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!.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Discovery Hostel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil