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Hostel | Rua Leopoldo Miguez, 10, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 22060020

65.4% Overall Rating

31 out of 55 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (03/12/2011)

"Had a good breakfast, and credit where its due, the staff refunded our money when we asked."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

NEW YEAR 2011 & ROCK´N RIO 2011 AND CARNIVAL 2012 .New Year Package (Dec 28 2011 until Jan 02 2012 MINIMUN STAY 05 NIGTHS) and Carnival PACKAGE (FEB 17 until FEB 22 2012 MINIMUN STAY 05 NIGTHS) AND ROCK´N RIO PERIOD (SET 23 2011 UNTILL OCT 02 2011 MINIMUN STAY 05 NIGTHS) GUESTS WHO MAKE RESERVATIONS BELOW OR EQUAL OF 3 DAYS WILL PAY THE FULL PACKAGE! Rio Ritz Hostel send an official Rio Ritz Booking Confirmation after the HostelBookers booking confirmation. This contains our specific Hostel Policy for the Rio Ritz Hostel Conditions & Cancellation Policy for for those periods. BOOKINGS WITHOUT PAYMENT WILL NOT BE CONFIRMED!

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65.4%

Overall Rating

31 out of 55 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Rio Ritz Hostel'

Atmosphere
65.6%
Location
93.6%
Facilities
48.8%
Cleanliness
48.0%
Staff
72.0%
Value
61.6%
Safety
68.0%
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54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing

06 January 2014

Liked: the location was fantastic.

Disliked: toilets can't be locked toilets smell terrible upon arrival, our reservation wasn't in the system breakfast was only served upon complaint top bed requires a lot of climbing

88.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 September 2013

Liked: Really friendly and helpful staff. Good location.

Disliked: For english speaking people it is not the best hostel to stay at. Mostly brasiliens and people from Israel so not the best range of differentiation within nationalities.Bathrooms are not the cleanest.

40.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Eduardo Fonseca Medina

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

04 December 2012

Liked: Just location

Disliked: Cleanliness was HORRIBLE! The room was really ugly. The breakfast was poor! just bread, butter, milk and eggs, they didn´t have variety

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

ADRIANA DE ANDRADE SANTOS

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing

20 September 2012 ADRIANA would recommend this property

Liked: localização ótima..

Disliked: na chegada o atendente da recepção não foi nada simpático.... mas o demais não tenho nada o reclamar ótimos....

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

29 July 2012

Liked: A couple of the staff were friendly and pleasant.

Disliked: Toilets have glass doors that dont lock. Half of showers dont produce warm water. Shower doors are transparent glass. Receptionist was rude on the 1st morning which really upset my girlfriend. Breakfast is always scrambled agg and always has shells in it.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Elaine Hughes

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

29 March 2012 Elaine would recommend this property

Liked: good location. lots of CCTV.

Disliked: toilet door missing and unclean bathroom floor. No locks on bedroom doors.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Inés Tellechea

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

11 February 2012

Liked: la ubicación es muy buena, cerca de las mejores playas

Disliked: Es muy sucio, ruidoso, las habitaciones son chicas y sucias. El desayuno es muy malo. Ellos ocuparon nuestra habitación y al llegar a las 4 am tuvimos que esperar en el sillón del lobby hasta que se desocupara nuestra habitación reservada. Entramos a las 11 am! solo pidieron disculpas por la confusión de la reserva,atención muy mala

42.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

03 December 2011

Liked: Had a good breakfast, and credit where its due, the staff refunded our money when we asked.

Disliked: Rooms were unclean, beds were to the ceiling, and everything was in hebrew. The hostel was full of loud, rude Israelis that dont seem to keen on befriending other nationalities. The room we originally booked was unavailable for some reason so we were put in a larger dorm full of the above.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

yaniv perez

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 October 2011

Liked: price, location

Disliked: unclean, no atmospere, no place to lock big bag, storage for small beg only fit for small locks...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa

22 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Breakfast & social room, 5 computers

Disliked: Toilets (some disfunctions), three bunk beds

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

22 August 2011

Liked: It was indeed in a great location, close to the beach and major bus lines.

Disliked: The rooms and bathrooms were in a bad condition, the showers didn't work properly and were in the same space as the toilets, instead of having one room just for the showers and another for the toilets...

