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“Great hostel but 1 design error”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Discovery Hostel

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Discovery Hostel
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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13 reviews
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“Great hostel but 1 design error”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

This hostel is great, place is nice, clean, people working there are great.
But it has a big problem. The rooms have AC, but at least the one i had, has a very big problem with its location, its beneath a windows. So you know hot air goes up, cold air goes down......the upper beds will be much hotter, and thats an issue in summer in Rio.

The neighborhood seems safe, well connected(metro in the corner), lots of markets and banks.

Room Tip: go fro the lower beds in summer.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile


A great place to stay. Zion, Lorraine, Enrique (and little brotherJose) are the best hosts ever - fun, generous, knowledgeable, smart. They have created a great hostel, which makes you feel like home as soon as you arrive. Great breakfast. They never stop cleaning and polishing. They know the best places to go. The rooms are a bit 'cosy' but this is Rio. Location is close to a good beach, a place to workout, some good walks and the party district of Lapa, plus less than a minute to the subway.

Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

Upon arriving the whole staff was really kind they answered all our questions about the city, helped us organize several tours, they all speak English which was definitely helpful.
The Hostel is set in a quiet safe area and very close to a Metro Station which was good in getting around the city. It is easy walking distance from the city center, Lapa and Santa Teresa.
The hostel is really charming, nicely decorated and has a good vibe.
It is a new nice hostel in Rio, which is certainly worth staying at.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Helsingoer, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

Great hostel! I loved the house. best hostel I stayed on my entire trip.
The staff really know their way around the city, they gave me excellent recommendations on what to do during the day and where to go out at night. Had a really good time! I'll be back.
Thank so much Zion and Enrique.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012

A very new hostel in Rio, and it's excellent!

Own by international travellers, everything is done to be cozy and comfortable.

Central location, wonderful staff, good prices, beautiful kitchen, clean and organized, just a few steps from the metro station in Glória, whch means you can reach many parts of the town very quick.

I recommend it for sure, it has a scandinavian level of hostelling

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012

This is a new hostel, placed a few steps away from Gloria Metro Station, near the center of Rio. It´s ubication is perfect, 15 minutes away from Ipanema Beach and with bus connection to the most important places of the city.

The dorms are very comfortable and with air conditioned. It also has two private rooms that are very pleasant too.

You will love this place!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

We had a great time in the hostel. The staff is amazing! So kind and so helpful. The hostel is new, clean and has many facilities. We will never forget our time in Rio thanks to the great staff of the hostel. Go and discover yourself the discovery hoste i can promise you won't regrat!

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Property: Discovery Hostel
Address: Rua Benjamim Constant 26 | Gloria, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-150, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 761 Specialty Lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Developed by world travelers, Discovery Hostel in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, provides backpackers and budget-minded globetrotters all the comfort of a boutique hostel and the coziness and warmth of a home-stay. We have a strong focus on creating a clean, open and friendly social environment making Discovery Hostel the ideal base for travelers who want to explore Rio and have an experience of a lifetime. The premises include: fully equipped kitchen, computer's lounge, reception & tourist information desk, TV area, bar & chill out patio. Pamper yourself with our customized beds, thick mattresses, big lockers, personal control lights, A/C and all the relaxation you will need for a good night's sleep. ... more   less 
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