Ratings based on 67 Verified Reviews

3.7 out of 5
69% of guests recommend
3.7 Room cleanliness
3.7 Service & staff
3.3 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Comfortable.

Posted Nov 23, 2016 on Hotels
Good stay at this hostel although the staff really should update themselves with information on getting to some of the sights and attractions as it wasn't correct when I explored.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Ireland

Ryanair of hostels!

Posted Oct 29, 2016
Pros: Great building with nice outdoor terrace. Good location also.
Cons: Needs change of management and stop trying to rip off backpackers who are travelling on a budget...know your market!
Location: Easy walking distance to Copacobano, also near metro station.
Great building with lovely outdoor areas and newly built accommodations and shared bathrooms....could be fantastic if it weren't for the terrible staff and money grabbing managers. Upon arrival was told need to pay extra municipal tax (8% mentioned in email but was charged 20% and staff couldn't explain why!) also wanted R$20 to store our belongings securely while we waited on our room to be prepared. Another R$10 deposit for the key, R$5 for a fresh towel and your not allowed bring in drinks, you must purchase in the hostel at vastly inflated prices. Breakfast was OK although not often topped up, pot luck what you get to eat depending what time you arrive. Hostel is in great location and guests were great fun, such a shame it's ruined by disinterested staff and management. You can get more for your more for your money elsewhere when add in all the extras.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Great

Posted Sep 9, 2016 on Hotels
Fantastic stay. My only grumble is that check in was chaos. I wasn't informed correctly of anything and then was rushed to the wrong room, then the right room and was told to 'run' as the girl had to get back to another customer who was deemed more important. Not good. Make sure you have cash on you for your key deposit and this isn't stated anywhere and that became a whole issue. Another reception woman was grumpy the whole time and made me feel uncomfortable and as if i was interrupting her. Other than that, it is a great location, very accessible and close to everything.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 16, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Hi! Thanks for the stay and review. We are sorry but during the Olympics the hostel was super full and things were hectic! We keep training and motivating our staff, so the grumpy one has already been changed. Come back for some more fun! Cheers! CabanaCopa
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Nothing fancy but chill

Posted Sep 5, 2016 on Hotels
The staff was friendly and helpful. The hostel itself is a little dated but tidy for the most part. The rooms and common areas were cleaned daily. I think some rooms are new and renovated but the room I was in wasn't. The beds were most uncomfortable. I had a hard time sleeping. It's in a good area close to the beach and metro but the downside is the steep hill you have to climb to get to the hostal which is difficult when you have heavy load and the wifi was hit or miss buut it was fine for the few nights I was there. The atmosphere is great for meeting ppl.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 16, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Hi! Thanks for the stay and review. We are glad you liked the atmosphere! Most of our privates and smaller dormitories are new and we are on the way of renovating all of them. As well as some new common areas will be finished soon, including a rooftop terrace. Safe travels! CabanaCopa staff
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Group of 4 friends stay @ Cabanacopa

Posted Aug 24, 2016 on Hotels
Stayed in a 4 dorm room and we were very pleased with the bed comfort and cleanliness of the hostel. Daily housekeeping kept the rooms and toilets clean. Friendly, helpful staff made the stay much more pleasant. Would highly recommend if travelling on a budget and wanting a clean comfortable hostel.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 5, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Hello! Thanks a lot for the review. Safe travels! CabanaCopa staff
2 out of 5
by Felipe from Colombia

Not staying there again

Posted Aug 19, 2016 on Hotels
The hotel was not clean at all. Smells really bad.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 16, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Hello, thanks for staying with us and review. We clean the rooms and dormitories daily and bathrooms twice a day, but if you are in a mixed dormitory some room mates might not be as clean as you. We did change your room but next time we recommend you book a private room. Kind regards, CabanaCopa
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

I like this hostel because the staff Reception in

Posted Feb 9, 2016 on Hotels
I like this hostel because the staff Reception in the night the girl staff were very helpful and friendly
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 28, 2016 by Papareskos, Hotel Management
Hi! Thanks for staying with us we are glad you had a good time. Safe travels! CabanaCopa
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Seattle

Very reasonable place, I'd stay there again

Posted Jan 11, 2016
Pros: Friendly staff, very good location, secure, very social and a good environment especially if travelling alone.
Cons: - Let people know that the locks need to be purchased before they get to their room. - The toilet paper holder was falling apart and was taped.
Location: 5 minute walk from Copacabana
Very reasonable hostel, clean, great location. Good atmosphere in the lobby. Very friendly and social staff. They organize going out to clubs and etc... The place is very safe and there is a guard 24/7.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 28, 2016 by CabanaCopa staff, Hotel Management
Hi! Thanks for staying with us! We are glad you had a nice time with our guests & staff. We have fixed the issues you mentioned. Please come back for some more social fun times! Safe travels, CabanaCopa
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Near to the metro station

Posted Sep 23, 2015 on Hotels
Near to the metro station
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 28, 2016 by Papareskos, Hotel Management
Hi! Thanks for staying with us, our special location is in a quiet residential area just in the heart of Copacabana, 5 minutes from the beach and the best hotel in the city, the Copacabana Palace. Safe travels! CabanaCopa
3 out of 5
by Theodore from South Africa

No early check in at this hostel.

Posted Jul 6, 2015 on Hotels
Please be aware that this hostel does not do early check in as indicated. I arrived in Rio at 5am in the morning, only to be told that reception only opens at 9am. When reception opened at 9am I was told that I could only be accommodated at 2pm which is the check in time. I only booked the hostel because it indicated early check in could be arranged at 20BRL and I made sure I sent a note in the special requests regarding my early arrival. So I would advise the management to ammend the early check in note under CabanaCopa Hostel’s small print. Other than that though its a great hostel with a good vibe and great staff. The location is excellent, close to copacabana beach and the metro station.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 29, 2016 by Papareskos, Hotel Management
Hi! Thanks for staying with us we are glad you had a good time! We are sorry your early check in wasn't possible but it depends on availability. We had a full house in the peak of the summer so the room was only available at 2pm. Our reception works from 8am to 11pm so in case you want to check in at 5am, every hotel will require you to book the night before. Safe travels! CabanaCopa