I will be in Rio for 2 nights, can anyone suggest a good hostel, even one that collects from airport?
And for anyone who has been in Rio and South Brazil in July - any tips on what weather will be like, how cold etc?
[ Edit: Edited at Jun 14, 2006 3:23 AM by SMackinnon ]
Rio is always hot! Just take a sweater for night time. Best thing to do is take a cab at the airport to copacabana or Ipanema e pick a hotel you like. It costs close to nothing compared to booking it online. There are hundreds of cheap bed and breakfast, just walk a few blocks away from the beach.
try checking out destinia.com for a hotel . got a lot of good deals.
The Ipanema Beach House is pretty rad.
Its like $20 USD a night and they have a pretty darn good hostel breakfast w bread, ham, fruit, jam,etc.
They have good connections w travel agencies and very friendly. THe bartender Marco is really cool and the girls that work the front desk are beautiful and very resourceful and helpful.
Check it out.