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“only a good hostel becauase we got an upgrade”

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Ace Backpackers Youth Hostels
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“only a good hostel becauase we got an upgrade”
Reviewed April 5, 2010

the hostel had some mnix up on the night we arrived and we got put into seperate rooms with more bedsw than we should have, but they were very good about it and the next morning upgraded us to a private room, with only two other travellers. this meant we got a private bathroom and all day a/c with out this upgrade the rooms were cramped and too hot and sticky.
Breakfast is good, with toasties although the internet is expensive and very .
one lady onn the desk is very helpful but the younger girls are terrible and unfriendly - no help at all!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 8, 2010

This is one of the worst places I've stayed in ever! We stayed here during New Years Eve 2009, the place is expensive, small and has very very hot rooms. We paid extra for a private twin room with air conditioning but the air con was no existent as the hot air from the system blew straight back into the room making it hotter than a sauna in a 2 x 2 foot room. The bathroom if you can call it that was tiny and dirty - you actually had to sit on the toilet sideways or put your feet up the wall as there was no space to move. The room actually smelt of urine and the pillows were made out of concrete, it was like staying in a dungeon. If it was not for the extraordinary amount of money we paid prior to our arrival we would have never stayed here in a million years. If you have an enemy, buy them a room here, there is no positives i can conclude from my stay at Ace Backpackers apart from don't stay there. I would recommend staying in a favela rather than at this hostel.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
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England
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Reviewed September 2, 2009

Very good hostel, plenty of informations for who needs it but the staff Natalie or Natalia is terrible..she is very pretentious and wants to show out that she´s in charge. She screams a lot with people over there.
I stayed there for 3 days and she were very angry with travellers and guys that work at reception also.
I recommend it but she definetly need to behave as human being.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled on business
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india
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2009

I had traveled alone to rio for a training of 2 weeks. I believe that I could complete the training only because of ace backpackers youth hostel. I had never experinced so cooperative and loving staff in my lifetime. Natalia,Yuko and Paula were so helpful. All the other staff gave me lots of love. I could cook my veg meals, make my favourite indian tea and use wifi absolutely free. The cakes for breakfast were delicious but the breakfast menu was repeatitive. The black boy has lot of scope for improvement. For a non portugese speaking travellar it is very essencial to stay in a place like this. the room was small but clean and comfortable. the location is good.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed April 29, 2009

OK, good bang for your buck, but the rooms are tight with too many bunk beds in a small area. Our shower head was not working, and they changed it right away. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the cable which was out my entire stay. They said the cable signal was out and they were trying to get it fixed, but the dvd player worked. The staff could not be any friendlier, especially Bill. One block from the Botafogo station which was great. No elevator, but rooms are located on the second and third floor. There is no sign outside that lets you know the hostel is there. Instead, look for a sign for a church and some flags placed on the second floor balcony. The mattresses were good. Having a kitchen really helped me save money on food. They have lockers on the halls for your valuables, but bring your own lock. The breakfast was a pretty basic continental breakfast served as a buffet on top of the pool table: juice (1), bread, cheese, ham, butter, cookies, cereal, milk, coffee, tea, and herbal teas.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled solo
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Manchester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2009

We stayed her for 5 nights on our first trip to Rio.The hostel is in discreet location on a busy road.The room was a double en suite, it was small but clean.The bathroom was ok, shower was luke warm. Our room did not have a window and it was slightly noisy at night at times.The area is not typically toursity but that was part of the appeal. The area has excellent transport links to the beaches.The staff were very friendly, helped with oragnising tours and made great cocktails in the bar. I would probably only recommend this place if your on a budget

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Chile
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Reviewed February 27, 2007

Esta bien ubicado, muy cerca del metro y buses, pero el resto esta mal !! Los baños son muy pero muy sucios !!, no se limpian todos los dias, los basureros se llenan de papeles sin limpiarlos !!. Los lavamanos estan tapados. No asean las piezas. El precio obtenido por internet es bastante mayor que el que cobran alla y no respetan lo pagado por internet, dicen que eran solo cobros por la reserva !!! Ofrecen transporte al aeropuerto, pero te cobran el doble de lo que pagarias a un taxi normal !!!

  • Stayed February 2007
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Property: Ace Backpackers Youth Hostels
Address: Rua Sao Clemente 23 1st. Floor | Botafogo Beach, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22260-001, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Botafogo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #249 of 763 Specialty Lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Ace Backpackers Youth Hostels 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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