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.
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!
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!…
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!
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 :)