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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 30 May 2016

Terrible breakfast, it´s suppose to be from 8 to 10 am. But If you wake up 9h you wont find many things. They usually offer bread, cheese and ham, coffee and milk. They always have one cake, actually one cake...cut in 10 pieces....Only in my room there were 15 people...And if you question staff they say, Wake up early next... More 

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Antigua, Guatemala
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Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

We got Bed Bugs! Staff was slow to react to the problem and didn't take seriously, and many of us had them for multiple nights. They only refunded one nights and did my laundry as compensation. There were far too few toilets and showers, and making it worse, toilets were often out of order. The TRIPLE BUNK dorms left little... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 18 March 2016

Would be a pretty good hostel, if it wasn't for the bedbugs. The staff knows, but doesn't seem to care: they were checking in new people as we were cleaning our bags. Do not stay here until they have new mattresses or bags around them. We got bites all over our arms and spent our whole last day in Rio... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 26 February 2016

Bed bugs ruined what would have been a good stay. The staff, especially Juan, were really helpful and friendly, however, the owners did not seem to care about the bed bug epidemic! They would remove a patron from a bed bug infested room, into another and then allow new guests to check into the bug ridden bed. Other than this,... More 

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Winterthur, Switzerland
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Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

I was visiting for 2 days and one night at this small beach Backpackers in Rio. Staff are very friendly and helpful, the rooms are usually tight because a lot of beds in 6/8 dorms. Besides the suburb is a very quiet area. Cleanliness could be a bit better but it's an old house and when the rooms are full... More 

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Reviewed 30 November 2015

Dorms are full of bedbugs ans nobody seems to care, our backpacks were completely full of it, it was really difficult to get rid of it. The hostel have a good geographic situation and is preaty cheap, but then again beware of the bedbugs

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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

This hostel looked so great in the picture, description and high rating... and it was cheap. And as far as to the dorm bedroom it was nice. But the dorm I stayed in was horrible, the mattresseses was so old and worn that I wonder what else lives in there... And the pillow, I wouldn't use if I got payed...... More 

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Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

Stayed at this hostel for a couple of weeks so far, really chilled and relaxing atmosphere. The staff are really helpful and friendly they helped us a lot planning our routes for different day trips. The hostel itself is clean and comfortable to stay in with warm showers- don't find that in many hostels travelling! The location of the hostel... More 

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Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

I came to this hostel as a backpacker, The name says it backpackers hostel, Why two stars... The first ten meters are really nice and beautiful it looks modern like as you see on the pictures, but after you past that ten meters going upstairs it's just an old hostel with a lot of tiny bunkbeds unsafe for at least... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

For the price this is definitely the hostel to choose on a budget, though make sure you always book through hostel-world as the rates are cheaper than booking at reception- even if you're extending, go back online to book up!!! The hostel has everything you need: great location to metro and supermarkets, some good eats around too! It's walking distance... More 

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Staying in Botafogo

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Botafogo
In recent years, Botafogo has become one of the hottest neighbourhoods in Rio. It hosts many modern restaurants with contemporary food and many venues to listen to rock and electronic music. Its numerous bars and pubs make this area a great choice for anyone interested in a great nightlife experience - in fact, some bars in the area are open all night. Casa Daros, an art museum that showcases amazing artists from Latin America, is a must see located in a historical building in Botafogo.
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our mission is to provide comfortable, secure and clean accommodation to the budget traveller. We offer competitive prices and extras such as free breakfast, free internet and wifi, free lockers and free bedlinen and towel. Our 24-hour reception is operated by helpful staff who are ready to answer all of your questions and offer the best advice about the local area. Our large social area offers a great place to relax on comfortable couches. You can make use of our flat screen TV with satellite channels for watching sports and movies. We have a DVD selection, a Playstation 2, a book exchange and board games. You will also find free internet stations with skype headphones and free wifi with a strong, fast connection. There is a guest phone for receiving calls from home or for making local or international calls. Our fully equipped kitchen has two large fridges for our guests to store food. We also have a built in water filter to top up your drinking bottles with fresh filtered water. Our private courtyard garden is a peaceful space to chill out and enjoy morning coffee or have an evening drink while listening to music and get to know your fellow travellers. We also have regular BBQ nights here with really excellent food and a fun party atmosphere. Tours and Activities: We have a fantastic night-life guide for travellers keen to party, which includes information for gay and lesbian backpackers. We have loads of ideas for people on a tight budget or for travelers who want to splurge and treat themselves to a great Brazilian meal. We also offer the best tours available to all tourist attractions in Rio, including: Sugar Loaf, Christ Statue, Maracanã Stadium, Botanical Garden, Santa Tereza Stairs, Lapa (the most famous bohemian neighbourhood where a huge street party takes place every Friday). Accommodation Information: We have private and dormitory rooms available with en-suite or shared bathrooms. Our rooms are spacious with modern furnishings and have new, comfortable mattresses. Our wi-fi signal is strong in all our rooms. Location Information: Our hostel is situated in Botafogo - a safe, central location. Within walking distance of our hostel you will find Botafogo Beach (5 mins) where you can see the famous Sugar Loaf. You can also walk to the world renowned Copacobana Beach (18 mins). We are beside many great local amenities including the metro, bus stops to all tourist attractions, trendy bars, restaurants, night clubs, frozen yogurt stores, juice bars, supermarkets, local markets, two large shopping malls (Starbucks!), 24-hour ATM (HSBC), pharmacies and a public hospital. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Beach Backpackers Hostel Rio de Janeiro

Address: Rua Guilhermina Guinle #95 | Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22270=060, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Botafogo
Price Range: €12 - €94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Beach Backpackers Hostel Rio de Janeiro 2*
Number of rooms: 5
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“ask for rooms without the metal bunk, they are old and noise...so you wake up all the time someone move in the bed”
 of 5 bubbles jjumiranda, 30 May 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are great; roommates are the luck of the draw”
 of 5 bubbles inaraklavins, 18 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Do your upmost to get a bottom or middle bunk, your quality of sleep (and safety) will be infinitely higher”
 of 5 bubbles jakem196, 13 Aug 2014 | Read review
“I stayed in a single room with private bath. affordable, and very comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles DavidF182, 17 Jun 2012 | Read review
“a/c in all rooms shared bathrooms no swimming pool, no fitness center, anyway they are not neccesary.”
 of 5 bubbles viajeros102009, 9 Apr 2012 | Read review
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