By Oscar Maldonado, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO - It is not just the low prices, fuss-free check-in or convenient locations. These may be among the main characteristics of Carioca hostels, but there is also a rising trend in Rio de Janeiro in choosing a local hostel on its unique lifestyle experience.
Hostels in Rio, like in many major cities around the world, are an option for travelers seeking more than low prices and informality. “Even though hostels may not be a luxurious option with full-service advantages found in regular hotels, it is the social interaction and tolerance . . .