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Samba Palace Hostel
Reviewed 11 February 2014

The hostel is clean, service is good and the rooms are nice! But the best things about this hostel is the atmosphere and the stuff. The stuff is very helpfull, fun and good looking especially the two gorgeous girls, Ninni and Lucia! cheers

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Thank Johanna T
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Reviewed 27 August 2013 via mobile

We stayed in both a private room and 4 bed dorm for a total of 8 nights. The private room had secure fingerprint entry, tv and a very comfortable queen size bed. The 4 bed dorm had large lockers and comfortable bunk beds. The staff were very knowledgable about directions, attractions, parties and if there was anything they didn't know, they would find out and get back to you! The included all-you-can eat breakfast consists of toasted ham and cheese sandwiches, fresh fruits and juice, tea, coffee and cakes (one of our favourites for this trip). Food in Brazil is quite expensive relative to the rest of South America however, the hostel serves a delicious dinner for R13 that rivals any food we ate in restaurants. The hostel is clean, the toilets and bathrooms are modern, it's not noisy after 11/12 at night and there's a massive media room. It is not located on the beach but walking distance to Christ the Redeemer (major tourist attraction) and the bus stop is 20m from the door to take you directly to any beach, shopping centre or the city centre. Also the metro is only a 10min walk which takes you to the main Futebol stadium in Rio. We highly recommend this hostel and would definitely stay here again. Renee and Kylie

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

they has nice hospitality, clean rooms, awesome breakfast, and so beautiful receptionist!!! lol
if you looking for a best hostel in Rio, you should decide here!!! you'll have a nice time here absolutely!

このホステルはとても清潔で、スタッフもとても親切で、朝食も食べ放題でとても居心地が良かったです。そして何より受付のお姉さんたちがキレイのなんの!笑
リオでの宿泊先を探してるあなた!ぜひSamba Palaceに宿泊してみてください!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Thank NATSUKING
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Reviewed 30 March 2013

First off Samba palace is in a great location - walking distance to Christ the redeamer and in a great neighbourhood where you feel safe. There is tons of grocery stores and restaurants nearby as well as the metro being within walking distance. The staff is phenominal - Bianca and Rafael are tons of fun to chat with and make sure everything is in order for you and Eddy makes the best Caipirinha in Brazil - no joke, I tried ALOT and I mean ALOT, and always with a smile on his face. The breakfast is delicious and fresh and the common rooms are a great place to relax and meet people with A/C running all the time to keep you cool (the fact the bedrooms have A/C is also wonderful as Rio is crazy hot). The last day I was in town they threw a BBQ to which they invited all the guest staying there. Try to find a better place than that in Rio!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Adam D
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Reviewed 7 February 2013

We were really happy with our reservation, because it was a really good price for a hostel in Rio. When we got there, the staff was also really nice. Then they showed us our room. What can I say? It was awful. To us, it looked like a prison cell. The room had 2 iron metal beds in the wall and a window with bars. There was no colour in the room, only 4 white walls.
Nothing to put your stuff in or on, nothing to make you feel comfortable. The room had airconditioning, but you couldn´t turn it on or off yourself, only reception. We asked 2 times if the airconditioning could be switched off, but it didn´t.

When we complained about the room, the staff was really understanding and helpful. We wanted a refund of our payment and change hostels, they helped us with everything en called at least 20 hostels to help us out. Other than the room, the place is good. Location is good, it´s clean, and it has a nice bar. Even the dorms looked pretty OK to us, but as a couple there is nothing nice/romantic or cosy about the private room.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Samba Palace H, Proprietário at Samba Palace Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2014

Hello Margherit

We worked hard to improve the Samba Palace hostel, and we will be glad to give you one night free, and show you how better is the hostel now.

please if you come to rio come to visit us.

Rgs,
maneger Samba Palace

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Reviewed 26 January 2013

The hostel is one of the most organized I have stayed on. Everything is clean and the facilities are very nice!! The staff are helpful and professional and they will do what they can to help you and organize stuff. The people staying in the place is a good mix of nationalities and ages. Overall I will strongly recommend to stay there!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Mikkel M
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Reviewed 12 December 2012

The staff was especially friendly and helpful with any questions that we had about sight seeing in RIo. Samba Palace Hostel is a great location if you want to see Christ Redeemer and explore the Central parts of Rio , still just a few minutes from Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. Really cool vibe in the hostel at night, great music and delicious caipririnhas. We stayed in the double private room, it was very comfortable and clean. Thank you Bianca, Rafael , Acacia and Fernando! You guys rock! We will definitely be back!

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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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Address: Rua Alice 97 | Laranjeiras, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22241-020, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #83 of 842 Speciality Lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Hotel Class:2 star — Samba Palace Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 2
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