We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 443 Rio de Janeiro accommodations

Vidigalbergue Rio Hostel

Av. Niemeyer 314, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22450220, Brazil
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Vidigalbergue Rio Hostel to your Saves list
Vidigalbergue Rio Hostel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014
Jon S Asheville, North Carolina
Write a Review

149 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (8)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Heidenheim an der Brenz, Germany
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

+ nice view esp. From room terrace + breakfast ok o small room but to sleep more or less ok - no credit card payment possible (only paybal with bad exchange rate) - owner didnt catch us from airport as promised - we had the feeling to get soaked. Besides of Overpriced 50€ per day we hadd finally to pay... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Asheville, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Stayed here for 3 weeks during the World Cup and was definitely a little nervous coming solo to Rio. In retrospect, I was really lucky and found a great place for my whole stay. The atmosphere of this hostel was amazing and after 3 weeks I had a hard time leaving. The owners, Luis and Andre, were great and always... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Stayed at Vidigalbergue for 3 weeks during the World Cup and it really did seem like a 2nd home. Hostel workers Gabby and Rafa are great fun always willing to join in with the fun and games. There are no issues with this being in a favela, i never once felt unsafe and there is a constant Police presence. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at vidigalbergue for the entire World Cup and couldn't imagine a better place. Rafa and Gabby are brilliant, and now not just helpful staff but friends for life! Andre and Luis the owners are great fun, and everyone strived to look after us during the cup. A great location, don't worry about it being a favela, it's 100%... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seminole, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Stayed there for nearly 2 weeks during the World Cup, Place is great, clean ,comfy and friendly. Is in a pacified Favella and has police presence all the time but not needed as all locals are friendly and fun. About 10 minutes to beaches, plenty of buses passing by to get you into Leblon, Ipanema,Copacabana. Between Rafa and Gabi, Luis... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Vidigalbergue Hostel is a TRAVELER's dream. If you are the type that wants to really get to know Rio and can appreciate a good value then this hostel is for you. The place is safe and the staff are always there to answer any questions that you may have. The only complaint that I have is that the men's bathroom... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
14 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I was excited to stay here after reading such great reviews but man were we let down. Our beds had bugs all over them. Ants I think. The staff seemed only interested in entertaining themselves, which is fine but again one of the reviews I read said that the staff were great with getting the guests involved with exploring the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Derby, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Sorry despite the other glowing reviews I can only give it an average and that was because the staff really helped me out and the view was great. Other than that Im glad I only stayed a night. Upside - Close to beaches and bus stop. Also very cheap and enjoyed the breakfast Downside - Noisy traffic (you need to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

My friend and I stayed here a couple of days. We moved hostels to this one since the other one got more expensive. We were not expecting such a good time. Not only did we have the best view in Rio, we had an excellent breakfast, excellent company (Kelly is a superstar, we absolutely loved her!). The Argentinian owner of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
56 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

his is my honest opinion of the place. location: from the bus terminal (1hr trip) . Cheapest way there is bus to ipenema beach and then from beach, bus to the Vidigal. customer service: somewhat helpful cleanness: place was clean and tidy everyday. bathrooms: 2 tiny showers and toilets to choose from for entire place Bedroom: small dorm with Air... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Vidigalbergue Rio Hostel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Vidigalbergue Rio Hostel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Vidigalbergue Rio Hostel

Address: Av. Niemeyer 314, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22450220, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline, HostelWorld, HotelsClick, HostelBookers and Odigeo so you can book your Vidigalbergue Rio Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Vidigalbergue Rio Hostel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

63 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (64)
Hotel & grounds (7)
Pool/beach area (5)
View from room (20)
Room/suite (4)
Family/play areas (2)
Dining (5)
Other (21)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in
any neighborhood
in Rio de Janeiro with
any amenities