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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

Loved this hostel set in a antique three leveled house. The hostel sits up on the Santa Teresa hill, which is a pain to walk up, and too step for most taxis to take you up. Regardless, the views are amazing. The patio/lounge area was a great place to sit and sip on a few beers and meet other travelers.... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I had a great stay at Villa Leonor. The staff was very friendly and helpful, always willing to answer to any questions that one might have. The hostel has a great view from the terrace, especially in the evenings. It was kept very clean, specially the rooms and bathrooms. The breakfast is very well served and the location is excellent.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

me and my girlfriend visited this hostel/pousada; it is really hard to reach, taxi drivers do not even go there because of its kind of dangerous... we needed to walk al up to this hostel and when we ring the bell nobody answers for at least 5 till 10 minutes. this neighbourhood is good for staying at the hostel constantly,... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I had 3 weeks in Villa Leonor and it's definitely a perfect place to stay in Rio. The location is quite center, walking distance to Centre, the nightlife in Lapa, and loads of buses takes you to the beaches and anywhere in the city. Yet the place itself and Santa Teresa is quite and beautiful, there are also many live... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

we stayed for almost a week in this lovely place and enjoyed a lot. Rooms are nice and clean and the terrace is just amazing, perfect place for a caipirinha and great view of the city. Location is good, we loved Santa Teresa and just 10 min from Lapa. the stuff was helpfull and really friendly. i highly recommend it

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Arcos, MG
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Villa leonor is perfectly located between the busy streets of Lapa and charming hills of Santa Teresa, so you can get the best of both within a few minutes walk. The terrance provides an amazing view of the city and the bbq's and parties held there weekly are a great opportunity for guests to mingle with brazilians and experience the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

I've even extended my stay! Villa Leonor is the place to stay if you are looking to explore Rio by day and relax by night. It's location is in characteristic Santa Teresa where remnants of the past are all around. It's a 10 minute walk to the bus and 20 to the Cinelandia metro (granted the stairs is a hike... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for Carnival, friendly, clean, secure hostel right in the heart of St Teresa. Air con in the room was a big plus, they also have a great bar/common area overlooking the city. It's very close to lapa but it's a fair climb on the way back up! Overall they made us feel very welcome!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Fun, laid back hotel conveniently located in Santa Tereza and in walking distance to Lapa. The view here is stunning, with a very fun bar area as well. All of the staff were accommodating and helpful. I would absolutely recommend this affordably priced pousada. Paul is a hardworking guy who has created a wonderfully comfortable atmosphere. Parabéns e muito obrigada!!

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Frigiliana, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Gorgeous views and completely relaxing atmosphere for a busy place like RIO. Situated in St. Teresa and close to Lapa in RIO (where thigs are happening). Old Villa renovated and with a lot of personality, no two rooms are the same. Fantastic terrace overlooking RIO. 5 stars for the ownerPaul and his staf.

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Staying in Santa Teresa

Neighborhood Profile
Santa Teresa
Santa Teresa is a bohemian enclave hosting many local artists’ studios. The narrow, winding streets of this neighbourhood were revitalised years ago, and visitors can now stroll through this area to view magnificent mansions dating back to the late 19th and early 20th century. A highlight not miss: Museu Chacará do Céu, a former mansion turned museum which houses works by prominent Brazilian modern artists.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Villa Leonor offers private ensuite rooms at very low rates in Rio de Janeiro's historic quarter with easy access to all the sights and beaches. With its cobbled streets, greenery and high concentration of artists, Santa Teresa is the best place to savour Rio - and Villa Leonor will make for an even more memorable stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa Leonor

Address: Rua Costa Bastos 681 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20240-020, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa
Price Range: $32 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Villa Leonor 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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