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Rio Aplauso Hostel
Stockholm, Sweden
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34 reviews
34 hotel reviews
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“Different”
Reviewed 9 April 2012

We booked our trip for the carnival very early (10 months before), still the availibility of hotels on internet was very low. We choose one and did not have very high expectations but saw it as a bit of an adventure. However, three weeks before arriving we were contacted by the hostel and it turned out it had been rebuilt, the double room we had reserved had disappeared and there was now only dorms. After a bit of discussion we were promised a 8 bed dorm for only me and my wife. It sounded too generous to be true and at arrival it turned out it was too generous to be true. However, we were offered an apartment, in another part of the city. We arrived there with a nice guy from the hostel. The lady who lived there moved to her neighbour during two nights and we got to live in her one room apartment. She prepared nice breakfasts and did the cleaning. Carnival was a fantastic event, we also saw a lot of other Rio highlights and left very content. The people from the hostel helped us a lot with practical things and good advise.

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Reviewed 28 February 2012

Are u tired of trying out hostel that have 'raving' reviews on the net only to find that they are hell manifest in the form of guest houses?

Are u on a budget and yet the cheapest thing u can find will blow a weeks worth of budget planning?

Are u fed up of staying at hostel where guests throw up on u while u sleep, steal your shampoo (and only that if u r lucky!) and wake u up at all hours of the night as they stumble in from 'Narnia' where they managed to get to by consuming copious amounts of intoxicants?

.....me too.....

And this is why have hit the jackpot when u found Hostel Aplauso..... This is a quality backpackers dream come true.

Philip will help u get around town and let u leave yr bags and use the showers if u need to check out late. Breakfast is usually fresh fruit, toast,some type of juice and lots of yummy Brazilian coffee (never touched the stuff till I got here).

..... And the there is the price .... Just take a look people...

PS. There are female and Male dorms to choose from for us prudent ladies.

Don't bother looking elsewhere....

  • Stayed February 2012
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Property: Rio Aplauso Hostel
Address: Rua Francisco Muratori 19, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-080, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #294 of 798 Speciality Lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Rio Aplauso Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
O Rio Aplauso Hostel possui os melhores quartos compartilhados. Todos com ar-condicionado e ventilação natural. Funciona num casarão que é Patrimônio Histórico e Artístico da cidade do Rio de Janeiro, e que integra o chamado Corredor Cultural. Está localizado no Centro da Cidade, a apenas uma quadra dos Arcos da Lapa e de Santa Teresa. Rio Aplauso Hostel has the best mixed dorms (all with air-conditioning and natural ventilation). The hostel has its headquarters in an old mansion that belongs to Cultural Tour and the Historical-Artistic patrimony of Rio de Janeiro. We are located in the center of the city, just one block of Arcos da Lapa and Santa Teresa.In just ten minutes from the hostel guest arrives at Santos Dumont Airport, the Marina da Gloria and Vivo Rio. The location is perfect for those who want to enjoy the most exciting nights in Rio, with nightclubs of the most varied musical styles.Around the hostel we have the most famous houses of samba, bars, restaurants, cultural centers and our wonderful Municipal Theater. We are just 10 minutes from the subway Cinelândia, making it easy for guest access to beaches and Maracanã Stadium. We offer great accommodations and a delicious breakfast buffet. Enjoy the most charming place of Lapa! ... more   less 
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