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There is a few things you should know about Rio de Janeiro hostels and the city in general. Besides comparing you the best and cheapest hostels in Rio de Janeiro, we also highlight what we have liked, disliked and things to look out for.With its 6 million inhabitants, Rio de Janeiro is a contender for one of Latin America’s (and possibly the world’s) most impressive cities. It is like no other. Magnificent beaches, beautiful people, Samba music, lush mountains, and delicious Capirinhas. Not to mention it being host to the world’s largest and most colourful street festival, Carnaval. And there are dozens of Rio de Janeiro hostels.
Here is a few more tips from the community. Other travelers share their best tips on backpacking Rio de Janeiro:
Rio is not the best city in Brazil, but definitely it's the most wonderful city in the world -- something you won't see anywhere else. The old Copacabana, Santa Teresa, Ipanema, and even downtown are great.
You have the most wonderful beaches, mountains, and the best people in one city -- Rio. Be careful just like in any other big city in the world.
This is a somewhat overrated city, although it does have its charm. The girls do not live up their reputation. The sea on the beaches is a bit rough -- extreme caution when venturing in. I even saw a helicopter rescue, apparently a common occurrence on the beach, so watch out! The area of Lapa where the "famous" nightlife goes on is seedy and rundown. You need to have your wits about you. Still, I would go back although often I suspect people say this place is wonderful as a default statement, but the reality is a little different.
Peter, New Zealand
It's for people who want to meet great and wonderful people and beautiful beaches. It's the greatest city in Brazil, but be careful!