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“Feels like home”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Discovery Hostel

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Discovery Hostel
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Locate di Triulzi, Italy
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Feels like home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

I spend 15 days in April at Discovery Hostel. What can I say... One of the best hostel's experience in my life. Great position, superclean and the staff is really helpfull with a lot of suggestions to live Rio in the better way. If I should come back in Rio for sure I'll book a room in Discovery Hostel!! A big thanks to Enrique, Jennifer, Alex and all the people at Discovery hostel... also the cat Leite!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

had just 24 hours in rio after a business trip. the staff at discovery hostel made these hours to the best since years. you get a warm welcome, perfect informations, individual decorated rooms and communal area... I was just a short time there, but it felt like home. i think this is the best thing, that can happen on a journey :) coming back to rio, this will be my first choice!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

I choice this hostel because it was recommended on Tripadvisor as #1. After staying there for 10 days, (I booked for 6 days) the city Rio, the hostel and the people stole a peace of my heart! The staff of the hostel (Enrique, Zion, Jennifer and Alex) will take care for everything and keep this hostel a place to come back for every day! Cleaning happens every day, Continental breakfast, nice music and atmosphere! They give you good advice about food, sightseeing and activities and nightlife!!

Room Tip: Every room is equal! Good beds, 3 high bunkbeds with AC and fans!
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

We stayed in Discovery for nearly a week after extending our stay several times because we didn't want to leave! The hostel itself is a beautiful building with spacious, clean dorms and great kitchen facilities and communal areas. It is also set in a great location with the Gloria underground stop at the end of the street and plenty of buses stopping nearby too.

The staff are incredibly friendly and will be able to answer any questions you have about Rio such as how to get to places and the best spots to eat (Chico's!!) so you can make the most of your stay. They'll also organise any tours or activities you want to fit in.

Easily one of the best hostels we stayed in during our time in South America, hopefully we'll be back one day!

Room Tip: The top bunks are pretty high but if you email ahead and request the lower bunks the guys will put y...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

Location, Location, and Location. This hostel is close to the Gloria subway station where is really close to Lapa and within a walking distance to historial center. Going to Copacabana, sugar loaf and Christo is easy reach because bus stops and subway are close by.

the area is safe. it has a lot of juice bars and grocery stores. Stocking up your daily food supplies wont' be any problems. the best part is you can watch daily Brazilian life!

the hostel itself is really clean and tidy. Staffs & owners are friendly to help. after checkin, you'll be given a map telling you where the major attractions are located and how to go there. (thanks for telling me the night market)

Other Likes. Each bed has a mini head lamp. You can unplug it and use a cable outlet to charge your electrical devices. Water filter's equipped in the kitchen so you can fill up your water bottle. Attraction and transport information is available in the living area. RED painted ceiling and custom-made cushions with Rio de Janeiro's attractions. Huge fan in sleeping room. Nice music. Definitely a good place to stay.

Room Tip: if possible, Room 1 & 2 would be better because they're away from the bathroom.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2013

I'm not one for words, so I'll keep it short and sweet: in all my travels throughout South America, Discovery Hostel was the best. Great location, clean, tidy, decent breakfast. Most of all, the owners and staff are fantastic; really going the extra mile to ensure you enjoy your stay. I'll definately be coming back.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2013

The hostel is situated in a very good place. Everything is very close. Snack bars, pharmacy, subway, taxi and supermarkets. The staff are very attentive and helpful, they can speak multiple languages​​.

The atmosphere of the place is awsome. Take the opportunity to meet new friends. There you can find people from all places of the world.

Room Tip: If you want to stay in a private room (for couples) choose which is next to the bathroom. The other...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Discovery Hostel
Address: Rua Benjamim Constant 26 | Gloria, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-150, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 761 Speciality Lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Developed by world travelers, Discovery Hostel in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, provides backpackers and budget-minded globetrotters all the comfort of a boutique hostel and the coziness and warmth of a home-stay. We have a strong focus on creating a clean, open and friendly social environment making Discovery Hostel the ideal base for travelers who want to explore Rio and have an experience of a lifetime. The premises include: fully equipped kitchen, computer's lounge, reception & tourist information desk, TV area, bar & chill out patio. Pamper yourself with our customized beds, thick mattresses, big lockers, personal control lights, A/C and all the relaxation you will need for a good night's sleep. ... more   less 
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