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Looking back on a wonderful year... Creation, exploration and discovery!

It is hard to believe that just one year ago we started on the journey to create the hostel of our dreams. As avid travelers we were always familiar with hostels and what they were all about. Most travelers think about what it would be like to start a hostel, every now and then. We decided to finally take that big step and make the dream a reality.

Between all of us, we have traveled to 6 continents and countless Countries, cities and small towns (and the list continues to grow). It's here in Rio de Janeiro where we finally decided to place our new hostel. The city is full of amazing energy that is incomparable anywhere else in the world. There is so much growth and potential that we simply had to be a part of it. But none of us knew what we had in store when we opened our doors for the first time or even if our little idea would grow into a big success.

The idea was to be everything we ever wanted out of a hostel. We combine all our knowledge of what we liked and more importantly what we didn't like and pour it into one place. The creation was Discovery Hostel Rio. Each room dedicated to people who have inspired greatness, travel and thought - in hopes that we could inspire all who set foot in our doors to be filled with curiosity and excitement about the world around them.

We knew that being at a hostel is supposed to be a special experience and not just number and a bed. Travelers specifically chose hostels not only to get a good deal or inexpensive place to sleep but to meet people, feel comfortable and to have a place to call their own when they are so far away from home.

Everyone likes to think that vacation is easy - that you are whisked away to some tropical island where people hand you drinks and you lounge on endless beaches with not a care in the world. Though this may be true in some cases and some moments in time - we know that travel is not easy. Real travel is trying to order your next meal in a foreign language, trying to catch a bus in a place you've never seen before or making friends when you are so far out of your comfort zone.

So we build our hostel around the premise that each guest that walks into our doors could be one of those great discovers on our walls (Columbus, Yuri Gagarin, Charles Darwin and alike). Each guest is on their long journey of discovery. And for each person we receive them with open arms and a smile. We show them around and tell them all we can about the city. We give them everything they need to feel like they are home and welcome no matter how long or how short they stay. And we are proud to say that it has worked.

In less than a year we were honored by being placed #1 for hostels in Rio de Janeiro on TripAdvisor.com AND Hostelworld.com. An accomplishment we simply must dedicate to our thousands of guests that have called our place their home.

In this new year, we will not rest on our good fortune - we continue to strive for excellence and are always making improvements everywhere we can. We hope that more amazing travelers find their way to Discovery Hostel Rio to stay a while, meet more amazing people like yourself and share their experiences of the world over.

Cheers! And a big thanks to people like you for making this place amazing!

- The Discovery Hostel Rio Team

 

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