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Pousada Favelinha

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Rua Almirante Alexandrino, 2023 | Favela Pereira da Silva, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22221, Brazil
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    • Location
      3.5 of 5 stars
    • Sleep Quality
      3 of 5 stars
    • Rooms
      3 of 5 stars
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      2.5 of 5 stars
    • Value
      3 of 5 stars
    • Cleanliness
      2.5 of 5 stars
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    Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    1 review
    5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

    Me and my girlfriend had an amazingly relaxing time in this unique hostel. Found in the hills of rio where there are common prejudices, our experience was completely the opposite. We were welcomed with opened arms by the community who provide local shops, bars and restaurants with great community atmospheres often lost in modern times. The owner Soeren with his... More 

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    New York City, New York
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    3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

    When we got to the place, it was great. It has a beautiful view, decently clean for a hostel, and upon our arrival, we were greeted by Patrick (guy who runs the front desk), and he was super cool and right away took us to lunch (cheap place down the road) and we hung out and had some drinks. We... More 

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    holgzim, Inhaber at Pousada Favelinha, responded to this review

    We are sorry for your experience, but would like to comment that ss of December 2014, the management has changed! The "Nice guy" Patrick is now in charge of the hostel as the sole manager along with the German owner Holger and a new team of nice Brazilian employees! We hope this may change your mind to pay us a... More 

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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

    We stayed here in 06 as an older (60s) couple and loved the view, of course, but also the favela experience and excused the roughness given the location. Only problem was the limited communication but luckily our fellow guest was multilingual.

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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

    Billed as Rio's first favela-hostel, we stayed here over the Carnival period, as it was one of the cheapest hostels available at the time (despite our initial apprehensions). Situated in the Vila Pereira da Silva favela, the pousada offers a unique insight into favela life, minus the crime associated with a lot of other favelas. In fact, the one time... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

    Stunning, world class views! Had the place to myself with 2 cute cats and 2 loveable dogs. Was a mission to find and navigate luggage but well worth the effort. My stay was the most peaceful and felt totally safe and comfortable . Andrea was great - delicious breakfasts and she even made a yummy dinner and caipirinhas for me.... More 

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    1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

    why would someone run a hostel who does not want stranger in their home? the few other guest and i had a morning ritual called do we really need more coffee? seriously, it was less dangerous and exasperating to walk all the way to the next coffee shop than ask andrea, the owner for more. as for the cleanliness, i... More 

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    3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

    A fantastic experience - seeing a very safe favela up close. All favela residents were friendly and helpful. Shame the same can't be said for the staff - the woman who worked there was very unhelpful - the man with her less so. When booking, they said that you can enjoy a beer or caiprinha on the roof terrace -... More 

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    holgzim, Inhaber at Pousada Favelinha, responded to this review

    Hey there! Thanks for the nice comment about our establishment in terms of location anc cleanliness :) It is indeed hard to find another place with such a postcard view. As for things that caused you trouble: we are happy to tell you and other travelers that the management has changed and a whole new (nice!) staff will now sell... More 

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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

    The favela is not the most dangerous place of Rio. Unless the favela you are going to is having a turf war which is not the case for the favela pereira da silva where this favela is in. This favela was dangerous a long time ago but due to its lack of strategic placement is not a drug hotspot. People... More 

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    2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

    we stayed 3 nights at this posada. Pros : the best viewof Rio, for sure, night and day, can't describe, will always be on our mind for a long time! The people inside the favela were very nice, peaceful. Great experience to stay in a favela and be able to make her own opinion about what is a favela. From... More 

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    holgzim, Inhaber at Pousada Favelinha, responded to this review

    Thanks for the Pros.. :) And also thanks for the "Cons"...We have listened and changed the management: Please feel free to test our "new and improved friendly staff :))" We are really sorry for any onconveniences caused by people who were not ready to live up to a real service mentality! We hope that all our guests in the future... More 

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    3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2011

    I booked a room here because 1. it was reasonably priced and 2. I was intrigued about staying in a favela whilst in Brazil. Good points: Good value during Carnival Near Santa Teresa (interesting part of RIo) Fantastic view from room balcony *BEST THING ABOUT IT* Authentic favela experience (but feels safe) Electric fan Adequate breakfast Helpful local information sheet... More 

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