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Vila Carioca Hostel
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

I stayed in February 2014 in Villa Carioca Hostel and i can just say was a fantastic stay!!
Toilet cleaned, paper substituted, soap refilled everyday.
6 people dormitory with fan and Air conditioned.
Big breakfast, totally not-skimped on quantities.
Free wi-fi.
Also the location is very comfortable: get anywhere thanks to the Metro station Botafogo close by and Rua Clemente for busses it's simple.
Big shopping mall 10minutes on walk.
And the companies of little monkeys on three :)

Staff cordial and easy-going will help you with everything!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

I booked online for 3 nights and think I ended up staying here over 2 weeks... Found it hard to leave! On a quiet dead end road, feels ultra safe as you have a 24 hr guard surveying the street. Plenty of transport on your doorstep (busses and underground), beach down the road/running,cycling & fitness track on water side. Shops, bars restaurants all around. Perfect spot to be.
I stayed in the 15 bed dorm and was great! The vibes here are great, all super helpful and nice.. (speak portuguese and they'll love you even more! ) . Breakfast is lovely, with a different cake freshly baked each day... plenty of fruit, sandwich material, teas & coffee...
Perfect if you're looking for somewhere to be just for a few days, or even weeks... I did and was totally comfortable!!!
Enjoy, and say Hi to Francesco, Giuliana, Manuela, Guil, and Nathalie from me!!! They rock ; )
Look forward to visiting again!!!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

Good location, very quiet, no street noise. Nice helpful staff, good breakfast. I was in the 15 bed dorm which can feel a little crowded, but was sufficient for my needs. A lot of Brazilians stay here, so you can meet a wide variety of interesting people and not only foreigners.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Cody P
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Reviewed 28 January 2014 via mobile

+ Excellent location, decent beds, nice breakfast, helpful staff, power points everywhere for laptops etc, powerful air con, good way to meet new people, amazing value for money.
- Wi-fi coverage, mosquitoes.
Overall highly recommended.

Thank Sam W
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

I already stayed in few stylish Hostel. Mainly when them stay near from a forest or any green area.
This one is in the middle of everything, near, very near from Flamengo Metro Station and you can go for any place in Rio very fast.
Vila Carioca stay in a closed street and in the end of this street, in front of the hostel, there is a little square, with a lot of trees. realy style!

When you enter in the hostel, every furniture is different and try to give you a feeling of a lot of place of world.

really good!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Thank diegoantunes
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

While this hostel has a very friendly atmosphere, the staff is very helpful and the toilette are clean, the breakfast was tasteless and the facilities aren't in the best state. If you want to go to the beach, expect to be there in 20-30 minutes because the Botafogo ones aren't nice, so you have to take a bus or walk to Copacabana and Ipanema. Due to this I rate this hostel as average and I would recommend it if you didn't find anything near those other beaches.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

It is easy to find and the street is very secure with its own security guards. There are small monkeys in the trees outside and from the end of the road is a glorious view of Cristo Redentor. It is a three-minute walk from Botafogo's metro station, making it only 20 minutes from the beaches at Copacabana and Ipanema, and a five-minute walk from the shopping centre, across the road from which is a bus service that takes an hour to the main international airport.
The rooms have the fans going non-stop to keep cool, so you can sleep really well in spite of the rooms being very crowded, but I didn't find that a problem, and nothing went missing (there are also lockers). A bit disgusting was that my mattress clearly had a dried diarrhoea stain, but this is a hostel and they do provide sheets.
The staff are friendly and will chat with you. They speak very good English and are happy to arrange trips for you or do extras like order food to be delivered.
I didn't think much of the breakfast because I'm used to cakes and mousse for dessert, but there is a supermarket nearby.
The WiFi works perfectly throughout the place, and there is a large communal area with TV that plays either news or music throughout the day (not that you should be in a hostel during the day when you're in Rio!).
I must commend the hostel too. On New Year's Eve, the whole neighbourhood apparently lost water. The hostel provided us each with bottles of water so that we could at least have a shower. The only problems otherwise with the toilet facilities are fellow guests who don't flush or don't use the facilities courteously, as the bathrooms themselves are cleaned each morning.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Iliterati
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Address: Rua Estacio Coimbra 84 | Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Botafogo
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Ranked #30 of 826 Speciality Lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: £11 - £23 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Vila Carioca Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 65
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