• Address

    Rua São Clemente, 23 - 1st floor - BotafogoIn the block of the beach
  • Price rates

    € 14 average price per Dorm/bed (the price is per 1 night only)
  • Info & Description

    Free stuff: breakfast including coffee and tea (from 8:00 to 10:00 much earlier during Carnival woohoo!), bed sheets, WI-FI connection, kitchen equipped with microwave, fridge, lockers (bring your padlock or buy one here), travel information, pool table
    We have 24/7 front desk staff, CCTV cameras and secured main doors, this makes out hostel the perfect place for girls traveling alone, but guys are very welcome too

    Rates: we offer excellent prices on dorms, single rooms or double rooms. We are the most popular hostel in Rio de Janeiro! Do not be afraid to book a bed in the large dorm: It’s a quiet and spacious room on the 2nd floor with plenty of toilets and showers. No worries! We also have great deals for groups of 20+ people: ask about our discounts!

    Comfort: we have 20 showers and 88 beds!!! Need to take a shower? Now worries! No waiting. All rooms have air conditioning (highly recommended during the summer!) We also use 2-tier bunk-beds instead of 3 with VERY comfortable mattresses. The sheets are clean and fresh. You will be in a comfortable, clean, well located, and safe hostel with a fantastic staff
    Our promise: If you book a certain room you get it, or if for some reason we don’t have it, we’ll give you an upgrade for free!

    Cleanliness: what is a good hostel without housekeeping? The rooms and bathrooms are cleaned daily!
    Cheap means dirty? Of course not!Fleas, cockroaches, mites, bed bugs and ants? No, thanks! We work with the best company in Rio that fumigates the place monthly. We guarantee you won’t have trouble with insects or bugs here even though this winter (in Brazil of course!) has been hot! And remember: you´ll be besides the rain forest.

    Location: the best location for the best price...We are one block from the metro (30 meters), a 2-minute walk to Botafogo beach, one metro station from Copacabana, 2 blocks from a super market and only one block to Botafogo Shopping Mall. In front of the mall you can take a bus to anywhere in the city: Copacabana, Ipanema, Botanical Gardens, Leblon, Santa Teresa, Lapa and downtown Rio are all less than 20 minutes away. You can also get a bus to or from the International Airport and the Bus Station.
    We are located on one of the main streets in Botafogo, but the closest bars, clubs or pool halls are at least one block away: So you won’t need to worry about noise or music pumping at 1am.

    Fun: If you like parties... this is where to start your trip. We have a bar with sound equipment where you can plug in your iPod and be the DJ or let someone else take over. A pool table is available to use for free and the beer is cheap. The space is free so make the party you want! Thank God... It’s Friday night. Rio´s best nightlife is in Lapa. Everybody including the staff head out for a night of dancing in the streets! If you’re looking for something a little more laid back, there’s a television with plenty of movies and we are more than happy to book tours around the city for you.

    Staff: This is hard to explain. We have, tall, short, fat, thin, blond, brunette... just joking...But... We have Moe (a kind of young Mom) who usually takes care of you if you get sick, sunburned or if you want to eat some popcorn and watch a movie, or if you’re cold she’ll make you some tea, or she’ll cover you with a blanket when you come back late at night and fall asleep on the sofa after you’ve had a few beers.
    When you come back to the hostel after a long walk around town or from the beach, there is always a great atmosphere in our hostel, so if you like to socialize with others and bring positive vibes to share, then we recommend you stay here. Our Hostel is for all types of travelers and the only one in Rio de Janeiro declared gay friendly. We have a great and safe location, helpful staff and a price that can’t be beat.
    Ace Backpackers is a fine example of a “home away from home”.

    Price promise:If you find any cheaper hostel for Carnival that sells online through Hostelsclub.com you will get an extra 5% discount for the 1st night.

    Important Note: The bookings where you pay less than R$35.00 per person per night DO NOT include breakfast and have a minimum stay of 3 nights.

    Carnival (2012) & New Years Eve (2012/13)
    MANDATORY: Seven (5) Nights for Carnival and (4) Nights for New Years.
    NEW YEARS EVE: YOU SHOULD INCLUDE ON YOUR BOOKING THE DATES DEC 28, 29, 30 and 31.
    CARNIVAL: FEB 09, 10, 11, 12 and 13.
    IF YOUR BOOKING SHOW UP WITHOUT THE DATES ABOVE IT WILL BE AMMENDED BY US AUTOMATICALLY OR CANCELLED AND YOU WILL LOOSE YOUR DEPOSIT TO HOSTELSCLUB.COM
    If you are booking a package of NYE or Carnival online, the hostel requests FULL payment 2 days after you made the booking to secure your bed(s). After making the booking for New Years (NYE) or Carnival you should send a Western Union transfer (********) under the name of Henry M Lippi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and send us the 10 digit tracking number in order to find your deposit and confirm your booking until 48 hours of your booking. 2 days after you book your package for NYE and/or carnival you agree that your credit card will be charged between 50% and 100% of the balance due, plus a tax of R$ 70.00. If you have other cards than VISA, you should send the number of a valid Visa Card by email or phone us at the number provided in your confirmation. New Years Eve, Carnival, Rio+20, World Youth Day, Confederations Cup and World Cup should be paid in advance 50% via western union or a credit card and the remaining 50% is payable upon arrival (only cash please - R$, USD, E$ or GBP)

    For ALL booking made through HC it is absolutely necessary to send to the hostel only the security code of your credit card by phone, mail, fax or SMS. If we do not receive it in 24h of your reservation your booking will be cancelled and you will loose your deposit and your beds.There are no refunds.
  • Facilities

    • Air conditioning
    • Internet access
    • Internet access
    • Security boxes / Lockers
    • Security boxes / Lockers
    • Security boxes / Lockers
    • Laundry
    • Bar
    • Beach
    • Restaurant
    • Rent a bike
    • Bike Rental
  • Rooms

    • 1 bed/s private shared Watercloset (bathroom)
    • double bed private with Watercloset (bathroom)
    • standard 4 bed/s private with Watercloset (bathroom)
    • 4 bed/s mixed dorm shared Watercloset (bathroom)
    • 20 bed/s mixed dorm shared Watercloset (bathroom)
    • 4 bed/s female dorm shared Watercloset (bathroom)
    • standard 6 bed/s mixed dorm with Watercloset (bathroom)