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Reviews of CabanaCopa Hostel

Hostel | Travessa Guimarães Natal, 12, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 22011-090

77.0% Overall Rating

254 out of 290 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (18/03/2015)

Marcel Petersen Cordeiro thinks…

"quite area, near the green. had to go a bit up the Hill to get the hostel, but still in good location. breakfast was allright."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Bar(s)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 23.65
  • Towel USD 1.58

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

*** Important: Please note that due to new regulations with Visa & Mastercard we kindly ask you to e-mail us the 3 digit security code from the back of your card. - Please reconfirm your booking with your 3 digit security code, and arrival time (within 24hs of your booking). *** NEW YEARS PACKAGES (28/12/2014 - 02/01/2015) CARNIVAL (12/02/2015 - 19/02/2015) AND After paying your 10% we require guests to contact us and pay the remaining balance in full, non refundable as well***** World Cup 2014 (10/06/2014 - 17/07/2014) 100% prepayment in advance is required. The remaining 90% balance will be due directly after the on-line booking is made. The guest must contact the property to arrange payment. Failure to pay the remaining balance will result in cancellation. If the booking is cancelled three months before arrival - 50% of the prepayment will be refundable, after that booking is non-refundable. Tax not included

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77.0%

Overall Rating

254 out of 290 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'CabanaCopa Hostel'

Atmosphere
81.6%
Location
84.0%
Facilities
72.8%
Cleanliness
69.6%
Staff
80.0%
Value
72.0%
Safety
79.2%
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Carina Rodrigues do Valle

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

20 February 2011 Carina would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is located near to everything! The rooms are great,...the beds are good and there is an amazing Tv-room.

Disliked: I liked all about the property.

The property's response is...

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Savannah Zwickl

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 February 2011 Savannah would recommend this property

Liked: the girls on front desk were really helpful and knowledgeable. plenty of room to hang out. i especially like the tv room. for the most part, i never had to wait for a toilet or shower and they were always pretty clean.

Disliked: there was never too much of a party in the bar area and it closes at 10.30pm.

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

15 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I stayed here for four nights. There were many Brazilians staying at the hostel as well, which I thought was very nice. Our dorm was cleaned on the second day and even my bed was made! The receptionists are very friendly, competent and speak good English. I felt very safe in this hostel and in this area, even at night. some people may criticize the location on a hill but its not really a problem. Its only the last 70 meters to the hostel which go up the hill. the rest is flat. The walk to copa cabana beach takes about 10 minutes. I booked a female dorm and the bath room was right next to it - females only too. Breakfast was alright with toast, cake, cheese, jam, tea, coffee, milk, chocolate and a different fruit every day. Sometimes a monkey visits you during breakfast. Huge flat sceen TV in the common area. Air condition working so well, that I was freezing at night.

Disliked: Internet is not working all the time, but usually after 5 minutes is working again, so not really a problem.

The property's response is...

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

05 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to the beach, supermarkets and buses to tourist actrations. Very easy to get around. Staff are helpfull

Disliked: nothing

The property's response is...

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 January 2011

Liked: the location, only 3 blocks from the Beach and the mattrass

Disliked: This Hostel is far to expensive. Here are the facts: Small Beer at the Bar which closes at 10:30 = 3,50 Reais Caipirinha = 7 Reais (in a trendy bar in Ipanema you can get a better and bigger caipi for 7,5!! Laundry = 20 Reais!! Shower after having checked out = 15 Reais !! incredible If you have any problems, you can not talk to the Owner, he is not available, not even by phone. You have to send him an email. And make sure that you pay afterwards, what happened to me was, i booked a 6 bed room and actually there were 7 Beds in a pretty small Room! of course they did not change the price... Oh ya, do not order a taxi from the Hostel, just walk down to the main street, for half of the price Never again!!

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Andrew Watson-Smith

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

18 January 2011 Andrew would recommend this property

Liked: Nice hostel in a safe area of Copacabana that's fairly close to the beach and right by a metro station, monkeys in the trees right behind it, good dorms with AC, comfy sofas and beanbags in the common area with a huge TV and decent movie library. Breakfast was pretty good and went from 9.00-12.00, hangover-friendly checkout time of 12.00 was a bonus. Friendly and efficient reception staff were always good.

