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“Decent hostel in central location”
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Hostel Republica
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“Decent hostel in central location”
Reviewed November 14, 2012 via mobile

It is a nice hostel and well located if you don't want to be near the beach because the area seems safe and close to Catete metro.

Breakfast is a decent buffet but the fruit basket could do with being peeled an chopped. I can't see who would help themselves to a huge pineapple and attempt to chop it up with a blunt knife!

The only fault is that it lacks atmosphere even in communal areas. It certainly isn't a party hostel and everyone staying there was Brazilian so we felt alienated.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Reviewed January 26, 2012

I won't say much about the rooms. The chalets I stayed in (first with a group, later on my own) are deprived of sunlight and fresh air, although it helps to open the bathroom window. Bathroom is cleaned daily. The rooms and dorms in the main building seem a lot lighter. For me the price is good, but if you're on a really tight budget there are cheaper places.

There is a common TV room with pool table and some smaller tables to sit, chat or use WiFi. There is an internet room with several computers. WiFi is reliable and reasonably fast and available in the main building but not in the chalets outside.

There is a common kitchen with dining/breakfast area with is pretty nice to sit and meet other travelers, provided the TV is switched off. You can prepare your own meal.

Breakfast is reasonable, although I found the cereal of inferior quality, don't like white bread rolls but that's just me.

Staff are friendly and helpful.

I enjoyed staying in Catete which I found a very safe neighborhood. Hostel is under 5 minutes walk from the metro and 15 minutes from Catete beach.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Hostel Republica
Address: Rua Silveira Martins 139, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22221-000, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Catete
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Ranked #141 of 798 Specialty Lodging in Rio de Janeiro
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Number of rooms: 130
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