This place is in a DANGEROUS location!
We were robbed threatened by a gun just 15 min walk from the hostel and other guests just in front of the hostel (they were arrving from the airport and had everything with them).
On the same day there were 11 more robberies in Santa Theresa reported.
The hostel is on the hill, so you need to walk up the emtpy street which is exhausting and scary. We didn't dare to leave the hostel alone.
The staff wasn't helpful and not relyable. they didn't warn us and said it was safe, which was untrue. The staff in general was not knowledgeable, no information about any tours, false information about bus connections, on the last day they didn't manage to get a taxi for us, saying in the evening we needed to book in the morning and telling us in the morning - we needed to do it in the evening. So we walked down the hill with all our staff to get a taxi from the street.
We stayed here for 8 nights during New Years Eve celebration, and there was nothing organized by the hostel - even no information about transport, how to get to the beach and how to go home afterwards - no one cared.
The hostel itself has a nice athmosphere, beautiful terrace, very clean. The breakfast was the best I've ever seen in any other hostel!
In general very nice hostel, if not location and staff!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hostel has capacity for 42 guests in dormitories and private rooms. It is a fun and clean environment in the middle of the coolest neighborhood in town. The great and tranquil location is ideal for those who want to stay in Rio de Janeiro without the hustle and bustle of the big city while still remaining close to everything. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Santa Teresa Central Hostel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil