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Reviewed 20 April 2016

By far the best hostel I ever stayed at. Great staff that takes time to explain things! Great location! Fun guests! Fabulous location right next to the metro and Lapa! Clean! Fantastic Breakfast! Thx!

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Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights. We got a private room which was near the showers. The hostel was very clean including the rooms and the common areas. Towels and sheets were provided. Breakfast was included. Consisted of bread, cheese, fruit, juice and either pancakes or toast. You can make your own smoothie for 3 reals. Residents have cubbies in... More 

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Reviewed 6 April 2016

The hostel itself was immaculate - in cleanliness, comfort and decor! Everything has been thought of to make it feel like a home - and it really does! You won't want to leave! But what is extra special about Discovery is the staff. We were made to feel very welcome and this really made Rio a special place for us!... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

I stayed in Discovery hostel for four nights at the end of my 10 week trip and have to stay that this was the best hostel I have ever stayed in! Everything about it was perfect. The staff sat my friends and I down when we arrived giving us detailed information about what to do in Rio during the day... More 

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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

Me and my friend arrived in Rio on the 21st Feb, the first stop on a 3 month trip and could not have asked for a better hostel. Quite simply it is the best hostel I have ever stayed in to date!!! The hostel is clean, airy, the rooms are very comfortable and plenty of lockers to store valuables. The... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed in this hostel after heavy traveller recommendation and reading fantastic reviews... And we were not disappointed. It truly is one of the best hostels I've ever stayed in! They've got everything right & everyone made us feel so welcome during our stay - Zion, Daniel, Sam, Yona, Maryanne. Lovely people, lovely place - we couldn't have asked for... More 

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Reviewed 29 March 2016

Discovery hostel is one of the best hostels I've ever stayed in. The staff is awesome. They are very friendly, willing to help at any time. They give you a map of Rio with all the interesting things to do/see. They organize daily trips and night events :) There is also bar which is open on evenings and common space... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed my stay here at the discovery. I stayed with my girlfriend in one of the private rooms for 5 nights. We met some top people here also travelling, staff were really nice especially David who made the stay so much fun and maryanne who was very helpful and done a great bike tour, Sam also was very nice.... More 

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Norwich
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Our first hostel in Brazil and set the bar very high. Great atmosphere, clean rooms and helpful staff. Met some great people, played endless drinking games and haven't laughed so hard in a long time! Didn't want to leave. We're returning to Rio at the end of our trip in two weeks but the hostel is full. Quite upset that... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

I'd recommend this hostel to anyone staying in Rio, but especially recommend to solo travelers as its a very social hostel with lots of group activities (day and night). The accommodation is decent. It's like hotel standard and very clean. Breakfast is pretty good. It's slightly different (pancakes, french toast, cake, salad, bread rolls) but is all freshly made each... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Summer Olympics Rio 2016 Hostel Package Accommodations in Rio de Janeiro are now available! Developed by world travelers, Discovery Hostel in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, provides backpackers and budget-minded globetrotters all the comfort of a boutique hostel and the coziness and warmth of a home-stay. We have a strong focus on creating a clean, open and friendly social environment making Discovery Hostel the ideal base for travelers who want to explore Rio and have an experience of a lifetime. We take pride in hosting you in the former vacation home of Rio Negro's baroness, Eufrasia Teixeira Leite. The premises include: fully equipped kitchen, computer's lounge, reception & tourist information desk, TV area, bar & chill out patio. Pamper yourself with our customized beds, thick mattresses, big lockers, personal control lights, A/C and all the relaxation you will need for a good night's sleep. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Discovery Hostel

Address: Rua Benjamim Constant 26 | Gloria, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-150, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: $20 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Double rooms are close to the noise!”
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“The female dorm is comfortable and has an own bathroom and a balcony.”
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“All the rooms were nice and clean! But try to get on the top of the triple bunks, dificult to climb...”
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