Brazuca's Hostel - Obrigado!!!
For anyone who is interested in a great place to stay in Rio, close to the Copacabana beach, I would definitely recommend Brazucas Hostel. The first time in 2008, I stayed at their old location, which was an older house, but also very cozy. This year I decided to visit them again and I found out that they have moved to a newer apartment with spacious rooms and air conditioning. Which is a big plus, believe me! And waking up every morning with those massive mango`s and other fruits, it felt like I was in heaven! I haven`t found a place yet where I got such a good service as I good at Brazucas Hostel. They took the time for me to explain the day and night sightseeing options inRio de Janeiro. But also about places a bit outside Rio, like Ilha Grande and Paraty. They arrange the tours for you with the tour agencies they know for years, so it will spare you the hassle and the chance of you paying too much. Brazucas is for me a warm place where I felt welcome and I had the chance to meet other people from all over the world. The staff at Brazucas Hostel are also multilingual (English, Spanish, Portuguese). When I decided to travel further through Brazil they gave me some cards and phone numbers of other hostels. I received information about the things I could do in other places. They also have several information books which you can look into about Brazil and other Latin American countries. Thank you a lot for the perfect time! Again! Umut Yasar (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)