Everything in that hostel was so bad that I don't even know where to start.
Right, breakfast maybe:this place offers by far the worst breakfast that I've eaten in Brasil!! Just plain bread, with limited marmalade and coffee.
Being used to plenty of fruit at other hostels I had to go and get some myself from the shop. Just when I was about to prepare it in the kitchen, there comes the lady (I think she was an owner) telling me that I can't use the kitchen today and then she gave me the weirdest explanation, talking about some old and sick lady complaining. I really didn't get what was she on about. When I replied that I need to put some nutritions in my system and need to prepare the fruit, because breakfast here is just horrible, she then went on telling me how everything is so expensive in Rio (how unprofessional! ) and told me that if I want a better breakfast there are options, but I have to pay more, not that anyone had mentioned this earlier..
Couple of days later,even though my name was written on it, all my food, including tape wear was thrown out of the fridge, and staff just shrug their shoulders saying, they don't know where could it be (?!?)
Then comes the room. So, there was no water for the whole day! Again, thanks for mentioning in advance! When it finally came back, the toilet in my room broke. there was this constant sound of water running which was really annoying. I was then told that it will get fixed at 23.00 at night!!! At 23.30 someone came, switched off the water supply and we were then informed that we can't use the toilet that night. Not one word of apology.. The next day I demanded, they cut the price of the room...We got 20 Reals back.
The lockers have too little of a whole to fit a padlock in, I had to buy a new, tiny one..
The cockroaches became a normality, running under a table at breakfast, disgusting..
I was unlucky, that I was in Rio on a national bank holiday and everything was packed, so I had no choice,but to stay at Copinha. I was literally counting the days to get out of there. Everything just seemed to go wrong and there were complications after complications. It has definitely affected my stay in Rio, what a shame..
The only good thing that I can say about this place is the staff. There were really nice and spoke good English and Spanish. Other then that, my only advice to other travellers is to AVOID this place! For me it was the worst hostel I stayed at during my 3 months trip in South America
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hi There, Welcome to Copinha Hostel :) Looking for the best location in Rio de Janeiro? We’ve got it! What else do we have, you ask? - Cheap Prices - Air conditioning in the rooms* - A friendly staff composed by backpackers and tourism lovers such as you! - 24 hour surveillance. - All our rooms are suites, they thoroughly cleaned once a day (including the baths) and bed linen is exchanged every three days. - 2, 4 and 6 bed rooms so it never gets to crowded. - Full bed linen, towel and Breakfast** is included. Your good night of sleep is guaranteed! Here you don’t worry about crazy prices, all night noisy parties or the aggressive Rio de Janeiro heat. What about the fun? It’s all here!! We offer to take you to several parties around the neighborhood, city tours and during special events we have cool warm up parties to be followed by the awesome Carioca Night Life. Not enough? - We are just 4 blocks away from the most famous beach in the world: Copacabana Beach. - All the transportation you need to any place in Rio is just 2 minutes away - This is a hot spot area. A short 5 minute walk and you be at the best food markets, bars and restaurants. - Located in one of the most up class neighborhoods in the city, you can walk around this area feeling perfectly safe night and day! Our house is situated in a calm and quiet residential street. - Our staff truly cares about you. We are always willing to help solve the most variant problems and give you all the information you need in order for you not to miss a thing during your stay! - We also have a cozy TV lounge, an accessible kitchen, wifi all over the place and lockers to keep your valuables safe (the lockers are located in the first floor hallway). - We offer transfer services, sell bar items and much more! Still worried about our old reviews? Come check us out for yourself! We are always looking to improve our services! And so much has already changed!! Our mission is to make your stay, the best in the country. No we are not a fancy hostel. We are just right for someone who needs a cheap and safe place to stay, but with comfortable facilities and a cozy environment. We offer a free simple breakfast that can be enlarged by you! The kitchen is always available for you to become the master chef! After check out we offer to keep your luggage for a few hours, that way you can enjoy your trip the most! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Copinha Hostel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil