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NO complaints at all. Go there and feel absolutely at home - spectacular view over Rio, safe neighbourhood and stunning surroundings. My recommadation.
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Had a truely great time staying at the hostel with one of the staff members sorting out a trip to see the carnival dress rehersals on the sat night and providing me with brilliant directions for getting to and from the sites. Furthermore the view from the terrace really is truely amazing and the breakfast excellent. The only down side is the location - whilst it is great for the Corcovado and old town it is a long way from the beech, requiring a, not especially cheap, taxi (and not a single taxi I got in knew where it was) or taking multiple buses / vans - which while cheap and fairly regular do take a long time. Whilst I can't really hold location against the place, it's not like they try to hide it, it was a slight draw back. But then again I was only there for 2 nights so i was short on time and probably wouldn't have been a problem if I had longer
Absolutely worth all of it!
A great place to pass some nice days with a fabulous view from the hammock-hanged terrasses over the marvelous city, inside the urban rainforest with the chance to have some little monkeys passing by the window while you're having breakfast.
The friendly and professional staff helps you out with everything you'd need.
The house has just some rooms, which are big, cozy and clean and some having the own terrasse for romantic nights, and you'd share the bathroom with the others. This is absolutely okay in this case, as the feeling is familiar (although not "hostel-like", as you can easily just be on your own without seeming suspicious.) and everything is very clean and big.
Breakfast is delicious, too.
Th house has a kitchen (big and clean also this one), so you can prepare whatever you need.
The whole price is worth it.
The only point to consider is its position on the hills of Santa Teresa, a quiet, bohemian, safe neighbourhood. It is about 30 minutes with taxi to downtown, so people who look for a long stay at the beaches of RIo, should get a place elsewhere.
Even you should buy what you need during the day, as there is no supermarket nerarby, so take care not to run out of cigarettes or whatever you'd need before coming back to the B&B.
For travellers it is interesting, as a lot of experienced Southamerica travellers of all age and culture stay in here, and you will always find someone if you need a tip also for travelling outside of Rio or Brazil.
We highly recommend the place for its uniqueness, cozyness and relation price-service.
lovley place and view, friendly staff.... feels like beeing a member of a family...
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Rua Doutor Julio Otoni 579, Santa Teresa
Casa 579 is a unique colonial house located in Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro. With an amazing roof terrace with 180 degree views of Rio de Janeiro, the 'Cristo Redentor', Sugar Loaf Mountain and Guanabara Bay and it's knowledge and links to the local community, Casa 579 is truly a unique opportunity to discover the genuine Rio de Janeiro. Casa 579 offers bed and breakfast accommodation on a small and cosy basis and the house has been the site of fashion shoots and TV documentaries thanks to the stunning views from the panoramic roof terrace. Casa 579, supports local community projects such as the educational Julio Otoni project located in the same street as the house. By staying at Casa 579 you too are also supporting the local community. Among the come-again guests to Casa 579; a family of monkeys and a toucan, staying in the trees visible from the breakfast area!Lapa, famous for its Samba clubs and home to Rio's nightlife and the downtown business district are within a 10 minute drive, either by bus, taxi or tram ride away and the famous sights of Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain and the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema are just 15 minutes away. Transport stops right outside the house to take you to all the places you need to go (bus, tram or kombi).What's included:Filtered water Tea and coffeeLuggage storageParkingWi-fi internetPlenty of info getting the most out of your stay in Rio Large breakfast (fresh fruit juice, fresh fruit, home made cake, breads ham, cheese, eggs etc)Sun Terrace with Panoramic views to Cristo, Guanabara Bay and Sugar Loaf MountainCeiling fans in all roomsCable TV DVD LibraryBook ExchangeFully equipped KitchenGetting AroundExcellent access to public transport - Bus and Kombi stop 2 minutes from the houseAirport pick-up on request where a driver will be waiting for you on arrival - R$85 from Rio international Airport GIG, R$60 from the Rodoviaria bus statiion. Special Events: Conditions Apply-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.During Special Event Periods, Casa 579 requires a minimum stay at the special package rates to be booked and payment in advance in full (50% at time of booking, 50% 30 days before the event). Your dates can be flexible as long as the minimum night stay is booked at the special event prices. We will contact you after your booking to arrange this. Not respecting the conditions will result in a booking cancellation and the deposit paid to Hostelworld will not be refundable. For Special Event cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date, the deposit is refundable, less any payments made to Hostelworld. Cancellations 30 days or less than check-in date, no refunds will be given. Please see the Special Event Periods below for more details:* FIFA Federations Cup (FFC): Minimum stay of 3 nights at FFC Prices between 14-16 June and 28-30 June 2013 and of 4 nights at between 19-22 June 2013.* Jornada Mundial de Juventud (JMJ): Minimum stay of 6 nights at JMJ Prices between 22-29 July 2013* New Year: Minimum stay of 4 nights at New Year Prices between 29th December and 2nd January. * Carnival: Minimum stay of 6 nights at Carnival Prices between 28th February and 5th March 2014
What's included:Filtered water Tea and coffeeLuggage storageParkingWi-fi internetPlenty of info getting the most out of your stay in Rio Large breakfast (fresh fruit juice, fresh fruit, home made cake, breads ham, cheese, eggs etc)Sun Terrace with Panoramic views to Cristo, Guanabara Bay and Sugar Loaf MountainCeiling fans in all roomsCable TV DVD LibraryBook ExchangeFully equipped KitchenGetting AroundExcellent access to public transport - Bus and Kombi stop 2 minutes from the houseAirport pick-up on request where a driver will be waiting for you on arrival - R$75 from Rio international Airport GIG, R$60 from Rio National Airport SDU, R$45 from the Rodoviaria bus statiion. Jornada Mundial (JMJ): A 6 night minimum stay is required between 22 and 29 July 2013 at the JMJ rates. We require 100% advance payment and will contact you with regards to this once you have made your booking . For Special Package cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date, the deposit is refundable, less any payments made to Hostelworld. Cancellations 30 days or less than check-in date, no refunds will be given.
* The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 87% for this property is based on ratings provided by 67 guests.