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86% Avg. city rating Rated by 1522 customers

Activities / excursions 93%

Restaurants / eating out 84%

Shopping 77%

Chilling out / relaxing 87%

Getting around / public transport 84%

Sightseeing 93%

Culture 89%

Nightlife / partying 90%

Value for money 75%

Customer Travel Tips for Rio de Janeiro

Read a selection of great customer tips provided by HostelBookers customers like you

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
84% Avg. rating


13 Jun 2018

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Be open, expect to have fun

Liked: People, culture, night life

Disliked: Crime

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


27 May 2018

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: Façam a trilha a pé para subir a pedra da urca

Liked: Sítios de visita como Corcovado e pão de açúcar estão lindos. O centro da cidade está legal para andar em segurança. Não vi nenhum evento roubo ou assalto, tal como se tem falado na imprensa.

Disliked: As ruas da Lapa estão muito sujas.

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 20%
69% Avg. rating


27 Sep 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: travel between sept and oct

Liked: the weather and the beaches

Disliked: safety issues

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


18 May 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: you should visit the best beers in the world, nice place and good prices.

Liked: everything

Disliked: N/A

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
84% Avg. rating


02 Mar 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Partying / nightlife

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: 1

Liked: 1

Disliked: 1

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


22 Nov 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Good

Liked: All

Disliked: No

58% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
58% Avg. rating


27 Sep 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: Don't take lots of items out with you

Liked: People and nightlife

Disliked: Too busy

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
89% Avg. rating


20 Sep 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Partying / nightlife

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: T

Liked: T

Disliked: T

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


09 Sep 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: Enjoy

Liked: Everything

Disliked: The smell

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


23 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Events / festivals Partying / nightlife

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Lapa friday night!

Liked: Everything amazing!

Disliked: Nothing.

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
91% Avg. rating


12 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break Events / festivals Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Try and see as many different neighbourhoods as possible - the city is so varied.

Liked: What an incredible city - an amazing blend of natural beauty and a buzz from the wonderful people.

Disliked: No!

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
67% Avg. rating


26 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals Work / volunteering

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Jardim Botanico is probably the best overall location to stay.

Liked: Friendliness of locals.

Disliked: Honestly, it's overrated. São Paulo is superior in nearly every aspect.

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
82% Avg. rating


02 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Spend at least a week

Liked: Lots to do, not too expensive and beautiful scenery.

Disliked: Transport from airport was difficult (bus driver didn't stop unless you forced him). Difficult to reach some areas by public transport

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
96% Avg. rating


12 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Enjoy

Liked: Beautiful city

Disliked: Not safe

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


04 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Always be aware of your surroundings. Keep personal items close to you, or better to leave at your hotel.

Liked: It is one of my favorite vacation destinations. Tje fresh fruit is exotic and easy to find. Plenty of dining options to suit almost any taste. Nightlife is world famous too.

Disliked: Outside of big tourist areas, the city can be very dirty and outright dangerous. You definitely have to be aware of your surroundings (despite all the natural beauty around you). Thieves and crooks are plenty and wait to prey on tourists. A hostel guest where i stayed was robbed of passport, money, phone, and credit cards while at ipanema beach. The ocean water had more garbage than i recall from a trip just 5 months ago.

62% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
62% Avg. rating


16 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Have fun and enjoy the sun

Liked: The sight is amazing

Disliked: It was raining everday I was there

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
93% Avg. rating


14 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: try to do everything offered to you. You won't go home unhappy.

Liked: Everything.

Disliked: No

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
89% Avg. rating


30 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Go single :)

Liked: The weather and sights

Disliked: Not much

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 20%
76% Avg. rating


26 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: n

Liked: The beaches and local pubs and bars.

Disliked: No

98% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
98% Avg. rating


25 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Sightseeing is great but if you want to experience the city, go to stay in a Favela, especially Vidigal guesthouse.

Liked: The life and soul of the place. Seeing a local football match and experiencing the passion. Sugar loaf mountain more than Christ the Redeemer but both were awesome. The markets!

Disliked: The sewage floating about in the sea. Copacabana was too dirty, Ipanema was better. Traffic at rush hour was very very busy, like hours to move not very far.

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86% Avg. city rating Rated by 1522 customers

Activities / excursions 93%

Restaurants / eating out 84%

Shopping 77%

Chilling out / relaxing 87%

Getting around / public transport 84%

Sightseeing 93%

Culture 89%

Nightlife / partying 90%

Value for money 75%

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