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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 95%

Facilities 96%

Location 98%

Safety 100%

Staff 100%

Value 99%

16 out of 16 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Discovery Hostel

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

02 Feb 2016 97%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Events / festivals Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture
Age Range: 18-24

Staff are incredibly friendly and give loads of advice on things to do in Rio. Great breakfast. Tidy and clean rooms. Great location right next to the metro.

would recommend this property

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Chill On The Beach Hostel 98%

2. Chill On The Beach Hostel

Hostel
Rua Dias da Rocha 31C, Copacabana

Atmosphere 95%

Cleanliness 95%

Facilities 93%

Location 100%

Safety 98%

Staff 100%

Value 100%

8 out of 8 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Chill On The Beach Hostel

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

22 Mar 2016 100%
Travel Type: Alone
Trip Type: Work / volunteering
Age Range: 25-30

The rooms were clean, all the staff were lovely. It's very secure. Lockers in the rooms were Ample size.

would recommend this property

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Ganesha Guest Home 93%

3. Ganesha Guest Home

Guesthouse
Rua Otávio Correia, 241-102, Urca

Atmosphere 100%

Cleanliness 100%

Facilities 93%

Location 93%

Safety 93%

Staff 100%

Value 87%

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

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

14 Jun 2014 94%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Beach / sunbathing Events / festivals Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Friendliness of staff who couldn't do enough for you, lovely room with a good breakfast. Very safe location by sugar loaf mountain.Would recommend to anyone.

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 93%

5. Terra Brasilis Hostel

Hostel
Rua Murtinho Nobre 156 Santa Teresa

Atmosphere 96%

Cleanliness 94%

Facilities 91%

Location 86%

Safety 94%

Staff 94%

Value 94%

86 out of 91 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Terra Brasilis Hostel

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

16 Sep 2015 100%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Sightseeing & culture

I have stayed here before and I have always wanted to come back as the everything about this place is great. It's friendly, relaxing, great views and the staff are great. We stayed in the best room - it may be the priciest but it's well worth it. You get your own balcony and bathroom both of which have the most stunning views of Rio de Janiero. I love it here!

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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Fatima Macintyre House 91%

7. Fatima Macintyre House

Guesthouse
Rua General Venancio Flores, 555 Ap. 101

Atmosphere 91%

Cleanliness 92%

Facilities 81%

Location 98%

Safety 97%

Staff 94%

Value 87%

43 out of 46 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Fatima Macintyre House

15 Feb 2015 94%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: Backpacking / gap year

location, facilities

would recommend this property

21 Jun 2014 86%
Travel Type: With my spouse / partner
Trip Type: Events / festivals

Lovely home, near restaurants/bars, short walk to leblon beach, friendly host

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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Kariok Hostel 91%

9. Kariok Hostel

Hostel
Rua Benjamim Constant, 80

Atmosphere 90%

Cleanliness 92%

Facilities 86%

Location 95%

Safety 95%

Staff 89%

Value 90%

74 out of 77 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend Kariok Hostel

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

10 Oct 2015 97%
Travel Type: With friends / other travellers
Trip Type: Beach / sunbathing Family Holiday Partying / nightlife

Lugar muito limpo, os quartos mesmo sendo pequenos são bem organizados e limpos. Staff atenciosos. Lugar bem perto da Lapa e Centro do Rio, da pra ir a pé. Um mini mercado bem próximo. Recomendo o lugar.

would recommend this property

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Lemon Spirit Hostel 91%

10. 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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