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Reviews of Global Rio de janeiro

Guesthouse | Ladeira de Santa Teresa, 45, 101 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 20241140

92.2% Overall Rating

37 out of 38 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (29/07/2014)

"Friendly couple who own the house, very helpful and knowledgable about Rio. Excellent location for Lapa and the colourful steps."

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.34

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

** FOR CARNIVAL AND NEW YEARS BOOKINGS: AFTER YOUR BOOKING WE WILL GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU TO PROCEED WITH A 50% DEPOSIT OF THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAYABLE UPON ARRIVAL, IN ORDER TO CONFIRM YOUR RESERVATION (This amount will be discounted to the total you will have to pay at the hostel) The New Years package deal has a minimum of 5 nights. The dates are flexible and apply from December 27th until January 2nd. The carnival package deal has a minimum of 7 nights. The dates are flexible and apply from February 5th until February 15th.

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92.2%

Overall Rating

37 out of 38 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Global Rio de janeiro'

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92.0%
Location
92.8%
Facilities
87.2%
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96.8%
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100.0%
Value
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

29 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly couple who own the house, very helpful and knowledgable about Rio. Excellent location for Lapa and the colourful steps.

Disliked: This is a home stay not a hostel. We as a couple didn't mind but some might. You have to wake up the house owners in order to get in as no key is given. I felt a little bad ringing the bell after late nights out although the owners don't seem to mind. It would not be acceptable to go home drunk and noisy as the owners have a lovely little son who's only 2 and you may wake him up. We tried to be quiet but it's not always easy after a few Brahmas! Also girls travelling alone may not like the walk home alone in the dark. It's a very short walk but at the bottom of the street near the Lapa arches a number of homeless people sleep. They were no bother to us but I wouldn't like to do the walk alone as a girl. Also if you arrive in a taxi tell the taxi driver to go to Lapa Arches and find the house from this way in as our taxi driver went in another way and it was very hard to find as the house has no sign saying Global Rio it's just a number on the door. This is because (understandably) the owners don't want tourist constantly ringing the bell asking for vacancies.

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Kristian Johnson

With friends / other travellers

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

16 July 2014 Kristian would recommend this property

Liked: I stayed here with two friends (all 22-year-old lads) during the 2014 World Cup and we couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. Sid and Elisa are incredibly friendly and knowledgeable about the city - if there is something they don't know, it is not worth knowing about! The house is VERY, VERY CLEAN and the bedrooms are great. The location is also fantastic; a one-minute walk from Lapa, where there are plenty of bars & restaurants, and a shirt ten-minute walk to the Metro. It was honestly one of the best places I've ever stayed.

Disliked: Kristian left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Julie Terrill

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday

10 June 2014 Julie would recommend this property

Liked: Loved this place! Feels like home away from home. Clean with a lovely clean, new looking bathroom. Very friendly helpful staff. Sids' Favelar tour great. Alyce interesting, with exvellent english. Good position near nightlife of Lapa, 5 min up hill from the famous arch, and two mins walk from famous staircase of Escadaria de Selaron. Very easy to catch buses to Botanical gardens, Copocabanna beach, Christ Redentet etc. ( about 3 real per trip). When you arrive, remember, don't judge a book by its cover! Enjoy.

Disliked: Nothing.

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John Foster

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Work / volunteering

31 May 2014 John would recommend this property

Liked: The family are very welcoming,and serve a lovely breakfast with homemade cakes just lie your mum would bake,Also they know all about Rio and Brazil giving freely of their experience and researching on the internet the. Most up to date information. The standard of cleanliness is exceptional my room had a large comfortable bed very high ceiling massive wardrobe and lovely decor. The shower and toilet facilities would not be out of place in a 5 star hotel, a large lounge, dining area with patio has magnificent views of the city including the sea and mountains. I would highly recommend them especially if this is your first trip to Rio!

Disliked: Nothing

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jozsef levente csapo

Alone

City break

23 March 2014 jozsef levente would recommend this property

Liked: Freiendly staff & Clean place. Good place to stay if you like a quite athmosphre.

Disliked: jozsef levente left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

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

25 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, owners, cleanliness, safe and secure,

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Sightseeing & culture

06 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: super friendly and helpfull staff!!

Disliked: ventilator couldnt be moved

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

20 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Wonderful hosts; very genuine and hard-working. They're extremely helpful without being intrusive in any way. They also have the cutest 18-month-old who loves new people. Located just steps away from the Lapa Arches; very happening place. Definitely a little more character on this side of town than Copacabana/Inpanema. Bathrooms/room/kitchen very clean and cozy. Definitely worth every penny (or centavo).

Disliked: Nothing

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Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

20 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location, very nice people (family business, very pleasant)

Disliked: Breakfast is minimal, shower is 'brazilian', as they say, one can't really adjust water temp.

The property's response is...

91.4%
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Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

21 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Elisa, Sid and Hermes were so nice. You feel at home there! The are very helpful. The favela tour is very interesting. Near to buses and metro station. The terrace is the best part of the house to have ga drink at the end of the day.

Disliked: Good location but ipanema and Copacabana are a little bit far away

The property's response is...

97.1%
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alan miller

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

21 June 2013 alan would recommend this property

Liked: If you want to know what its like to stay with a family in Rio, this is the place to stay. Very secure and clean. Great breakfast, it will keep you going all day. Great view from balcony especially at night. The best thing I did were the tours I did with Sid. One for the city centre and one for the favellas...very cheap and such a good tour..you have to do it! Rio is a great place. Sid, Alyse and Hermes will look afteryou.

Disliked: Wifi access unlimited but PC internet limited as its used for the business/family but they will accommodate if they can. You can hand wash your stuff for free but washing machine use is expensive.

