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King George Hostel
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Reviewed 26 October 2013 via mobile

Dirty, smelly, damp, expensive, confused/bizarre staff, music til 4am. Avoid at all costs

Stayed there last night. Although we had a booking they tried to charge us extra as they said they couldn't find it.
The girl on reception was pleasant enough, but very scatter brained and didn't really seem to know what was going on.
We were shown to a basement 12 bed dorm which was disgusting. Toilet and shower obviously hadn't been cleaned in some time and reeked. Only 3 or 4 of the lockers in the room could actually be locked as the laches were broken. The room shared a wall with the bar that had VERY loud music going til well after 0400.
On checking out we enquired about the 'Airport Shuttle', which in reality is the normal bus service a few streets away.
We have a very pragmatic approach to hostels, but this pushed the limits. Spend a bit longer looking and avoid at all costs.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Reviewed 14 January 2013

Although this hostel calls itself 'The Best Hostel in Rio' I'm afraid my sister and I can vouch that this is an extreme case of false advertising!

We were looking to book a stay over New Year in Rio so expected to be paying over the odds however, we were completely ripped off as the accommodation and experience here was the worst we experienced in what was a fantastic 3 weeks in Brazil.

Perhaps one of the worst aspects was the dark, claustrophobic atmosphere. This sounds a little odd but it felt as though the building was previously a bunker - the majority of the building is underground and the walls are almost a foot thick!! It's located next to an electricity substation which may have something to do with it's history.

By far the worst part of our stay were the rude staff. Not all of the staff I must admit but the hostel manager was rude, surly and often found lying on the floor of our room because of her 'exhaustion'...!

The 3 tier make-shift mdf bunk bed swayed from side to side whenever someone stood near it and didn't make for a confident nights sleep. The bedroom was full of random stuff which didn't appear to belong to anyone and the air conditioning was only switched on at 10pm.

There was a strong smell of damp which only got worse as you moved further and further down the building until you were in some wet walled basement - we were grateful to be on ground level as the lower rooms were worse than ours.

Overall, the hostel is extremely over priced, badly managed and very dirty - we woke up with bites.

I wouldn't usually write such a negative review and you have to take a hostel with a brave attitude but I'm afraid this is a very honest tale!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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4  Thank Kate B
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Reviewed 13 March 2011

I disagree with your complaining, "maybe" you visited an other king George Hostel, cause I was very well accommodated in the hostel, it was a clean place and all of them were adorable and helpful, by the way they were always ready to help without any extra charge.
I advised some friends of mine in Israel about the place, and they also loved it.
The most important is It 's placed in a safe and wonderful area.

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 July 2010

A hostel that is not even in your worst nightmare...

small, dirty, musty, noisy, unplesent staff, stinking.

nothing else to say.

you can find easily something better!!!

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with friends
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4  Thank polocertain
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Reviewed 11 January 2015
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Stayed: September 2014, travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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