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Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

This is a great hostel, albeit a bit pricey but I think the accommodation, service and location make up for this. Leblon is a nice neighbourhood and the beach is very pretty. It is a lot quieter than Copacabana and even Ipanena which is on the same stretch of beach. The staff are friendly and very eager to help, which can be unusual to find in hostels. The cocktails were fantastic, definitely one of the best Mojitos I've ever had and the food is also good. My favourite part of this hostel was the awesome decor, it was unreal. I definitely recommend this Z.Bra.

Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
1  Thank peterej
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Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed my stay in z.bra. It has a fancy little lobby area with cool kitschy decor. The rooms however are very basic. I stayed in a double room first, and a dorm room afterwards. The hostel has a bar and we were allowed to order drinks on out them on our tab during our stay. It's located in leblon, in a nice area a short walk to the beach. I would stay there again.

Stayed: July 2014
Thank Misha K
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

When I arrived at the hostel I found out they wanted to charge me higher than the advertised rate.
After some negotiation this was dropped to a price still higher than the advertised rate. The price to stay changes throughout the week. So if you want to stay longer you won't pay The same price every day.
The hostel staff were friendly which is a good plus. I was surprised from the photos vs the actual look. It didn't appear to be the same hostel.
Overall given the price I paid for a bed in a dorm I would not recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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3  Thank d o
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

Upside: funky design, great location, friendly staff, party every night (it's perfectly fine too for the non-party mode travelers).

Downside: bathroom not neat as the day advances, breakfast could be served in a better way (away from the flies), overpriced compared to other hostels worldwide.

Yet, worth the visit if you're up to meeting new people and staying 2 blocks away from the beach in one of the nicest areas of Rio de Janeiro.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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Thank geiko_2010
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

i stayed there for one week, and i couldnt have been better. the staff is reallly nice and helpful, the dorm is good ( and clean) the "suites" are cosy but maybe a bit noisy( the ac is really loud) , the breakfast is very good and the cook really nice !
the location is great (1 block from the beach), close to restaurants and bars in the 'fanciest' area of rio

in a word, you should absoluteky stay there in rio !

Room Tip: if you stay in a suité ask to see it before, they are different size and colors ... the yellow one for example is much biger than the pink one
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Thank pauline888981
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