Welcome to Beach Backpackers Hostel, Rio de Janeiro! Our mission is to provide comfortable, secure and clean accommodation to the budget traveller. We offer competitive prices and extras such as free breakfast, free internet and Wi-Fi, free lockers and free bed linen and towel.
Our 24-hour reception is operated by helpful staff who are ready to answer all of your questions and offer the best advice about the local area.
We have private and dormitory rooms available with en-suite or shared bathrooms. Our spacious rooms have modern furnishings and new comfortable mattresses. Our Wi-Fi signal is strong throughout the building so you can even check your email in bed!
Our hostel is situated in Botafogo - a safe, central location. Within walking distance of our hostel you will find Botafogo Beach (5 min) where you can see the famous Sugar Loaf. You can also walk to the world-renowned Copacabana Beach (18 min).
Were beside many great local amenities including the metro, bus stops to all tourist attractions, trendy bars, restaurants, night clubs, frozen yogurt stores, juice bars, supermarkets, local markets, two large shopping malls, 24-hour ATMs, pharmacies and a public hospital.
Our large social area offers a great place to relax on comfortable couches. You can make use of our flat-screen TV which has satellite channels for watching sports and movies. We have a great selection of DVDs, a PlayStation 2, a book exchange and board games.
Youll also find free internet stations with Skype headphones and free Wi-Fi with a strong, fast connection. Theres a guest phone for receiving calls from home or for making local or international calls.
Our fully equipped kitchen has two large fridges for our guests to store food. We also have a built-in water filter to top up your drinking bottles with fresh filtered water.
Our private courtyard garden is a peaceful space to chill out and enjoy morning coffee or have an evening drink while listening to music and getting to know your fellow travellers. We also have regular BBQ nights here with really excellent food and a fun party atmosphere.
Tours and Activities
We have a fantastic night-life guide for travellers who are keen to party, including information for gay and lesbian backpackers. We have loads of ideas for people on a tight budget and for travellers who want to splurge and treat themselves to a great Brazilian meal.
We also offer the best tours available to all tourist attractions in Rio including the Sugar Loaf, Christ Statue, Maracan Stadium, the Botanical Garden, Santa Tereza Stairs, and Lapa host of a major street party every Friday!
We offer packages for all the major events in Rio, helping you to get the most out of our incredible city. All events listed below require a 50% deposit in advance to confirm your reservation.
New Year's Eve: We have a minimum stay of four nights from 28th December to 3rd January. You must book a minimum of 4 nights inside this date range. Otherwise your reservation may be cancelled and you lose the deposit paid online to Hostelworld.
Carnaval: We feature a seven-night package for Carnaval every year. If you book any night during this range we automatically include you in our package, otherwise your reservation may be cancelled and you will lose the deposit paid online to Hostelworld.
Bookings for New Year's Eve and Carnaval can only be cancelled one month before the check in date, deposits are non-refundable.
For New Years 2014 we have a 3 night package from the 30th december.
Bookings with less than 3 nights from the 30th december will be cancelled and the deposit made to HW will not be refunded.
For Carnaval 2014 we have a 5 night package from the 13th february. Bookings with less than 5 nights will be cancelled and the deposit made to HW wont be refunded.
We accept booking cancellations without any charge only one month before arrival. Otherwise the total amount of your stay is charged on your credit card.
(For New Years, Carnaval and other festivals we do not refund any deposit).
After booking, we'll get in touch with you to request the 3 digit code in the back of your card in order to proceed with a 50% deposit of the total amount by credit card in order to confirm your reservation.
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The people at the hostel was really nice and helpfull.
The rooms were fine, the bathroom were clean. They had a decent breakfast in the morning.
The shared living room was really nice, with a lot of couchs to chill and watch TV, and there was always someone to talk to (people form all over the world).
The Location was fine as well, it was kinda far from Rio's main attractions but you had a bus stop 1 block away and the metro station 5 blocks away. Also if you like walking you could fine some attractions less than 30 minutes away (Copacabana, a few museums)
The price was really good as well, we paid really cheap and were pleased with what they had to offer.
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There were bedbugs in my bed and my all bodies were bited by them.I claimed it but staff only changed my linens and bed covers.So next day I was bited again!There are so many points in my body.I can't stand these itches.I tried to claim to maneger,but he did nothing.I never never want to stay here,and I really don't recommended this hostel.
Be careful BEDBUG!!!!!!
The hostel offers lots of useful information, staff is amazing..very friendly and helpful! I booked a bed in a room ensuite with air conditioning and it was kept clean and bedsheets and towels were also very clean. Big nice kitchen full of facilities. Toilets were also big and clean. I felt very comfortable because the atmosphere made me fell part of a big group of travelers, friendly people. Very tasty breakfast with fruits, juices and cakes on offer. Free internet was awesome!!
Location was very good also near to the metro station, markets, banks, bus stops and to the most important places that I wanted to be.
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Very nice simple hostel. Most of the rooms had air conditioning, the common areas where nice and clean but the sheets and towels where rather smelly.
Wifi access worked great. There were two PCs available for use but one of them rebooted itself every ten minutes making it virtually useless.
The location was very practical, close to the metro/subway and lots of bus stops that made it really easy to move around the city on a low budget.
The staff was friendly and organized but not extremely helpful when it came to guiding the guests in finding their way in Rio or giving information on tourist activities.
Breakfast was more than could be expected for the price we paid (R$ 25 a night) and the kitchen was comfortable and well equiped.
Showers were fine most of the times, though some nights there was no hot water.
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