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Botanic Hostel
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Excellent hostel in a great location, close to everything and relaxing neighbourhood.breakfast is good and staff are cool and very helpful.recommend staying here, I will come again when in rio.it is very close to hike to jesus, also they do bike hire which is the best way to see the city , including beach front and sugarloaf mountain.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled solo
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NinaVaz, Gerente at Botanic Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2015

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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Great price, nice people and comfortable accommodations. I want come back Rio as soon as possible and Botanic Hostel will be my first option! There are a lot of options of rooms, you can choose according with your kind of trip. I recommend!

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled on business
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NinaVaz, Gerente at Botanic Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2015

Thank you ! Was a pleasure have you here !
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

I arrived at the Botanic Hostel completely unaware of its existence and I was surprised from the very first moment: it is a brand new, clean and friendly place.
The Botanic Hostel is situated in a residential area, safe and clean, with more than 20 bus lines stopping nearby day&night. Some nice restaurants are only meters away.
It has several communal rooms of 10, 8, six and 4 beds (bunks) and 2 double-bed rooms that they call "suites". For an amazing price of €20 the night I have been in Rio during Carnival season, where else can you get that price on this high season?
The manager and staff are all young and willing to please their clients, who are more like upper-middle class students or young professionals than bagpackers.
The place is a bit difficult to find, as it has no sign yet on the front wall. Once inside, you will be pleased to find that everything is spotless clean, bright and modern.
It has free Wifi all over the place; there are plugs for your chargers everywhere, including the beds. There is an ample living-room with very comfortable couches, big tv-screen with multiple channels and tables for your lap-tops.
The bedrooms are a bit cramped and same the bathrooms. It is got lockers for your stuff (bring your locks) but you need to place your suitcases on the top.
A basic breakfast is included (from 8-10) and has some 24 hrs vending machines with drinks and snacks. The cosy terrace has a bar open 4-midnight (try the frozen "cachaza").
They have bikes to rent.
I wish they can keep this good standard in the future.

Room Tip: I would go for the 4 beds rooms.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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NinaVaz, Gerente at Botanic Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2015

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Reviewed 26 February 2014

It is so new that it was not listed in Tripadvisor. It caters for young travellers (18-45). It has two rooms with a double bed and some others with bunk-beds for 4, 6, 8 or 10 people. Some rooms are exclusive for girls. The place is very clean and the terrace-bar is well appointed.
Breakfast (very basic) is included.
It was difficult to find, because it has no sign on the street or even the number on the front. It is at the corner of rua Jardim Botanico and Nascimento Bittencourt, in the Humaita area, just at the bottom of Corcovado hill. It cost me 110 Brazilian Rials (€41) to come by taxi from the airport.
Prices per bed per night varies very much, from 60 Rials (€23) in a 10 beds mixed dormitory in a normal weekday, to 750 Rials (€280) per night on Carnival season in a double-bed suit.
They don't accommodate children under-15 y.o. All bedrooms have air-con and many sockets to charge your phones or plug-in your laptop or tablet. You will need adaptors.
The free Wifi is excellent in the lobby area. They have bikes for rent, lockers, CCTV and 24 hrs reception. Bring your own locks.
Raphael, the owner is very obliging and tries to make his hostel as attractive as possible to young travellers coming to Rio. I am pretty sure he is going to succeed.

Room Tip: Rooms not facing the street are less noisy.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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NinaVaz, Gerente at Botanic Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2015

Thank you ! Was a pleasure have you here !
We hope to see you soon !

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Reviewed 10 June 2017
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  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 June 2017
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: February 2017, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Botanic Hostel

Address: Rua Jardim Botanico 448, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22461-000, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Jardim Botânico
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #57 of 826 Speciality Lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: £8 - £51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Botanic Hostel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Botanic Hostel is the first boutique hostel in the Botanical Garden neighborhood in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Located at the feet of Christ the Redeemer has modern decor, mixed or exclusive dormitories for women, with closets, private bathroom, air conditioning and breakfast service. It also has a living area equipped with full kitchen, drink bar, relaxation rooms, TV with cable channels, table games, reception 24 hours, security cameras and wi-fi, completing items of comfort and ensure our values: provide the best services, well-being and unforgettable experiences to our guests. ... more   less 
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