I was traveling by myself so having friendly, helpful hostel staff was my main priority. Having read the previous reviews I decided on WOTB - and I was not disappointed!
From the minute you walk in the door, all the staff know your name and make you feel extremely welcome. They gave me advice way beyond "book this tour", and went out of their way to make my experience of Rio one of the best travel experiences I've had. In the end, they gave me so much info I didn't take a tour, but explored with new friends.
Sure, the beds and rooms are simple - if you're looking for luxury comfort, this ain't the place! But who sleeps in Rio?! That said, although there is a bar upstairs, it's not a "party" hostel, so when you need to sleep it was always pretty quiet.
The location is great, too - just a short walk to Copacabana beach, and bus/metro stops. They also have a very rigorous security system, so it is very safe.
I can't say "obrigada" enough to the staff at WOTB!More
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included