Really enjoyed the owners, very nice and helpful and speak multiple languages. Spectacular view and great location. What else can you ask for. A great find. Had planned to stay for one night and stayed for a week instead.
We stayed in Solar chacara 12 night all together and really liked our stay. The place is in a good location, about 5-10 minutes walk from Leblon beach. There is also a smaller beach just down the hill, which we really enjoyed. During our (2)stays we had three different rooms. We would highly recommend to pay a little bit more and book the double room with ocean view. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was excellent. Breakfast was included and they served fruits, toast and drinks, which was a great start to a day.We loved the whole staff and would especially like to thank the lovely lady Vivian who was the most helpful and sweet. Solar chacara became our 'Rio home' and will stay again if we ever go back to Rio :)
This hostel is great if you want to get out of the hustle and bustle of rio! We stayed for 5 nights and everyday walked to the beaches, there are also plenty of buses for access around rio. The owners are super friendly and always made sure we had everything we needed! Great breakfast. Hot showers. The kitchen is huge and so are the different hang out areas in the house! The balcony also has amazing views!
This is the most outstanding hostel in Rio.
The owners are extremely nice, helpful and trustworthy.
The house is beautiful and very safe, and transportation to Ipanema and Copacabana is easy.
By far the best choice.
If you are looking for a party hostel, this is NOT the place for you. If you are looking for a nice, clean, modern and tranquil place where you can relax and be comfortable, this is THE place!
I spent 2 weeks in Rio in June 2013. My first week was at a crazy, party hostel in Lapa, which was a great place to meet people and go wild but after a week I really needed to get away from such a hectic place and also move closer to the beach. Solar Chacara was definately the answer!
Being more of BnB than a hostel, the owners of Solar Chacara treat you as a member of the family more than just a guest. The couple who own the place are very friendly and welcoming and always ready to help. I had an emergency when I began to have severe ear pain due to a perforated eardrum, the owner is a doctor and gave me medicine and gave me all the information which I needed to be seen at a local hospital.
Solar Chacara is located right opposite the prestigious Sheraton Hotel, with the beautiful Praia do Vidigal beach right at your doorstep! Leblon is also only a short walk away.
Do not be worried about the hostel being located near the Vidigal or Chacara do Ceu favelas, the hostel is located right at the bottom of the hill, in a quiet area away from the favela and the favelas themselves are relatively safe, they are constantly patrolled by police. Vivian even arranged a tour of Vidigal for me, which was amazing, the people were very friendly and the guide was brilliant.
Solar Chacara definately has character. It's location is great, the views are stunning and it is very clean and modern instead.
I would definitely recommend this hostel to anyone wanting to stay in Rio.
This hostel is more like your own home in Rio than a hostel. 5 minutes from Leblon and the beaches. Breakfast is great and there are great communal areas and a balcony with amazing sea views. There is a huge TV for use of guests.