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Top Rated Hostels in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Discovery Hostel 99%

1. Discovery Hostel

Hostel
Rua Benjamin Constant 26, Glória, Rio de Janeiro

Atmosphere 100%

Cleanliness 96%

Facilities 97%

Location 98%

Safety 100%

Staff 100%

Value 99%

18 out of 18 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Discovery Hostel

01 Jul 2016 100%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Work / volunteering
Age Range: 25-30

Perfection! Felt like home as soon as I walked in, super friendly and knowledgable staff, great cosy common areas to meet people, lots of activities on offer (free walking tour with David was a great intro to the city), dorms well designed with extra comfy beds and beautiful bathrooms, perfect location near shops metro and Lapa nightlife. No keys - just a welcome from staff every time you come in. Every detail has been thought about. Oh and the breakfast is fantastic! I wish all hostels were the like this 1

would recommend this property

02 Mar 2016 91%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year
Age Range: 31-40

Great atmosphere and awesome staff. Very close to Gloria metro station giving easy access to other places in the city. Close enough to walk to Lapa area for the stairs and a night out. Staff were great on check-in, explaining where to go, what to do, how to get to all the points of interest in the city and where to avoid. Never had any problems in the area around the local area.

would recommend this property

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Chill On The Beach Hostel 96%

2. Chill On The Beach Hostel

Hostel
Rua Dias da Rocha 31C, Copacabana

Atmosphere 96%

Cleanliness 96%

Facilities 92%

Location 98%

Safety 98%

Staff 100%

Value 98%

10 out of 10 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Chill On The Beach Hostel

30 Aug 2016 94%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year
Age Range: 18-24

The staff are amazing and really helpful with information. Breakfast and kitchen were really good :)

would recommend this property

09 Apr 2016 86%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Events / festivals
Age Range: 18-24

Value for money

would recommend this property

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Ganesha Guest Home 95%

3. Ganesha Guest Home

Guesthouse
Rua Otávio Correia, 241-102, Urca

Atmosphere 100%

Cleanliness 100%

Facilities 90%

Location 95%

Safety 95%

Staff 100%

Value 90%

4 out of 5 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Ganesha Guest Home

19 Aug 2016 97%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 41+

Ganesha Guest Home is located in Urca, one of the most quiet and pretty neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro. The area is really safe, quite and nice to walk around. Just at the base of the Morro da Urca and the Pao de Açucar. If you are Uber user, you can get there easily. Otherwise there is a bus that goes directly downtown (Centro). Denise, the owner, is a charming host that will make every effort to make you feel good. Do not hesitate to stay there, unless you want to be at the heart of the beach festas.

would recommend this property

13 Jul 2014 91%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Events / festivals

I was welcomed with fresh coffee, fresh bread and fruits, even though I got there early. The owner is helpful and friendly, and thankfully speaks some English (unfortunately my Portuguese is pretty poor). I stayed in the private double room downstairs - it was charming, comfortable and convenient. The location is great, down a side street away from traffic. The area, Urca, is not far from Corcovado or Copacabana, but is much more relaxed and quiet, but with decent, unpretentious bars and restaurants, and even a little beach with great views.

would recommend this property

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Casa do Abacateiro 94%

4. Casa do Abacateiro

Guesthouse
Rua Sao Manoel, 30 Botafogo

Atmosphere 97%

Cleanliness 94%

Facilities 91%

Location 89%

Safety 97%

Staff 97%

Value 94%

7 out of 7 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Casa do Abacateiro

15 Aug 2015 100%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Beach / sunbathing Business / conference Partying / nightlife Shopping Sightseeing & culture Work / volunteering

Tiene una atmósfera muy cálida cerca al metro y zona de restaurantes. Zona muy segura.

would recommend this property

27 Feb 2014 100%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Events / festivals

Everything was good. Very nice people working there. Near the Botafogo metro station, only one stop from Copacabana beach. Tudo bom. Muito bom pessoas.

