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Reviewed 19 August 2016

Functional accommodation only a 5 minute walk from Cacete Metro station. A great location for our stay in Rio for the Olympic Games. We stayed in a private room on the second floor and while our room was reasonably clean the beds are very basic (a firm waterproof mattress!). Some noise from live entertainment at the bar next door can...

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Reviewed 11 June 2016

I stayed here recently to run run in the Rio half marathon. It is a very basic place; Rooms: Two single beds that we pushed together for a double (didn't have a double available on this busy weekend). Very basic furniture, air con and a tv and one double socket. The paint was peeling from the wall in chunks in...

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Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

The hostel is located in Catete which is a really good spot between the beach and party life of Rio. I only paid around 18€ including breakfast during carnival which is awesome. I was a lucky one who got a four bedroom dorm with a noisy AC. The other rooms mostly just have a fan with more beds inside. The...

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Reviewed 25 July 2014

Spent the weekend in Rio at Republica Hostel. It seems to be a place packed with backpackers, with its typical mood. First impression was not at all great. Coudn't even have a bath since they had just run out of water, and it took way longer than the 30minutes stated to solve the deal. When the water came back, the...

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Alice Springs, Australia
Reviewed 1 March 2014

A popular option with backpackers as evidenced by it being so crowded yet this hotel suffers from jaded and dingy decor, erratic access to hot water and generally suffering from noise problems from it's own residents as well as the street noise. Ok if you're in the party set though not for those seeking a quiet retreat.

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2013

The hostel is in a great location, very close to the metro and just off the main road. There are lots of shops, supermarkets and restaurants nearby and the beach is 5 minutes away. We have stayed in plenty of hostels so weren't expecting anything flash but our room was a tiny box with a window you couldn't open as...

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Reviewed 16 February 2013

Worst hostel I've ever been.Very dirty and disgusting.The bathroom is dirty 24/7 an full with fungi. Bedsheeds with dirt smudges.Toilets&showers have been 1 floor under my room.Refridgerator 3 floors under my room.Lookers were kind of broken.In 2 min everybody could have opened it. Room was unbelievable small. Breakfast: just bread and melon. A very little kitchen for a lot of...

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Reviewed 14 November 2012 via mobile

It is a nice hostel and well located if you don't want to be near the beach because the area seems safe and close to Catete metro. Breakfast is a decent buffet but the fruit basket could do with being peeled an chopped. I can't see who would help themselves to a huge pineapple and attempt to chop it up...

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 26 January 2012

I won't say much about the rooms. The chalets I stayed in (first with a group, later on my own) are deprived of sunlight and fresh air, although it helps to open the bathroom window. Bathroom is cleaned daily. The rooms and dorms in the main building seem a lot lighter. For me the price is good, but if you're...

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Address: Rua Silveira Martins Street 139, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Catete
Price Range: £21 - £65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 130
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