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Casa Alto Vidigal

Rua Armando de Almeida Lima 2, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22452-030, Brazil
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We and my boyfriend went up to the hostel on our second last day because we'd heard the view was something you can't miss. It's true, it's unbelievable! We didn't stay the night, we just went for drinks and some food. We each got a motor-taxi from the bottom, be careful though. The drivers don't like you holding on to... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed here for two nights. It's difficult to get there, but not impossible. The neighborhood (favella) seemed to be a little bit dangerous at first, but ended being really friendly after all. The view is amazing! The only valuable feature from this hostel. When we get there our room was not ready, even though we had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

Run by an absolute hero (Andreas) this hostel is different from any other. Firstly it's in the favella, but don't worry it's safer than anywhere in Rio. Second, THE VIEW! Best view in Rio, looks over whole city. Third the vibe, it's very relaxed and you will inevitably meet some great travel companions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

Amazing place! Enjoy the view, the party , the favela and the true Rio de Janeiro ! Good persons and best price . If you wanna know the true brazillian way and live adventures that is the rigth place. Live the motor taxi experience across the favela. So nice! Thanks Jody See you bro

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

i came 6 month ago!!! great place nice people!! favela style it is a different style to live in Rio de Janeiro, peoples are so cute and it was safe night and day, you can see the beach from the ground when the sunshine wake up it s incredible, you can use motobike taxi up the hill i was a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

Best view i ever saw in my live and great atmosphere. Staff is friendly and willing to help. The partys are awesome and during the week the hostel is nice and calm. Great favela experience and totaly safe Thanks a lot guys see you in the future!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

OK, so to get the nitty gritty bit out of the way, yes, the hostel is in a FAVELA (aka the Slums) which normally people think shootouts, drugs, danger. Well not in Vidigal. Vidigal is run by one gang who keep things running smoothly, who look after the community and who have made this area safer than most other parts... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Casa Alto Vidigal is located up in the Vidigal favela. Vidigal can be reached easily by bus and once you get to the gate of the favela, take either a motor taxi up the hill (don't ask for the price, just pay 2,50R) or the minivan (same price) if you have more stuff with you. Everyone knows where Alto Vidigal... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

If you want to stay off the beaten tourist paths of Rio and you're looking for the best view in town, then this place is a must. As other reviews mention, it's very basic, and it's a bit of a mission into town from here, but the view is spectacular and the staff are pleasant and helpful. Jody was especially... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

If you are not intersted in luxurity and you want to get to know the real rio this is the place. It is located on top of the favela Vidigal. The favela is not realy dangerous and you will see how these people live. The hostel is very very basic but the view over rio is great!! From time to... More

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Address: Rua Armando de Almeida Lima 2, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22452-030, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro
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