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Rio Hostel & Suites Santa Teresa

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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Reviewed 27 March 2012

We spent few days in Rio Hostel. We have mixed feeling about this place. The first night we slept in a dorm. It was a terrible night : people going in and out the room all night long, guys snoaring like monster and the room was very very hot. The hotel is very busy and people really do not care...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 21 March 2012

This Hostel had great staff, but at $25 a night for cold shows and no air conditioning with 12 people to a room...it was a poor operation. Also the dorms were suposed to be all female (Lipstick Room) and Taxi Room for the guys. But they just piled the bodies in anyway...mixing the dorms.....guys and girls don't always mix. One...

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2011

A good hostel in a well placed location. Pity that they close reception in the evening and then don't seem to have the staff to look after booked late arrivals. Or for that matter have the ability to take payments early in the morning. It's hard to determine who is running this place, there is a mix of people nad...

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montreal
Reviewed 21 December 2011

I do find there to be anything appealing about this place. I am not a picky traveller and have stayed in my fair share of hostels but for the price of this place, it is not worth it. I stayed in an 8 person all girls dorm with air conditioning. Not only was the dorm incredibly cramped (with hardly any...

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Paulinia, SP
Reviewed 28 November 2011

Good place to stay when you are on a budget. Polite people, good hostel environment. Just beware of the steps to get the desk. Free internet, wireless. Do not expect too much. Very close to old area of RJ. Far from the beaches. Be ready to catch buses or taxi. Enjoy!!

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 20 November 2011

If you aren't fussy and want to get a little taste of how some Brazilians live then I recommend staying here. Location: Santa Teresa - the hotel is located up a hill about a 15 minute walk from the busy part of the city. Great if you want to be away from all the traffic, because the place is on...

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2Thank JonM80
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2011

We'd booked 3 nights in this hostel as it had a great review in the Footprint guide. However, the dorm room by reception is unbelievably cramped, with no space at all for your backpack, and lockers are outside the room. The door was also kept wide open at all times, and although security into the hostel itself is very good...

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Key West
Reviewed 12 October 2011

This is really a place for kids backpacking the world . . . and if you decide to move to more suitable accommodations, they keep half of the deposit money you gave them. There are about three flights of stairs to get to the first level of the hostel. There was no safe inn the room, which was totally cement....

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Oslo
Reviewed 10 October 2011

If you want to get a feel for Rio beyond the touristy places, staying at Rio Hostel in Santa Theresa is good start. While not located right down town, it's still central, close to cosy cafés, great little shops, and the night life in Lapa. The hostel has an amazing view of the city, and with spacious rooms in a...

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Reviewed 5 October 2011

Great location, nice staff. We had a private room and bath with hot water - both comfortable. Nice view from the room. We had a small problem during our stay and the management and staff took care of everything in a professional way. Breakfast was nice - typical Brazilian - bread, cheese and lots of fruit. We had access to...

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Staying in Santa Teresa

Neighbourhood Profile
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 )
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rio Hostel Santa Teresa is more than just a guesthouse, it is a nest of authentic Brazilian coziness dressed in a hippie chic style.Within a five minute walk from the busy center of Rio de Janeiro and the most electrical nightlife of Lapa.Up the hills in the green Santa Teresa and the biggest urban rainforest in the world, you are at the most convenient location to get to the Christ, the Redeemer. This youth hostel is the perfect choice in a city of millions of people and a great deal of charm and swing, with unforgettable dashes of samba and soccer, lust and rest, summer and Carnival. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rio Hostel & Suites Santa Teresa

Address: Rua Joaquim Murtinho 351 | Santa Teresa, RJ, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-320, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa
Price Range: $112 - $282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rio Hostel & Suites Santa Teresa 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Individual rooms better than Dormitorys”
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 of 5 bubbles stuartwmontrose, 7 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Private rooms are ofcourse better than the dorms.”
 of 5 bubbles Ralph1990, 17 Nov 2015 | Read review
“master suite really nice”
 of 5 bubbles lauranne74, 11 Oct 2015 | Read review
“The single room (nr 8) is excelent for getting some rest.”
 of 5 bubbles Holland030, 7 Dec 2014 | Read review
“all rooms are good ;-)”
 of 5 bubbles 554oliverf, 24 Sep 2014 | Read review
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