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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I've stayed in hundreds of hostels over the years and discovery is by far the best I've visited .... The staff are super helpfull and welcoming . I managed to lose one of my small bags just before my flight to Asia the staff did everything they could to find it and get it back to me safely :) The...

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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Was here in April 2016 for couple of days. It is a safe and nice place to stay and meet fellow travelers. The hostel is close to Gloria metro and very convenient to explore the city. The staff were very helpful. The bed was comfortable and the dorm had a locker that could easily fit my suitcase. Has a small...

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Medellin, Colombia
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Very comfortable, clean and safe, people are very friendly and helpful. It's close to the metro station Gloria, supermarkets and restaurants. You meet a lot of people from around the world, if you're traveling alone there is no way you feel lonely, it's easy to find new friends and be part of events you can join at night with a...

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1Thank Carogaviria
Mannheim, Germany
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Discovery Hostel is a perfect place to stay when visiting Rio de Janeiro. The staff is always friendly and helpful which creates a nice, family-like atmosphere so that everyone feels welcome. The rooms are decorated with love for details and always clean.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 19 July 2016

My absolute favorite hostel in Brasil - awesome vibes, nice common rooms and kitchen where you can get in touch with people from all over the world. Definitely try the caipirinhas at night, but careful they are strong =) The hostel is very easy to reach, directly at the metro station Gloria, Flamengo beach and the Escaleras de Selaron are...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I don't know what to add that people haven't said already, I was supposed to be here two nights, but Friday's party group led by the indestructible bar man David made me miss my flight on Saturday, so with secret glee I had one more night in amazing Rio. I literally made a ton of friends here in my short...

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1Thank Ian C
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We were here for one week. Everything was great. The staff is very friendly and cool to hang out with. They all speak perfect english and can give insider tips. There are always interesting activities to join and the rooms are spacious and clean. The hostel is well located, close to Lapa where the streets never sleep. Would always go...

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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Discovery Hostel was simply the best discovery ever! It's a small cozy hostel nestled in the heart of Rio de Janeiro. It's only a few meters from a subway station, and there are a lot of bus lines going by, which enables you to go pretty much anywhere in Rio. The highlight of Discovery, though, was the amazing staff. They...

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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Discovery hostel was a perfectly located, friendly, feel like home place. The staff were 10/10, they were very helpful and friendly and on a daily basis helped to chase up on my bag that was lost, as well as being perfect party people!! A huge shout out to Sam, David, Renata, Natalie and the rest of the crew, who made...

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2Thank Nurit S
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Awesome little hostel to meet people from all over the world. Staff are very friendly and invited guests to join them for trips to the beach or different sights around the city, felt more like hanging out with friends. Good variety for breakfast, showers and beds were clean, 6 bed dorm had lockers big enough for your whole backpack. Hostel...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Developed by world travelers, Discovery Hostel in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, provides backpackers and budget-minded globetrotters all the comfort of a boutique hostel and the coziness and warmth of a home-stay. We have a strong focus on creating a clean, open and friendly social environment making Discovery Hostel the ideal base for travelers who want to explore Rio and have an experience of a lifetime. The premises include: fully equipped kitchen, computer's lounge, reception & tourist information desk, TV area, bar & chill out patio. Pamper yourself with our customized beds, thick mattresses, big lockers, personal control lights, A/C and all the relaxation you will need for a good night's sleep. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Discovery Hostel

Address: Rua Benjamim Constant 26 | Gloria, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-150, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: ₹ 1,031 - ₹ 3,738 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Double rooms are close to the noise!”
mattyf2014, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Air-conditioner will be switched on from 10 PM to 10 AM only”
853karthikv, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The female dorm is comfortable and has an own bathroom and a balcony.”
lenilaem, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms were nice and clean! But try to get on the top of the triple bunks, dificult to climb...”
sommerj90, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Select a hostel close to public transportation and read many reviews of such and such hostels before making decision.”
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