A great hostel for couples and backpackers.
Dorm Bed: $12.75
Rua Antonio Joaquim Batista, casa 13 Entrada: Rua Almirante Alexandrino 2023 ,
Rio de Janeiro
Pousada Favelinha is located on a small mountain in the middle of Rio de Janeiro. It's between the districts of Laranjeiras and Santa Teresa and it is found inside a small "Favela", which is one of the many poorer districts in Rio. Despite the economic challenges of the area, there is a very rich culture here. The hostel is very secure and it has been around since 2004, making it the original "Favela Hostel" in Brazil. The hostel also offers guests a truly wonderful view and a very quiet environment that makes a nice retreat from the chaos of the city.
This is a truly unique place to stay in Rio. You'll be warmly welcomed by the residents of the Favela and it won't be long before you're making friends with locals and travelers alike.
The hostel is small, with only five double rooms and one dorm available. Every room has a private bathroom and its own balcony where guests can enjoy views of the surrounding area. Each balcony also has a hammock. The hostel includes a wonderful complimentary tropical breakfast. There's also a large living room and a rooftop terrace.
This hostel has a surprisingly peaceful setting despite being in the middle of the city. There is no traffic around so you can hear hummingbirds and roosters. The hostel is about a five minute walk from two metro stations which will take you to Copacabana Beach. It's about a seven minute walk from the cable car that goes through the Santa Teresa district.
If you want to have a truly unique experience in the heart of Rio de Janeiro, then Pousada Favelinha is an excellent option.