Hostels in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

109 hostels available. Prices start from $5 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Rio de Janeiro

Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"Experience unparalleled accommodation in our private rooms and mixed shared dormitories, nestled within a stunning heritage castle in Santa Teresa. Our well-designed spaces, from comfortable … More
from $8.67
Adventure Hostels Beach Lovers Retreat Party Hostel Solo Traveller
Rua 6 de Janeiro, 5 - Vidigal More
from $11.36
Adventure Hostels Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Check out 11:00 Payment by credit card equivalent of 50% of total amount of the reservation, Payment upon arrival by credit/debit cards. Taxes included. Breakfast is not included for shared … More
from $13.71
Party Hostel
"…Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards. This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival. Taxes included. No curfew. We do not accept customers younger than 18 … More
from $8.73

Aquarela do Leme


Free Breakfast
Adventure Hostels Beach Lovers Retreat Digital Nomads Female Solo Traveller Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…24-hour front desk. Payment types accepted at this property: cash, credit card and debit card. This property may pre-authorize your card before arrival. Cancellation policy: 72 hours … More
from $12.65

Surf Club Longboard Paradise Hostel

Recreio dos Bandeirantes
Adventure Hostels Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…community together. Immerse yourself in the sun, sand and crystal clear waters by the beach - Explore multiple surf spots for all surfing levels and incredible trails through mountains and … More
from $7.22
Beach Lovers Retreat Party Hostel
"…9 km away and Sugarloaf Mountain is 7.3 km from the hostel. Guests at the hostel can enjoy a continental breakfast. Tijuca Forest National Park is 10 km from Matianellu Hostel, while … More
from $9.27
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…rest, we also try to give you support, information, attention and everything that we can to make your trip around Rio de Janeiro better. Our hostel have 12 rooms and you can also use our … More
from $6.78

Pousada Favelinha


Free Breakfast
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"Great - Best view in Rio with helpful staff." …"…However, it is not 'poor' in cultural terms, and it is absolutely secure! This is the first and original Favela Hostel in all of Brazil! Since 2004 … More
from $8.40

Mambembe Hostel

Santa Teresa
Free Breakfast
Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…We would like to share our experiences with you and show you why Rio de Janeiro is such a special place. A place where music, carnival, fun and joy are often present in the most unexpected places … More
from $7.68

Vidigal360º

Ipanema
Free Breakfast
Youth Hostel
rua Barão da Torre, 175, casa 1 ... More
from $9.03

Pura Vida Hostel


Free Breakfast
Adventure Hostels Beach Lovers Retreat Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Private rooms are available for groups between 2 and 5 guests. Our best room is our Family Private Room (Family 5 Bed Private) which can fit up to 5 guests. The room has air-conditioning, fan … More
from $11.84
Adventure Hostels Party Hostel Youth Hostel
"…If you have to cancel your booking, you must do it at least 48hrs before arrival. Check in: 14:00 Check out: 12:00 Depending of the period of your booking you will be charged 50% in advance … More
from $7.01

Books Hostel

Santa Teresa
Free Breakfast
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"…Unfortunately, Lapa is known as being one of the rougher neighborhoods, especially with Books being so close too Santa Theresa, and it is important to mention there can be some unsavory characters … More
from $8.81

Discovery Hostel

Glória
Free Breakfast
Solo Traveller
"…We have a strong focus on creating a clean, open and friendly social environment making Discovery Hostel the ideal base for travelers who want to explore Rio and have an experience of a lifetime … More
from $8.37
"…Check in from 13:00 to 23:00 . Check out before 12:00 . Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival. Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards. this property may pre-authorise … More
from $4.34
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
Av. do Exercito, 115 - São Cristóvão More
from $6.88
Adventure Hostels Beach Lovers Retreat Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…- Rio tours - Cable TV´s Ipanema Beach Hostel policies and conditions: Check-in time starts at 2 pm. Check-out time is 11 am. Payment types accepted at this property: cash, credit … More
from $12.53
Adventure Hostels Beach Lovers Retreat Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Check out before 12:00 . Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards. This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival. Taxes included" …"…00. The quickest way is to … More
from $7.92
Beach Lovers Retreat Family-Friendly Hostel Youth Hostel
"…Guests can enjoy a fully equipped kitchen, a dining and TV room, cable channels. There is also a laundry room with washer machines. Room cleaning and WiFi on the common areas. Guests can enjoy … More
from $11.17

Hostels in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

108 hostels available. Prices start from $10.00 for a dorm bed.
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Get to know Rio de Janeiro (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel.

 Get to know Rio de Janeiro (no more

With its 6 million inhabitants, Rio de Janeiro is a contender for one of Latin America’s (and possibly the world’s) most impressive cities. It is like no other. Magnificent beaches, beautiful people, Samba music, lush mountains, and delicious Capirinhas. Not to mention it being host to the world’s largest and most colourful street festival, Carnaval. And there are dozens of Rio de Janeiro hostels.

The middle classes live in the South Zone (Zona Sul) and the working classes in the North Zone (Zona Norte). Tourists are most likely to visit the stunning, sun drenched beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema, the impressive colonial architecture of Centro, the party nightlife of Botofoga and Lapa, or the overlooking hilltop areas of Santa Teresa and Corcovado (Christ the Redeemer).

Buses, metro or taxis are the way to get around – buses are easy to navigate and are plentiful, but are often overcrowded and slow. Most will eventually get to Ipanema. The metro is a faster more efficient alternative from 5am until 12am. Taxis are safer but more expensive, the best choice at night, but sure they are licensed.

Rio has everything. It rivals the world’s top cities for shopping, nightlife, restaurants and of course, the beach. Juice bars line the busy roadsides and choosing which exotic fruits to add to your delicious smoothie is a must. For bars and nightlife, head to the Lapa district, where potent cocktail shacks and food stalls line the streets under and around the white Arcus de Lapa and music pours into the streets. Watch the beautiful people on Copacabana beach play volleyball, or head further along to the trendy, flamboyant gay scene hitting the Ipanema beaches, where you can sip a cold beer or fruit shake from one of the plentiful makeshift beach bars. Watch out for pick pockets especially on these beaches and around the Lapa district.

There are a whole range of hostels in Rio de Janeiro to cover every budget. Although Rio is one of the most expensive areas to stay in Brazil, with the high end tourists heading for Ipanema, there are budget hostels around the Botofoga and Catete areas, which are accessible for many of the tourist attractions, beaches and nightlife. The Rio hostels are lively, fun, and party orientated, often with drinks promotions and cheap tasty food.

The world’s wildest party, Carnaval, happens on the week preceding Ash Wednesday, although the reveling begins months in advance with the hedonistic partying in the streets and live events, free music and concerts. Check out the Samba Schools throughout the year for ongoing parties.

Rio de Janeiro Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Rio de Janeiro, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 109
Average dorm price $22
Average private room price $77
Cheapest hostel in Rio de Janeiro Hostel Tavares Bastos with $11.5
Party hostels in Rio de Janeiro Castelo Dos Tucanos Hostel (66 in total)
Most Rio de Janeiro hostels are located in Ipanema, Copacabana, Botafogo
Average rating of all hostels 6.2

FAQ about Rio de Janeiro Hostels

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Family Hostels in Rio de Janeiro

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14 Best Hostels in Rio de Janeiro

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17 Hostels in Rio de Janeiro with Private Rooms

17 Hostels in Rio de Janeiro with Private Rooms

11 Party Hostels in Rio de Janeiro

11 Party Hostels in Rio de Janeiro

14 Youth Hostels in Rio de Janeiro

14 Youth Hostels in Rio de Janeiro

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