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Discovery Hostel
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Orlando, Florida
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“Very nice!”
Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

I only spend one night at this hostal waiting for a flight next day to another city. It was very nice, friendly staff, clean, good breakfast, very close to metro station and Lapa, where night life goes on. Meet some awesome people. I would stay here next time at Rio de Janeiro.

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Paris, France
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

I want to share my excellent experience in Rio as I felt very satisfied by my stay at the Discovery Hostel!

The location of the Hostel is ideal, less than 1 minute walk to the Metro Station Gloria, more precisely at the beginning of Santa Teresa, one of the best district of Rio, if you feel like walking there it is a very nice area, but you'll need a bit of determination as it is quite hard to climb those streets! But the view is definitively worth it. A must-see.

So : location, location, location! By the way any bus will take you to Ipanema or Copacabana from Gloria. Not far from the beach in conclusion.

Overall, the hostel is clean, the matresses are excellent, and the are multiple showers/ bathrooms, air-conditioning, and it is extremely silent at night, with shutter windows.
You can have a good selection of drinks, watch recent movies, or even do City tours & sport/ dance classes!

But most of all the staff is efficient, nice, and trustworthy, they communicate a lot, it is really the HIGHLIGHT of the Hostel...
For instance, I received a few advices of where to go, what to visit (one of the staff guys even went to pick me up at the bank to tell me that the ATM had a chip reader that was not secured and pointed me out a safer one.)

Breakfast was simple, not my type of food as I am not a big fan of English Breakfasts, but I was informed that it would be improved with cupcakes or cakes in the near future.

In conclusion a small price for a wide range of facilities and a perfect location, with an amazing team!Thanks

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

Discovery Hostel is such a lovely place to stay! The staff are so friendly, welcoming and helpful - they go out of their way to make you comfortable in Rio and help you make the most of the city. The hostel itself is in a great location, breakfast is yummy and the beds are super comfy! I also made some great friends there who I went on to travel with for a bit. Can't recommend this place highly enough!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

Uhhh I'm just going to end up saying what everyone else on here has already said. This is the place to stay. All you can do is trust me! Unfortunately tripadvisor requires me to use 200 characters, so this is just me filling in the space so I can actually publish this review. Soooooooo yeah, stay here and you won't regret it!

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Bogota, Colombia
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

I had a great time in Rio and the Discovery Hostel was very responsible for the amazing time I had during my stay. I met a lot of people from different countries all over the world, we party and shared really nice moments in the hostel. The house is not that big but is perfect for integrating with the rest of guests, it is very organize and comfy and the staff makes an effort to maintain bathroom and rooms neat and clean.
The owners and staff were the kindest and helpful of all, I really thank you guys for everything!
It would be definitely my first and only choice to stay when I come back to Rio. Do not doubt to choose it, especially if you are a solo traveler backpacking in Latin American.

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Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

This place is a perfect place to be when you are in Rio. Staffs are friendly and helpful. The atmosphere in the hostel is more like a home. The location is good as it's just a block away from 'Gloria' metro station. You have supermarket and place to eat just 2-3 mins walking.

I really like the place and i would recommend it to anyone who comes to Rio.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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York
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

Absolutely loved staying at this hostel and found it was an extremely brilliant start to a six month trip around South America.

I stayed in the six bed female dorm, the room was extremely clean as were the sheets and pillow cases provided and the beds were probably some of the most comfortable I've ever slept on including in hotels.

The staff were extremely helpful with Zion sitting all the new arrivals down, giving them a map of Rio along with all travel options to all the must-see sights and places. The hostel is literally a one minute walk from the metro with numerous cash points and with a chemist and supermarket just on the corner.

The whole atmosphere of the hostel is of an extremely relaxed one and the communal area honestly feels like it could be your own home, wifi is also accessible throughout the hostel meaning you can skype from the comfort of your own bed!

This hostel honestly provides everything you could possibly need and has been extremely well thought out and obviously designed by people who have done much travelling themselves. Would thoroughly, thoroughly recommend!

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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 783 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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