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Brazuca's Hostel

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The Bottom Line

Friendly and helpful service has helped Brazuca's achieve a good standing in hostel reviews across the board. The new location (opened in early 2010) in a busy street in Copacabana, three blocks from the beach and with a security system, is a great plus. Tile floors, ample windows, fans and A/C keep the dorms cool no matter what the Rio heat.

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Pros

  • Near the beach
  • Clean and airy
  • Helpful staff members can help you plan your sightseeing; English and Spanish spoken
  • A 5-minute walk from subway station and bus stop with lots of lines to touristic areas
  • No curfew

Cons

  • No family rooms

Description

  • Dorms with 5, 6, 8 and 21 beds (see a photo); lockers for all guests; bed sheets and covers included; A/C in all dorms
  • Lockers for all guests
  • Well-equipped kitchen open all day; living room with DVD player
  • Internet access (paid extra) and wi-fi
  • Breakfast included, with milk, coffee, chocolate, cake, bread and cheese, and two kinds of fruit
  • Address: Rua Santa Clara 129 - Copacabana - Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil
  • Phone: 55-21-22472623 / Fax: 55-21-25486992
  • E-mail: brazucashostel@gmail.com
  • Website: www.brazucashostel.com

Guide Review - Brazuca's Hostel

June 30, 2010

Service is one of the great factors in choosing a hostel and Brazuca's staff friendliness helps it look good among Copacabana's many hostels.

The hostel is near the beach and even closer to Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, where tourists can catch an array of buses to Rio's top attractions. The Siqueira Campos subway station is also just a couple of blocks away.

Great shopping, such as the affordable bikinis of Santa Clara 33, dozens of snack bars and kilo restaurants - Aipo & Aipim, for example - and an Hortifruti less than two blocks away will help in keeping you and your travel budget healthy.

Carnival 2011 Rates:

Packages for Carnival 2011 range from R$750 to R$990 per person for 6 nights (March 3-9, 2011) in a 5-person dorm. Check daily dollar-real exchange rates.

User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Best location, Great staff, Great Value!, Member Lucero12

This is the ideal place to stay in Rio de Janeiro. Not only is the location perfect --just two blocks to the beatiful Copacabana Beach and an armīs reach from the famous Avenida de Nossa Senhona de Copabana with stores, restaurants and cafes--but it is also run by a very nice Brazilian family who treat their guests warmly. Some of the best things about this place are: Location is ideal: walking distanceto the beach, public transportation, restaurants, stores, etc. It is very safe and secure...it has a locked gate with an intercom for the guest to enter, and it is located in a safe neighborhood. There are different price options depending on which type of accomodation you choose. The value is very good and probably the best in Copcabana for lodging. High quality for a low price. A nice breakfast is included. The owners are extremely hospitable. They are polite and helpful. There are organized excursions for the guests at very reasonable prices. There is high speed internet available in the lobby as well as a computer with skype for guests to use to communicate with family and friends. All the staff are multilingual. Portuguese, Spanish and English are spoken. I would definitely recommend this place to any traveler who wants to see the best of Rio de Janeiro at a very reasonable price.

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