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We are happy to introduce our latest addition to the Discovery Family; Discovery Suites Rio. Inspired by the love and amazing feedback in Discovery Hostel, we set out to create an even more amazing experience focusing on private ensuite rooms located in one of the most famous neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro, Santa Teresa. Santa Teresa is a beautif...
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As travelers, we wanted to create the hostel of our dreams. The place you always wished you could find – where you discover new friends, create amazing stories and feel like you belong.  It's guests like you that make our dream a reality! We are honored and humbled by your continued support and positive words. Your reviews truly matter and...
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For the second year in a row Discovery Hostel has brough a well deserved victory to Brazil, topping the charts of Hostels in Latin America by Hostelworld.com in their annual Hoscar Awards. SBT Brasil Television honored our win by interviewing some of our guests staying with us. The video piece is a great promotion for the hostel industry showing th...
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The Rio 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics are right around the corner and constuction is in full force as the city prepares for the main events. Check out the sports and their locations though out the city and state. And stay tuned for more Olympics info to come!

 

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There is always tons of things happening in the city not to mention all the fun local events you wont find online. Check out the big events and congresses happening in Rio in November 2014. Have an event that is not shown? let us know! November 8 "Noturno" 7:00 PM, Copacabana November 10 The Global Addiction Annual conference 10 N...
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We would like to give a huge thanks to all our guests who took the time to write about their positive expereinces while staying at Discovery Hostel in Rio de Janeiro. Because of You, we have am anazing environment where people from all over the world can meet and make friends, feel safe and welcome, and expereince the joys of traveling. We are con...
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Yes, you heard it right. We are holding a once in a lifetime contest for you to show off just how much of a futbol / soccer fan you really are! What could you win? You could WIN a FREE 3 nights stay at Discovery Hostel Rio for the opening game in Rio de Janeiro - Game 11 for Argentina vs Bosnia. You will also receive free brea...
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Can you believe it? Because of hundreds of guests, like yourself, Discovery Hostel Rio has been honored in the Annual Hoscar Awards on Hostelworld.com. The Hoscars take into consideration the amount of reviews, the ratings and size of the hostel to present their awards. Discovery Hostel has been presented with: Best Hostel in Brazil AND Latin...
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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.

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Many people venturing through South America have come upon Brazil with much surprise and wondered just why the prices are so different compared to their neighboring countries.  Here are 5 reasons why Brazil is so expensive and some tips on how to make the most of your money while you are visiting Rio de Janeiro. 1) Higher credit card transac...
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As discoverers of the world, we firmly believe in preserving it for all who love to travel! Here are a few ways we have contributed in the house using recycled and reused materials to create furniture and art. Not only was it fun to create but the results make our house truly a home. DIY Furniture: For the snack stand, we found on the side of the...
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We know you have been anxiously waiting for this amazing event and the World Cup 2014 Brazil is right around the corner!! This World Cup promises to be one of the best of all times as it makes it debut in the land of football/soccer. The whole country has been gearing up for the world's arrival and all eyes are on Brazil. And Discovery Hostel Rio i...
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September 10 - October 10 Rio Film Festival 2013 September 26 - October 2 Alchemia by Momix Dance Company October 3 IT Confidence Conference 2013 October 4 The B-52s Concert - Music in Centro - Adjacent to the Museum of Modern Art October 8 - 13 Rio Brazil Gay Pride 2013 - DATE TO BE CONFIRMED October 10 Ja-Rule Concert @ Barra...
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Check out or very own Alex as he takes a crazy jump off of Pedra da Gavea, hang gliding his way down to Sao Conrado beach. This definitely makes it into our top 10 list of things you simply must do while in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil!

GoPro: Flying over Rio de Janeiro from alexinho on Vimeo.

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Rio de Janeiro can be notorious pricy and a bit of a shock for those travelers expecting South American prices. Rio and Sao Paulo happen to be the most expensive cities in the western hemisphere with good reason - Brazil is the economic power of the continent, drawing in a steady flow of immigrants looking to make a better living (Read more about this topic at The Rio Times). But none of this should detract you from planning a visit to the Marvelous City. There are plenty of accommodations and activities for any budget - big or small. You can easily cut the costs of your trip in half if you do the research and are able to find the great opportunities that are available! Here are 5 FREE things to do for the budget traveler and those who just like a great deal!

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We have an amazing work and trade opportunity for you! Receive free accommodations by working as a night receptionist in one of the most amazing cities in the world. Work as a night receptionist in fun and relaxed environment. For compensation receive a free place to live at one of the top rated hostels in Rio de Janeiro! Preferably you can speak...
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We could not resists and nor could any of our guests - the harlem shake is contagious! Discovery Hostel gives you the Harlem Shake - carnival style!    
WE MISS CARNIVAL (already) CONTEST: We know you feel it. That empty feeling of carnival withdrawal and sobriety. To help you cope Discovery Hostel is hosting a contest to get you back in the right direction. All you have to do is visit the Discovery Hostel FACEBOOK Page and WRITE THE BEST CAPTION for our POST CARNIVAL PICTURE and the WINNER will r...
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The holidays are anything but traditional these days. Reminiscing next to Christmas tree and huddling by the fireplace is now replaced by jetting to distant countries, laying on tropical beaches and dancing to samba on the streets. Millions of travelers find there way to Rio de Janeiro to celebrate Christmas and more importantly, the New ...
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Find out all that November has to offer in Rio de Janeiro and never miss a beat. November 2 Slash in Rio de Janeiro at Fundicao Progresso November 2-18, 2012 Festival Panorama de Dança November 9, 2012 Lady Gaga performs at Parque dos Atletas November 17, 2012 GLBT Pride in Rio de Janeiro 2012, Program and Events November 29...
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