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Casa 579
Ranked #63 of 337 Rio de Janeiro B&B and Inns
Reviewed May 31, 2013

Really! When we made our reservation online, I wasn't much of a believer. Everything was too clean, to direct, to simple and we didn't know if the price was going to pay off.
Casa 579 was exactly as published online, they really know what a tourist needs to hear. They're recommendations were so accurate we didn't waste a minute in Río.

It's far away from downtown, that's true, but it's so easy to get there if you follow their guidelines. The only thing they're missing is to provide you with a cell phone to check on you every 2 hours, it's like they're always taking care of you.

An example to follow for tourist services providers!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Casa579, The team at Casa 579, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2013

We really thank you for taking the time to write a review and we're so glad you that you liked the place and that we were able to help you get around Rio and see all the key places with no problems in the 2 days you stayed with us. We invest a lot in staff training so it's great to know that our team has the right information to help our guests.
We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Brazil and hope to see you next time you're in Rio!
Natalia, Kiri and the team at Casa 579.

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Reviewed May 20, 2013

Upon arriving to Casa 579 we were welcomed like old friends. The owner is amazing, as are the incredibile views from the hostel windows and roof terrace. Breakfast is fab and the big kitchen has lots of communal items you can use if you want to cook, otherwise we were recommended a great little restaurant 2 mins walk up the road with the most incredible views over Rio. The common areas were great and the hostel gave daily recommendations of activities in Rio. Its not quite as close to the beach as other hostels but it´s only a bus ride away and a brief walk into Santa Teresa, which is a really amazing place to go and have a few drinks in the evening. If I went back to Rio I´d definitely stay here again. Thanks for making us feel so welcome and at home!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Casa579, The team at Casa 579, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2013

We love to hear people say that they felt Casa 579 was their home away from home as this is the vibe we try to create for everyone who stays here. We're so glad that you both felt at home here and that you enjoyed our breakfast and Gaucho's, our great local restaurant right on the corner, and being able to use our lovely, big kitchen. We really appreciate your positive feedback and hope that anyone who reads your review and comes to stay with us will also feel at home.
If you ever do come back to Rio we'd love to have you here again and we hope you find some other great places to stay on your future travels!
With love from Rio,
Kiri, Natalia and the team at Casa 579.

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Reviewed May 16, 2013

This hostel has been the best we have stayed at yet. The staff make you feel right at home from the moment you walk in. Kiri was awesome! As were all of the rest of the team. They have the a breakfast every morning that is out of this world! Also, it is in a great, safe location. Don't let me forget...an incredible view! I hope to return soon!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Casa579, The team at Casa 579, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2013

It was also our pleasure having you and your friends here. Thanks for the great review. We're glad you enjoyed breakfast and the views, don't forget to have a coffee and try another awesome breakfast at Jacks in Cusco when you get there and we'd love to have you back again anytime you can make it.
Safe travels and thanks again.
Kiri and the team at Casa 579.

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Reviewed April 23, 2013

An amazing hostel in the lovely Santa Teresa!

The area is calm and well located to enjoy Rio. The house is really pleasant and well decorated with a huge living room and a big kitchen, the terrace is fantastic with an amazing view on Rio, favellas, the Sugar Loaf and the famous Christ.

Breakfasts are awesome, and so is the staff ! They are all welcoming, very nice and helpfull, with a ton of tips about Rio.

Our stay here was a delight!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Casa579, Management & Staff at Casa 579, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2013

Thanks so much for leaving such a nice review. We loved having you here and we're really happy you guys felt at home as our aim is that everyone who stays with us will feel that Casa 579 is their home away from home. Safe travels and thanks again.
Kiri, Natalia and the team at Casa 579.

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Reviewed April 10, 2013

After a nice taxi ride along the winding road, we arrived at casa. Ring teh bell and dog barking, we were not sure if we were at teh right place but a staff pop her head on the porch and greet us. Clean room, great living room to hang out. Art decor were abundance around the house, take your time to discover them. Staffs are international and well knowledge of area and Rio. All the place I stay this place feel more human connection that most hostels. The staffs do volunteer work with kids in Santa Teresa..teaching music ( Rachel H), play etc..
Amazing Breakfast with a fantastic view,, Sugarloaf, Christ and favela Santa Teresa.
Terrace is another vantage point to admire the surrounding lush forest, Christ and sugarloaf..just take it all in.
We stayed only 1 night but we remembered the place for a long time.
Place a bit far from beach and center but reachable by metro and bus.
Terrace is under exploit. Could use as BBQ, bar lounge., breakfast area with background Bossa music.
Night time can use lighting mood and candle..but then we may feel like we staying at high end hotel..

Definitely a hostel to check out when you are in Rio. Do not miss this..
if you want to get closer to Jesus and a warm and great hospitality, Casa 579 is the place to be.

Room Tip: Enjoy the terrace and occasional micos coming for breakfast, very cute creature.
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Casa579, The team at Casa 579, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2013

Thanks so much for the photos you posted of Tripadvisor and the review. Your photos of the house are great and we're really happy that you appreciated the decoration as a lot of time and thought has gone into it.

It's also great that you appreciate the work we are doing in the community as each of our reception team teaches a class, ranging from English and sports to meditation and photography, in our local favela and we are trying to host a performance or exhibition for the kids at least once every three months. We started recently with a performance of Cinderella in the Favela, a combination of theatre, English, dance and music which you should be able to see videos of shortly on our facebook page and blog.

Thanks again for the great photos and review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciate the time and thought that went into your review. Also just to let you know that we know have a vast range of playlists with everything from Bossa Nova to Samba to Tropcialismo for guests to choose from, so thanks for the suggestion!

Warmest regards from Rio and happy future travels,

Kiri, Natalia and the team at Casa 579.

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Reviewed April 3, 2013

From the moment we stepped in the door we felt as welcome as if we were family. Casa 579 is a big house overlooking Jesus Christo as well as the part if rio that stretches from Santa Teresa to sugarloaf and the views are absolutely stunning! We had originally only planned to stay for 2 days since Santa Teresa seemed out of the way, but we ended up staying 10 days and coming back to Rio and the Casa for another weekend. The beaches are easy to reach by metro as well as lapa and centro, the staff are super friendly and will help you with anything and everything! Breakfast is absolutely amazing, and safe to say this is the cleanest hostel we've stayed in yet - they even make your beds in the dorms every day :)
I would definately recommend Casa 579 to everybody! Can't wait to be back!!

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Casa579, The team at Casa 579, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2013

It's great to here that you all felt at home! Thanks for the 5-star review, we really appreciate it and it was also great having you guys here and that you came back a second time. You're always welcome here and we hope you'll always remember Casa 579 as your home away from home. Warmest regards from Rio and all the best for your future travels,
Kiri, Natalia and the team at Casa 579.

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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Staying at Casa 579 was really enjoyable. The location is convenient, the sights are gorgeous, the facilities are cute, and the people who work and visit there are very interesting, helpful and kind. One can walk to the little center of Santa Teresa on foot, since it is safe and quaint. One can climb up to Christ the Redeemer on foot, too, because it is totally doable in 2 and a half hours or intense sensory pleasure through mountains, monkeys, butterflies, etc., and the gorgeous sea below.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Casa579, The team at Casa 579, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2013

Many thanks for leaving such a nice review. We're really glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and took advantage of our location which allows you to walk up to the Christ statue and down to the centre of Santa Teresa, and of course the great views. Thanks again for the time taken in leaving a review.
Warmest regards from Rio.
Kiri and the team at Casa 579.

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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
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Ranked #63 of 337 B&Bs / Inns in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: $31 - $61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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