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Rua Benjamim Constant 26 Gloria, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-150 Brazil
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Doctors available 24/7
Updated 20/07/07 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/07/07 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 1 070 Speciality lodging in Rio de Janeiro
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Developed by world travelers, Discovery Hostel in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, provides backpackers and budget-minded globetrotters all the comfort of a boutique hostel and the coziness and warmth of a home-stay. We have a strong focus on creating a clean, open and friendly social environment making Discovery Hostel the ideal base for travelers who want to explore Rio and have an experience of a lifetime. The premises include: fully equipped kitchen, computer's lounge, reception & tourist information desk, TV area, bar & chill out patio. Pamper yourself with our customized beds, thick mattresses, big lockers, personal control lights, A/C and all the relaxation you will need for a good night's sleep.
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Property amenities
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Evening entertainment
Airport transportation
Adults only
24-hour security
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Vending machine
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Outdoor furniture
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Cable / satellite TV
On-demand films
Walk-in shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Residential Neighbourhood
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portuguese


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51Restaurantswithin 0 km
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Jonathan H wrote a review May 2021
Rio de Janeiro, RJ1 contribution
Good place to meet new friends! This hostel has a very cozy feel. Excellent staff! One block walk to the Gloria Metro station and a short walk to bars and clubs in Lapa. Optional breakfast and laundry service. Good AC in rooms.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Amr E wrote a review Nov 2020
London, United Kingdom65 contributions15 helpful votes
The staff: the loveliest people you can imagine, friendly, genuine and always happy to help and accommodate The location: this isn’t by the beach instead it’s in the heart of central rio close to the going out district of Lapa, the Gloria Sunday market is literally 20 steps away, and also a short walk to Santa Theresa with all its artisanal bars, coffee shops and restaurants. It’s also less than 1 min to the metro station so you can get to the beach in ~20min. The hostel: the decor is really nice with cool art and the feel is very cosy/very homey. The dorms are clean as you would expect from a good hostel and everything works fine. Breakfast is basic but hey it’s a free bonus!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
William Garcia wrote a review Sep 2020
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I stayed at this hostel in the 2 month after Brazil reopened its doors to tourism. There were few people there but of the people that were there, I enjoyed spending my time with them. The place is very relaxed and all the things that you need are in this hostel. Everyone was friendly and helpful to me. I felt right at home. The place is also clean.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
meshell33 wrote a review Jan 2020
Palomino, Colombia31 contributions38 helpful votes
Incredible hostel. Excellent staff & location. The positivity, helpfulness, and knowledge of the area by the staff is wonderful. Right near Metro, fabulous places to walk, and vibrant travelers 🧳 staying there. You can definitely meet like minded people if you want or do the solo thing~ Highly recommend. Staying here really enhanced my Rio experience.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Cory Bolotsky wrote a review Jan 2020
Boston, Massachusetts234 contributions141 helpful votes
This was truly an amazing hostel. The entire staff was great and, in particular, Juliana was amazing. It’s a relatively small hostel so everyone gets to know everyone. That also means that the small size means that the guest dictate the culture / atmosphere and it can easily fluctuate from wild party to very calm and low key. I usually never eat breakfast when staying at a hostel, but the breakfast spread here put a restaurant to shame - they had French toast or pancakes home made every morning that were incredible, with coffee, fruit, etc. I was staying there for New Years and they did a great job going above expectations for that - they provided everyone with a gift bag on check-in, with a metro card, sparkler, necklace, etc. It was a really nice touch. The rooms were comfortable - I stayed in a private room for a few nights (which was very comfortable and clean) and a dorm bed. The dorms are good - they all have ample storage with locks, outlets, bed lights, etc. The only challenge with the dorm beds is that they are 3 levels high so the top bunk is VERY high up and you will need to climb up a few flights of stairs (not the best if you’re afraid of heights - or coming home drunk). The location is good, as it’s very convenient to the Metro, and not far from Lapa, but there are other hostels in Rio with better locations, if you’re looking to specifically be in Lapa or Copacabana. That said, to get around the city, the metro makes everything easy so being nearby to their is great. The hostel claims to host a bunch of activities, but in reality they simply help connect you to other providers for walking tours, hang gliding, boat trips, etc. In reality any “hostel organized” event, such as bar nights, were pretty poorly organized and there was no-one from the hostel that took real leadership in directing guest to a specific bar or leading the way. Also, the “bar” in the hostel leaves a bit to be desired - it’s really just one guy making caipirinhas. They’re delicious and affordable, but take a really long time to get and it’s not the best system or overall atmosphere. All in all, I’d absolutely stay here again, but there are obvious areas of improvement for the hostel to get from great to incredible.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Sleep Quality
US$25 - US$36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
BrazilState of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroZona Sul (South Zone) / Botafogo / Gloria
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Frequently Asked Questions about Discovery Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Discovery Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Aterro Do Flamengo (0.4 km), TribOz - Rio (0.5 km), and Game of Boards (0.08 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Discovery Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Discovery Hostel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and an oven.
What food & drink options are available at Discovery Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Discovery Hostel?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Discovery Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Severyna da Gloria, Panka, and Gregora... Arte Cafe.
Does Discovery Hostel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Discovery Hostel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Discovery Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Discovery Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra (5.1 km), São Luis Fortress (6.6 km), and Forte de Copacabana (7.4 km).