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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
- Novice Nomad
- New Zealand
- Male, 31-40
- (1 review)
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The showers were a little bit cold but if you open just a little it will be warmer. it was an amazing experience to live in the favela!! me and my friend actually went to a party n the favela and it was very safe; we also made our shopping there anbd it as great and cheap; the fact of going by moto taxi everyday home was the best ever!!! we really loved it!
The location was fantastic and the view always impressive but the hostel itself was somewhat disappointing. We were unlucky in that we were at the hostel at a time when there was a lot of construction work going on. However, there wasn't much to compensate for it. The kitchen lacks equipment and the bathrooms are filthy. Part of the reason for this is that the owner doesn't have a clue what goes on in his hostel nor does he seem to care. Luckily Jody was great company and we got two nights free.
cool hostel with a great view to ipanema beach and really good, friendly stuff!!
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 31-40
- (1 review)
The location is great but the staffs wasn't that helpful. In my room was no curtains and there was a lamppost right close to my window, I couldnt close the windows because inside was so hot and I had to choose between sleeping with the light over my face or sleeping with the windows closed in a temperature around 28 degree with no air circulating
Very unique hostel. Definitely recommend if you're looking for something a bit quieter (except when theres a party at the adjoining bar, awesome!), plus its only a 20 minute walk from Leblon.
When first arriving at the bottom of Vidigal and having to take a motor taxi up to the top to the hostel you are bound to be a little nervous, but please dont let this scare you off. If you go for nothing but the view it is definitely worth staying here. Staff are friendly and will help you with finding your way around. Great parties and enjoyable atmosphere. Facilities arent perfect but if you are looking for somewhere fun to stay I would definitely recommend it!
Casa Alto Vidigal's location at the tippy top of a favela provides an experience unlike any other. Embedded in the Vidigal community, this hostel allowed me to see another side of Rio that would be otherwise inaccessible. If you want to come to understand what a favela is like and are looking for an alternative to the overpriced safari-type favela tours offered elsewhere, Casa Alto Vidigal is for you. Oh, and NO kind of money in ANY hotel in Rio could buy you the kind of view you get here!