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Aussie in London
Reviewed 14 March 2010

I stayed here over carnival with some friends. I firstly stayed in a dorm room and then moved to a private room with a/c. This is amongst the worst hostels that I have stayed in (and I've stayed in a lot of hostels over my years of travel....) Some 'lowlights': - Poor record keeping. I was made to pay for...

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5Thank KiyaE
Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 21 February 2010

Letter i wrote to Rio Backpackers after staying here: Guys, Just want to let you know your hostel is well below the standard of what we have been accustomed to in South America. We've been travelling over 2 months in Chile, Peru, Argentina, Bolivia and now Brazil. Your hostel was definitively the worst so far. The fact that you knowingly...

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UK/Spain/New Zealand
Reviewed 24 November 2009

I stayed here for just a couple of nights when traveling through Rio with a friend. The place was pretty shabby, but I guess it was reasonable value for being pretty close to the beach and the attractions of Copacabana. I stayed in a double room with my friend and it was TINY! The atmosphere wasn't all that sociable, and...

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Copenhagen
Reviewed 16 September 2009

positive friendly staff, good atmosphere, great location 5 minutes from Copacobana and good place to meet other travellers negative: toilets and showers quite nasty, slooooooooow and therefore expensive internet. If you just want a "base" during your stay in Rio this is the place. If you need more that just a base I suggest looking for something else. However, I...

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 July 2009

30 Reais for a dorm - ok breakfast - small but clean dorms - not very clean washrooms - good chill out/tv area with pool table and nice balcony - bit far back from Copacabana beach and 3 streets back from main street - nearly impossible to find as it´s not marked as Rio Backpackers out of the hostel! Go...

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Boulder, Colorado, USA
Reviewed 27 March 2009

I had a heck of a time finding this place, partly because it's on a very small side-street that wasn't printed on my map. Could walk to the beach, but not extremely close. This might be a bit vague, but I'd say the hostel seemed popular with an "alternative"-type crowd. Dorm room wasn't spotless, but clean enough. Bathrooms probably could...

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 27 August 2007

I have stayed in this hostel a few times over two years and always enjoyed the experience very much. The hostel offers the expected basic amenities, bunk beds in rooms of 4-14, co-ed and separated. Some of the rooms have ceiling fans and there are also private and double rooms (haven't tried them) . Rooms all have lockers to which...

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 17 July 2007

We were looking for clean, affordable accommodation for a weekend trip to Rio de Janeiro. Despite looking online almost two months in advance, our options were limited, as we discovered that Rio was hosting the PanAmerican Games during our visit. Many places were booked out or couldn't provide the two rooms we required for three consecutive nights. There were also...

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Staying in Copacabana

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Copacabana
The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.
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Additional Information about Rio Backpackers

Address: Travessa Santa Leocadia 38, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 21640-280, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
Price Range: RM80 - RM609 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rio Backpackers 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Get the private double. I forget which number but it is on the right when you come through the gate.”
 of 5 bubbles 112DanielM, 27 Feb 2013 | Read review
“Choose another Hostel...”
 of 5 bubbles Yasper_Jean, 6 Jan 2013 | Read review
“The dorms seemed better than the double rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles EloaSF, 28 Aug 2012 | Read review
“Rooms of 6 wiht air its what i recomend”
 of 5 bubbles javi-ushuaia, 23 Apr 2012 | Read review
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