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In-room safe, free WiFi
In-room safe, free WiFi

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37 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Air conditioning
Breakfast Available


Explore the area

Popular LocationCopacabana Beach8 min walk
Popular LocationAvenida Atlantica9 min walk
Popular LocationCopacabana Fort8 min drive
AirportRio de Janeiro (GIG-Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim Intl.)52 min drive

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  • Family Suite, Private Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds
    More detailsFamily Suite, Private Bathroom
  • Family Suite, Multiple Beds, Shared Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • 11 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Single Beds and 1 Double Bed
    More detailsFamily Suite, Multiple Beds, Shared Bathroom
  • Quarto compartilhado misto de 9 camas com banho privativo

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 4 Single Bunk Beds and 1 Single Bed
    More detailsQuarto compartilhado misto de 9 camas com banho privativo
  • Standard Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Private Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 3 Single Bunk Beds
    More detailsStandard Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Private Bathroom
  • Quarto compartilhado misto de 9 camas con terraco

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 4 Single Bunk Beds and 1 Single Bed
    More detailsQuarto compartilhado misto de 9 camas con terraco
  • Quarto compartilhado de 9 camas femenino com banheiro privativo

    Room amenities

    • 97 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 4 Single Bunk Beds and 1 Single Bed
    More detailsQuarto compartilhado de 9 camas femenino com banheiro privativo
  • Standard Suite, Private Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsStandard Suite, Private Bathroom
  • Quarto compartido misto con 6 camas con terraco

    Room amenities

    • 215 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 3 Single Bunk Beds
    More detailsQuarto compartido misto con 6 camas con terraco

About this area

Rio de Janeiro

Located in Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana neighbourhood, Riocopa Hostel is in the city centre and near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Copacabana Beach and Ipanema Beach, while Copacabana Fort and Museum of Tomorrow are cultural highlights. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Maracana Stadium or Sambodrome.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Copacabana Beach - 8 min walk
  • Avenida Atlantica - 9 min walk
  • Copacabana Fort - 8 min drive
  • Arpoador Beach - 9 min drive
  • Ipanema Beach - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Cantagalo Station - 7 min walk
  • Rio de Janeiro Sao Cristovao Station - 9 min drive
  • AirportRio de Janeiro (GIG-Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim Intl.) - 52 min drive

About this property

Riocopa Hostel

Bayside Rio de Janeiro hostel in Copacabana, walk to Copacabana Beach
A bar/lounge, dry cleaning and laundry facilities are available at this hostel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a 24-hour front desk, a library and tour/ticket assistance. All 9 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, ceiling fans and safes.
Riocopa Hostel offers 9 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and a ceiling fan. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available
  • Airport shuttle available

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee: BRL 15 for adults and BRL 15 for children
  • 1 bar

Family friendly

  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities


  • Library
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Terrace


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan


  • Safe



Check-in between 1 PM and midnight


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: BRL 15 for adults and BRL 15 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available

We should mention

Parents or legal guardians travelling with children who are under 18 years old must present the child's birth certificate and an identity card with photo (passport, for example) at check-in. For international travels from Brazil, if just one of the parents is travelling with the child, she/he must present – in addition to the child's birth certificate and identity card with photo – a letter authorising the trip signed by the other parent with a notarised certification of signature. In case the parents or the legal guardian, as applicable, cannot or are unwilling to give this authorisation, judicial authorisation is required. People who intend to travel to Brazil with children must consult the Brazilian consulate before travelling for more information.

Property is also known as

Rio Hostel & Pousada El Misti Copacabana
Rio Pousada El Misti
Rio Pousada El Misti Copacabana
El Misti Hostel
El Misti Copacabana
El Misti Hostel Copacabana Hotel Rio De Janeiro
El Misti Hostel Copacabana Rio De Janeiro Brazil
Riocopa Hostel Rio de Janeiro
Riocopa Rio de Janeiro
Riocopa Hostel Rio de Janeiro
Riocopa Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Riocopa Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Rio de Janeiro

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Riocopa Hostel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Riocopa Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Riocopa Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Riocopa Hostel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Riocopa Hostel?
This property doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Riocopa Hostel?
Check-in is from 1 PM to midnight.
What time is check-out at Riocopa Hostel?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is Riocopa Hostel located?
Located in Copacabana, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Rua Barata Ribeiro, Copacabana Beach and Avenida Atlantica. Ipanema Beach and Copacabana Fort are also within 2 miles (3 km). Cantagalo Station is 7 minutes by foot and Siqueira Campos Station is 9 minutes.
37 reviews
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
1 - Terrible




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 9 nights in Feb 2020

2/5 Poor

Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
Sad face IconDisliked: Property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

2/5 Poor

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Sad face IconDisliked: Property conditions & facilities
Fine location, nice enough staff, sturdy bunks.
The reception area staff spoke adequate English, unfortunately in Rio, adequate is the best you will be looking to get so don't see this as a plus or minus. However they were welcoming and friendly. I didn't find them too attentive. The triple level bunks had ladders however the double bunks (at least in my room) came without. The bunks were sturdy and mattress comfortable, however not much head room when seated on the side. The hostel offered breakfast from 8/9 (i never woke up early enough to critique) coffee and tea available throughout. On to the negatives; i have to be brutally candid about the often poor state of the shower/toilet rooms. There was 5 rooms with one shower and toilet, designed for one person. Mornings were a pain to queue up for. This isn't really something that can be overcome without redesigning the entire hostel. However a rigid morning shift stock up routine would have resolved the issue of finishing on the toilet without sheet to wipe. The last thing regarding the shower and this deserves an additional paragraph. The floor in the shower and toilet room would be covered in black muck/sand from people walking around in bare feet, this would be exacerbated by pubes from and in the shower and beard trimmings near the sink, the floor wet and easy to slip on. I hope someone remembers to take a photo of the shower area to augment what i have stated, wish i did. A simple shower padding on the floor would have remedied the most hazardous.

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Safe, Comfort Sleeping, Food market, near Beach
Well, for the low Copacabana price ... after going to 3 other hostels, I came back ... the BEST sleep I had all year, even at home (it is now end of year) ... the cleaning staff is always around working and smiling ... open air entrance/lounge/breakfast and bar area. The breezy, sunny bedroom, is total comfort compared to other low prices hostels in the area. very secure road, with giant, beautiful mountain hospital at near end of road. Hostel is right under majestic rio mountain. direct walk to the world famous copacabana beach. Laid back, but responspible hostel good for families, couples, and friends, and anyone, from anywhere. It IS low priced, and does have thus, with the conditions of furniture, except ... the mattresses, everyone is so happy with their beds ... sometimes it seems people are spending more time in bed, than going out. But so, you get all your money back from the quality of the experience.

2/5 Poor

Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
OK, but you can do better. WiFi does not work.
WiFi did not work at all, was too far from beach, toilets/showers were never available in the evenings and they were always soaked and unclean. Noisy everywhere. Staff were great and friendly. Nice friendly atmosphere with nightly dinners.

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