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Seattle, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 1 September 2016

I was just at this hostel for the Rio 2016 Olympics. This place unfortunately does not look like the pristine pictures featured on their website. I feel like the pictures make it appear really modern? But it's not like that at all. It's an old place that has had sub-par remodeling done. They also really need to clean more frequently,... More 

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Paris, France
1 review
Reviewed 17 December 2015

i was there for some days and i was in shock with the security or concierge, i m not sure what is him in this hostel, him was totally drugged and alcohol smell. and peoples smoke marijuana and user cocaine on the street, i sat for a few minutes outside and saw strangers coming into the hostel bar bathroom to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 November 2015

I am a solo traveller who booked a private room with bathroom. After reading some of the reviews about how noisy some of the rooms are, I asked for a quiet room. I think I was put in the noisiest room, (no.9 above the courtyard bar). For the amount of money they charged per night, you want a good nights... More 

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Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

So after rocking up at this hostel without a reservation we were greeted by the lovely "Rachel"(not sure of Portuguese name). We ended up staying 5 nights split between a private double room and dorm rooms. Both rooms are clean and comfortable. We stayed in the 9 bed dorm... I can imagine if it ever got full it would be... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 17 May 2015

Cheap design hostel, nice neighborhood, very clean and safe. You can take a hairdryer from reception and book guided tours there. Staff is good, thanks to Gabriela for advices :) Breakfast is simple and nice but I wish there'd be more food. You can use kitchen to cook and fridge to keep your food. The room was nice, luckily there... More 

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Province of Verona, Italy
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 4 May 2015

I really loved the stay in this hostel: the girls at the reception are very nice and helpful, the rooms and the bathroom are clean and the breakfast in the patio was very good. Moreover, the hostel has a great location becuase it is near to the bus stops, the metro and the shopping center; the kitchen is big and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for 5 nights while in Rio and definitely have a mixed opinion of this place. Location is very good. Central to most things, close to the Metro (need to get this to the beach as to far to walk) and always felt safe here. Lots of places to eat and supermarkets close by also. Kitchen was good also... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 January 2015

I knew hotels in Rio were expensive, but for what I paid to stay in this hotel I expected a lot more. Firstly, the accommodation was poor, everything about it. There were no positives about the room I stayed in. Below my room there is the hostel bar, which seems to stay open till about 4am. So if you're planning... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 November 2014 via mobile

I was already in Rio and wanted to change hostels. This particular hostel had plenty of free beds , but as I was already in town I emailed them, didn't make a reservation online and made my way to the hostel itself. On my arrival I was turned away immediately as I didn't have a reservation, which made no sense... More 

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Thank avnire
1 review
Reviewed 22 October 2014

The best cost/benefit in the area. New, comfortable and pretty well clean and organized. Nice and friendly staff ready to help you whenever you need. Highly recommended to book directly with them, by email or telephone: you can get cheaper prices them booking through websites like Booking.com

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Botafogo
In recent years, Botafogo has become one of the hottest neighbourhoods in Rio. It hosts many modern restaurants with contemporary food and many venues to listen to rock and electronic music. Its numerous bars and pubs make this area a great choice for anyone interested in a great nightlife experience - in fact, some bars in the area are open all night. Casa Daros, an art museum that showcases amazing artists from Latin America, is a must see located in a historical building in Botafogo.
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Additional Information about Contemporaneo Hostel

Address: Rua Bambina 158, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22251-050, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Botafogo
Price Range: $20 - $124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Contemporaneo Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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“the bar that they have”
 of 5 bubbles oliveiraivena, 16 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Ask for the lowest bed while booking! The highest one seems to be dangerous and I was afraid to fall down while climbing.”
 of 5 bubbles dromko, 16 May 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in a double room with private bathroom which was clean and tidy. Did not see bunk rooms so cannot comment.”
 of 5 bubbles Kathryn1309, 4 Aug 2014 | Read review
“If you want to get a good night sleep, avoid the rooms close to the street”
 of 5 bubbles ZacSyd, 15 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Rooms at the rear of the hostel are quieter as they avoid the DJ outside at night.”
 of 5 bubbles Notnefmail, 17 Jun 2014 | Read review
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