Discovery Hostel
Rua Benjamin Constant 26, Cosme Velho, Rio De Janeiro, 20241150, Brazil
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Rua Benjamin Constant 26, Cosme Velho, Rio De Janeiro, 20241150, Brazil
Just 50 metres from Glória Subway Station, Discovery Hostel is located 300 metres from Flamengo Beach. Set in a restored colonial building, it offers accommodation with air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. With a pleasant touch of colour, the charming rooms and dormitories provide a shared bathroom fitted with a shower. Bed linens are included, and bath towels are available for an additional fee. Downtown Rio de Janeiro and Santos Dumont International Airport are 5 km away. Ipanema Beach and the Sugarloaf mount are 10 minutes away by bus or subway. Novo Rio Bus Station and Galeão Airport are both within 25 km from Discovery.

Hotel Services and Facilities

Free WiFi Free parking Free breakfast Pet friendly

Hotel facilities

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Free Internet Available
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Internet In Public Areas
  • Accessible
  • No Smoking Rooms/Facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • BBQ facilities
  • Trouser press
  • Library
  • Hiking
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Snack bar
  • Shared kitchen
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Evening entertainment
  • Adult only
  • shuttle service
  • vending machine
  • 24-hour security
  • Concierge services
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Game Room
  • Massage services
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Happy Hour
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • gift/souvenir shop
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Pub crawls
  • Movie nights
  • Bike tours
  • Themed dinner nights
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Free Internet
  • Guests can opt-out of daily cleaning service
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • First aid kit available
  • Cashless payment available
  • Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Invoices
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Grocery delivery
  • Ticket services
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Audible alarm
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stayed in March, 2021
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Staff is so amazing that as soon as arrived, you feel like one more in this family. Special thanks to Benjamin, Alejandro, Kelly, Nacho, Nilen, Henrique, they were all kind and fun.
stayed in March, 2021
Guest Score 1 out of 10
Very Poor
stayed in February, 2021
Guest Score 9 out of 10
Discovery is a very cozy house, with good space for socializing, kitchen with filter (which is a very positive point), several bathrooms around the house, and best of all: wonderful mattresses! Certainly the best hostel in Rio in that respect. Some staff members are very good people like Nacho and Nilen.
Cleaning could be better. It is done in a more superficial way, as in many hostels, unfortunately. And the house needs some renovations/repairs to be 100% new.
stayed in January, 2021
Guest Score 10 out of 10
stayed in January, 2021
Guest Score 10 out of 10
This is a great social hostel to meet travelers from around the world. Each bed has a shelf, outlet, light, wonderful mattress and locker with a fan and A/C in the dorms, a combination which is not that common in Brazilian hostels. Only hostel in Brazil that i stayed in that had soap and paper towels in the bathrooms which is important during Covid. The multilingual staff are always available and so very helpful. The breakfast is filling. The location is within steps of the metro, grocery stores, restaurants, and the Sunday market. And they have a wonderful Dalmation that visits often if you need a doggy fix. I've renamed this hostel the Hotel California.
stayed in January, 2021
Guest Score 9 out of 10
The place for international travellers
stayed in January, 2021
Guest Score 9 out of 10
The place for international travellers
stayed in November, 2020
Guest Score 9 out of 10
stayed in November, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
All went well. The staff is really good, all the facilities are really good. I really liked the place in general. it is close to super markets and other stores. And the public transport is very good.
everything was really good inside the hostel. but the city is a little dirty in the zones close to the hostel
stayed in April, 2020
Guest Score 9 out of 10
Good location, outside of the traditional Copa/Ipaneba/Leblon neighborhoods. Middle-class neighborhood closer to the nightlife.
stayed in April, 2020
Guest Score 9 out of 10
This hostel was by far my favourite hostel that I have visited in Brazil! There are many solo travellers and everyone is sociable over here! Very easy to make friends and to make trips together! Besides this, they organize a lot within the hostel itself which is a plus definitely if it is your first time in Rio! I have been here during Carnival and it was an amazing experience! Although, everyone is there to enjoy the bloco's on the street but if you were not feeling well you were also able to rest in the hostel! Further, the staff is always friendly and very helpful whenever you need anything. The rooms are of a good size and are clean (even with Carnaval), I stayed in the girls' dorm with its own bathroom. Besides that, I felt very secure in the hostel. Another big plus is that there is a bank just in front of the hostel where you could withdraw money!! So you do not have to worry to carry a lot of cash with you to the hostel, as I was able to leave it straight in the safety box that I carried with me. The neighbourhood and street where the hostel is located I would say is completely safe during the day, however, when it is getting dark you should be more aware of your surroundings! It was not that I felt unsafe but I recommend to be more aware even when you go to the supermarket around the corner! However, I would highly recommend everyone that has plans to go to Rio to stay in this hostel!!
The breakfast was starting at 08.30, I would maybe recommend to start it earlier as I noticed that sometimes people were already waiting for it and you would avoid that everyone goes at the same time. This would be also helpful for people that are planning a hike early or having a day trip or so. I woke up early a lot as it was my first week in that timezone and I was still used to European time. But further, it was an amazing place! Muito obrigada por todos!
stayed in April, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
I arrived at Discovery on a Friday night and instantly took to the vibe of the place, before I knew it I was out in the nearby Lapa with plenty of other travellers, embracing Rio's nightlife. The location is ideal, the staff a dream, and you could barely ask for more from your stay in the city.
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 9 out of 10
Great hostel within walking distance of the center. Helpful staff, clean bathrooms, nice private rooms, basic breakfast and lots of activities and nice people to meet.
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 8 out of 10
Very Good
Nice, but one ukraine woman steal all my money in my locker, even I locked already and I use number lock both locker and my bag, so becareful
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 8 out of 10
Very Good
Friendly helpful staff and English spoken. Was there during coronavirus upheaval so interesting times
3 storey bunk beds so a long way up . Maybe be aware of this when booking if a problem
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 8 out of 10
Very Good
The stuff was very friendly and the location is simply amazing. The hostel is right next to the metro stop, Lapa district is in walkable distance. Breakfast was fairly good
Fairly usual hostel. Some of the female rooms have a third level of bunk beds and that is fairly uncomfortable
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Where to begin...this hostel is the best in Rio!! It’s clean, cosy and social. The metro station, a pharmacy and the supermarket, as well as many restaurants and Lapa are 5-10min away. Perfect location! The staff is super friendly and helpful, always have the greatest advice and a smile on their faces! I planned to only stay a few nights but ended up staying almost a month because it felt like home! If you are looking for a chill but social place with a good location and one of the best breakfasts and staff in town this is your place!
I liked everything!
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
The staff is brilliant!! Everyone is super nice and helpful and always smiley. The breakfast is delicious and so varied. The location is quite central and for night goers is excellent! The facilities are clean and comfy 👌
stayed in February, 2020
Guest Score 7 out of 10
Staff were friendly. Lots of helpful information on tours and buses etc. Beds were comfortable. Located by metro and good internet.
Floor in dorms was dirty and did not appear to be cleaned whilst I was there. Lacked space for luggage except lockers which didn't really fit backpack. Area around hostel had a lot of homeless. I felt the communal area were very crowded - perhaps due to weather. Credit card payments would be useful.
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Area information

