At the time that this hostel was first opened, there were only nine shelters in the entire city of Rio. Today there are more than 100, and it seems like a new one is opened almost every day! This is a great option, with wonderful service. We were there in low season, but we still met people from all over Latin America, Europe, and the United States. There are dormitories or rooms with private bathrooms. The breakfast is delicious, and the pizza is great, too, with a classic Argentine barbecue on Friday. It's a quiet neighbourhood, close to everything - the beaches, including Copacabana, the shopping malls, bars, metro stations, and bus stops.