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“Cosy place with a great view over the city”
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Casa 579
Ranked #67 of 331 Rio de Janeiro B&B and Inns
Dresden, Germany
1 review
“Cosy place with a great view over the city”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

I already stayed in the Casa 579 two times, because I liked it so much. It is propably a little bit far away from the beach, but that does not matter as the view over the city and to the Christ is unforgettable. The staff is helpful and friendly with advises for everything. The breakfast is really good with fresh fruits, juices and a delicious cake. The 12 bed dorm is big with an extra room for luggage whereas the 5 bed dorm is a little bit small. The common room is cozy and on the terrace you can enjoy the view over the city in a hammock.

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

Overall we had a great stay here. The staff are so helpful and nice. They really take care of the guests. Breakfast was delicious. The monkeys which show up every now and then for breakfast are just great! The only negative point are the dorms, in particular the 5 bed dorm. It is absolutely too small for 5 people and the 5th bed is a very old and worn looking thing which is shoved into the corner. The bigger dorms are actually better. After 2 nights in the 5 bed dorm we asked to be moved there which was no problem. Staff were great again in accommodating us.

We would come back for sure!

Dolores & Graham

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

We had a great stay in Casa 579. The area is lovely, definitely a lot more character here than staying in ipanema etc, it is also safe! The rooms are large and facilities good and the staff are super helpful.

It is a little outside of Santa Teresa howerver the minivan service stops at the front door and is really frequent and cheap, it takes you into Santa Teresa or the city very easily.

Daniel

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

We spent four nights here and found the staff very helpful, the views of the city and Christ the Redeemer fantastic, and the breakfast (especially the cake) wonderful. If we return to Rio, this is where we'll stay.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

I wish to rave about the views you enjoy whilst staying in this lovely hostel. To recommend it for all it offers from excellent facilities to its wonderful staff and great environmental ethos and thought but I wish above all to dispel this myth about it being far away. Yes, thankfully this great hostel is not in Copacabana (who wants to stay in a sleazy place?!) or in Lapa with its endless sleepless nights but it has wonderful transport to anywhere in Rio! Buses are few paces away on the main road and Combivans , the local way to travel by the way, pass just outside its door. By the way fares are very cheap.
We met Theresa, Natalya and Hilga who helped us so much and encouraged us to go to a Samba school rehearsal which turned out to be the highlight of our stay. Go and find out yourself what wonderful place this is.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

I have stayed here twice now 6 months apart. While it is not in Copa or Ipanema, CASA 579 sits in Santa Teresa. The view is unreal and away from the hustle of the beach areas. The morning breakfast is plentiful and the staff is more than friendly. This older home has been transformed to a "hostel" with dorm rooms and also private rooms. I stayed in the dorm rooms so I don't know what a private room is like, but I would only imagine it is in line with the rest of the high standards at this property. I have traveled a significant amount and stayed in a ton of different places and CASA 579 rates as one of the best. I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

I totally loved this hostel:Our beautiful room with fantastic view, plenty of hammocks and the great breakfast made me want to stay in this hostel all day. However, due to friendly and helpful staff and buses, that are running very frequently right in front of the door we did make it uptown, to the beach etc.
As it has been said before, the hostel is not centrally in Santa Teresa, but neither is it far away and the way down leads through very nice streets, so I didnt mind this at all. Safety was not a problem either.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Casa 579
Address: Rua Doutor Julio Otoni 579 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-400, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #67 of 331 B&Bs / Inns in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa 579 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa 579 is a stylish boutique guesthouse located in Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro. With excellent facilities and an amazing roof terrace with 180 degree views of Cristo Redentor, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Guanabara Bay, it makes the perfect place to stay to avoid the soulless high rise hotels of Copacabana and Ipanema and see the “real” Rio. ... more   less 
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