85.7%
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Louise Horstmann

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

14 April 2013 Louise would recommend this property

Liked: The owners are very friendly and helpful and the house is clean. The location is good being very close to the steps of Lapa and the arches.

Disliked: It's a bit difficult to find since there are no signs outside indicating the hostel. The room is really hot and there's no air conditioning.

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

13 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice Room, good breakfast. The owners are very nice und helpful!! Location very close to Lapa (good for nightlife) an Santa Teresa. In walking distance to city center. probably not a party place, but nice for couples for e.g.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

24 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Elisa and Sid are brilliant hosts. We stayed for a week during Carnival and they could not have taken care of us better. The location is great- right in the middle of Lapa with a big balcony overlooking all the action by the Arches. Highly recommended.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Kate Della Bosca

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

15 February 2013 Kate would recommend this property

Liked: Sid and Eliza were very helpful and the place was also very clean. It was very intimate as there were other guests staying here but it felt as though we were part of the family. In a good location close to public transport, the metro and bars etc.

Disliked: Definitely stayed in a party area during carnival and most nights we could hear the party all night long. Good for those who like to party!

The property's response is...

85.7%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

14 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Welcomed in by lovely hosts, this feels more like a homestay than a hostel. 3 mins walk down the hill to Lapa, the party district, so a great location if that's what you're after. The owners are both tour guides so are a great at helping you find your way round the city.

Disliked: In summer season, december to march, the temperatures can get very hot and there is no air conditioning in the rooms so sleeping can be a little tricky at times.

88.6%
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Mark van Beek

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

29 November 2012 Mark would recommend this property

Liked: Great location just 5 minutes walk from the nightlife of Lapa and from the Bus and Metro station. Property is basic but clean. Fast Wifi connection! Sid and Elisa make you feel at home and, as they are both tour guides as well, they have good tips.

Disliked: Breakfast could be a bit less basic.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The guest house is in a superb location on the cobbled streets of Santa Theresa, just thirty seconds walk from the arches of Lapa which lines a square that is full of kiosk bars at the weekend and a street of open air pavement bars and cafes. It's also just 300 meters from the cinelandia metro station and the teatro municipal. The family make you feel at home and both Sid and Elisa are trained tour guides so they are full of useful information and the bed is heavenly.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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ROBERT MERRETT

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

03 October 2012 ROBERT would recommend this property

Liked: Great location,literally just down the street approx 300 metres to the Lapa Arches.From Lapa Arches approx 10 min walk to nearest Metro station, Cinelandia. Very friendly welcoming Hosts,Sid, Elisa & Hermes.Global Rio de Janeiro is actually the Hosts home split into 3 Rooms?.So the Hostel/Home is more intiment.So if you prefer a quieter Accomadation,then i would "recommend" it.Breakfast is provided & was included in the cost.Continental style.Bread,Jam,Fruit,cold/meats & Tea or Coffee & fruit juice,which is a great start to the day.This property is very clean & tidy."Recommended".......

Disliked: Its not that i disliked it.But maybe when you first Arrive at the Front Door. First impression maybe that the inside might not be as in photos on Hostelbookers.But think of the adage.Never judge a book by its cover.Once inside everything is as per photos.Property is very tidy & clean,as its more of a home than a Hostel. Also if your just off the plane with your luggage/Backpack,there is about 200-300metres up the Hill Zig-Zag.Once youve dumped your luggage its not so much of an issue.After a day or two you will get used to it.

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Philipp Schilling

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

18 August 2012 Philipp would recommend this property

Liked: Everything! It was the best stay during our trip of 6 weeks! The employees were very, very lovely and helpful. The tried their best to make us feel like home. When we will come back to rio one day, we will go there again. Especially the favela tour with the owner of the hostel was great!

Disliked: Absolutely nothing!

94.3%
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Renee Miller

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

26 July 2012 Renee would recommend this property

Liked: Sid and his wife were fantastic! He gave us a favela tour and told us exactly which buses to take to get various places, which I'm sure saved us TONS of money. He directed us to the best steakhouse, great music venues, and even directed us on a walking tour of the city centre. Breakfast was fantastic. Location was great - just around the corner (literally) from Lapa (where the nightlife happens). Fantastic!

Disliked: It was a little bit pricey. But with all of the help that Sid gave us, I think it saved us money overall.

97.1%
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Ryan Moldt

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

19 July 2012 Ryan would recommend this property

Liked: We had the best time with Sid and his family. The property is their house and the room was perfect for the three of us! We felt like we were part of the family! I highly recommend global rio to any travelers who are looking for a personal and highly seclusive stay

Disliked: We enjoyed everything

97.1%
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Louis Jean

Alone

Family Holiday

15 June 2012 Louis would recommend this property

Liked: The owner Sid is the most helpful and knowledgeable host. The hostel only has 3 rooms, which makes it intimate. The best location in town!

Disliked: Louis left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Vitor Amadeu

With friends / other travellers

City break

11 June 2012 Vitor would recommend this property

Liked: First you can think that's not really a good place to stay, but after the first night you will totally change your mind. I think that's the closest Hostel to Lapa, so you wont worry with transportation after hard partying. Sid and Elisa are both fantastic people and tourist guides, so they will freely advice you how to enjoy the city like professionals do. I also thought that wouldn't be safe come back at late night, but besides some homeless people around, the area was really safe and there were some police around.

Disliked: There's no indication that's a Hostel at the door, so it can be a bit hard to find. A flag at the door would help.

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Robert Wrigley

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

09 June 2012 Robert would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic place with very friendly hosts. Highly recommended.

Disliked: Nothing - we were made to feel very welcome from the minute we arrived.