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Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2015

This is the first place we stayed in Brazil. Newton spoke english, which helped, but any advice he offered was to push a tour on us. Gave us the worst exchange rate for money we have yet to encounter. The whole building was dingy and old. I like a place with character, but this place was just dirty and run... More 

1 Thank Cam690
Queenstown, New Zealand
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37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014

I stayed at Newton's for 3 weeks during the World Cup. Newton is extremely kind and a very generous host. His staff were all great. The location is very good for shopping and restaurants and a short walk to the metro and beach. It is a safe area and Newton is very security conscious too. I would definitely stay here... More 

Thank James-the-Kiwi
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 April 2014

The greatest people. Very safe and affordable. This place has an antique feel. It also has many bad reviews. The reason for this is because the building is very old. Also as I have talked with the owner it is hard to keep clean. In a way the looks are deceiving. I hope to help in many ways to improve... More 

Thank Paul M
Paris, France
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2013 via mobile

Room & bathroom dirty, Very small double room manager rude and don't accept comments. 1 towel in the room was used Room rates are higher than internet prices. Only well located, nothing else. Very bad experience

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Belo Horizonte, MG
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2012

If you want to go to Rio don't go to this hostel. The owner was so rude, the place is so heavy, with a lot of old crap, there was a lot of cockroach and fleas. Its not really a fun place, and its in a dangerous area too, be careful if take a shower -- there are open wires... More 

3 Thank BackPackerL
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2012

I stayed at Newton's a few years ago and would recommend it to anyone who is in Rio on a budget. For the location (just a few mins walk from Copa beach), it's incredibly well priced. It's also an experience like I've never had anywhere else. It's a great place to meet people. Newton is friendly, he speaks many languages,... More 

2 Thank LouLouFor
Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2012

from the minute i stepped in2 this hostel I had a feeling it was going to b a big disappointment. The owner Newton was rude & unfriendly he asked me if im jewish because i don't eat pork and when i said I am not , He said : YES U ARE . Very rude the whole time , the... More 

4 Thank Francine B
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2010

This place was the biggest disappointment I've ever experienced - and I've stayed in some awful places around the world. The beds were old and uncomfortable, the place was infested with fleas and not only that one day I came back from a day trip and found out some of my things were missing. All they said is they weren't... More 

3 Thank Mark_86_10
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2009

Stayed in Newtons back in 2003 and damn it was fun. Hope Marco, Fernando and the rest of the crew are cool. They took care of us, took us to Lapa and generally looked out for us.

3 Thank theboiler
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2008

I spent 3 nights at Newton's Hostel with friends and it was really fantastic for how much it cost us. The interior had a real unique character and really made our time in Rio wonderful. The staff were very helpful and personable and made you feel like you were part of their family. Newton is a fantastic character. There were... More 

4 Thank CarmenSydney

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Staying in Copacabana

Neighbourhood Profile
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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Newton's Rooftop is a guesthouse located in the heart of Copacabana , the city of samba, just 300 meters from the beach . It is a small and friendly atmosphere locally , we shared rooms , suites with private baths for both couples shared and also have a small library with a computer , a terrace on the top floor , a kitchen where staying can be used freely beside there is a dining or if you prefer there is a spacious living room with tables to watch TV and / or it relate to the rest of staying . ... more   less 

Additional Information about Newton's Rooftop

Address: Rua Siqueira Campos 182 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22031-072, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
Price Range: ₹ 387 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Newton`s Rooftop Hotel Rio De Janeiro
Newton's Rooftop Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
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