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Beach Backpackers Hostel Rio de Janeiro
Reviewed 9 April 2012

The hostel was good. Average.
The room for 2 people is small. It has just two "beds", non a table, non a rack. I mean "bed" between quotation marks, b/c it was made with three mattresses one over the other one.

The staff is kind.
The best is Charlie, the dog.
Great location, far from the beach, but near from the Botafogo metro station.

Room Tip: a/c in all rooms shared bathrooms no swimming pool, no fitness center, anyway they are not neccesa...
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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beachbackpackers, Manager at Beach Backpackers Hostel Rio de Janeiro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2012

Dear Customer,

You got a promotional rate (Half of the current price) for a Standard twin room with air conditioning and all the facilities on offer, included in the price.

We have bigger rooms with 30 square meters ensuite but this type of room is only available for those willing to spend a little bit more than you did.

We are located 5 minutes walking distance to Botafogo beach, you can take a look on google maps. By metro you reach copacabana and/or ipanema beaches in a 3 minutes trip.

Regards,

Beach Backpackers Hostel

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Reviewed 5 March 2012

Had an amazing time there! Good, very clean and cheap. Nice breakfast included. The bathroom looks newly redone and it was always really clean.
Also, the hostel is between two large streets where you can get a lot of taxis and buses to everywhere in the city. Subway is close too.
Just make sure you get the bottom bed in the bunk, because the a/c is wrongly positioned and the top beds are waaaay hotter then the bottom ones.
The other non so great is the huge (and super friendly) dog named Charlie. Just because his was always trying to hump everyone... Maybe the owners should find him a girlfriend.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 January 2012

Great stay here!friendly staff!
clean,have cleaners clean EVERYDAY.
nice tv lounge,met great people we just drank in never went out met new friends to hang out and drink together so cool for meeting new people if travelling on own like me.,cheap beer and cocktails also soft drinks!served after 6pm(happy hour 7-8 2 drinks for 1)
soft drinks will be served all day.
good location also close to bus stop and metro both easy to use and CHEAP to get to other sites in the city.
was here 5 days was very sad to leave this hostel got to me had great times here!!!
oh be warned about Charlie!!the dog very friendly dog but sometimes to friendly always wants to play if a dog lover thats cool but may try to hump your leg!!!!he had a thing for me!everywhere I went he went!
if busy like if on your laptop(free wifi,also 2 computers free internet)and Charlie being a pain tell him to go away,if won't cos can not understand you you,the staff will here and call him.he is a funny but crazy dog!
have lockers just bring own padlock,by reception staff there 24 hours!so very safe!!
basic breakfast is inc 8am-10,good kitchen if wish to cook yourself,there is 2 super markets close what are so cheap!
STAY HERE WHEN IN RIO only place I will stay if come again you will love it!!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 October 2011

cheap drinks, nice lounge room, people generally really nice and friend and it is very cheap but there are some downfalls the rooms are tiny with 6 bunkbeds and no lockers for your backpacks (i ended up keeping my backpack on my bed because there was no room) and the bathrooms experienced some issues that didn't get resolved immediately

the area is ok, some cheap places to eat nearby and much safer than Lapa and other areas, but no where near as nice as ipanema and leblon

