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Casa Alto Vidigal

The house is located on top of vibrant favela Vidigal and considered to have the best view over Leblon and Ipanema!

Vidigal is an aspiring and safe favela, respectively neighborhood, of Rio de Janeiro "Zona Sul".

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Om Casa Alto Vidigal

Experience pure favela life in legendary Rio de Janeiro with your stay in Casa Alto Vidigal. Located in the safe and vibrant southern zone with easy access - even walking distance - to famous beaches of Leblon and Ipanema.

The house is located on top of vibrant favela Vidigal and considered to have the best view over Leblon and Ipanema!

Vidigal is an aspiring and safe favela, respectively neighborhood, of Rio de Janeiro "Zona Sul". Within walking distance of 10 minutes you can reach the beach of Vidigal (hotel Sheraton) and Leblon/Ipanema (20 min). From the entrance of the favela, on Avenida Niemeyer, you have direct bus connection to Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana, Centro, Rocinha, Sao Conrado, Barra da Tijuca, and Recreio. In Sao Conrado Fashion Mall you will find good restaurants, shops and markets. In Vidigal you will find buffet restaurants, pizzeria and sushi. This is the ideal location for those who want to be close to Rio touristic center without paying high prices.

Experience the favela, observe their habits without rubbernecking, talk with the people, walk between the allies without any fear! With the new police "UPP" it is safe, even during night. For sure, having pre-caution is a must, but that is even recommended for Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana, and especially Downtown.

IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE:

For all sleeping bag lovers, we'll gladly store your bag while your stay at our house. We offer you instead a clean, fresh and monthly treated mattress.

In order to guarantee your reservation, beside the 10% deposit made online you will need to pay 50% in advance, wihtin 7 days upon booking date, in order to secure your booking for peak season periods (New Year´s Eve & Carnaval & Soccer World Cup 2014). We will contact you to send you the money transfer details. We accept / offer payment via paypal and bank transfer (austrian and brasilian bank account).

The 50% payment needs to be done within 7 working days upon mail confirmation!!!

During peak season or close to peak season, 50 % payment needs to be done same day you booked the bed!!!

!!!ATTENTION: For reservations during Soccer World Cup 2014 the full amount needs to be paid in advance!!!!

Check in: 14:00 - 18:00

EMAIL THE HOUSE FOR TIME OF ARRIVAL !!!!!!

Check out: 12:00

Cancellation policy: 48hrs

Age restriction: 18+ years

TIME OF ARRIVAL:

Very very important, in case you want someone open the door for you when knocking it. We don´t have 24h reception, therefore fill in the form or simply write us an E-Mail with your expected time of arrival.

NO HAGGLING!!!

... because we are tired of it. You booked 3 nights, you pay 3 nights. You booked 3 beds, you pay 3 beds. As simple as that.

VIDIGAL = FAVELA

Just to make sure again. We live in a favela, which is characterized by substandard housing, squalor, and lacking in tenure security. In the spanish speaking countries it´s called BARRIO, in the rest of the world SLUM. If you´re not sure about this adventure better book your hostel in Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana.

Boende-information

The rooms are basic, comfortable and have access to Wi-Fi. 2 public bathrooms with hot water 24/7 and kitchen for self-catering. The house is considered to have the best view over Leblon and Ipanema from the spacious terrace that fits 350 people.

Note: The 3-bed-dorm does not have a window and might not be suitable for everyone but surely interesting for the budget traveller. The room consists of 1 bunk bed and 1 single bed, comes with ceiling fan and lockers. Upgrade to regular dorm can be made by just paying the difference, according to availability.

Platsinformation

HOW TO GET HERE (PUBLIC TRANSPORT):

(*) There is a bus company 'Real', line 'Premium', blue A/C bus that passes through the international airport (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Galeao) and Santos Dumont, and Novo Rio bus station.

The bus leaves every 15 - 20 minutes.

(*) Take this bus for 13 R$ and ask the driver to drop you off at the entrance of favela Vidigal, which is the next bus stop after the Sheraton Hotel, on Avenida Niemeyer.

(*) At the entrance you can already see the moto-taxis. Take one for 2.50 and ask for 'Arvrao' (translated as big old tree) / Casa Alto Vidigal. Everybody there knows our stop. Do not ask for the price, because when reading this you already know it's 2.50 R$. The taxistas always try to rip you off and will ask for 5 R$, or even more (we've heard of stories like this).

Best is to have the 2.50 R$ ready so you don't have to wait for exchange or discuss about it.

=> If you have a heavy bag give them 3.50 R$. Remember, we're talking about 1 R$ or 0.50 USD more so don't be penny-pinching. You want them to play on your side, not against you!

(*) You're not up to riding the motorbike? No problem, keep walking on the main road and after 30m you can already see the white VW taxi combi passes, parked in front of the pizzeria 'Pizza Lit'. Same price, 2.50 R$ and make sure it brings you to Arvrao.

Arvrao is also the last stop, head towards the police and take this road to the end, to the viewing point. Walk down the steps and the house on the left with graffitis it is!

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