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Reviewed 21 May 2008

Just recently stayed in the studio with my partner and two year old son. I was perhaps apprehensive as it dawned on me that the guesthouse would be noisy due to the number of young travellers that book here, but my son slept through all the noise....not really much noise anyway that all stopped by 10pm. Staff were really friendly...

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Regina, Sask, Canada
Reviewed 3 March 2008

Spent 3 nights at Rio in their Studio (best in the house and great in every way) for $62.50 US everything included. All other rooms are cheaper but only slightly less luxurious. Literally across the street from the beach; coffee/bagel shop right outside the door; many restaurants and hotels in easy walking distance; 2 blocks from the local bus system...

1Thank Cannelle9
Reviewed 17 February 2008

Taxi driver was not able to find the hostel as it is not on the main street. Had a single room. Very simple but okay for one night. Good place as home base for the party people :-) Staff are very helpful, are friendly and organize everything for you.

1Thank aussenbords
Planet Earth
Reviewed 2 February 2008

Fantastic guest house close to a lovely white sandy beach. Very clean and friendly, quiet and relaxing - minus that damn rooster that someone needs to make a sandwhich out of. Rooms are simple and very very clean! Close to all ammenities including restaurents, supermarkets and dive/surf shops. Also close to bus routes so you can get around the island....

1Thank galaxygirl99
Reviewed 31 January 2008

I just stayed at the Rio for 2 nights Jan 24th & 25th. Not bad at all. For the price...US$40...I had a simple room with comfortable twin size bed and small sink in the room. I had to share the hall bathroom but it was never in use whenever I needed it. The whole guesthouse was kept very clean and...

1Thank tin509
Reviewed 19 January 2008

Staying at the Rio has left me with not one complaint in mind. While spending time in Barbados I learned the Rio is no comparison when considering cleanliness, accessibility to beach and night life, and hospitality. And for anybody who values an appropriate price like I do, the Rio was the most affordable place to stay. I felt the staff...

Thank brighteyes780
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 12 January 2008

This is a great little guesthouse. It is 100 yards from a very good beach, close to all sorts of restaurants, bars, etc. It is close to the bus, which is a bargain in Barbados. The people there are lovely , friendly, helpful. The layout and provisions are well thought out for the guests' comfort and convenience. The rooms are...

Thank Traveler531
Quebec City, Canada
Reviewed 1 December 2007

We were at Rio Guest House for a week and we definitely loved the place. The location was perfect for us (3 minutes walk to Dover beach public entrance and 5 to main part of StLawrence Gap). For what we paid (about 40 US a night for both of us) we had our room cleaned everyday, sharded access to kitchen...

Thank carnelia
London England
Reviewed 4 April 2007

My third trip back to this wonderful guesthouse. Why do I keep returning? For its cleanliness, location, friendliness of the staff and serious value for money. The location is superb; right beside the beautiful Dover beach and close enough to bars and clubs to enable a convenient stagger home after all the rum I was of course forced to drink....

1Thank Retro_Ruby
Reviewed 30 March 2007

This was my first visit to paradise, as a matter of fact, it was my first time out of the country. The plan originally included four of us but eventually four of us became just me. When I arrived at the Rio I was introduced to a group from Virginia that quickly took me in as one of their own....

1Thank keen003

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Additional Information about Rio Guest House

Address: Paradise Village, St. Lawrence Gap, Barbados
Region: Caribbean > Barbados > Christ Church Parish > St. Lawrence Gap
Price Range: $63 - $90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Rio Guest House 1*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Double rooms have TV and private bathrooms. The single rooms have shared facilities.”
 of 5 bubbles maartenvanbeek, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms higher up will be quieter bc you won't hear the roosters as much haha”
 of 5 bubbles janlig2016, 18 Mar 2016 | Read review
“rooms 5 and 6 are affected by the noise from balcony the most”
 of 5 bubbles KisgyorgyEva, 7 Mar 2016 | Read review
“rooms with a south-facing window get a nice breeze. I had room 10 on that side.”
 of 5 bubbles 80ChadB, 13 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The studio is probably the nicest but if you're on a budget any of the other rooms is good.”
 of 5 bubbles K4759YDsharonb, 29 Dec 2015 | Read review
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