Disliked: There were problems with the wifi on both of our stays at the hostel - always annoyingly slow and sometimes not working at all - nothing like the 20mb speed they say. The R$15 charge for a shower after checkout is too much even if it does include a fresh towel, and R$20 to use the clothes washer/dryer is a lot.

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

16 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: NIce and clean and only two blocks to Copacabana beach, 30mins walk to Sugerloaf and Metro station nearby.

Disliked: The bar and dinning room area are closed at 10:30pm which limits socialising and meeting new people.

The property's response is...

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

anna perejma

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

15 January 2011 anna would recommend this property

Liked: Great communal areas and massive tv with couches

Disliked: My room was on the top floor, as was the common living area so it was noisy all the time and there was a constuction site nearby with lost of early banging every morning

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Verena Doolabh

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

15 January 2011 Verena would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and really helpful staff.

Disliked: Bathrooms weren't cleaned often enough. Got bitten by heaps of mosquitos or bed bugs at night (at least 50 bites on one night!)

The property's response is...

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good place to meet people, handy location, individual reading lights in each bunk, generally quite clean, very good breakfast., safe

Disliked: Not very welcoming, no explanation as to where facilities etc were located on arrival for example. Some staff were better than others- but some ppl on reception were very unforthcoming with local knowledge and info in general. If info was provided it was usually a push to book services through them - in the case of a favela tour for instance , this added 10reals to the price, which is shameful given that that particular tour funds a local school in one of the favelas.

The property's response is...

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break

13 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great place to meet people!

Disliked: It s all good

The property's response is...

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break

10 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: atmosphere , facilities , rooms

Disliked: the location is nearby but its in a high mountain

The property's response is...

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Edmund Barrett-Lennard

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

05 January 2011 Edmund would recommend this property

Liked: great comunal areas, staff were very helpfull

Disliked: price, floors and bath rooms were still a bit dirty after the new years rush was over

The property's response is...

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

23 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff friendliness and competence

Disliked: Wobbling Internet Access

The property's response is...

42.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 December 2010

Liked: -

Disliked: This hostel has bed bugs. I was severely attacked and so were several other people. The staff did nothing about this apart from let me move room (to a cheaper larger dorm but gave me no refund). They also continued to let people stay in the infected room.

The property's response is...

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

17 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice people

Disliked: nog much

The property's response is...

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

15 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is great, really close to the beach. I felt safe walking around. The hostel was very clean.

Disliked: No complains

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Robert Felder

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

15 December 2010 Robert would recommend this property

Liked: Everything was great there, very good place to be!

Disliked: ---

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Stephanie Ross

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

14 December 2010 Stephanie would recommend this property

Liked: SO SO CLEAN! Bathrooms were even cleaned twice daily!!! Wicked place to meet people. Close to the beach and especially the subway. Good cocktails, spacious air-conditioned rooms. Brilliant brakfasts.

Disliked: Nao

The property's response is...

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
City break

23 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice stuff; Cleanliness; Good informations provided by the stuff; free Internet.

Disliked: Noisy neighbourhood (kindergarden + konstruction site).

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Charlie Mogg

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 November 2010 Charlie would recommend this property

Liked: Building has a bit of historic character with dark wood throughout and an amazing social room upstairs. A great Hostel.

Disliked: No complaints.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: staff is super friendly and helps with everything

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 20%

Clare Hawkins

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

15 November 2010 Clare would recommend this property

Liked: Very good location for Copacabana. Good for single travellers.

Disliked: Not suitable for couples - a twin ensuite room means very cramped room with a bunk bed.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Katharina Palmer

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

10 November 2010 Katharina would recommend this property

Liked: The place really has a great atmosphere. I enjoyed my stay very much. It was even better than I expected.

Disliked: The breakfast could have had more choices (no cheese etc.).

51.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

10 November 2010

Liked: -

Disliked: I did not think the staff were friendly or helpful. The bathroom on the first floor was dirty.

The property's response is...