I arrived into Rio and was collected at the airport. This hostel is in Copacabana, a great location, near the beach and right opposite the metro station. Easy walk to most places and locals are friendly and happy to help.
I stayed here for 5 nights during the world cup so yes it was expensive but then most places were because of the games. The hostel rooms are a little small, I was in a 8 bed female dorm and it was bit of a squeeze but having said that I met some great people. I loved the atmosphere, people at the hostel both the other backpackers and the staff are so friendly.
The breakfast is great, the wifi is also good and overall I loved my stay. Would defo recommend it, it is perhaps as not as spacious as other dorms I have stayed in but totally chilled our vibe. I also picked up a lot of information on tours from the hostel so was very helpful! It is also safe, the main gate is has a buzzer and a camera.
Would defo stay here when I come back to Rio!