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Terra Brasilis Hostel

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09/04/2017 10/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights . Really good staff .Generous breakfast. Slight issue with shower pressure which was resolved upon speaking to staff .Big clean rooms with lovely view . Felt safe in this area ! Would stay again :)

Thank Doug P
Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Cute, comfort hostel with great value for money and with some of the best and more friendly and helpful stuff I have met in any hostel. If you are lucky enough you will meet Guarai from the reception and if you are more lucky he will show you around Rio. The breakfast is good with fresh fruits and juice and...

Thank evlalos
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic views, the balcony area is brilliant for viewing these! This place is difficult to find for taxi drivers as it is not well signed but have a good map to show your driver. Breakfast was good, location is central but a bit of a walk downhill to get to the buses and metro etc. Would have to be more...

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Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

The view from the the balcony is absolutely stunning. The common place is also really cool with the view !! Little bad point for the breakfast which is a bit small (would be good if the hostel puts some more fruits, cakes or sth). Rooms are ok with good beds. And most of all Bruna, who is working there is...

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

This hostel has everything you need. The staff are very friendly and the beds are reasonably comfortable and showers are good too. The view from the balcony is the best hostel view in Rio. It is also a short walk to Lapa (party neighbourhood) and to get there you walk down the famous red tiled stairs which are always nice...

Thank ABastow
Olten, Switzerland
Reviewed 21 March 2016

It's a bit of a walk from the buses and metro-station (15' walk uphill, but safe) but for that you get a gorgeous view over the city-center. There's a shop around the corner and also some restaurants and bars just a 5' walk away. The dorm is big and so are the lockers. The bathrooms is clean and the showers...

Thank Dryanta
Reviewed 16 February 2016

We arrived for our first week in Rio, this hostel is really perfect ! The breakfast is well done with several choices, the staff is very helpful and you can still have an apero on the beautiful terrace, The view is really amazing and the location is perfect too, you're close to Lapa (party party place) and Santa teresa, to...

Thank Victor P
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Comparing my last 3 weeks travel in 8 different accommodations (of varying cost and quality), this place was good. I arrived late and the front desk didn't really speak English which was a bit difficult but not impossible as i had my booking and knew how much i owed and the rest was fine. Dorm Room was clean, no aircon...

Thank Laura P
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 July 2015

In my time in Rio i had stayed in 3 air bnb's, 1 hotel and 2 hostels all around the city, Vidigal, Botafogo, Santa Teresa and Copacabana. Terra Brasilis has the most breathtaking views that feels inclusive and just impressive. The staff are wonderful, warming and truly a friendly aid to your trip. The breakfast is class, not only quality/choice/quantity...

Thank Maria L
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 5 May 2015

My friend and I stayed a couple nights at a hostel in Botafogo and also at Terra Brasilis. All I can say is I loved this hostel and especially LOVED the Santa Teresa neighborhood! Some guidebooks have said Santa Teresa can be dangerous, but we didn't feel unsafe at all. There are amazing restaurants in the area and it has...

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Staying in Santa Teresa

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Santa Teresa
Santa Teresa is a bohemian enclave hosting many local artists’ studios. The narrow, winding streets of this neighbourhood were revitalised years ago, and visitors can now stroll through this area to view magnificent mansions dating back to the late 19th and early 20th century. A highlight not miss: Museu Chacará do Céu, a former mansion turned museum which houses works by prominent Brazilian modern artists.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the most charming and attractive neighborhood in Rio, Terra Brasilis is just the right choice for art and bohemia lovers. Positioned a little bit above the region, Santa Teresa has incomparable views of the city. The great atmosphere in middle of centenians mansions and art ateliers are welcoming everyday hundreds of visitors and locals by trail! Our hostel is an ancient 19th century house with two large balconies to provide us a stunning view. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Terra Brasilis Hostel

Address: Rua Murtinho Nobre 156 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-050, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa
Price Range: $17 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Most rooms come with a view. I would be a little nervous about walking down to the main nightlife on my own at night. Although during the day seemed like a safe venue.”
 of 5 bubbles omniafly, 19 Dec 2014 | Read review
“The upstairs private rooms have balconies with great views”
 of 5 bubbles ollywomble, 16 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Book superior room with private bathroom!!”
 of 5 bubbles K7R19, 3 Mar 2014 | Read review
“All rooms are good, I think, as they open onto a back balcony as well as a front facing the city.”
  • The sunset view of Rio centro
 of 5 bubbles ajaceman, 18 Apr 2013 | Read review
“The "master suite" (I believe sometimes called "superior double" room) is really remarkable. There are only a few private en-suite rooms in the place, but this is among the best ever.”
 of 5 bubbles bobby_l, 19 Feb 2013 | Read review
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