About Discovery Hostel Rio

Your home away from home...

A special thanks to all our guests who have made Discovery Hostel "Best in Rio and Latin America" on Hostelworld AND "#1 Hostel in Rio de Janeiro" on Trip Advisor, 5 years in a row!

Developed by world travelers, Discovery Hostel in Rio de Janeiro provides backpackers and budget-minded globetrotters all the comfort of a boutique hostel and the coziness and warmth of a home-stay. We have a strong focus on creating a clean, open and friendly social environment making Discovery Hostel the ideal base for travelers who want to explore Rio and have an experience of a lifetime.

Our boutique hostel provides comfortable and quality dorm rooms, each dedicated to amazing discovers – just like you. We also have two comfy private rooms with shared bathrooms and the addition of off premises apartments for added privacy. Our attentive multi-lingual staff is always ready to help you on your journey. All of our staff members speak English in addition to Portuguese, Spanish and more. You are sure to find all the amenities you need for the ultimate Rio get-away!

Our hostel includes: A fully equipped kitchen, computer lounge, reception & tourist information desk, livingroom with cable TV, bar & chill out patio for making new friends. At night, pamper yourself with our customized beds, thick mattresses and plush pillows. Store your items safely in individual lockers. Enjoy personal lights, shelves and sockets on each bed. Cool down by fan or A/C and all the relaxation you will need for a good night's sleep. View Photos >


Dorm Rooms


Discovery Hostel has a variety of dorm rooms to accommodate all your personal preferences. Choose from our 9-bed and 6-bed dorm or 6-bed Women's Ensuite. All rooms are equipped with lockers, lights, A/C, fans and hotel grade mattresses.

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Private Rooms


Upgrade your vacation and stay in our comfortable private rooms with shared bathrooms, air conditioning, fans, towel service and FREE breakfast are all included. Enjoy the fun of a hostel with the privacy of your own room.

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Ensuite Rooms

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Discovery Suites Rio is located in Santa Teresa, and Discovery Hostel is a short distance to this bohemian neighbourhood. Enjoy private rooms with ensuites, kitchenettes, free WIFI, Netflix, and more!

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