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Siegen, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best view over Rio de Janeiro and the experience of living in a favela made this trip very special. Of course you cannot expect the luxury of a 5 star hotel for this price. But it is much more personal.

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Lower Silesia Province, Poland
Reviewed January 29, 2017

We would like to recommend this place to everyone, good breakfast, amazing view, friendly host. We have never felt more safe. Matti and Solange very helpful. Accommodation in the favela is a unique experience;)) Serdecznie polecamy Pousada Favelinha - dobre śniadania, przecudny widok, pomocni gospodarze. !!! Czuliśmy się tam bardzo bezpiecznie. Nocleg w faveli, to niezwykłe doświadczenie. ;))

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Gdansk, Poland
Reviewed January 6, 2017

We stayed in Favelinha for 2 night as a start of our Brazil tour and we loved it!!! Sol and Martin were very helpful and friendly. Martin gave us even a little loan. ;) So nice of him :) Room was simple but clean and cosy with unbeliveble view for Guanabara Bay!!! Everyday we had a big breakfast so we...

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Bruchsal, Germany
Reviewed December 22, 2016

It was a great experience to life at this place. The look over Rio at night is beautiful. And Mathie and his girlfriend a great .He had many Tips for us what we can do and see come in and feel at home . Also the breakfast it was delicat.

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Germany
Reviewed December 16, 2016

Amazing view over the city. Helpful and friendly staff. Good simple breakfast with fresh fruits. Clean, simple, nice coloured rooms with a great balcony with a hammock. I liked it very much to walk through the favela getting impressions of how people live there. I thereby never felt in danger. Access to the pousada takes a little bit of effort,...

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Macae, Brazil
Reviewed November 22, 2016

Great place to live a real Favela experience. The place is very comfortable and clean. The location is very accessible, is next to Santa Teresa Downtown and South Zone Laranjeiras. I super recommend to stay there.

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George Town, Grand Cayman
Reviewed October 3, 2016

We stayed for one week and we really enjoyed our stay. We were picked up at the airport and Matti was already waiting for us at the entrance to Favela. We felt safe at all times and we never had a problem with anyone! The rooms have an amazing view to Sugar Loaf and harbour. Breakfast was always fresh and...

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Reviewed September 9, 2016

Felt safe and well looked after, interesting, close to everything I needed and wanted to see. Walked and walked the city and went to Ilha grande before returning to Rio. Checkout hamburgers and haircuts, just down to left. ABCD or little shop for food to right

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Brecht, Belgium
Reviewed September 1, 2016

Me and my brother stayed here for a week during the Olympics. Staff was friendly, surroundings were save. Less good: We were not picked up from the airport as promised and breakfast was no more but ok.

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed July 28, 2016

Technical standard is not the predominant side to this very special and heartwarming B&B high up in one of Rios favelas, but our stay was fantastic due to the people running it, the unbelievable view over Rio, the people of the favela and the daily excercise coming and going from the pousada.

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Staying in Santa Teresa

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pousada Favelinha is the first hostel ever to have opened in a Favela in Brazil. It has amazing views over the bay of Rio and the sugar loaf mountain, probably not comparable with any outher hotel in Rio de Janeiro. There is no car traffic, it's very quiet, yet very central. Direct access to Santa Teresa, Lapa, and Largo do Machado subway station. 20 Minutes to the beach. 30% Of Cariocas live in a favela, this is the real vibe of Rio de Janeiro and it's safe! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pousada Favelinha

Address: Rua Almirante Alexandrino 2023 | Favela Pereira da Silva, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-263, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa , Laranjeiras
Price Range: $15 - $38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Request a private room on the lower floors away from the common area where noise is not welcomed.”
 of 5 bubbles miguelj76, Jun 21, 2014 | Read review
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