"Best atmosphere award - HostelBookers - February 2011" Want to see a different side of Rio? Come and stay in a Favela. Favela Vidigal Guesthouse offers travelers a unique opportunity to get right amongst the community. You can be passive and just enjoy the surroundings, or as active as you want, by participating in the local sports activities. Once you get here you will love it!
The Guesthouse is in Vidigal, which is a favela that overlooks Leblon and Ipanema beach. It’s a 3 bed concept guesthouse to allow people to experience life in a favela. It is lovely house in a pleasant part of the Favela with a breathtaking view. It’s close to the beach (literally 5 min from Vidigal MAin Entrance), public transport and supermarkets. The favela itself has free activities (Dju Djitsu, Judo, boxing, outside cinema) run by locals. A donation is always welcome. It’s a lively household as it is also available for long term stay. Favela Vidigal Guesthouse provides a real opportunity for people to get amongst the people that give Brazil its character. For information on local activities or any general enquiries please don’t hesitate to make contact.
We have several accommodation options as we cater for a variety of needs. There is a twin bed dorm and a double bed room. We can facilitate more people if larger groups require so.
PS: Soon we will move to a bigger house and we're passing for some changes so the Dorm Room for a while ISN''T available.
1) From the international airport take the city shuttle (R$13). From anywhere in the city you can take any bus to Leblon (R$2.75). From the end of Leblon it is 1km to the entrance of Vidigal (10mins walk along the ocean) or take another bus (R$3,00) in the direction of Vidigal. From the bottom of the Vidigal Favela a motor taxi to Largo do Santinho will cost R$2.50 (or R$ 5 if you have a heavy backpack) From there it's 1min walk down Rua Dr Sobral Pinto 28. From anywhere else in the metropolitan area you can start by taking a bus to the end of Leblon.
It's a lot easier to arrange something with us before your day of arrival. We can usually arrange pick ups from the airport for R$ 130. If you are travelling alone and with only 1 bag a motor taxi pick up will cost about R$ 50.Pick ups from a closer area will be less. We are always happy to meet at Largo do Santinho or if you prefer at the entrance of Vidigal
Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 Days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the full cost of the reservation. Deposits paid are non refundable.
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Very friendly people and a good place for knowing Rio
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Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Tito, the owner is some character for which I can't think of a superlative. He was hilarious every time we sat down for a chat; it made our stay much more memorable. It's a very laidback place and we were free to come and go as we please, plus use the kitchen and facilities. It's the sort of atmosphere where you feel you should contribute by helping to keep the place clean. Favela Vidigal gets 5 stars for its location and character at an unbeatable rate! I can't wait to go back!
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