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Pousada Favelinha

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The feeling of staying in a real favela. Totally safe and really friendly people Nice hostel with an amazing view on the sugar loaf. The hostel itself and our room where both clean. The breakfast was really nice and fresh

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Halsenbach, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

A simple accommodation . You will be rewarded with fantastic views and a good breakfast . The owners are very nice and helpful . The town is easily accessible by bus . The tram was not going to this time ( repairs ) .

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

The hôtel is in a safe favela, with a beautiful view!!! Its clean, the breakfast is perfect, and the staff is very friendly , the most close Metro station is at 20 minutes by Walk but you can take a bus near to the hôtel !

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Leiden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

It is a nice place to stay to experience a Favela, to have a great view over the city. They are very helpful. Are room wasn't the best, shower didn't work properly. We didn't realised the many steps we had to take every day. It wasn't easy to go back to your Pousada during the day.

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Dresden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

- we had a twin room ensuite with balcony (incl a hammock :-) ) and an awesome view! room was ok. - there is also a nice patio on the roof where you can have an amazing view (specially for sunrise & sunset) - friendly & helpfull staff (special thanks to Matti!) - good brekky with fresh bread, fruits, cheese,... More 

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Ilha Grande, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

Breathtaking view of Rio with Pao de Azucar directly from the pousada. Very friendly and helpful international staff. The rooms are simple but clean. Breakfast very nice with tropical fruits, jam, ham, cheese. We felt absolutely save in the favela, everybody said, it`s save. The price for the rooms are very moderate. The only disadvantage was the getting there. You... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016 via mobile

Very friendly and helpful staff! The view from the rooftop is amazing as well from the rooms! It's a cultural and interesting area. And here you can live in the slum in a safe and pleasant way! We really liked to get up early and watch the sunrise!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

Pousada Favalinha is a really nice Place with good vibes and a friendly and very helpful staff. The place itself has an amazing view and the neighbourhood has It's own charme. We stayed there during New Years and it was awesome. Also we think that the location of the hostel in the Favela/slum is in a safe and cultural neighbourhood!... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

it was a very good experience to live the way most of Rio's "real" people live. You must be in a fairly decent physical shape to stay at this type of location as it isn't accessible to disabled or elderly people.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

The staff was friendly and accommodating. No air but the rooms are clean and relaxing. Good mixture of travelers. Located in a good area with no touristy noise. Great breakfast. All around a pleasant experience.

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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 Breakfast
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 22221, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa , Laranjeiras
Price Range: $18 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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