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Vila Carioca Hostel

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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for New Year so had a min nights stay of 5 nights and payed an extortionate amount of money for very little. This was the same throughout Rio though. When we checked in we weren't told anything about breakfast/wifi/where everything is and had to make our own bed which is an annoying trait some hostels have. One...

Thank Charlotte B
Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Vila Carioca is situated in a lovely cul-de-sac in Botafogo (very close to the metro). Breakfast was simple but good and the common areas are really nice. We had a private room in the loft. It didn't have windows, just shutters. The air conditioning didn't work and the mattress seemed to be made of marshmallows. I woke up with a...

Thank Tombola00
Dachau, Germany
Reviewed 5 June 2016

The stuff of "vila carioca" was really friendly and helpful! -I had a greate stay there!It was calm and I get to know the best of Rio. The best was the breakfast with fruits,etc.What I also have liked was the cat "Lua".

Thank sarahfeine
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

The place is well located in Botafogo and there are many restaurant outdoor places nearby. The metro is about 5 min away. The place felt and looked older and more dirty that other hostels I have been in. The place is colorful and artistic. The common areas are okay. Maybe a bit small for the amount of people staying there....

Thank SandraMilenaIden
Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Vila Carioca is a very cheap option to stay a few days in Rio. Its very well located (2 blocks from metro Botafogo) and the área is quite safe and full of nice restaurants. The sugar loaf is within walking distance :) As to the hostel itself, they have made quite an effort to design the inside nicely with quite...

Thank sola20121704
Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 19 January 2016

We stayed three nights in Vila Carioca and we really liked the place. We slept in de 6-bed-dorm, with shared bathroom. The women bathroom is a bit small and wasn't always that clean, but it was okay. the kitchen is well equiped, you easily can cook somethings yourself! The breakfast is great, as is the help and kind ness of...

Thank NelVerbeke
Reviewed 23 December 2015

staff is friendly (thanks for all the help/advice francesco) beds were not good (plastic covers over the matrass) the breakfast was good wifi connection was poor (no connection in the rooms) But the most annoying thing were the bugs in the ground level, eating away your ankles. I had scratched myself so hard my ankles were bleeding. Apparently it was...

Thank gaikow
Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 August 2015

It was one of the best experience I had in Rio. Staff is great, breakfast is great and location is great. Hosts are open minded and most of them capoeira masters. The Staff is very helpful as they can speak several languages. breakfast is amazing, with fruit, cereals, home-made cakes. Clarice, makes everyday amazing puddings. Ask her to make the...

1Thank M_Teresa_UEA
Province of Cordoba, Argentina
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Very nice hostel with nice decorations and a home-feeling, comfortable beds, spacy dorms with lockers, nice lounge garden and good breakfast! Staff was very helpful and friendly, only flaw was that the bedrooms did not get cleaned very often, the bathrooms were very clean though

1Thank Evelyne P
Reviewed 21 February 2015

We walked in and automatically got a good vibe from this place. We stayed over Carnaval, so the place was packed! We were in a fifteen bed dorm, with triple bunks, the beds were a bit shifty and you felt like you were going to fall off getting to the top one. There was no AC and it was stinking...

1Thank mimirose l

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Staying in Botafogo

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In recent years, Botafogo has become one of the hottest neighbourhoods in Rio. It hosts many modern restaurants with contemporary food and many venues to listen to rock and electronic music. Its numerous bars and pubs make this area a great choice for anyone interested in a great nightlife experience - in fact, some bars in the area are open all night. Casa Daros, an art museum that showcases amazing artists from Latin America, is a must see located in a historical building in Botafogo.
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Additional Information about Vila Carioca Hostel

Address: Rua Estacio Coimbra 84 | Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Botafogo
Price Range: RM48 - RM220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Vila Carioca Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 65
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“We had a private room and it was pretty dank and horrible. The dorms looked better.”
Tombola00, 5 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in a 6 bed female dorm, which was very comfortabel and spacy enough”
928evelynep, 3 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Eclectic place. Pretty cool. Breakfast was good. Wi-Fi worked downstairs in the lobby, but not in our room, but that was OK. It gave us a chance to sit downstairs and check out our surroundings.”
reneet960, 19 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Try to get a room with less than 12 beds.”
MoXila, 31 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Girls, preffer the female room. It offer privacy and there is a bathroom inside.”
477milenad, 19 May 2014 | Read review
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