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

Lasse Damstoft Hansen

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

14 March 2011 Lasse would recommend this property

Liked: Close to the beach, shopping near by, Rafael is awesome and very helpfull, breakfast is fine not spectacular

Disliked: There were a lot of israelic people who only spoke their own language, that can be a little too much if youre not from there.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 March 2011

Liked: Great location - close to the beach and easy to get around on public transport.

Disliked: It was dirty! The bathrooms were woefully inadequate - one toilet for about 25 people, broken shower doors, no soap - and not cleaned often enough (and badly at that). The staff were friendly, but the hostel lacked any kind of atmosphere. The kitchen was filthy and breakfast was poor. I would not recommend it to anyone.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

10 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great breakfast, nice common area, the pillows and mattresses were nice, although there were triple bunks there was still enough space. Aircon good.

Disliked: the bathrooms were really small especially 1st floor and were mixed sex but had no locks.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

08 March 2011

Liked: Good free breakfast in the morning - scrambled eggs, rolls, sausages, juice, coffee and biscuits. Great location right near Copacabana beach. Most of the staff are very friendly and helpful and speak good English. Lockers in the dorms. Free wifi and several computers.

Disliked: Bathrooms are some of the worst I've come across. The toilet doors are glass and do not lock and one of the cubicles is so small that you can't even shut the door properly because your knees are in the way! The bins aren't emptied regularly and the toilet paper often runs out. Only 2 of the showers have hot water, the rest are cold. The floor of the showers are covered in hair etc. There is no shelf or hooks and the drains are blocked so the cubicle fills up. The kitchen is tiny, dirty and badly equipped. No teatowels. The sponge is about 3 years old so washing up is not much fun! There are about 2 blunt knifes and a couple of spoons. The fridge stinks and is in desperate need of being defrosted. The bunk beds in the 15 bed dorm are 3 tiers high so be prepared for a climb! One member of staff was incredibly rude on several occasions, but fortunately all the others were lovely. We stayed during Carnival, so perhaps the place was stretched to full capacity and might be better at other times of the year. It was cheap compared to most hostels during the Carnival, but still incredibly overpriced for the facilities. The bathroom and kitchen really were bad.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

jessica mcgarr

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

06 September 2010

Liked: free internet

Disliked: the kitchen can only be used until 8pm at night, hardly any showers or toilets for the amount of people in the hostel, not enough room to sit down on the toilets, knees touch the door!! one lady on reception desk was reallly rude to one of the guys staying at the hostel, acted totally unprofessionally and just beacuase she had made a mistake herself. really gave a bad atmosphere in the hostel for the night.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Micheal Smith

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

26 August 2010 Micheal would recommend this property

Liked: In the heart of Copacabana. Very easy to get around and feel safe in the city

Disliked: Diversity of guest was lacking

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday

12 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: The price.

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

Jasmin Nyffenegger

02 March 2010 Jasmin would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is very friendly and is always ready to help you if you have questions or needs.

Disliked: Jasmin left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

23 February 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is fantastic. Management needs a bit of work--lots of people had to change rooms during the reservation, including myself--it was annoying--but they were nice. Would recommend if you had money to spend since it is 5 min from Copacabana beach.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

20 February 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Rio Ritz was a great place to stay and it's location, just two blocks from Copacabana beach was perfect. The hostel was on a safe street and the security made us feel secure. The free-breakfast was also good, and they offered eggs and fruit free of charge along with the usual bread and coffee. The staff was also wonderful, and we had a great time chatting with Rafeal, and the owner Luis was kind and even drove us to the bus station for free when we couldn't get a taxi! There was also free internet, DVD's to watch, and the tours were good. The hostel was very accommodating and Monica (the manager) even let us stay an extra night during Carnival, which was awesome. My only issue was with the bathroom facilities because they weren't very private, but all in all I would recommend this hostel to anyone!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

19 February 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A very nice place to stay! Monica is very helpfull, and you can ask the staff anything! Great location, almost right on Copacobana beach! :)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Steven Paul

19 February 2010 Steven would recommend this property

Liked: I would definitely recommend this hostel! Location is great, on a nice quiet street only a few blocks from the Copacabana. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly. Book the six bed dorms for a bit more privacy. Air conditioning was heaven sent.

Disliked: Steven left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

17 February 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good hostel

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

17 February 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We had a double ensuite room that was a bit on the small side and a bit dirty and it was really expensive. However, we got it for 4 days during Carnival where everything is costly and it is right in the middle of Copcabana which is an amazing location.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.