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10 Rua Francisco Muratori, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(21) 3970-3783

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Brazil Hostel Rio de Janeiro Reviews

fredleal fredleal
35 reviews
Nov 14, 2006
Well, let me begin by saying that since I've lived in Copacabana for the last 5 years, I never actually stayed in one of the below mentioned hostels. That aside, let's talk about those places.The first one is Copinha Hostel, just a couple of blocks from my place. It's 4 blocks away from the beach, and near pretty much everything. If you cross the tunnel, you're in one of Rio's largest malls, and there are plenty of buses, taxis, things to do, and places to eat near Copinha. At Princesa Isabel av., you can get a bus to pretty much anywhere in Rio - though I wouldn't suggest buses if you look too much like a tourist.Copinha is right "in the middle of the mess", as one might say in Rio. At the same time, it's in a kind of secluded street, no traffic or people filling the sidewalks - as you will find just 2 streets above. Once I went into its hall, and everything seemed very clean and well organized. They accept reservations through their website.The other one is EdifĂ­cio Jucati (Jucati Building), formerly known as Copacabana Praia (Copacabana Beach). It's also very near the beach, and even more centered in the business area of the neighborhood. Keeping in mind that Copacabana is the most populated area in Rio de Janeiro, finding Jucati is one of those rare moments when you get to a place like nowhere else.Bairro Peixoto is an appendix to Copacabana, and at the same time, it's like a small town in the heart of the big city. Short buildings with staircases, streets of stone, and a park with kids area, where families hang out, madams walk their poodles while teens talk loudly about nothing... You just WANT to be there. I used to hang out a lot at Bairro Peixoto when a couple of friends of mine lived there. Great place for parties.I met the hostel for the first time when some friends and I were shooting a short movie right in front of it, in the park. I went inside to use the bathroom, which was clean enough to have a quickie without being to afraid to strip. However, I don't know their policy on stuff like that. Heh.Jucati is a big place with lots of apartments (complete with bathroom and kitchen) and an inside patio. They also take reservations through their website. It always seems filled with people, even though there's another hostel right in front of it (or there was, at least). By the way, the other hostel in front of it also seems nice, so don't be afraid to shop around before you decide where to throw your bags. Cariocas are pretty laid back with this everyday stuff and they don't mind giving all the information you need, even if you decide in not staying over there.That's pretty much it. Copacabana has lots of housing options, from season apartments or 5-star hotels to cheap hostels and business class rooms. So be sure to look around and find what suits you best before making a decision. Check the Info for addresses and phone numbers.
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probaba says:
thx for such detailed review.. it'll be helpful thats for sure.. cu in rio ;)
Posted on: Nov 15, 2006
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