Nestled amidst verdant rainforests and sparkling beaches, Rio de Janeiro is a pulsating city that never rests. Whether you're swaying to samba melodies or savoring street food delicacies, the carioca culture promises an unforgettable encounter.
Here are the best hostels in Rio de Janeiro.
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Aquarela do Leme, one of the best hostels in Rio de Janeiro, offers free bikes, a shared lounge, a terrace and a bar. The 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, shared kitchen, and free WiFi make for an unbeatable experience. Guests can also enjoy a buffet breakfast and participate in area activities such as hiking. The hostel provides breathtaking views of the city, jungle, and ocean from its balcony and amazing rooftop terrace.
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Hostel Estação Maracanã is one of the best places for solo travelers to stay in Rio de Janeiro. With an outdoor pool, shared lounge and bar, you're guaranteed to have a great time. The hostel also has a shared kitchen, free Wi-Fi and private rooms available.
It's located near popular attractions like the Maracanã Stadium and the Escadaria Selarón. You'll also find that the hostel is in a perfect location near Santos Dumont Airport. Get ready to relax and have fun at Hostel Estação Maracanã !
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Located in the heart of the city, nestled between the Laranjeiras district and hip Santa Teresa, Pousada Favelinha offers the best view and quietest environment you can imagine. And don't let its location in a favela fool you - this is one cultural hotspot that's totally secure! This first and original Favela Hostel has been around since 2004 and offers five double rooms, one suite, and one dorm room - all complete with private baths and balconies with beautiful views.
Guests can enjoy a big tropical breakfast and relax on the huge rooftop terrace, surrounded by bananas, jack fruit, passion fruit and more. Plus, the hostel is only a short walk away from the metro station, making it a breeze to explore the sights of Rio.
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Hostel Colonial hospedagem domiciliar, set in Rio de Janeiro, offers accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, and a garden. The property is 21 km from Maracanã Stadium and features a shared kitchen and room service, as well as free WiFi throughout the property. Some units at the property feature a balcony with a mountain view.
All guest rooms in the hostel are fitted with a TV and include a private bathroom with a shower, while certain rooms also offer a kitchen with a fridge. Guests at Hostel Colonial hospedagem domiciliar can enjoy an à la carte or a continental breakfast.
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Hospedaria Rio Hostel is the cosiest hostel in Rio de Janeiro that values comfort and care with a personal touch. With accommodations that go from private en-suite to classic shared dorms, Hospedaria Rio offers a customized infrastructure to guarantee the best stay. It's located at Botafogo (highlighted in The Guardian), one block away from the subway, and close to Botafogo and Copacabana Beach. The neighbourhood offers a familiar atmosphere with a very cultural scene.
Hospedaria Rio Hostel offers a backyard with a bar, shared kitchen, and a TV lounge with games and films for relaxation. Guests can also benefit from a barbecue and terrace, and free WiFi throughout the property. Bike hire is available at this guest house, while the airport is a short drive away. You won't find a cozier place to stay in Rio!
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Pura Vida Hostel is a unique and historical place built at the beginning of the last century by a Polish ambassador. The dorms can accommodate up to 12 guests with electronic locks on doors and individual lockers. Private rooms are available for groups of two to five guests, including a fantastic Deluxe Suite for groups of five.
The hostel is located just a stone's throw away from two of the most famous beaches in the world: Copacabana and Ipanema. Getting there is easy too, as the hostel is near public transportation. Enjoy free Wi-Fi, a bar, kitchen and BBQ area, and much more. Don't miss the free walking tours and discounted hostel events. Come and stay at one of the best hostels in Rio de Janeiro!
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Mar da Babilônia Hostel is a one of a kind accommodation option. The mesmerizing panoramas of Praia do Leme Beach, only 150 m away, set the tone for an incredible time. Mixed dormitories interiors are decent but homely. Tiled floors, lockers, a fan, linens, and a shared bathroom occupy the space.
A communal TV room with a hammock provides respite after a long day. A buffet breakfast served every morning includes a rich spread of fresh fruits, breads, cold meats, and hot/cold drinks. The hostel is only 7 km away from Maracanã Stadium and 9 km away Central Rio de Janeiro. The Galeão-Tom Jobim International Airport is 20 km away.
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Rio's most award-winning hostel, Discovery Hostel, offers a cozy and inviting social atmosphere for budget-minded globetrotters. With a fully equipped kitchen, computer's lounge, TV area, and bar & chill out patio, there's no shortage of opportunities to mix and mingle with travelers from around the world.
And with customized beds, thick mattresses, big lockers, personal control lights, and A/C, you'll be sure to get a good night's sleep. Located just 50 meters from Glória Subway Station and 300 meters from Flamengo Beach, Discovery Hostel provides the ideal base for exploring Rio and having the experience of a lifetime.
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Surf Club Longboard Paradise Hostel in Rio de Janeiro offers a Balinese-inspired paradise for surf and travel enthusiasts. The establishment offers a range of facilities from a surf shop, gym, and space for yoga to a TV room, co-working space, and shared kitchen. The rooms come with amenities like air conditioning, TV, balcony, and lockers.
One can witness a breathtaking view of the sea from the balcony of the house. To add to the fun, a surf school is also available on the property. Guests can enjoy an à la carte breakfast and access free WiFi. With bike rental and popular beaches nearby, Surf Club Longboard Paradise Hostel is one of the best surf clubs and hostels in Rio de Janeiro.
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Looking for a hostel that's more than just a place to crash? Books Hostel is more like a living organism, changing to suit the needs of those who stay there. Breakfast is included, along with luggage storage and organized activities like hikes and football games. And don't forget the bar, equipped with a beer pong table and happy hour.
Dorm and twin rooms are available, with free Wi-Fi throughout the building. Plus, there's an on-site library and 24-hour front desk service. Situated in Santa Teresa, just a few hundred meters from famous Lapa area, Books Hostel is sure to be one of the best hostels you'll find in Rio de Janeiro.
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Looking for a great hostel in Rio de Janeiro? Look no further than Hostel Hostel Tavares Bastos! With free WiFi throughout the property, you'll always be connected. And, with rooms offering stunning city and sea views, you're sure to enjoy your stay. Plus, there's a shared kitchen on site for all your culinary needs.
Conveniently located in a pacified community, you'll be just a short distance from the General Consulate of Germany and Botafogo Beach. And, with Santos Dumont Airport only 2 km away, you'll be all set for your next adventure.
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