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Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed June 18, 2015

It is definatelly worth staying at Vidigalhouse due to its location. Although located in Favela, do not be scared at all. It is much safer then center of Rio (Lapa) where we stayed last night of our stay and we were robbed in the middle of the day by a guy driving a bicycle threatening that he might hurt us...

1Thank Irmina K
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 10, 2015

I was picked up from the airport by the taxi organised by the hostel and dropped off right at the door. I was welcomed by Bruno and given a tour of the facilities. The place is small but has a roof top area/bar and bbq with great views of the city and beaches below. We felt very safe here and...

Thank HelenFr2013
Hurdal Municipality, Norway
Reviewed June 7, 2015

Nice hostel in a favela that was surprisingly safe and open. Sheraton hotel is right Down the hill and there is a Public Beach in front. The room was clean and Nice With a view and the breakfast was good as well. The Place is inexpensive but bee aware that it is a hostel, not a hotel. Friendly staff.

Thank Arthur K
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 30, 2015

Me and my girlfriend stayed here for a week and had no issues at all. The location is ideal as it is close to the beach and there are regular buses to key attractions from vidigal square. The staff are friendly and helpful and speak great English. The barbecue they hold on a Saturday is great. It is also very...

Thank Christopher M
Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 28, 2015

Helpful and friendly staff, sceptical of location before arrival due to it being a favela but the neighbourhood is very friendly and we felt safe at all times. Also a short walk to the beach and easy to get buses to key attractions! The wifi is fast and the breakfast wa the best we've had in a southamerican hostel so...

Thank 289samanthat
Reviewed April 4, 2015

Fantastic hostel with warm, welcoming staff and incredible views. Bruno, Fernanda, Shar, and Victoria made my stay here from the start. There are fun in-hostel events such as barbecues and information on guided tours. There is a bit of an uphill hike to the hostel, but it's doable and there are always moto taxis at the bus stop in Vidigal...

Thank lfrankenfeld
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 26, 2015

We enjoyed our stay in this hostel. The hostel was clean and comfortable although the dorm rooms maximised the space available (very small rooms, bed hitting all 3 walls!) but the rooms were nicely decorated! Also the stairs are very narrow and difficult to manouvre with a backpack! The hostel is located in the vidigal favella which is a good...

2Thank Ciara L
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed March 26, 2015

I was a bit reluctant to stay in a favela, but not any more. The hostel is clean, very safe and managed by a great group of people. Also, if your Portugese is as bad as mine, the English speaking staff are a great help. I would recommend vidigalhouse to anyone travelling the Ipanema area. It also has an excellent...

1Thank Ryan E
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 25, 2015

Bruno and staff are lovely, the hostel is in the middle of a favella, it is quite safe and there are plenty of kids playing around outside. The only danger is the boy racer motor taxi. The hostel has a great view of Ipanema and is easy to get to town by bus. The breakfast could be better, a bit...

1Thank Terry J
Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Myself and a friend stayed in the double room here for 2 nights post the Rio carnival. When we arrived we were made to feel super welcome and the wifi was far faster than anywhere we had been so far. The room was clean, with good air con and the top balcony had a beautiful brow across vidigal and down...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Vidigalhouse is a small friendly and simple hostel, with 6 bedrooms total with capacity up to 15 people. It's located in Vidigal, a safe 'favela' in between the famous Leblon neighborhood and Sao Conrado. Situated 500 meters away from the Vidigal Beach and 5 minute bus ride from Leblon Beach. The hostel has WIFI and a computer with internet access for free. A big terrace where on Sundays BBQ's with Brazilian music and lots of 'caipirinhas' are served, a shared kitchena and 4 bathrooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vidigalhouse Hostel

Address: Rua Major Toja Martinez Filho 127 Casa 2 | Vidigal, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22450-270, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: $17 - $27 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Vidigalhouse Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Stayed on the second floor double with a view. Definitely recommend that.”
  • View from the roofdeck
 of 5 bubbles bjodonnell99, Nov 15, 2015 | Read review
“Not for disabled travellers”
 of 5 bubbles TerryJ79, Mar 25, 2015 | Read review
“All rooms have A/C, but the four bed dorm that is accessible via the balcony was my favourite due to its reclusiveness and the fact that it wasn't populated by many people.”
 of 5 bubbles Meatywatdog, Feb 3, 2015 | Read review
“The orange room on 2 floor has also a beautiful view to wake up to!”
 of 5 bubbles GeirSjoM, Nov 1, 2014 | Read review
“The two person room (bunkbed) on the corner of the 2nd floor has great corner windows that provide the same beautiful view as from the terrace (looking at Ipanema and the Vidigal area)”
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  • The 3rd floor terrace of Vidigalhouse
  • View of Vidigal from the 3rd floor terrace
  • View of sunrise from the 3rd floor terrace of Vidigalhouse
 of 5 bubbles rainmaker76, Jul 1, 2014 | Read review
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