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Rio Soul Hostel
Berlin, Germany
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“The best staff in the world”
Reviewed December 23, 2013 via mobile

The location is great, 1 min. from Botafogo metro and bus station. Rooms are nicr, breakfast is good, prices are amazingly low and the staff are awesome! Helped me with everything! Finding transport or a good place for samba, where to eat and how to get around.

Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

Rio Soul is situated in the neighborhood of Botafogo which is a good location only 10-15 min to all the main attractions in all directions. I was there during Carnival and relative to all other hostels it was extremely well priced. The owners and staff are amazing, when i was there they had only recently taken over so a few things were still a bit disorganized, but they were so friendly and willing to help you with everything you need. The room i was in was a bit squishy but had air-conditioning. The atmosphere of the hostel was great with good common area on the ground floor flat screen TV to watch Football. Security was also very good and Botafogo is a safe neighbourhood. I highly recommend staying here

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

Great hostel.

Stayed in private double with ensuite.

The room itself was great. Nice and airy, big flat screen tv with cable channels, powerful and hot shower, clean.....

The staff were amazing! So friendly, helpful and a real pleasure to deal with - thank you.

Only 2 issues:
Issue 1 - the noise from the other guests. There is a "quiet after 10 or 11pm" policy, but despite this being one of the best hostels I've stayed in on my 6 month trip, I didn't sleep much due to noise levels. But hey, you don't go to rio to sleep :-)

Issue 2 - breakfast. Not great compared to the others I've stayed in across Brazil. Not the end of the world though.

I highly recommend this hostel!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Property: Rio Soul Hostel
Address: Rua Professor Alfredo Gomes 9, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22251-080, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Botafogo
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Ranked #119 of 783 Specialty Lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Hotel Class:2 star — Rio Soul Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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