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Tallinn
Reviewed 15 March 2013

I really enjoyed my stay in Hercus Hostel because the staff starting from Leila was more than wonderful !! The hostel is located in a very good place. 20 minute walk from Copacabana beach and about 10-15minute walk to metro station Siqueira Campos. From the RIO International Airport, taxi will take about 50-60R$ and 45 minutes. Ipanema beach is 30...

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Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 January 2013 via mobile

The guy at the counter of this hostel with black hair from Europe is arrogant. No respect at all. Told us to find the room for ourselves and gave us directions. He was too busy on the phone to his friends. He told us the big boss would be coming in and we need to hurry up and go up...

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 25 June 2012

Hi guys I would like to thank you for the wonderful time I had with you guys A special thanks to Jeh, Rai, Romina and the cleaning laid I don´t remember your name  I know you guys are working hard to get the hostel to be back in shape and you are doing a excelente job Great transfer options,...

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Niteroi, RJ
Reviewed 2 March 2012

First, keep in mind you're going to a hostel and not to a hotel. This was my first experience with such a place. The reception staff were extremely helpful and friendly. We got a 4 beds room with lockers to keep our stuff. Yes the rooms are cramped and smell of mould which you get used after a while! The...

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Malmo, Sweden
Reviewed 27 February 2012

We had to stay at this crappy place because everything was fully booked due to the Carnaval. It was awful! Rooms cramped with beds, people everywhere, doors couldn't be closed, lockers broken, only a couple of bathrooms for all these people... To be fair, the receptionist lady was nice and friendly, the beds and the sheets were clean and they...

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Copacabana
The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.
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“tip to choose a good room..... hmmm.... book a different hostel!”
 of 5 bubbles Braveheart_10010, 14 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Simply don't stay here unless you have no other choice”
 of 5 bubbles Worldtravelholiday, 17 Sep 2013 | Read review
“If you are not staying in this hostel at the peak time, try to choose 22 bed dorm or 10 bed dorm. I took the 10 bed dorm and stayed 3 night all alone in this room, basically the same thing is with 22 bed dorm - really spacious :)”
 of 5 bubbles terjea_12, 15 Mar 2013 | Read review
“get the rooms at the end of the corridor near the air con. get a key for the locker in your bedroom. take your own towel.”
 of 5 bubbles TaynaraSegurado, 2 Mar 2012 | Read review
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