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 August 2011

I had to 'make changes', at short notice, to my travel plans when in Rio de Janeiro and so I had to also, choose this property as I always stay in an hotel.
Hostels do not normally interest me because I Only stay in a private room and in a hostel set-up, that can mean paying for 4 people to Secure a room for just OnesSelf.....
Anyways, I certainly was not disappointed with my relatively short stay here at the Beach...
My Single room price was good value in respect of the above mentioned. It was all a totally new experience for me and I certainly liked the 'atmosphere' of it all, I mean the friendliness and great craic, as I discovered.
My room was basic though at same time - adequate. The kitchen was well equipped and the coffee maker came in handy as I like my 'real coffee' from the machine. Orange juice though is 'well watered' : )
Free internet use for guests and a nice little array of foodstuffs for breakfasts was all into the bargain too. Free wi fi and a bit of background music added to the pleasant atmosphere out on the patio.
The property is well secured and in a nice part of Botafogo. I walked most days over to Copacabana Beach, though transport is very good here.
The Beach Backpackers B B Q night were a real treat indeed. My only complaint is that their BBQ is too cheap !!
Staff were great, Kevin, etc..., and I really liked the friendly atmosphere when there and so I was Happy my plans had Changed.
I believe various tours can be taken and nights out etc...,
Huge TV in the living room, comfortable relaxed seating and cheap beer if one preferred.
Staying here was indeed a New and Unexpected Experience for me, however I have to admitt I thoroughly enjoyed the ability to chat with my fellow travellers and thats Something not always experienced at an hotel....
Perhaps I would have liked my Own en-suite bathroom as I am used to having this at hotel.
GOOD TIP; There is also a very handy 'Cambio' money exchange on 2nd floor of the Nearby Botafogo Shopping mall, by the waterfront (beach).
Life was a Beach durin my short stay at backpackers....

Room Tip: My single room did not have 'exactly' a window to the outside.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 May 2011

I strongly recommend this place. We - my wife and I - arrived there running from the bad Yellow Mellow and we had a good time in Beach Backpakers! The place is clean and well organized. The staff is kind and careful with the guests. The kitchen is very clean and well equipped. The localization is good - not excellent - and the neighbourhood is safe and calm. They have a bar with very fair prices and a nice ambiance at the TV/internet room, as well as in the little yard.
As nothing is perfect, the hostel has some litlle problems. The bedrooms have too much beds and the bathrooms are not enough. We sometimes needed to wait a few people take a shower before we take ours, for exemple. Personaly, I don't like animals and they have a very beautiful and "polite" dog in the Hostel, but if you are not a boring guy like me, you wont care about it.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2017, travelled solo
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Address: Rua Guilhermina Guinle 95 | Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22270-060, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Botafogo
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #448 of 842 Speciality Lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: £27 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our mission is to provide comfortable, secure and clean accommodation to the budget traveller. We offer competitive prices and extras such as free breakfast, free internet and wifi, free lockers and free bedlinen and towel. Our 24-hour reception is operated by helpful staff who are ready to answer all of your questions and offer the best advice about the local area. Our large social area offers a great place to relax on comfortable couches. You can make use of our flat screen TV with satellite channels for watching sports and movies. We have a DVD selection, a Playstation 2, a book exchange and board games. You will also find free internet stations with skype headphones and free wifi with a strong, fast connection. There is a guest phone for receiving calls from home or for making local or international calls. Our fully equipped kitchen has two large fridges for our guests to store food. We also have a built in water filter to top up your drinking bottles with fresh filtered water. Our private courtyard garden is a peaceful space to chill out and enjoy morning coffee or have an evening drink while listening to music and get to know your fellow travellers. We also have regular BBQ nights here with really excellent food and a fun party atmosphere. Tours and Activities: We have a fantastic night-life guide for travellers keen to party, which includes information for gay and lesbian backpackers. We have loads of ideas for people on a tight budget or for travelers who want to splurge and treat themselves to a great Brazilian meal. We also offer the best tours available to all tourist attractions in Rio, including: Sugar Loaf, Christ Statue, Maracanã Stadium, Botanical Garden, Santa Tereza Stairs, Lapa (the most famous bohemian neighbourhood where a huge street party takes place every Friday). Accommodation Information: We have private and dormitory rooms available with en-suite or shared bathrooms. Our rooms are spacious with modern furnishings and have new, comfortable mattresses. Our wi-fi signal is strong in all our rooms. Location Information: Our hostel is situated in Botafogo - a safe, central location. Within walking distance of our hostel you will find Botafogo Beach (5 mins) where you can see the famous Sugar Loaf. You can also walk to the world renowned Copacobana Beach (18 mins). We are beside many great local amenities including the metro, bus stops to all tourist attractions, trendy bars, restaurants, night clubs, frozen yogurt stores, juice bars, supermarkets, local markets, two large shopping malls (Starbucks!), 24-hour ATM (HSBC), pharmacies and a public hospital. ... more   less 
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