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Chill Hostel Rio

Ladeira Ari Barroso 35, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22010-060 Brazil
Prices above are provided by partners for one room, with variable occupancy rules as provided by the property, and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
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#86 of 1 070 Speciality lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Chill Hostel Rio features shared accommodations and a large terrace that overlooks the sea, forest and city, only half a kilometer from Copacabana Beach. There is a bar on-site and various lounge areas. With views of Leme Beach, the dormitories feature simple décor and a fan, linens and a shared bathroom with hot showers. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the property. The house was totally built and designed by Oscar Niemeyer , considered one of the best architects of modern times Guests can relax in the TV room, which has a DVD player, or use the pool tables and library. A fully equipped communal kitchen is also provided. Leme Beach is a quarter mile from Chill Hostel Rio. The property is 8 km from Rio's downtown area and from Santos Dumont Airport. Maracanã Stadium is 14.5 km away. Leme is a great choice for travelers interested in beach walks, sightseeing and nightlife.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Books, DVDs, music for children
Shuttle bus service
Rooftop terrace
Bar / lounge
Table tennis
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BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Bottled water
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portuguese


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skiffsailor wrote a review May 2019
England65 contributions25 helpful votes
No hot water, No Wi-Fi working, located up a long steep hill in Favella, where you hear gunshots, and the police pulled a gun on a black guy staying at Hostel. To top it all I left some gear with them, based on promises it would be safe, but it went missing!
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
MartyMaccy wrote a review Apr 2019
Melbourne, Australia13 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed here for NYE which meant it was a little expensive but so was everywhere in Rio at that time. Really cool hostel in an awesome Oscar Niemeyer designed house with amazing views of Copacabana and the Babilonia Favela. Even with the hostel being in a favela we always felt safe. We had an unreal night viewing the fireworks on Copacabana beach from the terrace at the hostel. The staff were also very friendly an helped us out whenever they could. The room we stayed in was spacious enough however the fan didn't do much for the intense heat and the wifi signal wasn't the best.
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Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lulu E wrote a review Feb 2018
Vejle, Denmark34 contributions50 helpful votes
We paid 662 US$ for a queensize bed for 4 days. Very overpriced. It was during Rio carnaval 2018 but still it was overpriced and it didn’t deserve it at all. Was not worth it. This hostel offers poor quality. Big rooms, smells like wet rainy forrest. No breakfast, but kitchen is available. Bring your own shampoo and handsoap. You do get towels and when we asked for more, they gave us new clean ones. No cleaning. I asked to get our room cleaned as it got dirty and sandy walking barefeet. They said they would but they never did. When I asked again they gave me a brom so I had to clean the room myself. We met later a group in Rio who stayed in their own private hotel suite and they paid less than we did and their hotel was nicer. VERY. Our hostel host told us where to go and where the great bloc parties would be but we realised maybe they had different taste than the rest of us and their recommendation was very subjective. They sent us to gay parade which consisted of less than 500 people. At the same time there were other great places to go that we missed and wasted taxi on the gay parade. In total, I would recommend to get a hostel or hotel closer to areas that you will spend most of your time at. Chill Hostel is located at a hill. It takes 5-7 minutes to walk down but 25 minutes to walk up. In sunny warm days it’s really bad as there are no shadows to walk in and it’s very warm. Unless you are willing to spend a taxi every time you want to go up. The hostel was not a horror place to stay at but I am very sure there are plenty of other places and better and with fair prices and treatment.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Kiwi_Sarah_13 wrote a review Nov 2017
Yarraville, Australia21 contributions6 helpful votes
Booked this place last minute after we decided to stay longer in Rio, wish we had stayed here to begin with! Such a great location and away from the hustle and bustle of Copacabana.... it’s close to the beach and plenty of food around, helpful staff and good facilities.
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Date of stay: November 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
DoraMcG wrote a review Mar 2017
Galway, Ireland82 contributions55 helpful votes
We loved this hostel. Such a relaxed vibe. Kitchen and bathroom could have been a bit cleaner. Staff friendly. Rooms nice and big. Would definitely return if in rio. The hill to it is a tough walk however good exercise and cool to see locals hanging about etc.
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Date of stay: March 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
US$15 - US$68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
BrazilState of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroZona Sul (South Zone) / Leme / Copacabana
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chill Hostel Rio
Which popular attractions are close to Chill Hostel Rio?
Nearby attractions include Leme (0.4 km), Praia do Leme (0.3 km), and Morro da Babilônia (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Chill Hostel Rio?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Chill Hostel Rio?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Chill Hostel Rio?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante Marius Degustare, Estrelas da Babilonia, and Bar do David.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Chill Hostel Rio?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Chill Hostel Rio?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra (4.6 km), São Luis Fortress (6.2 km), and Forte de Copacabana (3.5 km).