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Rio Forest Hostel
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

- Friendly staff
- Fantastic views
- Lovely colonial building
- Free Internet
- Free breakfast (you will definitely be full afterwards!)

I stayed here for several days. Although the area can be a bit edgy, the hostel itself is in a good location. The bus stop is close by aswell as the night life. The hostel itself has its own well received events and even has pieces of art for sale.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 May 2013

We stayed in a double room, small but sufficient. Nice with bathroom ensuite and a spacious balcony overlooking Rio - Santa Catarina, the cathedral, the arcs and the sea. They also have dorms in different sizes with community bathrooms. The hostel is charming and clean, with a very helpful staff. Quiet area, but close to Lapa with lots of bars and parties Thursday through Saturday. The hostel offers different tours of Rio de Janeiro, with choices between a few hours to day trips.
The only negative aspect: it is hard to get taxis to take you to the hill of Santa Catarina because of the bad roads. We almost missed our flight back home waiting for a taxi to take us to the airport.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Noruega1
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RioForest, Gerente de recepção at Rio Forest Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2013

Hello!

Thank you for taking time of your day to share your experience about your stay at Rio Forest. We are glad you enjoyed staing in our Forest suite, a small suite that makes it up for its spacious balcony which is just about the size of the suite itself!

Due to the cobblestone streets of Santa Teresa many taxis prefer not to go up Santa Teresa due to the perception that their cars may become damaged. However we can always book a trusted taxi hours even a day in advance so such a thing won´t happen in the future.

Hope to see you in your future stay in Rio de Janeiro.

Att
Rio Forest Hostel Team

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Reviewed 13 May 2013

After a challenging ascension, you will be rewarded with a beautiful view over the city. The Hostel has different floors outside, with a pool and a connected cocktail bar. It is quiet, the staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was rationed but alright. The Hostel was clean and hygienic, with possibility's to cook, use computers, watch TV and relax in sun loungers.

Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Jens D
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RioForest, Gerente geral at Rio Forest Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2013

Thank you for reserving time of your day to share your experience with us. Our house like many in the nighborhood of Santa Teresa are historical and being in a hill, we have many stairs but we sure try to take advantage of our enormous beautiful space and we are happy your stay was a relaxing one --which it should always be while your on vacation!

Hope to see you back soon!

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Reviewed 8 May 2013

You could not ask for a better location in the city of Rio. You are right up the hill from Lapa but also get to experience the charm of Santa Teresa. If you are not feeling adventures one day you can even spend a day at the pool relaxing. The bathrooms were clean as well as the bedrooms.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Bri F
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Management response:Responded 31 August 2013

Hey Bri, how's the weather in Pittsburgh?

Thanks for your feedback about our hostel.

We are really glad that you liked every aspect of it!

Kind regards,

Rio Forest Hostel Staff

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Reviewed 5 May 2013

The setting for the Rio Forest Hostel is beautiful- on a hill in Santa Teresa, overlooking the city. Close enough to hear the distant sounds of samba from under the Lapa arches, far enough to have some rest and relaxation by the pool.

The staff were very helpful and attentive. The beautifully restored old home had high ceilings and open windows.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank Ann C
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RioForest, Staff at Rio Forest Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2013

Hello Ann, hows the Big Apple?

We are glad you loved our staff and the Hostel.

Santa Teresa is a charming neighborhood, and our hostel captures that very well as you could see!

We hope to see you soon!

Kind regards,

Rio Forest Hostel Staff

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