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Reviewed 11 September 2013 via mobile

We stayed here or 5 nights in August. Unfortunately we left biking a place to stay in Rio until the last minute which I wouldn't recommend and as most people know it is quite an expensive place so our options were limited and we wanted to stay in Copacabana or Ipanema. Rio backpackers is in a good location in Copacabana,...

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Reviewed 2 March 2013

Nice street, close to Copacabana and supermarkets, bars and restaurants. Rooms with airco are okay, the others very poor. Worst thing is the staff at the front desk. They wouldn´t help us with anything. Sent us to a laundry service that took four days. Pointed us to main street where lots of agencies forbus tickets should be. We had to...

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4Thank Adam T
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2013

We stayed in a private double. The room was tiny but fine and had its own en suite. We loved the building and location. It was very close to everything in Copacabana and on a quite side street. The staff were friendly and helpful and we enjoyed the free Caipirinha. We just looked at the other reviews on the site...

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1Thank Daniel M
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 6 January 2013

Rio Backpackers location is a quiet street only a few blocks from the beach. However you may never actually make it into the hostel as the stairs you climb on the street outside are old broken and dangerous. The building is old and furniture is broken and most lights and power points don't work. A couple of the staff were...

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4Thank Yasper_Jean
Paris, France
Reviewed 15 November 2012

The location is good and the staff friendly but the room was damp and next to the reception so very noisy. Everytime someone rings to enter it wakes you up. The hole place is not very clean and far too expensive for the price you pay.

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2Thank Claudiemily M
São Paulo, Brasil
Reviewed 16 October 2012

Believe nothing that the site says, especially the breakfast (which is quite disgusting: limp bread, coffee seems "gracha" with flies and nope all you can eat). To get there, even with only a small backpack, a rise has nothing nice. Although it has some good restaurants and places nearby. But to give you an idea, when we returned to the...

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6Thank Erica_PP
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 28 August 2012

Although the location is good - close to the beach - there were a number of disappointments with the stay. The double room seemed more like a storage area - small, very warm and mouldy. The staff was not helpful (with the exception of one lady who prepares the breakfast) at all. Staff was smoking during working hours and the...

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3Thank EloaSF
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2012

It is a hostel, so it will be noisy here due to creaky stairs and noisy young guests so bring your earplugs. Rooms are clean, wifi works and the location is good. A hotel room should cost you less than double the price of a private room at this hostel.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
Reviewed 18 July 2012

I stayed in Rio Backpackers with friends, expecting a nice place to chill and meet other travellers. We were very disappointed because the guests don't interact. The best thing about this hostel is the price, however I wouldn't stay there again. The location is great, 3 or 4 blocks from the beach and the street is safe. The house is...

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1Thank Deborah A
Reviewed 9 July 2012

I have been travelling for a number of years and never written on these sites. However, I felt compelled to say how overwhelmed I was with my stay at Rio Backpackers. Service is easy to find, but genuine service not so much. The owners have done a wonderful job and clearly ensure their staff are treated well and are happy....

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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: $24 - $179 (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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