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Casa Alto Vidigal Reviews

Rua Armando de Almeida Lima 2, Vidigal, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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22 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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We had a fantastic time staying at this hostel simply due to its location at the top of the Favela overlooking Rio. The view was awesome and local restaurants very good. Staying here was the highlight of our Rio experience! The hostel itself was dirty and so was the small kitchen; so we chose to eat out! the manager Jody was extremely helpful and we couldnt speak highly enough of him. He also took us on a Favel tour of Rocinha which was very good value for money. We would stay here again.


Hostel with the most fantastic view over the city! It is in a favela but very safe, you can walk around at night without any problems and everyone makes you feel very welcome. You can walk down to Leblon beach in - 40 minutes (nice walk) or take a bus/motortaxi. There is a very nice hike to the Dois Irmaos starting from Vidigal. Don't forget that the breakfast is not included.


On the top of a safe favela, the hostel has a best view! Vidigal is a safe favela but the combi and motortaxi are always trying to overcharge a new comer or a tourist-like. Jody is a great host. Nothing can beat the BBQ and cold beers with the moonlight on the ocean view here! Everyone who wants to have a taste of favela could definitely come stay here. Though it's a bit far away from all the attractions, need some patience of trafficking.

  • 19th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The view at the hostel was amazing. Very friendly staff. It is in a favela, but it is one of the most privileged favelas and I did not feel unsafe even once on my stay, even roaming the streets alone. Overall, great place to stay!

  • 7th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Location wonderful, place not only with a great view but also with a lot of authenticity. No need to worry about sleeping in a favela. I never felt unsafe there. There are parties sometimes and also it's great to go and eat tapiocas for the breakfast (not included in this hostel) in the tapioca bar (at 20 meters from the hostel).


Stayed here for 3 nights and was so good we had to book another! The view here is phenomenal, we got up each morning just to see the sunrise from the hammock on the balcony. Jody is a great host and has lots of info on buses, beaches, hikes and anything else you might need to know about the area. Would recommend to anyone! Great stay


I arrived and they were building this amazing chillout area for the hostel that was all made from recyclicaled wood. Had many a good laugh with the crew at alto vidigal. And would recommend this place highly. I've spent some time over the last 20 years travelling and as far as views of cities go it don't get better

  • 22nd Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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