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Other Side Hostel

Hostel | Travessa Onze de Maio 16, Cidade Nova, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 20211 045

76.7% Overall Rating

3 out of 7 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (12/12/2013)

Piotr Przystasz thinks…

"Very helpful staff and authentic neighbourhood + nice breakfast Walking distance to lapa and a metro station around the corner"

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  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Wake-up calls
  • Bar(s)
  • BBQ area
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

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Simply the best combination of price, quality, staff ¨fun in the city. We know Rio very well, and you will, too! Read more

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About Other Side Hostel

This restored building is a relic of Rio's past, the time of the Portuguese, the emperors, the European culture that so strongly imprinted itself on Brasil, mashing with African and Indigenous ways to form the unique blend of faces and rituals that make up this modern land. We are eager to explain these details to you, and to take you to the places, let you hear the sounds, taste the food, imerse yourself in the local ways. To us, this is what you came here for. Oh, we'll party... but not in over-priced hostel clubs. Yes, we'll go out... every night, actually... but, as we do in the daylight, our emphasis will be on the culture, on learning through participation, on experience, on bold, open-minded adventure. It's time Rio had a hostel that did not just want to get you drunk and take your money and think that was what you wanted them to do in the first place. Give us a shot... find out what this city is actually about.

Accommodation Information

Dorms, lovely dorms! Everything is new here... . we have a 6-bed space just for girls, then 2 other dorms which are mixed. There is wifi through the house, a fully-functioning kitchen with a refigerator, toaster oven, sandwich maker and coffee machine. We have two social areas- one in the front with couches and lounge space, then one in the back of the house, open-air, where you can smoke, drink at the bar, enjoy one of our weekly churrascos (barbecues) or just chill. The shower is hot and the bathroom is cozy. Every day we'll put options on the board, always to include a day-time group activity and an evening group outting... wherever we recommend you go, WE WILL GO WITH YOU, show you what its all about and explain exactly how you can easily return to the hostel whenever you choose... no curfew at Other Side, of course. We hope you are ready for action.

Location Information

Located alongside the world famous Sambódromo, the heart and soul of Carnaval, we are "ten minutes from everything". The football stadiums, the nightlife of Lapa, the bohemian scene of Santa Teresa, the Samba School parties and fundraisers, the São Cristovo Fair... these are all encircling our location. We have a bus stop right in front of the house to whisk you to and from the beach, and a metro stop around the corner that will transport you safely and easily to and from Cristo Redentor and Sugar Loaf. We are also 1 block from the headquarters of the Rio police and fire departments, making it quite likely the safest spot in the entire city.