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Bellas Artes Hostel Rio

For: location, friendly staff & guests, sheltered patio & small garden to sit in when had enough of Rio, use of kitchen and fridge, free wifi, good value.

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Facilities

  • 24 hour hot showers
  • 24 hour reception
  • BBQ Area
  • Bar
  • Bar(s)
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Internet café
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry service
  • Lounge area
  • No Curfew
  • Outside area
  • Safety deposit
  • Secure lockers
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Television room
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

Extras

  • Breakfast – FREE
  • Linen – FREE
  • Luggage Room – FREE
  • Airport Pick Up – 70.00BRL
  • Towel – 5.00BRL

About Bellas Artes Hostel Rio

We moved in Jun'13 for a brand new house! Is in Santa Teresa. It is really close to the Gloria Metro station! We will have so many options for backpackers in Rio!!! If you are interested in a real way of enjoying Rio and our culture you must be our guest.

Bellas Artes Hostel Rio offers you great accommodation in a clean, airy and comfortable environment, where even those not accustomed to hostel life feel right at home. Imagine a place where your day to day is nurtured by culture, cuisine and the arts.

Even after so many years, the structure and the facade of the house are kept in their original detail. Because of the many artists, musicians and writers, both Brazilian and foreign, who live in the neighbourhood.

The reception is open 24 hrs for help and tips about places to visit.

Facilities:

* Internet Access

* Wi-fi (free)

* Central area (tour cultural and tour nightlife)

* Ceiling fan

* Guest kitchen

* Cultural events

* Linen included

* Laundry and dry services

* 24 hours reception

* Tours desk

* Luggage storage

* we accept cards with 10% charge for the tax

Location Information

Get out at Gloria Subway Station. Go straight ahead until the corner with Rua Candido Mendes,479. Go ahead until number 479(green house). Our reception is 24h.

From International Airport: take a 30 minute taxi ride.

From Rio Bus Terminal: catch the bus number 178; get off at Rua do Catete by the Gloria subway station

From Santos Dumont Airport: it’s just a 10 minute taxi ride.

Important Information

Earliest check-in

13:00

Latest check-out

11:00

Conditions

During the Special Events like Reveillon, Holidays, Carnaval and Rock in Rio we have minimun nights to stay. And to secure reservations in respect of these Special Periods, we would require a 50% advance payment for the package. In the event of total or partial cancellations there will be no refunds of, or deductions applied to, these advance payments. PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS - Instructions on how to make down payments will be sent by e-mail as soon as we receive a booking request.

Reservations canceled less than 3 days in advance will be charged the first night. Upon check-in payment must be made in full.
Deposits will not be returned. We'll send you an email requesting the security code of credit card to guarantee the reservation.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 3 Days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the full cost of the reservation. Deposits paid are non refundable.

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Location

Cândido Mendes, 479

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Guest Reviews

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

For: location, friendly staff & guests, sheltered patio & small garden to sit in when had enough of Rio, use of kitchen and fridge, free wifi, good value.
Against: furnishings a bit tired eg broken toilet seat mountings, no plug in basin but clogged hair stopped water running away, ditto shower unfortunately, breakfast adequate but poor quality.
Overall: plusses outweigh minuses. Would recommend.

Overall
4
Location
5
Cleanliness
3
Value
4
Facilities
4
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

My booking on TravellersPoint was not received by the Guest House. Be careful and confirm on the phone. They speak English and the owner a little bit of French.

Overall a very nice place to stay, very charming. We had a good time. The neighboorhood is not close to a nice beach but it is typical and nice to have a walk around. It is however not advisable to go out at night for a walk, get a Taxi to go anywhere after the sunset.

Very good value for the money. We are a young couple and have been enchanted by the place.

Overall
4
Location
3
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
4
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

The hostel is located in Santa Teresa, the arts and culture heart of Rio. A big old building with loads of character, high ceilings and a pretty garden. The staff are the best. They made me feel very welcome, and through them I got a sneak peek inside the local scene. Linen and facilities were clean, breakfast was good as was the security. Five minutes walk up the hill from the hostel you can be sipping good wine at a cool bar with poets and musicians, or five minutes down the hill you can be at the Gloria underground station. The staff were able to point me in the right direction for sight seeing and book me on tours. The cobblestone street is pedestrian access only, but you can get dropped by taxi at the bottom on Rua Santa Christina and walk up a few flights to the hostel. Like anywhere in Rio there are dodgy neighbourhoods not far away so be sure to check your planned walking route with the staff before heading out.

Overall
5
Location
4
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
4
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Wow, what a find!!
This is easiliest one of the best hostels we have ever stayed at (travelling for 18 months too!).
We were so lucky to find this by accident (also being one of the cheapest hostels!), the place was tranquil, beautiful, spacious and very clean. It had only been opened for 2 months when we got there and the place was a sheer delight to stay in. The staff were absolutely wonderful and so accomodating, we were there for 2010 Carnival and hanging round with them for the week we had the best time in Rio. Also, it is close to the best part of town - Santa Teresa, and really close to the metro for all the main attractions and beautiful beaches.
I kinda want to keep this place to myself as it is a real gem but anyone who stays here will certainly not be dissapointed and will have a fab time in Rio. We were really sad to leave and will most certainly be going back in the future.
All hostels should be like this!

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

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*  The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 82% for this property is based on ratings provided by 35 guests.

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