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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We decided to book a room in a favela and I have to say that this was the best decision of our trip in Brazil. It is a lifetime experience! The staff are very helpful and friendly. Ask them for directions and where to eat. The location of the favela is excellent, next to the Ipanema and Copacabana beaches. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Having just returned from this location I can recommend this hotel unreservedly. I stayed there for 6 nights. The staff are all very friendly. Legia is very helpful, will book trips, let you know about parties on the favela or good places to eat or drink. The Road leading to the hotel (Rue Saint Roman) is just behind Copacabana beach... More 

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Assens, Denmark
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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

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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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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Detroit, Michigan
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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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Staying in Ipanema

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Ipanema
Ipanema is considered Rio's crown jewel. It offers the best view of the sunset from Arpoador and is inspiration for the legendary song, “The Girl from Ipanema.” Ipanema is an upscale area, home to many high-end restaurants and luxury shops, many of which can be found on the charming Garcia d'Ávila Avenue. The neighbourhood is very rich culturally, housing many art galleries that show contemporary art. There is also a great variety of nightlife in the neighbourhood, which buzzes with many options for every taste.
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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 

Additional Information about Pousada Favela Cantagalo

Address: Rua Saint Roman 200, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22071-060, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Ipanema
Price Range: $41 - $211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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