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Reviewed 5 January 2012

The hostel is located in the charming neighbourhood of Santa Teresa, a little bit up in the hills - but not too far from the centre. It is close to both bus and metro, so sightseeing Rio de Janeiro is very doable from Bellas Artes Guesthouse.

The hostel is run by a very nice lady, very velcoming and service minded.
The hostel has a beautiful backyard where you can sunbathe, chill out, read, have a glass of wine and possibly watch the staff pick bananas from a ladder!

The hostel is not too big, which makes the atmosphere good. It is clean enough, and has a kitchen which is great for cooking dinner.
The neighbourhood is great for walking at night, going to restaurants and visiting local bars and pubs. And, ride the local tram in the hills of Santa Teresa!

Room Tip: We booked a 3-bed room, perfect for 3 friends travelling together! The bathroom was just outside our door, on the 1st floor - and there was never a line.
  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank maggimaggi
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Reviewed 25 February 2011

I've been to this hostel with a friend during a national holiday in Brasil. We have booked online (hostels.com) a room for two with private bathroom. We did pay the amount they've asked for in order to keep the room.

As we got there we were informed that:
1) our reservation wasn't made because they forgot to check the website;
2) there isn not any room with private bathroom, even though they say there is. There is one bathroom shared with another room, but it isn't private.

The lady said she would "help" us find another place to stay but later she just said "i'm sorry, all the hostels/hotels are full because it's public holiday". We've slept there the first night because it wasn't still full. The next day we found ourselves with no place to stay for three days. They didn't bother to solve a problem which they were 100% responsible for.

Besides the bathroom problem, the room was just as poor as most of hostel rooms in Brasil: synthetic bed linens, bad furniture and bad pillows. Towels were for rent and fairly clean.

To sum up: irresponsible for not making our reservation and not solving the problem and dishonest for lying about the private bathroom.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled with friends
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4  Thank patriciamieko
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: March 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 May 2016
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Room Tip: Las habitaciones con balcón a la calle
  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: March 2016, travelled with family
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