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“friendly, handy, quiet, bad exchange rate,”
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Reviewed 6 March 2013

I chose this via Expedia, about $26 a nite for 1 bed in a female dorm for 8. It included breakfast, which at the time I didn't think was that good until I had breakfast in 20 other So Am hotels. So it's Ok. The common areas and good free wifi made for friendly mixing of travelers from all over the world. When I paid with US dollars, instead of the going rate of 202 Reals for $100, their rate was 190. It was only a couple blocks from the subway station. I wanted to go to the nearby beach, but rain happens, even in Rio. They were able to arrange a city tour which included Christ the Redeemer. They had party nights, which ended early enough so that it was quiet for sleeping. No elevator and up a big hill,and bunk beds, so be in shape to carry your bags in case your room is on the 3rd floor. They suggest locks for lockers which you can purchase there.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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CabanaCopaHostel, Guest Relations Manager at CabanaCopa Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2014

Thank you for staying with us and for writing a review. Our exchange rate is the same as the market and probably the best you can find in Copacabana. We hope you had a nice stay despite the rain :)

Safe travels!

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Reviewed 19 February 2013

This is one of the best hostels I have ever been to in my life.
The staff is extremely helpful, the hostel is very clean, and the breakfast is delicious! My room was airconditioned and clean. The hostel can organize a bunch of tours to see the city, and I met a bunch of great people while I was there. The bar is reasonably priced, and there is always activities recommended for what to do at night. The boat party was great, and so was the favela funk party! Not only did I have a great place to stay but I also made a lot of great friends! I would definitely come back to this hostel if I was coming through Rio, and recommend it to anyone planning a trip to the Cidade Maravilhosa!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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CabanaCopaHostel, Guest Relations Manager at CabanaCopa Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2014

Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to leave a review. We are happy to hear you found the staff helpful, hostel clean and breakfast good. We are also glad you got to enjoy some of the activities we offer and that you made some new friends!

Safe travels and best regards, CabanaCopa staff

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Reviewed 29 January 2013 via mobile

Good:

Location in a safe place near copacabana beach

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Staff behaves like you were selling something to them and not vice versa.

Mattresses are packed in a plastic foil (in order to protect them) so you will sweat all night.

Bathrooms are not really clean.

The price is not particularly low.


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Ian P, Diretor de vendas at CabanaCopa Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2013

Hello!
Thanks for staying with us & for your feedback

We are sorry to read your review. We were short of staff and they were stressed with the hostel being full, but now everything is ok and we have a new reception manager watch their work.

For hygienic reasons our mattresses have two covers and are quite confortable. Most of our small dorms have individual bed lights, power plugs and bed curtains.

We are hiring a cleaning staff to work evenings to keep shared bathrooms clean even after housekeeping hours, as during heavy party nights they can get a little messy depending on the guests use.

You are welcome to visit us if you come back to Rio, and see the improvements in the property & management.

Safe travels & best regards from sunny Copacabana beach!

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Reviewed 24 January 2013

This hostel is located up the hill. Staff is very friendly and helpful and I have met nice peopleBUT it is not very clean and I am not a fan of big dorms so after 2 nights I had enough. breakfast is not very good either ands I have heard there are cheaper places.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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CabanaCopaHostel, Guest Relations Manager at CabanaCopa Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2014

Our prime location is tucked in a small residential street, next to a national park, and 2 min away from Copacabana center, the metro & beach, which to us makes up for the fact that we're located up the hill. We are happy to hear the staff was friendly and helpful. We are sorry you found it a bit dirty, although we clean the house top to bottom twice a day, during party & beach times the big shared bathrooms get a little messy, so we need the guests cooperation. Our breakfast is a buffet and it has juices, coffee, tea, milk, cereal, honey, bread, butter, jam, cheese, ham, salami, fresh fruits, eggs, sausage, cake, toast etc.

Safe travels and best regards! CabanaCopa staff

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Reviewed 10 January 2013

Me and my girlfriend stayed here over New Years, Rio was packed but Cabana Copa made sure everyone in the hostel had a good time. They organised a great party before midnight on the 31st.
The hostel is very clean - the bathrooms are cleaned twice a day. The beds are comfortable and there are large lockers to store your bags (just bring a lock with you). Good breakfast, excellent location, great people.
No faults here!

Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Jason P
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CabanaCopaHostel, Guest Relations Manager at CabanaCopa Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2014

Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to leave a review! We are glad to hear you liked the party we organized and that you like the cleanliness, breakfast and location. We hope you will come back!

Safe travels and best regards, CabanaCopa

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Reviewed 1 January 2013 via mobile

This hostel is one of the better cheap hostels in Rio. Breakfast might not be the best around and the kitchen (open for guests) isn't clean, but neither are other hostel kitchens and there are some BAD hostels in Rio! This one is spacious, has a nice lounge area with huge tv, clean bathrooms and all that very close to Copa beach. I'd definetly recommend thid hostel!

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CabanaCopaHostel, Guest Relations Manager at CabanaCopa Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2014

Our breakfast is a buffet and it has juices (not fresh but it is a backpacker's hostel, not the Hilton!), coffee, tea, milk, cereal, honey, bread, butter, jam, cheese, ham, salami, fresh fruits, eggs, sausage, cake, toast etc. We are improving our old kitchen and building a new one just for the guests, regarding cleanliness we will take this up with the cleaning staff. We are glad to hear you would recommend us!

Best regards, CabanaCopa staff

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Reviewed 24 November 2012

Very clean and top location, right next to Copacabana beach. Breakfast was decent as well. The girls that worked the bar were sound but the lads that were on reception were annoying. You'd ask them questions and they'd give one word answers and seemed totally disinterested.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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CabanaCopaHostel, Guest Relations Manager at CabanaCopa Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2014

We are happy to hear you like our prime location and breakfast. We are sorry about the male staff seeming disinterested, we will take this up with them! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Hope to see you again!

Best regards and safe travels, CabanaCopa staff

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Address: Travessa Guimaraes 12 | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 21721-560, Brazil
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Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #77 of 834 Speciality Lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: £8 - £124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — CabanaCopa Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just three blocks from the famous Copacabana beach, next to the metro and a beautiful national park, CabanaCopa is a new quality backpackers hostel in a street w/ 24hrs security with a warm & welcoming atmosphere of our friendly & helpful staff.A large colonial house fully renovated with clean spacious dorms and bathrooms, excellent social areas (indoor and outdoor) that include our CabanaBar w/ Live sports & music, a Games room w/ Pool table, cards etc., a Cinema room w/ 52” LCD HD Cable TV & DVD, a Computers lounge w/ Free 20Mbs Internet & Wi-Fi. ... more   less 
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