Cafe Rio has to be the nicest hostel I've ever stayed in (and I've frequented a lot of hostels!).
My fiancée and I stayed in the private double called Esspresso. It was like a 3/4 star hotel room. The bed was so comfortable! Nicely decorated. Perfectly clean. Simply perfect.
The staff and especially the owners are great people. So warm and welcoming. They offer great advice on things to do, places to visit and how to get there.
The location is great too! Close to Christ the Redeemer, great eateries, pubs and shops. Suoer safe too! A bus runs straight to coco cabana and Ipanema for just B$ 2.75 from just 100m down the road and also to Lapa.
I'll definitely stay here next time I visit Rio and would recommend it to anyone planning a trip. Simply a great hostel. Thank you.
Marcus and Laura. More