First of all, unless you want to be based in Santa Theresa then the location is awful. Up a massive steep hill which takes about 10-15 mins and isn't much fun in the heat. Also looked a bit dodgy at night so careful if you're on your own.
Gloria metro is down a load of stairs then a few streets, you'll also find shops, farmacy, supermarkets, food joints and arms there. It's about 15-20 min to ipanena beach on the metro. Remember there are no little shops up the hill at the hostel so you'll have to buy your juice/water/snacks/food etc before you go up.
Location aside it's a pretty standard hostel. Some staff friendly and going out their way to help you, others can appear rude if you ask them something...as if you've disturbed them! Also I was given some wrong info about buses and shops so the staff should maybe revise their local knowledge :).
The wifi is good but only works outside reception. The kitchen area is small but has everything you need, lots of eating areas overlooking a great view of the city. You can also buy drinks and pizza at the bar after 7pm
Free breakfast is good, bread, cheese, eggs, fruit etc.
The tours offered at reception are great value, I highly recommend the city tour!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the most charming and attractive neighborhood in Rio, Terra Brasilis is just the right choice for art and bohemia lovers. Positioned a little bit above the region, Santa Teresa has incomparable views of the city. The great atmosphere in middle of centenians mansions and art ateliers are welcoming everyday hundreds of visitors and locals by trail! Our hostel is an ancient 19th century house with two large balconies to provide us a stunning view. ... more less
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- Terra Brasilis Hostel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil