$13 per night
$13 per night
Ace Backpackers Cafe Youth Hostel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Ace Backpackers Cafe Youth Hostel

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Rua São Clemente, 23 - 1st. Floor - In Front Botafogo, Botafogo Beach

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Description - Hostel

IMPORTANT
RULES FOR CARNIVAL BOOKINGS BETWEEN JAN, 9 UNTIL FEB, 9 - 2008
MANDATORY: Minimum Seven (7) Nights for carnival period.
You are booking a package, the hostel requests FULL payment after making
the online booking to secure your bed / beds. After making the
booking for Carnival get in touch with the hostel via e-mail to
get instructions on how to proceed.

We accept VISA & MASTERCARD

If there is no online availability, just stop by. We always save some beds for walk-ins.

Do you want to be right in the middle of Rio de Janeiro´s post card (Sugar Loaf & Christ, 1 stop away from Copacabana) & everything else, but far away from the trouble? Ace Backpackers is a fine example of a ''home away from home".

WHAT'S FREE: Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, sheets, Wi-Fi connection, popcorn if you are watching a film, kitchen w/microwave, fridge, etc (you can cook, really! ), lockers (bring your padlock or buy one here), really amazing view of the Christ from our veranda, travel information desk, loads of ambience, Free Pool Table, Free night at Jungle Hostel*, reservations for tours, tickets & museums.

Age restriction : only for those who feel deeply young at heart!

SECURITY: Well, it is easier to get into some prisons in Brazil than a stranger get into the hostel. JUST CHECK OUR SECURITY RATINGS.
Perfect for girls travelling alone. But look, guys are very welcomed here as well, mainly the handsome one´s. op´s... we are talking about security!!!

PRICE: We have EXCELLENT prices from dorms to single or doubles. See that we are the most popular hostel in Rio de Janeiro! ALL our bunks are double deckers with very CONFORTABLE mattresses. Do not be afraid to book at the large dorm. It´s a quiet & spacious place on the 2nd floor plenty of toilets & showers. No worries!

CLEANLINESS: What is a good hostel without a daily housekeeping? Our maid also prepares delicious cakes for breakfast! If you wish something special, she can do for you... breakfast starts at 8:00h not 9:30 like many others. You can enjoy the day earlier.

LOCATION: buses in front, beside and in the back for simply EVERYWHERE in Rio de Janeiro. Next door to the subway (metro/tube). RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF EVERYTHING.
*** this is FACT!!! *** Tourists' spots, shopping malls, supermarket, ATM Machines, banks, embassies, etc.
Doubts? Check what clients say about hostels in Botafogo. The area is not a big gringo-scamming machine like Copa/Ipa!

FUN if you like parties... this is the beginning. We have a bar with sound equipment that you can plug your I-pod. You can even manage the party or you can be our DJ... who knows? A pool table is available to use to free. This area is free to make the party you wish! Thanks God... it´s Friday night. Rio´s best nightlife is at Lapa. Everybody inside goes to this place

STAFF: This is hard to explain. We have, tall, short, fat, thin, blond, brunnette... just joking...
And... we have Moe (a kind of young Mom) which usually take care of you if you get sick, burned or if you want to eat some pop corn during the films sessions, or if you feel cold ask for some tea, or just to put a blanket when you come back late evening and sleep at the sofa after some beers.
Unfortunatelly we do not speak Russian, Georgian, Korean, but English, Deustch, French, Italian, Spanish & and of course Portuguese, we do. We are learning mandarin!!! We also provide portuguese classes for a reasonable price.

Ok... Don´t tell me more... book NOW!!!!

When you come back to the hostel after a long walk 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.

*We are the only hostel in Rio that offers a free night: stay in a Jungle Lodge 'Jungle Beach Lodge' a new fun and adventure filled location only 2 and a half hours from Rio where you can enjoy nature, jungle trekking, exotic waterfalls and adventure sports like white water rafting MINIMUM STAY FOR THIS PROMOTION IS 5 NIGHTS AT ACE BACKPACKERS RIO OR SAO PAULO.

Our Hostel is for all kind of travellers and the only one in Rio de Janeiro declared GAY FRIENDLY .

We have the best prices for groups of 20+

RULES FOR CARNIVAL BOOKINGS AND NEW YEARS
MANDATORY: Seven (7) Nights for carnival and (5) Nights for New Years.
If you are booking a package, the hostel requests FULL payment 21 days after making the online booking to secure your bed / beds. After making the booking for New Years or Carnival get in touch with the hostel via e-mail to get instructions on how to proceed.
There is no refunds in case of cancellation. This payment should be made by money transfer via Western Union

AFTER YOU CHECK-IN, THERE IS NO REFUNDS OF MONEY
IN CASE OF CANCELATION LESS THAN 72 HOURS IN ADVANCE YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE 1ST. NIGHT

The space
  • Property type: Hostel
  • Guest rooms/units: 13
  • Year built: 2004
  • Renovated: 2005
Hostel accommodations

Lowest price available: $13

Double Female Dorm Male Dorm Mixed Dorm Mixed Dorm 16 Beds With Air Mixed Dorm 18 Beds Single Single Ensuite With Air Standard Triple Twin
  • Check-in: 1:00pm
  • Check-out: noon

Hostel amenities

24-hr front desk Airport pickup Bar/lounge Beach Breakfast available Breakfast included Breakfast included (continental) Express checkout Gameroom Laundry/valet service Linen included Meal plans Meeting facilities Movie rentals Multi-lingual staff Newspapers/magazines No curfew Open 24 Hours Pets not allowed Religious preferred plans/rates Restaurant on site Room service Smoking permitted Sports/activities Taxi service Tour assistance Tour/sightseeing assistance Wireless internet

Room amenities

ALL THE ROOMS HAS FAN OR CEILING FANS. AR CONDITIONING AVAILABLE PLEASE ADD 2us$ PER PERSON PER NIGHT

Air-conditioning Maid service daily Shared bathroom Wake-up calls


Neighborhood

We are in Rua São Clemente, the main street of the Botafogo, a middle-high class neighbourhood with cultural tradition, and close to Ipanema, Copacabana and Centro. At the end of the street you can see the Christ Redeemer with the arms opened for you. At your right, as you leave the hostel, you can admire the Sugar Loaf.

Soon you will realize why cariocas living in this area wouldn't even consider moving to any other part of town. There are three big shopping malls that you can go in a short walk (2min), and the nearby streets have all kind of shops: newstands, drugstores, restaurants, rodízios (where you eat as much as you can), barbecue houses, post office in the corner, cultural router cinema exhibition, laundry services, handcraft stores, supermarkets, banks of all flags: Banco do Brasil, HSBC and dozens more in a very short walking distance. All kinds of stores you can imagine.

Copacabana beach is the next metro stop (or a 10 min. walk) and Ipanema gets only five minutes further. We also have our very own beach, Praia de Botafogo, where you can have fun playing soccer, jogging, cycling (bike path from Flamengo to Ipanema), reading, or just (!) watching an amazing view of sunrise over the Sugar Loaf.

Another good point is that the prices, in general, are at least 20% cheaper than in other areas for the stores do not mark up their prices for tourists. And safety is much higher than in Ipanema or Copacabana areas

Points of interest
  • SUGAR LOAF
  • 2KM
  • CHRIST RENDEEMER
  • 4KM
  • COPACABANA
  • 1KM
  • DOWNTOWN
  • 4KM

Food and drink
Eating in house
PIZZAS´S
JUST IN FRONT OF THE HOSTEL
CHURRASCARIA ESTRELLA DO SUL
1 BLOCK - EXCELLENT SERVICE - A BIT EXPENSIVE
SHOPPING MALL
PLENTY OF OPTION FROM JAPANESE TO BRAZILIAN FOOD - MID RANGE/ HI PRICES
ROSAS
KIND OF BUTECO - CHEAP ... NOT SO CLEAN.. VERY POPULAR
CHINESE RESTAURANTS
THE CHEAPEST FOR A SNACK. NOT HEALTHY

Policies
Price details

$13 - 198 per night

New Years and Carnival only package of 5 / 7 nights - different rates

An additional deposit may be requested prior to arrival. If so, you will be contacted directly after you confirm your booking.

Available discounts

For long term stay

Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

there is no refunds in case of cancellation

Location - Hostel

Rua São Clemente, 23 - 1st. Floor - In Front Botafogo, Botafogo Beach
Rio de Janeiro
State of Rio de Janeiro (Estado do Rio de Janeiro)
Brazil  22260001

How to get there

READ THIS PART CAREFULLY !!!.

It is very easy to find us. All you have to do is get to the beginning of Rua São Clemente in Botafogo. São Clemente is one main street in Botafogo neighbourghood, and the beginning is by the beach. We are at number 23, what is something like 20 meters from there.

You can reach us by local city buses. Lot's of them go by Botafogo and stop not further than 20 meters from the hostel. To get there walking you may ask:
  'Por favor, onde fica a Rua São Clemente?'.
To tell the taxi driver to take you there:
  'Rua São Clemente número vinte e tres, em Botafogo' or simply show them the address, as usual ;-). All taxi drivers know!, so if they pretend they don't, insist. You may ask as well, for Botafogo Praia Shoping Center. We are 2 minutes from there

Now the only thing you need is to walk to number 23 (THERE IS A BIG NUMBER ON THE TOP OF THE DOOR)and ring the bell on the top that says Ace Backpackers at the BLACK/SILVER door. For safety purposes THERE IS NO SIGN IN FRONT OF THE HOSTEL that says here is a hostel. Keep the address in a separate paper.

But if you're still far away from Rio, get the following directions.

From Novo Rio Bus Terminal
  Take the local bus (Nº 127 or 128 or 172) outside the station at the local bus terminal or take a bus called "frescão" ( air conditioned) of the Real Company outside the station behind the taxis and the fence. You have to get off at the BOTAFOGO PRAIA SHOPPING CENTER, walk one more block in the same direction that the bus was going and you´ll find us on the corner.

From Tom Jobim (Galeão) International Airport (GIG)
  Just take the Real Company bus outside the airport and get off at the BOTAFOGO PRAIA SHOPPING CENTER walk one more block in the same direction that the bus was going and you´ll find us on the corner.

From Santos Dumont Airport (SDU)
  Just take the bus Real Company outside the airport and get off at the BOTAFOGO PRAIA SHOPPING, walk one more block in the same direction that the bus was going and you´ll find us at the corner

TAXIS SHOULD COST NO MORE THAN R$ 60, 00

everything except train

Nearest airport: Santos dummont 4km