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Porto Alegre, RS
Reviewed 27 January 2012

Staff was friendly, all facilities were organized and everything in perfect conditions. They have even umbrellas to lend you, in case you have bad luck about the weather! The breakfast was very good, met a few roommates and we went out together to a local bar. I had great time there, and next time I'll b in Rio, I'm staying...

1Thank AlineMMLima
New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 December 2011

Rooms were a bit dirty & bathrooms smelled a bit. Staff was very friendly & helpful and breakfast was good. Common areas were clean and nice. Great location.

3Thank leblon16
Dalian, China
Reviewed 14 November 2011

We loved Rio and Z.Bra was the perfect spot from which to explore this amazing city. We chose Z.Bra because of it's great location in Leblon and it didn't disappoint! The hostel is colourful and vibey and the staff made us feel welcome from the minute we walked in. We loved the little bar and common area on the ground...

1Thank ginapotgieter
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 13 November 2011

Z.bra hostel really lives up to it's expectations! If you are looking for a fun, vibey hostel, the opportunity to meet fellow travellers, and proximity to many shops, restaurants and bars, z.bra is your place. If you are looking for a quiet retreat, look further, because there's a pumping nightclub just across the road... We stayed here for 4 nights,...

2Thank Althea L
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 10 November 2011

Z bra really is a great hostel in comparison to most places ive stayed around the world. Ill break it down into good and bad below, but overall i would definitely recommend this place to any discerning travelers visiting Rio... Good: new, clean facilities,trendy decor, nice beds, good sized lockable storage for luggage, lights and plugs by each bed, friendly...

1Thank TTapp
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Reviewed 6 November 2011

After reading many good reviews I decided to make Z.Bra Hostel my first stay in Rio. Upon arrival I was immediately asked for money not welcomed or introduced to the space like many of the other guests. Most of the guests who were given a walk around commonly we're from Brazil and spoke Portuguese, which caused me to feel a...

2Thank dogobgyn
Reviewed 13 October 2011

During Septembre 2011 i spend 20 days in Brazil ,after my 1 st week and before to discover Z.Bra ,i had a bad opinion about Brazil ,Rio,okay! Not BAD but was just OK .And ,i've discoverd Z.bra ,and my trip became Just WONDERFULL .The staff is fantastic ,they gonna give you all the good plans ,the good parties ,the ambiant...

Thank Ghali A
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 21 September 2011

I have recently returned from a trip to Rio, Z.Bra is certainly the place to stay if you wana party. The people are very friendly and I cannpt fault the staff who were very helpful, however If you are not wanting to be wakened by revellers coming in from 4.30am to 6.30am each morning as the communal areas and stairs(both...

Thank bugsurf
Reviewed 26 July 2011

I stayed at Z.Bra hostel for 5 days in July 2011 and had an amazing time. The rooms are spacious and the bunks are confortable. Even sleeping in a 9 people bedroom I still I had the privacy and safety I needed, thanks to the both lockers (one is right beside your bed and a bigger one is in the...

1Thank Almeneses
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 16 June 2011

I stayed at Z.Bra for 2 weeks in May/June 2011. As a solo female traveller to Rio, I was quite concerned about safety so chose this hostel which is in one of the best streets in the best suburb (Leblon) of Rio. I felt very comfortable walking around the local area, even on my own late at night. That being...

2Thank JemayaB

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Staying in Leblon

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In addition to being one of the most upscale neighbourhoods in the city, Leblon is charming, elegant and simple. This posh area has some of the most famous and expensive restaurants in Brazil, along with some of the city’s best nightlife (including some places open all night). One of the best places to visit is the beach, located under the impressive “Morro Dois Irmãos” (Two Brothers Hill). It’s a pleasant place to relax and admire the local beauty.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located at one the finest neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, just one block away from the famous Leblon beach, Z.BRA Hostel became a trademark for investing in a new concept of hospitality. Combining elegance and practicality, Z.BRA HOSTEL is distinguished by its bold design and its vintage décor, all designed in the comfort and convenience of guests.With a capacity to accommodate 52 people - three dormitories of nine people, eight one bedroom, one of five, two double bedrooms with shared bathroom and four suites - the Z.Bra offers wi-fi and free breakfast in all your daily rates. In the dormitories, the beds capsules draw attention, for their futuristic design, and are equipped with mobile chargers, inner light and extremely comfortable. The common area (lounge) also has a bold bar where drinks are served and where guests can venture into the pole dance. Z.Bra Hostel also organizes a monthly art exhibition and various events. To ensure a better experience for guests, the Z.Bra offers several services from tours around the city to free skateboards. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Z.Bra Hostel

Address: Avenida General San Martin 1212 | Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22441-014, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Leblon , Lagoa
Number of rooms: 11
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“Stay on higher floors for less noise”
ericrA7260TH, 2 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Avoid room 13 if you are staying as a couple!!!!!”
chiragrajani, 16 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Room 13 is horrible, near the stairs. Room 22 is better, but has noise from the bars across the street.”
svetb, 31 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Maybe there are rooms that face the back of the hotel that might be quieter???”
Lisa8232, 6 Sep 2014 | Read review
“if you stay in a suité ask to see it before, they are different size and colors ... the yellow one for example is much biger than the pink one”
pauline888981, 14 Apr 2014 | Read review
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