Best Hostels in Rio de Janeiro
With over 150 hostels and budget accommodation in Rio de Janeiro there is a lot of choice when it comes to places to stay. If you would like to visit this incredible city and save money view our list of the best backpacker hostels and budget accommodation.
Our recommendations are based on location, price, facilities and reviews:
1. Che Lagarto Hostel Ipanema
Situated in Rio de Janeiro and within 350 yards of Ipanema Beach, Che Lagarto Hostel Ipanema has a bar, non-smoking rooms, and free WiFi throughout the property. The property is around 350 yards from Leblon Beach, 1.3 miles from Praia do Vidigal and 2.2 miles from Rio de Janeiro Botanical Gardens. The accommodation features karaoke and a 24-hour front desk.
Rooms include a private bathroom and a shower, and some rooms at the hostel have a safety deposit box. The rooms at Che Lagarto Hostel Ipanema have air conditioning and a wardrobe.
The accommodation offers a buffet or continental breakfast.
Rodrigo de Freitas Lake is 2.4 miles from Che Lagarto Hostel Ipanema, while Tijuca Forest National Park is 4.8 miles from the property. The nearest airport is Santos Dumont Airport, 8.7 miles from the hostel.
Best Areas to Stay in Rio de Janeiro
Rio is a large city with various different areas, we recommend staying in Copacobana or Lapa for beaches and nightlife, or for somewhere more cultured you might want to consider Santa Teresa. Due to the popularity of Rio, this makes accommodation and hostel prices more expensive than other parts of the country. There are lots of cheap hostels in Lapa which is perfect if you are looking to party - don't expect a quiet night sleep especially at weekends where the are bars and clubs pumping out music till the early hours.
Finding very cheap hostels in Rio can be tricky but there is a lot of options due to the size of the city. The most expensive hostels are generally located around Copacabana and Lapa on the beachfront so avoid these if you are on a budget. You might want to stay further out of the beach area to get the best deals on accommodation but always research an area to make sure it is safe. For a bed in a dorm this generally costs around £10 whilst a private will be double approximately £20 per night - this really depends on the hostel though.
Hostels in Rio During Carnival
Getting a hotel room or hostel bed can be really difficult at certain times of the year like Carnival in March, holidays and also New Year. If you are looking to visit Brazil during Carnival then you will need to book accommodation months in advance, expect prices to be a lot higher than other times of the year. You might want to view our tours in Rio de Janeiro which features Rio Carnival Accommodation Packages.
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