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Rio de Janeiro

Ghetto Rocinha Hostel

Travessa Roma 31 Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 21842-554 Brazil
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Immerse yourself in the real Rio de Janeiro by staying in the favela of Rocinha, a safe urban community vibrant with music, food, art, and fun. Located in the heart of Rio's exclusive South Zone, you'll be a short bus, or taxi ride away from the beaches of Ipanema, Copacabana, and Rio's downtown. Ghetto Hostel sits right by Rocinha's main entrance on a peaceful and residential street. Close to many of the city's touristic spots, as well as only a 5 min walk from São Conrado beach. It is hosted by a local family of two and a dog (a polite golden retriever). There are only 3 rooms in the hostel, which gives you a cozy and homely feel, even miles away from home. You can enjoy our spacious tv room for your nights in and use our computer for those things that you can't just do on the phone. We offer 2 types of accommodation: Mix Dorm with 4 beds and a private double bed room for those looking for a bit more privacy. Furthermore, there is a nice roof terrace (as we call here LAJE) together with a fully equipped kitchen where guests can enjoy a beautiful view of Rocinha and Pedra da Gávea, drink beer, have a BBQ, share stories and travel tips, or just enjoy the sunny days and refresh yourselves in the outside shower. Our services also included - towels, bed sheets, lockers and Wi-Fi free of charge for our guests. If you need any further information we will be happy to assist you - not only regarding your stay at Ghetto Hostel but also with tips that will make your visit to Rio de Janeiro even more pleasurable. We look forward to meeting you!
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Fax / photocopying
Free internet
Shuttle bus service
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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    English, Spanish, Portuguese
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The hostel's owner met my friend and I at the nearest Metro station, which was very helpful for us as we had never been to the area before. She was extremely friendly and provided us with lots of useful information. The hostel itself is clean and cozy, and extremely comfortable place to hang out and chat with other guests; it's convenient for going into Rio or staying within the neighborhood--the hostel owner and other guests provided info about what to do in the area and how to get around. The kitchen had everything we needed, and the view from the balcony is unbelievable; just sitting outside at night was one of my favorite parts of our whole trip. You won't regret booking a stay here, it's truly unforgettable.
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Response from Cam C, Owner at Ghetto Rocinha Hostel
Responded Apr 4, 2019
Happy to hear about your experience 😊 Hope you guys return one day. Take careee 😘
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A real hostel pleasure. Everything was perfect throughout the whole process, we were thoroughly pleased with our stay! Thanks for your hospitality having the place in such a welcoming condition. The experience was a great one!
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I stayed at Ghetto Hostel for around one month while i was volunteering with an NGO in Rocinha and i loved it!! The hostel is located in the center of Rocinha, 2 minutes walking from Via Apia, the main road with most of the restaurants and bars. The Sao Conrado Metro Station and the beach are also close and you can reach them in a few minutes walking. Although the hostel is located in the center, at nights it is really calm because it is located in a small side road. The rooms are super cosy and clean and equipped with everything you need. The kitchen and the living room on the upper floor, which had been currently renovated are also super nice and perfect for hanging around and chill. The highlight of the hostel is the spacious roof top terrace where you can enjoy a stunning view over Rocinha. Camila, the owner of the hostel, who also lives there, is an amazing and really warm and lovely person and makes you feel home from the first day. She´s one of the most hospitable persons i know and always helps you whenever you need something or invites you to hang around with her and her friends. I definitely recommend the hostel to everybody who wants to stay in Rocinha for a longer time or just for a few days. During my whole stay i always felt welcome and save and really enjoyed my time there. Thank´s Cam for everything! I can´t wait to come back!
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I dont even know from where to start! Ending up in Ghetto hostel in Rocinha was one of the best things that has happened to me! The hostel is cosy with a big rooftop terrace from where you can see the beautiful favela. The beds and rooms are clean and the owner Camilla is an angel, always so helpful and smily<3Dont be scared, there is nothing to be afraid in Rocinha its community is beautiful and always bubbly! Higly recommended!
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I don't think many people would consider staying in a favela...in Rocinha...but I can not recommend it enough. I have stayed in a few hostels in Rio and can say that Ghetto Hostel in Rocinha is definitely my favourite. It is in a perfect location inside the favela - it's safe and the locals are super friendly. Everything is close by including supermarkets, food places, the metro and bus stations a 5 min walk and São Conrado beach just a 15 min walk away. One of my favourite beaches! The hostel is modern with all key amenities including good wifi, kitchen equipment and a washing machine. The view from the top of the hostel overlooking the favela is spectacular. And Camilla is the most helpful owner - ready to answer questions or just happy to chat. Thank you so much :)
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BrazilState of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroZona Sul (South Zone) / Rocinha
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ghetto Rocinha Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Ghetto Rocinha Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Morro Dois Irmaos (0.7 miles), Mirante Do Arvrao (0.6 miles), and Rocinha (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ghetto Rocinha Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Ghetto Rocinha Hostel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Ghetto Rocinha Hostel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and barbeque facilities during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Ghetto Rocinha Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gurume Fashion Mall, Bar da Laje, and Chez L'Ami Martin - Fashion Mall.
Does Ghetto Rocinha Hostel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ghetto Rocinha Hostel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ghetto Rocinha Hostel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Ghetto Rocinha Hostel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ghetto Rocinha Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Ghetto Rocinha Hostel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Forte de Copacabana (4.0 miles), Parque Lage (3.2 miles), and Casa de Rui Barbosa Museum (5.0 miles).