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Reviewed 15 July 2014

We stayed in a room the same size as most double rooms we have stayed in during our trip, however rather than just the one bed they managed to squeeze 12 in there using triple bunks. It was so cramped people had to sleep with their backpacks on their beds and the room was so stuffy and dirty all apart... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

While I am fully of the belief that you get what you pay for, I still think places such as this should make some effort. We had two nights here and luckily had a private four person room for two of us. Thankfully we did, as there was barely enough room for just the two of us!, The night we... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

This hostel was not a good experience for my friend and I. We arrived for the World Cup and were asked to pay 200 reals immediately, and were barked at in Portuguese. We then went upstairs to our room which contained 6 beds, and nothing else! It was so cramped that you could not do anything apart from use it... More 

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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

be aware that this hostel does NOT have private rooms with its own bathroom, we booked and paid in advanced for a private room,we reached there after 24 hours of traveling and the guy at the reception showed a room with six other beds, we complained and after 2 hours of back an forth discussion we went to another hostel.

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Salvador, BA
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

It was my first experience of sharing a room with other people I was not familiar with. Sincerely, when it comes from a budget hotel, we cannot expect too much in terms of great comfort or something similar. However, I truly appreciate the staff´s kindness in helping the guests by providing tips on how go to and fro safely through... More 

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Reviewed 24 July 2013

Stayed here for 5 nights with my sister. First time to Brazil and it was a last minute decision so booked this hostel as it was cheap and one of the few still available, the reviews looked good but I wasn't expecting too much after the price.. When we arrived at the hotel. We were greeted by a friendly gentlemen... More 

1 Thank bvbbug
Paris, France
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Reviewed 8 May 2012

firendly staff, great localisation, we just spend 2 nights as a couple so it was ok but enough for a couple! but poeple were charming! they also offred us some snacks! Wifi is free and good. Poeple at the front desk always trying to help you! Highly recommended, even more if you travel alone or between friends because it is... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

We booked our trip for the carnival very early (10 months before), still the availibility of hotels on internet was very low. We choose one and did not have very high expectations but saw it as a bit of an adventure. However, three weeks before arriving we were contacted by the hostel and it turned out it had been rebuilt,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

Are u tired of trying out hostel that have 'raving' reviews on the net only to find that they are hell manifest in the form of guest houses? Are u on a budget and yet the cheapest thing u can find will blow a weeks worth of budget planning? Are u fed up of staying at hostel where guests throw... More 

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Staying in Santa Teresa

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Santa Teresa
Santa Teresa is a bohemian enclave hosting many local artists’ studios. The narrow, winding streets of this neighbourhood were revitalised years ago, and visitors can now stroll through this area to view magnificent mansions dating back to the late 19th and early 20th century. A highlight not miss: Museu Chacará do Céu, a former mansion turned museum which houses works by prominent Brazilian modern artists.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
O Rio Aplauso Hostel possui os melhores quartos compartilhados. Todos com ar-condicionado e ventilação natural. Funciona num casarão que é Patrimônio Histórico e Artístico da cidade do Rio de Janeiro, e que integra o chamado Corredor Cultural. Está localizado no Centro da Cidade, a apenas uma quadra dos Arcos da Lapa e de Santa Teresa. Rio Aplauso Hostel has the best mixed dorms (all with air-conditioning and natural ventilation). The hostel has its headquarters in an old mansion that belongs to Cultural Tour and the Historical-Artistic patrimony of Rio de Janeiro. We are located in the center of the city, just one block of Arcos da Lapa and Santa Teresa.In just ten minutes from the hostel guest arrives at Santos Dumont Airport, the Marina da Gloria and Vivo Rio. The location is perfect for those who want to enjoy the most exciting nights in Rio, with nightclubs of the most varied musical styles.Around the hostel we have the most famous houses of samba, bars, restaurants, cultural centers and our wonderful Municipal Theater. We are just 10 minutes from the subway Cinelândia, making it easy for guest access to beaches and Maracanã Stadium. We offer great accommodations and a delicious breakfast buffet. Enjoy the most charming place of Lapa! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rio Aplauso Hostel

Address: Rua Francisco Muratori 19, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-080, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa
Price Range: RM218 - RM249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Rio Aplauso Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 5
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