is a very comfortable place to stay. It has a nice, relaxed vibe and friendly staff who are happy to help. It is generally clean and the showers are lovely and hot, with a girls-only bathroom and dorms. Breakfast is good and has everything you need. It's sociable but there's not a massive party vibe. 5 mins walk to Copacabana beach and very close to a metro station and bus stop to take you anywhere you need to go!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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CabanaCopaHostel, Guest Relations Manager at CabanaCopa Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2014

Thank you for staying with us and for leaving a reply. We are happy you found the hostel comfortable and our staff friendly and helpful. We hope you will be coming back!

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Really good hostel. Cool and helpful staff (arrived really early in the morning and asking for a friend inside whitout any justifications and they help me fing him), great breakfast, english spoken. Good deal for partying at night! 10 minutes walk from the Copacabana beach and really secure place.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Franck K
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CabanaCopaHostel, Guest Relations Manager at CabanaCopa Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to leave a reply. We are glad the staff was helpful and that you liked our breakfast and location. We hope to see you again soon!

Best regards, CabanaCopa staff

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Reviewed August 25, 2013

This hostel was very clean, had free computers and wifi, and a great group of travelers to hang out with. Breakfast and coffee were included every morning, and at night, card games, storytelling, and a few drinks made the long hot days seem a bit easier. The hostel is a 10 minute walk to the beach, 5 minutes to the train station, and 5 minutes from a local market and some restaurants. I would definitely stay here again if I was traveling through Rio in the future.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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CabanaCopaHostel, Guest Relations Manager at CabanaCopa Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2014

Thank you for staying with us and for leaving a reply. We are glad you found the hostel clean and that you were pleased with the breakfast we offer. We are also happy to hear that you would stay with us again, we hope you will!

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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Great location! Couldn't be better. Breakfast very good, helpful English-speaking staff. Fun people and great activities. Extremely unhappy with being charged $50 for weekend when price for week is 35 reals. I have to leave early (three days) from brazil because I was charged so much here. Best idea is to only stay for week and switch on weekends but that's a huge hassle, which is why I ended up paying. :( very clean, great environment, television, wifi (not excellent in room), hot showers, again awesome people. Full kitchen but bring own cutlery if you want to cook at dinner time! Overall had a blast but was expensive. Rio is in general, though.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Jamners
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CabanaCopaHostel, Guest Relations Manager at CabanaCopa Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2014

Thank you for leaving a review. We are happy to hear you like our location, breakfast and staff. Due to a lot of demand and being a popular hostel we have to raise the prices at times, and yes, Rio is pretty expensive in general. We are also glad to hear that you had a good time staying with us and that you have so many positive things to say.

We hope you will be coming back!

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Bathrooms had towering piles of used toilet paper (more than what should be normal). Staff only spoke english, no Portuguese. (P.s. this is Brasil you are working in). Mold filed every public and private room I saw, including bathroom and our room. The smell came with my clothes when I left. Breakfast was a joke (bread with nothing on it, either cheese or ham depending on the day, no milk, no coffee, etc...) and at least 60% of it was always 'out of stock'. Beds sheets and pillows were ripped. No parking. Passive Aggressive signs everywhere.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Ian P, Diretor de vendas at CabanaCopa Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2014

Hi & thanks for staying with us. Our staff cleans all rooms once & bathrooms twice daily. On high season when the hostel is busier and the party crowd can be a little messy in the bathrooms during the night. We are located next to a national park surrounded by atlantic forest, if you come during the summer/rainy season it can be a little humid and in shared rooms some guest's have their clothes wet/dirty. Our breakfast ends at 10am and you always came 1 minute before that, when the food was close to end. As we are a big hostel, we have rules to keep order, otherwise the party crowd won't let the others sleep. Our sheets come washed & bagged from an external laundry, if yours was ripped during the process we could not know, but it can be easily fixed by coming to reception and asking us to change them. Safe travels! CabanaCopa staff

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Reviewed July 26, 2013

Great atmosphere, brilliant location, helpfull englishspeaking staff! I travelled with a friend and we had so much fun- it was very easy to get to know fellow travelers. We had some great partynights, but the rooms are quiet if you want to retire early :-) we kept coming back to Rio while traveling and we always came back to this hostel. Thank you got a great stay!!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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CabanaCopaHostel, Guest Relations Manager at CabanaCopa Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2014

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to leave a reply. We are glad you liked our atmosphere, location and our staff. We are also happy you kept coming back, we hope you will do so again!

Best regards, CabanaCopa staff

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

The place is more or less fine, good location, close to the beach, and surrounded by jungle where you can even see litlle monkeys at the back. However, I thought it was a bit dirty, as in sticky breakfast tables and the toilet was a bit gross. On the Sunday we left there was no toilet paper left and when I complained to the girls at the desk they said the toilets were cleaned at 12 but that was the time we had to leave the hotel so it wasn't very helpful! The room was quite crammed and a bit old and tattered. Breakfast was good and you could make yourself toasties, no fresh fruit juice though. The reason I wouldn't go back is because out of the 3 girls working there we did not get anything even close to a smile. They were quite unfriendly and didn't make the atmosphere a pleasant one.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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CabanaCopaHostel, Guest Relations Manager at CabanaCopa Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2014

We are happy you like our prime location, tucked in a small residential street, next to a national park, and 2 min away from Copacabana center, the metro & beach. We are sorry you found the hostel a bit dirty, we clean our bathrooms twice daily but we are going to add one more night cleaning staff to improve even more the facilities. Since we are a hostel and offer a budget breakfast the juices are not fresh pressed. Guests not returning because of staff is definitely not okay and we will take this up with the receptionists, a nice and friendly atmosphere is really important to us!

Safe travels! CabanaCopa staff

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Additional Information about CabanaCopa Hostel

Address: Travessa Guimaraes 12 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 21721-560, Brazil
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Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #88 of 835 Specialty Lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: $11 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — CabanaCopa Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just three blocks from the famous Copacabana beach, next to the metro and a beautiful national park, CabanaCopa is a new quality backpackers hostel in a street w/ 24hrs security with a warm & welcoming atmosphere of our friendly & helpful staff.A large colonial house fully renovated with clean spacious dorms and bathrooms, excellent social areas (indoor and outdoor) that include our CabanaBar w/ Live sports & music, a Games room w/ Pool table, cards etc., a Cinema room w/ 52” LCD HD Cable TV & DVD, a Computers lounge w/ Free 20Mbs Internet & Wi-Fi. ... more   less 
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