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Rio Hostel & Suites Santa Teresa

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Perth, Australia
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41 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2011

Well we must have missed something. Our private room was right by the kitchen and noisy as he'll. Not to mention the tv at night as well. The shower was a joke the water was either really cold or too hot to stand under. Nowhere in between. No air con in the room. The breakfast is a joke. Toast and... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2011

We stayed here for 5 nights, we had only booked for 3 and loved the hostel so much we decided to stay longer. Staff are very helpful and friendly and it has a real nice atmosphere to hang out in. Our room was great, nice double bed and a hammock, great views over Rio. Breakfast was good, nice big kitchens... More 

1 Thank willnicola
Split, Croatia
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105 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2011

good location, nice staff, great communal areas, BBQ, bar, pool, dorms are ok (a bit crowded). small lockers. good value for money, recommended.

1 Thank ljubica1975
Johannesburg, South Africa
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50 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2011

Rio Hostel is located in the old bohemian neighborhood of Santa Teresa which is high up on the hill and offers good views of the city centre. The hostel is on the main bus route and is within walking distance (2km) of the metro. The climb up to the hostel entrance is very steep and has numerous stairs which can... More 

Thank Sally J
Tel Aviv, Israel
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2011

there is a wonderfull view from the hostel. the atmosphere there is very good. It's including nice breakfast, and you can use the kitchen too. The workers there are very nice: Roberta, Taiz (and her boyfriend) and camila. They will help you in any problem you have. very nice people!! muto saudade the only thing that's missing is an elevator,... More 

2 Thank BiBi011
London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2011

I arrived in RIo and was picked up from the airport by one of the staff. Pleasant enough. Got to the hotel (not ideal if you are carrying a suitcase weighing 28kg to haul up a steep flight of stairs). The chauffeur kindly carried my luggage, risking cardiac arrest. There was noone at reception to show me to my room... More 

2 Thank NellBelle740
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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61 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2010

Great place to stay, little bit away from center but of you want to get away from copacabana tourists is IT à great place.

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London, United Kingdom
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352 reviews
160 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2010

I named this review after a song (by Randy Crawford)---didn't really get the blues there! The location is ideal for the quirky, bohemian quarter of Santa Teresa with its "bonde" open tram rumbling outside the doorway. With two patios and a bar, the setting is excellent for meeting other travellers and there is a selection of accommodation including that rarity,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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464 reviews
244 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2010

For the price we thought that the rooms were very tired and non too clean. On the plus side, the staff were very helpful and it was a great location at the top of Santa Teresa. We did have good views from our room - but it was very noisy.

1 Thank Suzie L
Sao Paulo, SP
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16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2010

This hostel has the best location for those who are want to explore Lapa (nightlife) and Santa Teresa (colonial charm) because it is right between the two neighborhoods, within easy walking distance of each. The hostel is a sprawling complex, with lots of nooks with charm and architectural flair where you can relax alone or with someone special. The all-you-can-eat... More 

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Staying in Santa Teresa

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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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  • 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
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  • 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: ₹ 5,403 - ₹ 13,542 (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.”
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“all rooms are good ;-)”
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