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Kirchzarten, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice hostel, really close to the beach! Very friendly and helpful people. Great breakfast! You can borough surfboards and even book classes of surf. 2 min away to next restaurant. 5 min. Walk to city center.

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Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Reviewed 25 June 2015

wow, love staying there,you feel like you on the beach, and your close to some nice beach. I when with my family there and we all love it very many.They have a nice room with a great view of the sea. i can wait to go back .

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Reviewed 15 November 2014 via mobile

Awesome place, close to the beach, very nice environment, great prices, good vibe, lovely staff! What else do you need? Perfect for a dream holiday with the lads! Waking up to the beach, if you dont want it then you can choose the swimming pool. I'm writing this review and right now there's a birthday party going on. Sexy live...

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1Thank Gabriel B
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 22 September 2014

Horrible experience. Reserved a single room (its on the beach front and noisy all night as people come and go). I had to chase the night watchman for sheets and towels. Windows were left open, so the room was filled with mosquitos. In the morning, I was covered head to toe with bed bug bytes. I found blood on both...

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Tarm, Denmark
Reviewed 27 August 2013

The hostel is located next to the Macumba beach, witch is a surfer paradise. But surfer or not, it's a nice place to stay. The view from the private rooms is astonishing, and the sleep with the sound of the ocean is just heaven. I've been at the hostel 3 times, and every time very pleasant stay. The wifi is...

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2Thank Hans M
Lamorlaye, France
Reviewed 16 August 2013

if you like quiet place : go to Pontal Hostel : far from Rio center but on a beautifull beach and far from the crowdy Copacabana beach... you can drive to Rio the day and to come back to the hotel the evening for a good rest ... it is not Copacabana Palace , but all you need , you...

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1Thank Olivier P
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 22 July 2011

I stayed at this hostel with about 30 friends for an event in Rio last week. Its been a little while since I stayed in a hostel, but from what I can remember, this one is definitely one of the better ones. It is brand new and just across the street from Macumba beach. I stayed in a room with...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pontal Hostel is a mix of Hotel and Hostel. Located in front of the beach configured with seven private suites overlooking the sea and seven collective suits. All facilities are brand new, have split air conditioning, bathroom and wi-fi. We have a feeding area with guest kitchen (refrigerator, stove, microwave) integrated with the wood-fired oven and barbecue for guests. In the recreation area are the swimming pool, snack bar, lounge, TV room, game room and Lanhouse. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pontal Hostel

Address: Avenida Paulo Tapajos 6 | Recreio dos Bandeirantes, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22795-589, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: £14 - £605 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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