The staff is outstanding! Helpful and friendly. Kudos too Sole, Natalie and Chelsea. They helped making I regret of staying for only 2 days .
I stayed on Eustacio room, which is 5 persons beds. I cannot recomend it if you are not able to sleep with a bit of noisy.
Even the water system working can wake you up. A lot of barking on neighbourhood too. But it is a very confy & cozy room.
I meet amazing roomies despite the short period of time. The communal bathroom is very good. Has electry shower and is well cleaned on daily basis.
Here another thing that make this hostel very special. It is on a top of the hill. Be prepared to take the right bus ( 507) and for another to get on copacana for example. It is 2 bus almost for everything. Be prepared also to do some walking and escalade if you follow googlemaps instructions like me.
The breakfast is excellent for the price. Is beyond average the experience I have had in hostels. Some of them are cake homemade, juice and customized boiled eggs. Had also fresh bread, as 3 types of fresh fruits.
1 st Suggestion for the staff: It would be fantastic if a bit of simple breakfast ( eg fresh fruits) were available before 8 am. Here I had to choose to enjoy the morning out or eat the breakfast between 8-10.
The highlights of this hostel could be resumed on 2 words. Awesome landscape and unique culture atmosphere. The terrace with hammocks and accomdations with the view to Sugar Loaf and Cristo Redentor is unbelievable. Here one suggestion to the staff.
2nd suggestion : I can not understand why the terrace is supposed to be close on the sunset. I understand the quiet time rule, but a rule beyond that is the Sun rule. The nature is very noisy after 6 am! I hope they change this. After some kind of breaking in it is a fact: Sunset view on the terrace is craaazy unbelievable.
About the atmosphere on the hostel is all about the idea of communal staying. Nice people of all around the world gathered in the same place , and joined by the activities suggested by the great staff members and by the structure itself of the place.
Thank you Casa 579 and staff for this unique experience! I hope be back soon.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Casa 579 Hotel Rio De Janeiro
- Casa 579 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil