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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Maze Inn Rio de Janeiro
Try it - its definitely different, but you get to see a part of the city that 99% of backpackers and probably half of Cariocans (rio dwellers - something like that) never get to see.
The guy who runs it is lovely and breakfast normally lasts an hour or so, covers several courses and numerous anecdotes from Bob.
You feel totally safe there - it felt very strange walking along the alley the first time, but after that felt quite at home. The place really is a maze, but pretty cool too.
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