    Airports Show all on map »

    • Aeroporto Santos Dumont Airport - 0.92 mi
    • Rio de Janeiro Intl Airport - 8.53 mi
    • Aeroclub - 21.69 mi


      Art Galleries Show all on map »
      • Republic Museum Palacio do Catete - 0.40 mi
      • Modern Art Museum - 0.60 mi
      • National Museum of Fine Arts - 0.72 mi
      • Museu Nacional de Belas Artes - 0.82 mi
      • Image and Sound Museum - 1.11 mi
      • Samba Museum - 1.26 mi
      • International Museum of Naiv Art of Brazil - 1.91 mi


      Train stations Show all on map »
      • Estacao Dom Pedro II - 0.45 mi
      • Estacao Barao de Maua - 1.44 mi
      • Estacao D Pedro II Central Station - 1.49 mi

    Other attractions

      Monuments and Landmarks Show all on map »
      • Monument to the Brazilian Soldiers in the World War II - 0.51 mi
      • Corcovado - 1.91 mi
      Theatres Show all on map »
      • Municipal Theatre - 0.61 mi
      • BOPE - Battalion of Special Operations - 0.66 mi
      Beaches Show all on map »
      • Flamengo Beach - 0.66 mi
      • Botafogo Beach - 1.73 mi
      Historical Buildings Show all on map »
      • Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro - 0.71 mi
      • Candelaria Church - 1.34 mi
      • Church Sao Judas Tadeu - 1.86 mi
      National Parks Show all on map »
      • Guinle Park - 0.77 mi
      Stadiums, Arenas, and Racetracks Show all on map »
      • Complex of Sports of Fluminense Football Club - Soccer Field - 1.21 mi
      Shopping Center Show all on map »
      • Botafogo Praia Shopping - 2.02 mi
      Other Show all on map »
      • Escadaria Selaron - 0.37 mi
      • Marina da Gloria - 0.38 mi
      • Passeio Publico - 0.50 mi
      • Arcos da Lapa - Carioca Acqueduct - 0.55 mi
      • Aterro do Flamengo - 0.60 mi
      • Santa Teresa neighbourhood - 0.61 mi
      • Santa Teresa Tram - 0.63 mi
      • Cinelandia Square - 0.66 mi
      • General Consulate of the United States - 0.66 mi
      • National Library - 0.77 mi
      • Confeitaria Colombo - 0.97 mi
      • Tiradentes Square - 0.99 mi
      • Saara Rio - 1.17 mi
      • Paco Imperial - 1.23 mi
      • Centro Cultural Correios - 1.26 mi
      • Quinze de Novembro Square - 1.27 mi
      • General Consulate of Germany - 1.28 mi
      • Casa Franca-Brasil - 1.34 mi
      • Baia de Guanabara - 1.35 mi
      • Banco do Brasil Cultural Center - 1.36 mi
      • Espaco Cultural da Marinha - 1.38 mi
      • Light Cultural Center - 1.39 mi
      • Sambadrome - 1.41 mi
      • Saint Benedict's Monastery - 1.56 mi
      • LOB - Tenis Academy - 1.81 mi
      • Largo do Boticario - 2.00 mi
      • Sao Joao Fortress - 2.03 mi
      • D. Marta Belvedere - 2.05 mi

Discovery Hostel

Rua Benjamin Constant 26, Cosme Velho, Rio De Janeiro, 20241150, Brazil