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Casa Alto Vidigal

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


  • 80%Value For Money
  • 60%Security
  • 67%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 60%Cleanliness
  • 67%Facilities

Property Information:

Experience pure favela life in legendary Rio de Janeiro with your stay in Casa Alto Vidigal. Located in the safe and vibrant southern zone with easy access - even walking distance - to famous beaches of Leblon and Ipanema. Hike our landmark mountain Dois Irmaos and have Rio de Janeiro as your oyster.

Send a postcard of sugarloaf to your parents but store the experience of Casa Alto Vidigal forever in your memory.

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  • Latest Review

    The hostel is on top of a favela. Very secluded so take everything you need with you. We stayed on a Friday night when they throw a party. Live band and then a dub-reggae set. Great fun. But the room we were put in was horrendous. Damp and smelly, and I got an electric shock from the plug on the wall. Showers were cold. They don't provide breakfast but the kitchen facilities are almost unusable. So if you don't mind living in a dump but like to party with a great view, this is the place for you.
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  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Meeting Room
  • Nightclub
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels for hire
  • Towels Included
  • Washing machine


  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Taxes Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

For all sleeping bag lovers, we'll gladly store your bag while your stay at our house. We offer you instead a clean, fresh and monthly treated mattress. In order to guarantee your reservation, beside the 12% deposit made online you will need to pay 50% in advance in order to secure your booking for peak season periods (New Year������´s Eve and Carnival). We will contact you to send you the money transfer details. We accept / offer payment via paypal and bank transfer (austrian and brasilian bank account). The 50% payment needs to be done within 7 working days upon mail confirmation!!! During peak season or close to peak season, 50 % payment needs to be done same day you booked the bed!!! Check in: 14:00 - 18:00 EMAIL THE HOUSE FOR TIME OF ARRIVAL, 10R$ for late/early check-in! Check out: 12:00 Cancellation policy: 48hrs Age restriction: 18+ years TIME OF ARRIVAL: Very very important, in case you want someone open the door for you when knocking it. We don������´t have 24h reception, therefore fill in the form or simply write us an E-Mail with your expected time of arrival. NO HAGGLING!!! ... because we are tired of it. You booked 3 nights, you pay 3 nights. You booked 3 beds, you pay 3 beds. As simple as that. VIDIGAL = FAVELA Just to make sure again. We live in a favela, which is characterized by substandard housing, squalor, and lacking in tenure security. In the spanish speaking countries it������´s called BARRIO, in the rest of the world SLUM. If you������´re not sure about this adventure better book your hostel in Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana.

Casa Alto Vidigal Located at Rua Armando de Almeida Lima 2, Vidigal, Rio de Janeiro.
Casa Alto Vidigal
Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro Rua Armando de Almeida Lima 2, Vidigal
73% 46
-22.9924320 -43.2418656
Casa Alto Vidigal
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