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“Great view and homey feel”
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Casa 579
Ranked #68 of 343 Rio de Janeiro B&B and Inns
Reviewed 11 June 2013

My boyfriend and I had a mostly great experience at Casa 579.

The place feels like home, people are really great and friendly. The common area is large with a good view, it feels very welcoming. Breakfast was good. The view on the terrace is incredible.

We had a few glitches, though. We were charged only 1 night up front instead of for both nights we were staying. They are strict about full payment at the beginning and we didn't realize they didn't charge us the full amount. So upon checkout (as I'm hurrying to catch my international flight) we had to try to scrounge up cash. There was no way to pay via credit card, even with paypal. I'm sure it was just a mistake by the employee that checked us in, but it was a pretty stressful way to end my vacation.

The room was nice, but there was no lock on our room door. I think there was a space for a padlock, but they didn't have any available to us. We had a queen bed, but it was two twins pushed together. Both were clearly not an ideal situation.

Room Tip: The rooms in the house across the street are a bit quieter.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Casa579, Manager at Casa 579, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2013

We're happy to hear that you liked the homey vibe at the great views here at Casa 579 and we're sorry to hear about the problems you have but we'd like to assure you that these small things have been resolved so future guests will be able to benefit.

The staff member who checked you in was in fact new and had just completed her training. We get an influx of new staff every 3 months as we also run a volunteer project in our local community centre and the staff who work on reception all come to volunteer in the community centre giving classes of everything from music to meditation. We have been over our reservations system again with all team members to prevent this ever happening again in the future. We really hope that you got to the airport on time and had a safe flight!

We have now also had proper locks, not just latches, put onto all doors and we have moved a proper double bed into the room where you stayed.

Please accept our apologies again. We thank you for bringing these things to our attention so that we were able to do something about it.

Warmest regards from Rio,
Kiri and the team at Casa 579.

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Reviewed 10 June 2013

Incredible view to the corcovado and the pao de acucar, friendly and charming staff, nice breakfast, interesting guests... What do you want more?

already planning to return to casa 579

Thanks a lot! beijamim

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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Casa579, The team at Casa 579, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2013

Hi Benjamin,
We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thanks for taking the time to let other travellers know about the house, the views and our friendly staff.
Safe travels and see you soon.
Kiri, Natalia and the team at Casa 579.

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Reviewed 31 May 2013

Really! When we made our reservation online, I wasn't much of a believer. Everything was too clean, to direct, to simple and we didn't know if the price was going to pay off.
Casa 579 was exactly as published online, they really know what a tourist needs to hear. They're recommendations were so accurate we didn't waste a minute in Río.

It's far away from downtown, that's true, but it's so easy to get there if you follow their guidelines. The only thing they're missing is to provide you with a cell phone to check on you every 2 hours, it's like they're always taking care of you.

An example to follow for tourist services providers!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Casa579, The team at Casa 579, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2013

We really thank you for taking the time to write a review and we're so glad you that you liked the place and that we were able to help you get around Rio and see all the key places with no problems in the 2 days you stayed with us. We invest a lot in staff training so it's great to know that our team has the right information to help our guests.
We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Brazil and hope to see you next time you're in Rio!
Natalia, Kiri and the team at Casa 579.

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Reviewed 20 May 2013

Upon arriving to Casa 579 we were welcomed like old friends. The owner is amazing, as are the incredibile views from the hostel windows and roof terrace. Breakfast is fab and the big kitchen has lots of communal items you can use if you want to cook, otherwise we were recommended a great little restaurant 2 mins walk up the road with the most incredible views over Rio. The common areas were great and the hostel gave daily recommendations of activities in Rio. Its not quite as close to the beach as other hostels but it´s only a bus ride away and a brief walk into Santa Teresa, which is a really amazing place to go and have a few drinks in the evening. If I went back to Rio I´d definitely stay here again. Thanks for making us feel so welcome and at home!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Casa579, The team at Casa 579, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2013

We love to hear people say that they felt Casa 579 was their home away from home as this is the vibe we try to create for everyone who stays here. We're so glad that you both felt at home here and that you enjoyed our breakfast and Gaucho's, our great local restaurant right on the corner, and being able to use our lovely, big kitchen. We really appreciate your positive feedback and hope that anyone who reads your review and comes to stay with us will also feel at home.
If you ever do come back to Rio we'd love to have you here again and we hope you find some other great places to stay on your future travels!
With love from Rio,
Kiri, Natalia and the team at Casa 579.

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Reviewed 16 May 2013

This hostel has been the best we have stayed at yet. The staff make you feel right at home from the moment you walk in. Kiri was awesome! As were all of the rest of the team. They have the a breakfast every morning that is out of this world! Also, it is in a great, safe location. Don't let me forget...an incredible view! I hope to return soon!

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Casa579, The team at Casa 579, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2013

It was also our pleasure having you and your friends here. Thanks for the great review. We're glad you enjoyed breakfast and the views, don't forget to have a coffee and try another awesome breakfast at Jacks in Cusco when you get there and we'd love to have you back again anytime you can make it.
Safe travels and thanks again.
Kiri and the team at Casa 579.

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Additional Information about Casa 579

Address: Rua Doutor Julio Otoni 579 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-400, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #68 of 343 B&Bs / Inns in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: €25 - €49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa 579 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa 579 is a stylish boutique guesthouse located in Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro. With excellent facilities and an amazing roof terrace with 180 degree views of Cristo Redentor, Sugar Loaf Mountain and Guanabara Bay, it makes the perfect place to stay to avoid the soulless high rise hotels of Copacabana and Ipanema and see the “real” Rio. ... more   less 
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Casa 579 Hotel Rio De Janeiro
Casa 579 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

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