would recommend this property

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Terra Brasilis Hostel 92%

5. Terra Brasilis Hostel

Hostel
Rua Murtinho Nobre 156 Santa Teresa

Atmosphere 95%

Cleanliness 94%

Facilities 90%

Location 86%

Safety 93%

Staff 94%

Value 94%

88 out of 93 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Terra Brasilis Hostel

12 Aug 2016 94%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: City break
Age Range: 18-24

Amazing view from the terrace/balcony of Rio, clean room, nice staff and well located!

would recommend this property

13 Oct 2015 94%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year

Beautiful location and great view of Rio from the room balcony.

would recommend this property

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LimeTime Hostels – Rio 92%

6. LimeTime Hostels – Rio

Hostel
Rua Dezenove de Fevereiro, 52, Botafogo

Atmosphere 97%

Cleanliness 81%

Facilities 86%

Location 97%

Safety 93%

Staff 97%

Value 92%

17 out of 18 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend LimeTime Hostels – Rio

14 Jun 2016 100%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Events / festivals Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Age Range: 18-24

I stayed at LimeTime for only 4 days and I have never become so attached to a city or a hostel in such a short amount of time! ALL the staff went out of their way from the beginning to make me feel at home and included. They are all a group of young, vibrant and open minded travellers, who have great advice about the city! Not only did I leave Rio feeling enriched and inspired, but I also left it with new friends! And the hostel itself is super clean and safe! Book LimeTime ASAP! No regrets

would recommend this property

25 Mar 2016 63%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Visiting friends or family
Age Range: 25-30

Decent location in Botafogo. Good communal area with bar etc

would recommend this property

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Kariok Hostel 91%

7. Kariok Hostel

Hostel
Rua Benjamim Constant, 80

Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 92%

Facilities 86%

Location 96%

Safety 96%

Staff 90%

Value 91%

75 out of 78 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Kariok Hostel

16 Aug 2016 97%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year
Age Range: 18-24

Staff very helpful and friendly, great breakfast, good location metro only a minute walk away, great if you want a quiet chilled hostel.

would recommend this property

14 May 2016 100%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year City break Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 31-40

Perfect location, easy access to the sights of Rio. Around the hostel is everything you need, supermarkets, subway, banks, food,..Also there is a nice park with beach just 10 minutes by walk. The staff is friendly and helpful.

would recommend this property

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Lisetonga Hostel 91%

8. Lisetonga Hostel

Hostel
Rua Ary Barroso casa 15

Atmosphere 94%

Cleanliness 92%

Facilities 86%

Location 84%

Safety 95%

Staff 94%

Value 94%

117 out of 127 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Lisetonga Hostel

19 Nov 2015 91%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: City break

Location is exactly how a traveller wants. The building and decoration and the people are awesome.

would recommend this property

16 Oct 2015 94%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Business / conference City break

Really cool hostel and atmosphere

would recommend this property

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Lemon Spirit Hostel 91%

9. Lemon Spirit Hostel

Hostel
Rua Cupertino Durao #56, Leblon

Atmosphere 91%

Cleanliness 91%

Facilities 87%

Location 96%

Safety 91%

Staff 90%

Value 89%

39 out of 42 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Lemon Spirit Hostel

30 Dec 2012 91%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Work / volunteering

Great location, great atmosphere, great showers, lots of chill out space, safe and secure. Luca was really helpful, so was niño. Others not so!

would recommend this property

22 Dec 2012 54%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: City break

Good location

would recommend this property

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Walk On The Beach Hostel 90%

10. Walk On The Beach Hostel

Hostel
Rua Dias da Rocha 85, Copacabana

Atmosphere 92%

Cleanliness 87%

Facilities 85%

Location 94%

Safety 92%

Staff 98%

Value 86%

34 out of 40 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Walk On The Beach Hostel

07 Mar 2016 91%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 25-30

The staff really make this place, Dominique and all the team give you a very warm welcome, are always able to offer good tips on what to do, and seem genuinely interested in making sure you have a good time.

would recommend this property

14 Dec 2015 94%
Travel Type: Alone

Friendly staff

would recommend this property

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