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Valparaiso Hostel Rio

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Place is close to the Escadaria Selaron stairs Lapa Arches and a good 10min walk to the Gloria Train station. Good location, girls at reception are very accommodating, hostel not all that great needs a lot of work but is good enough if you just need a bed shower and sleep.. the private room is like a sauna in the...

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Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

From the always friendly and helpful staff to the super clean accommodation and common space, Bellas Artes never disappoints. The location is perfect for all the coolest Rio daytrips and nightlife. I will definitely

1Thank Kristyn G
BellasArtes H, Proprietário at Valparaiso Hostel Rio, responded to this review

Thanks! But we are not longer open! Bellas Artes finished his ativitities on 29th november 2015.

Ko Samui, Thailand
Reviewed 20 February 2015

I stayed at Bellas Artes Hostel Rio during Carnaval Week in Feb 2015. I was pleased by the location minutes to the Gloria Metro stop which takes me to the Sanbodromo for the Carnaval parades in time. The prices in this part of Rio are a fraction of those in Ipanema or Copa. There are supermarkets, eateries and bank minutes...

Thank El_Chinito1
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 September 2014

There was a small group of just 3 of us at this hostel for the World Cup in July 2014. When we arrived here for a total stay of 7 nights we found out that the booking had been cancelled as I had not paid for a deposit, due to receiving the email in my junk folder. This was only...

Thank JimmyJams12
BellasArtes H, Proprietário at Valparaiso Hostel Rio, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate your evaluation. Our mission is to receive travelers in our cozy hostel and promote artistic-cultural encounters and experiences in Rio de Janeiro. We hope to have met all your expectations and we are looking forward to have your visit in a next opportunity. Sincerely, Adriana Vianna

Karlsruhe, Germany
Reviewed 11 January 2014

i stayed at bellas artes for a couple of days, then i left to stay at another one in the same neighborhood. the location is actually pretty nice, so are the rooms. on the other hand the management is terrible. once i went down in the kitchen and i heared one of the bosses screaming on the phone. you could...

1Thank olafkoenig
Drica V, Proprietário at Valparaiso Hostel Rio, responded to this review

Dear guest, We would Like to apologize about what happened. The person mentioned is currently separated from the hostel, we understand that you felt uncomfortable with all the situation, but we're now under new management. We sincerely apologize for all this situation, and wish you understand that this was a isolated case, not an everyday event at our hostel. Our...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 February 2013

Me and my partner stayed in this guesthouse during carnival 2013. This is a really great hostel, it's in a great location and the staff are really friendly! We had an amazing stay here and it is my partners second time staying here! We will be back next year too! We would recommend this guesthouse to other travellers!

Thank Sammya1234
Reviewed 17 January 2013

We found staff very helpful after Rio Hostel messed up our booking and reserved us a place here instead. Helped a lot with our trips around Rio and recommended bars and restaurants which where very nice Paid for a double room but got a private dorm room with all the other beds pushed to one side - not quite the...

Thank Cat_Howard
Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Reviewed 3 December 2012

Guesthouse in a nice area, great place to start exploring Rio. Staff is friendly and helpfull (just a bit chatic sometimes), atmosphere was good, breakfast was okay too. We stayed in a private room with bathroom which was quite expensive for what you get, but I guess that's Rio. The guesthouse didn't impress us enough to stay there again when...

Thank Sam3Carlos
Recife, PE
Reviewed 18 November 2012

This hostel is located in Santa Teresa's charming neighborhood. Unfortunately, it's not easy going there because i'ts necessary walk a lot from the subway station and in the end, climb stairs. Some taxi drivers refuse let you there. And also, it's not safe at night. The hostel's bathroom was flooded because of the rain, and sometimes the tapwater went out....

Thank ElisabethCabral
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 2 July 2012

I have been to Bellas Artes 7 times this year, including Carnaval, Easter... I would not consider staying elsewhere. Friendly staff, fabulous atmosphere, excellent facilities and also an ability to attract really interesting visitors. There is always an interesting mix of people at Bellas Artes and in the several times I have now stayed there I have made many friends....

Thank richiecallis27

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Shuttle Bus Service

Additional Information about Valparaiso Hostel Rio

Address: Rua Candido Mendes 479, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-220, Brazil (Formerly Bellas Artes Hostel Rio)
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa
Hotel Class:2 star — Valparaiso Hostel Rio 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Ask for the 10 bed dorm with air con.”
El_Chinito1, 19 Feb 2015 | Read review
“I like the room for 4 best.”
richiecallis27, 1 Jul 2012 | Read review
“If you are planning to go in summer, choose the room with fan or air conditioning”
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gabuenosaires, 22 Mar 2012 | Read review
“We booked a 3-bed room, perfect for 3 friends travelling together! The bathroom was just outside our door, on the 1st floor - and there was never a line.”
maggimaggi, 5 Jan 2012 | Read review
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