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“a really great experience.”
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

This was my first time in Rio, and I must say that I loved it. I arrived at Discovery Hostel after searching google for hostels near the airport ( stos dumont, 10 minutes away). I wasn't planning on staying there for more than 2 days ( wanted to be right on the beach). I ended up staying for 2 weeks, LOL. The hostel is brand new (3-4 months) and is operated by the owners, giving it a really fun and relaxed vibe. It's located withing walking distance ( less than a minute) of Gloria metro station, banks ( with Atms), supermarket, drug store and a few restaurants. The neighbourhood is mostly residencial, so you don't have to worry about drunk turists
yelling late at night when you want to sleep. To get to the turistic beaches (copacabana and ipanema) you have to take the metro (8-10 min. ride) or just walk over to Flamengo beach (about 10 minutes, more family oriented). One of the best things about the location is that the party district ( "Lapa") is 10 minutes by foot, so you can really forget about expensive taxi rides at night ( metro closes around 11 pm), and that helps out a lot if your on a budget.
What more can I say, big free breakfast, spotless bathrooms, dorms ( with A/C) and super friendly and helpfull staff for a cheap price.
Only downside I can think of is that you can't pay with your credit card.

Overall, a great city and a great place to stay!.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

A great (not too big) hostel with a great personal touch! The owners are young and really trying to make your stay in Rio as good as it can gets! The beds are in very good conditions and the livingroom is a great place to chill out! There is a small terrace inside where you can have your breakfast or have dinner at night. I stayed here during the carnival and I could not wish for a better place! Close to metrostation Gloria, walking distance to Santa Teressa, Lapa, Flamengo and Centro. The hostel is situated in Gloria which is also a great part of the town.

The hostelcat Leite is definitly something that got me in the home feeling.
Thereby you can ask anything to the staff and they are trying to help you with everything they can. Will definitly recommend this hostel to other travelers wwho are heading to Rio!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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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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Reviewed February 16, 2013


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
Thank Rlucraft
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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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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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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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Additional Information about 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 #2 of 856 Specialty Lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: $14 - $46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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