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Pousada Favela Cantagalo

Rua Saint Roman 200, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22071060, Brazil
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Ranked #56 of 220 Rio de Janeiro B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014
karlvinther Ilulissat, Greenland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ilulissat, Greenland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We stayed at the pousada 5 nights in an annex. It was clean with lots of space and AC. The owner was wery helpfull and organized a great football tour at Macarana stadium. We felt wery safe at all times, even late night. People in the favela was freindly and smiled to us. If you stay in a regular room,... More

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Moscow, Russia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I can´t say that the seaview provided at the pousada´s rooftop is smth to die for (it´s nice though!), but if u r looking for an absolutely authentic stay in Rio, that´s the right variant! Avoid it if u have medical problems with the heart, respiratory system and joints - u´ll have to cover MANY stairs. The favela itself is... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

I stayed a night here with my friend on 3rd of April '13. I hadn't realized beforehand that we would have to climb many many many steps up in order to reach the pousada, which was a big problem because we both had a huge suitcase and a backpack each for our long trip. It was nearing midnight, rather dark... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We arrived at the favela late at night which was a bit of a shock to the system to say the least! Two blonde girls travelling on their own and you get some attention from the locals. The pousada itself is clean and welcoming with a lovely breakfast and rooms with a view, though very basic, are good value for... More

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Dover, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Anyone up for an amazing new experience need look no further. Great staff - you will love Ligia (the owner) and Fabiane, two people I will remember for a long time. Spotless no-frills accommodation (I stayed in the annexe). A superb breakfast, with homemade food (eggs, linguiça sausage, quiche, cakes) with a view of Rio from the terrace to die... More

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Perth, Australia
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21 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Yes, you will be living in a favela. But once you get there you'll soon realise that you're in the nice part. The part where there are little kids out playing with their kites and laughing all day. Don't stress too much about the safety aspect, it was lovely, if a little dirty/smelly on the streets. One word of warning... More

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Cincinnati,Ohio
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I stayed here June 22 2013-june 30th 2013.The view is only at the breakfast room,not in the rooms.The breakfast is a good value.To walk from Copacabana beach is about 15 minutes.2 blocks back to Rua Saint Roman and then 3 blocks up a fairly steep incline to the gate and then up another 100 steps or so.i was always soaken... More

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New York, NY
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

I stayed at the pousada for 3 nights in June 2013 and loved the experience. After overcoming a mild panic attack at the sight of a lot of stairs when arriving with my backpack, I received a very warm welcome and some cold water upon checkin :). I had booked one of the cheaper rooms, which face towards the alleyway,... More

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Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Place is just great! Rooms are mega simple (c'mon look at the price). Location is great - from terrace on the roof you have a stunning view of favelas and the bay, beach is just 15-20 minutes a way, however be aware of MANY stairs, which can give some extra training to your legs. Breakfast is homemade and very tasty,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Stayed 3 nights in early April 2013 - although it is in a favela, the hostel is safe at night. There is a walking route to Ipanema and another to Copacabana, both are a bit of a walk with some incline on uneven streets. You may get some weird looks if you're an obvious looking tourist but don't let that... More

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Also Known As:
Pousada Favela Cantagalo Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Address: Rua Saint Roman 200, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22071060, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
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Ranked #56 of 220 B&Bs / Inns in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pousada Favela Cantagalo is located on the south side of town in a peaceful community with many cultural entertainment. In addition, the inn offers all the necessary comforts for your stay in this wonderful city. Rooms with double and single beds, private bathrooms and an excellent breakfast on the terrace facing the sea of Copacabana. ... more   less 
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