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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2011

This was a starting hostel for an organized trip across South America and it was shocking. The staff were rude from the minute we checked in, the dorm rooms don't have locks on the doors, the bathrooms weren't clean and we weren't given bedding until 11pm at night. Our tour group were all sleeping in the same dorm that night... More 

4 Thank Catherine B
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2011

Reception: As you walk in the reception area is quite big, there are two computers for you to use but I don't think they print, large sofa around the window are and a smal reception desk. You can use wifi too. Staff: Englsih speaking and so helpful. This was my second day in Rio, I found all staff members to... More 

3 Thank truthfulme
Stamford, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2011

The stay itself was OK. The upsides are the location and the breakfast. Both are great. On the negative side, the private rooms are extremely small, very hot and a bit dirty... I'm sure they're not the worst in the world, but just don't have very high expectations going in. I felt just a tad unclean the whole stay. The... More 

4 Thank mramm

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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2011

We stayed in 4 different hostels on our month trip around south america and this was the worst hostel we stayed at. It was appealing because of its location. 4 blocks from Copacabana beach, 4 blocks from the subway at a decent price, we were sold. We arrived and the staff was very friendly but seemed to be disorganized. The... More 

Thank kristanza13
Montreal, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 February 2011

Was travelling in South America and decided to stay in a hostel in Rio for the last 4 nights of the trip - I had called 2 WEEKS in advance and was told a private room was available for all 4 nights. Flight was delayed and landed in Rio at 2am. Upon arrival at the hostel, the security guard and... More 

1 Thank JBD_1111
El Calafate, Argentina
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32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2011

Fun, cheap and very good location. But it could have been a lot cleaner and the air conditioner should be on during the day!!

Thank CharlotteB87
Valparaiso, Chile
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25 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2011

Great hostel for young travellers whose priority is a good location (close to the beach and the nightlife). Helpful staff, great breakfast and security. They had special pizza or bbq night....all you can eat! and it was great, very yummy and gave people a chance to share with the other visitors. I appreciated the fact that the showers and toilets... More 

Thank chrisolito
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36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2010

Just stayed there for 6 nights in both dorm & private rooms. The Good - * the bfast is yummy & goes from 9am-12pm. Especially the home made chocolate cake.... Mmmmmn! * the roof top bar is a great way to meet people, although the staff play their bob marley cd over and over and over and... You get the... More 

Thank nicjames
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2010

I had a cramped, messy dorm right below the bar, with really loud music playing all night. Not the place to stay if you want to get some sleep.

Thank HottySaz
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 12 October 2010

My boyfriend and I stayed at Stone of a Beach for a total of 5 nights during our trip to Brasil, and stayed in a variety of the room options. If you are planning on staying here, I would definitely recommend booking your room in advance. We were lucky enough to get a bed on the nights that we did... More 

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Staying in Copacabana

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The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An old 1930's bohemian mansion in the middle of Copacabana! Just a minutes walk to the beach! FREE Internet - FREE breakfast. This place is massive, so we've given you the most spacious rooms with en-suites & air conditioning. Our top floor is a large open sun area with a swimming pool, BBQ and shaded chill out area. We also have a TV room with cable and a wide range of DVDs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Stone of a Beach

Address: Rua Barata Ribeiro 111 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22011-001, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
Price Range: $20 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Stone Of a Beach Hotel Rio De Janeiro
Stone Of a Beach Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
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“Some private rooms I think may have been small, just ask to see a room before you commit to any particular room, Stone of a beach has many room types to choose from.”
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