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1. Posted by jhuxley (Budding Member 5 posts) 12y

jhuxley has indicated that this thread is about Brazil

Hey there, I was just wondering if anyone is able to recommend a good hostel in Rio. I'm flying out in 3 weeks and am looking to get my first place sorted before I get there if poss, as this is my first time travelling.
Cheers
James;)

2. Posted by JillAnn (Budding Member 18 posts) 12y

This place is in an excellent location. Check the URL for reservations.

http://www.hostels.com/en/availability.php/HostelNumber.4505

The Crab Hostel
Located in Ipanema, only 30 meters from the beach and 15 minutes from Copacabana and Leblon Beaches, the Crab Hostel was born in the heart of the most charming neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro, known worldwide by the immortal song 'The Girl from Ipanema”.

Founded in June 2003, and since then opened all year long, the Crab Hostel is managed by people from Rio de Janeiro and provides brand new installation and a never before seen infrastructure in this sort of accommodation. It is the right choice for backpackers who want to meet other travellers, exchange information and tips, relax at the roof or even chat in the dorm room. And all rooms come with bathroom, fan and air-conditioning.

We are located just 50 meters from restaurants, pubs, coffee shops, bookshops, post office, and much more. Everything you could ask for in the security of a residential area.

It’s also here where you’ll find the best of the nightlife in Rio and the traditional Hippie Market, just a few steps from the hostel.

Save your time and money staying in the most exciting and interesting place in Rio, enjoying the local life and the hospitality of our friendly people.

Our staff are prepared and waiting to help you with your itinerary throughout the city, offering a wide range of sightseeing tours with all you must visit and photograph in Rio de Janeiro!

Check the amenities you’ll find here:
- Cable TV
- Daily video session
- Weekly food festival
- Music room
- Wardrobe for backpack and valuable things
- Hot water
- Swimming pool
- Sauna
- Barbecue
- Wood-burning oven for pizza
- Chat area
- Towels for rent and a place to hang and dry your clothes.

3. Posted by JillAnn (Budding Member 18 posts) 12y

http://www.travellerspoint.com/accommodation/1178-Crab-Hostel-Brasil/

Sorry about that, you don't have to leave this site to book the Crab Hostel in Rio. Just click the above URL and book it through the Travellerspoint site.

[ Edit: Link didn't work so fixed up... ]