Manuela, Brian, and pretty much everyone there was wonderful. Staff was very helpful and sweet. Place is about 5 blocks from Copacabana beach (great location for very little money). It has wifi. We had a private room with a double bed in a private bathroom, it was a great and convenient accommodation. It is the equivalent of 1 to 1.5 stars motel place in Southern CA. We bought a package which included breakfast, it is basic but good, coffee, juice, breads, sweet bread, ham, eggs, fruit, and a panini maker. It's basic but helpful to start you off in the mornings. AC worked well. Linen was old, but luckily we had brought our own sheets and pillow cases anticipating that. It made for a better stay. Bed is comfortable. No theft problems in private room. Housekeeping staff is friendly and accommodating. If you want comfort and higher stars, this is not your place. We went during Carnaval and prices were extraordinarily expensive in Copacabana, so we had no choice, but had a wonderful time nevertheless. We are used to 5 star resorts, even so, we made do and had a great time. Dormitories look like they have no AC, and are not comfortable, but we're not really sure since it was a removed area from our room. If you arrive during the day take metro (subway) from airport, get off on Sierra Campos station, and take a 3 dollar taxi to hostel from metro station (less than 3 minutes from station). Have fun!