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Hostel | Benjamim Constant Street, 80, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 20241-150

91.9% Overall Rating

64 out of 65 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (16/01/2014)

micky karim thinks…

"Staff are very friendly specially Caroline Good breakfast Location close to all markets"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 2.23

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

Special Event Booking for: World Cup 2014 **Conditions: A minimum of 3 nights is required (between June 12 and July 13). **Payment Method: Credit Card or wire transfer ** Payment policy for World Cup: Full payment in advance is required. After your booking is confirmed by hostelworld.com, You will be contacted to proceed and arrange the payment method. Failure to complete the payment will result in cancellation of your booking. **Cancellation Policy for Carnival: 50% non refundable A minimum of 5 days prior to check in date is required for the remaining 50%.)

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91.9%

Overall Rating

64 out of 65 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Kariok Hostel'

Atmosphere
91.2%
Location
96.0%
Facilities
86.4%
Cleanliness
93.6%
Staff
90.4%
Value
92.0%
Safety
93.6%
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94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

16 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's a simple and good hostel, clean and with individual lockers.

Disliked: A little noisy air conditioners, and only one computer to access Internet.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great locator !

Disliked: There weren't any maps and people keep to themselves more than at a youth hostel.

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

Stephen James

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 January 2014 Stephen would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful staff. Good value. Excellent breakfast. Good common areas.

Disliked: Dorm a little small.

100.0%
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micky karim

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 January 2014 micky would recommend this property

Liked: Staff are very friendly specially Caroline Good breakfast Location close to all markets

Disliked: It needs more fans in public areas and more air conditionings in the rooms. Bottom bed in the rooms is very low and guests cannot put their luggage under it. This causes that the room gets occupied by many luggages. Internet connection is also not continuous. It sometimes gets disconnected.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals

03 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location - easy access to all areas of the city by metro and/or bus. Really liked the character of the building.

Disliked: More rooms with a/c please!

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

17 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, 10 min walk to lapa, 20min bus to copacabana, 5 min to tube, always felt safe and secure. Clean facilities. Good wifi connectivity. Decent breakfast. Friendly and helpful staff.

Disliked: Room was decent but no character (box room) and quite small. Pretty noisy late at night but got quiet eventually (our rooms window overlooked the kitchen/social area), communal pc's very old, not much atmosphere.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's a very good place to reach, 5 minutes walk from Gloria station. The Bus from the International Airport stop near Gloria station too. Nice renovated house. High ceilings. Good breakfast. Friendly and helpful staff. Lockers in rooms. You can even walk to the center from here. Busse to Pao de azucar and the train staion of the Corcorvado leave at Gloria street too. If you don't need nearby to the beaches but a very good location to all its your place.

Disliked: Rooms facing to the street can be loud, nothing for to sensible people, better ask for rooms in the back.

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Norman Seddon

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

14 November 2013 Norman would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly and helpful staff. Good breakfast choices. Clean roooms. Close to Gloria Metro station, so easy to get around the city. Within walking distance of Centro, Lapa & Sta. Teresa.

Disliked: Nothing

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

28 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely hostel in a beatiful old building which has been tastfully mdodernised. All the facilities are clean and comfotable and the rooms large. The location is also good as it is just by th metro and withing wlaking distance from the restaurants and night life of Lapa.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

24 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: What a quality place! Good rooms, great kitchen, clean bathrooms, good hang-out areas and homey atmosphere. The staff makes the place run smoothly, they are always ready to help you out with anything you need, and are super friendly. This place is perfectly located, 2 steps away from Glória Metro Station, supermarket, farmacy, restaurant and grocery stores. It´s a hostel you will remember staying at for all the right reasons! Couldn´t recommend it more! ( Side note: the breakfast is VERY NICE!!!)

Disliked: NOTHING!!!!

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

Tak Choi Chiu

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

09 August 2013 Tak Choi would recommend this property

Liked: very vlose to the metro. The whole building look really new and the room is big enough.

Disliked: the breakfast seemed to be got wet. Especially the cornflake. The hams and cheese looks not very fresh. We cannot get online with the wifi inside the room.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

29 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: rooms with high wooden ceilings and wooden floors albeit small, good showers

Disliked: small rooms

94.3%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Rangel Martins

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway

18 April 2013 Rangel would recommend this property

Liked: Near from airport Santos Dumont and from a subway station, confortable, and good breakfest

Disliked: no wifi on my room

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location and quiet

Disliked: Nil

100.0%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

09 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location! Convenient to the metro, close to Flamingo park and the beach there. Easy metro ride or walk to Central and BotofogoBay. Easy metro ride to Copacobana beach. Pretty good breakfast too.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

01 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is very well located, close to the metro. You can reach everything pretty fast and the location seemed to be secure.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Francesco Tranquillino

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 February 2013 Francesco would recommend this property

Liked: The best hostel in South America.

Disliked: Francesco left no negative feedback.

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

Eiji Komatsu

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Family Holiday

28 January 2013 Eiji would recommend this property

Liked: Boa localização e preço bom

Disliked: Os quartos não possuem ar condicionado nem ventilador, tornando a noite extremamente quente para dormir

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

06 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it was very clean. the breakfast was very good and the room was just like in the picture. it was close to Lapa and the city center but my next time in Rio í´ll stay closer to the beach.

Disliked: I could not sleep during my stay due to the constant noise from outside and inside the hotel.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

04 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is good, close to subway, supermarket, bus stops! Room is ok and quiet. There are many shared toilets and they are clean! Breakfast is good with fruit , cereal, juice, different kind of bread, coffee! Kitchen is big and well equipped too! wifi is good and well received in the room. Staff are friendly and they are able to give us some travel tips!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Katarzyna Zabicka

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

12 November 2012 Katarzyna would recommend this property

Liked: perfect location near to Gloria Metro Station, bright spacious reception, comfortable beds and clean bathroom, good breakfast and quiet no party atmosphere in the hostel

Disliked: only gripe caused due to noise in the hostel by wooden floors and high ceilings, besides great great place to stay in Rio

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

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

09 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I really enjoyed my time here, the staff is very helfull, you can walk to flamengo beach and lapa, to capacabana it's really easy to take the metro. it's not a party-place, but if you like to got aut and have tranqulity back in the hostel, thats the place.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

24 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good hostel with good cooking facilities located near a metro station so easy to get around

Disliked: Room is quite hot and have to use a loud fan to keep cool

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

17 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I love this place. It's simply amazing! Safe, clean and the staff are.friendly and helpful!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

04 October 2012

Liked: Clean. Good showers. Great breakfast.

Disliked: Rooms and corridors are high and since floors are wood and walls made of stone, every single sound multiplies itself and bounces up and down in the corridors and staircases. Reception, breakfast area and common area are right below rooms, so all the noise gets to at least some of the rooms. Also one idiot nightwatchman chatted loudly with his drunken friend until three o´clock in the morning in the reception. Not too nice from a guy who works there. So overall, if you wish to stay in a peaceful place and get some good nights sleep, stay somewhere else. Kariok is too noisy for that.