Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 4 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Immerse yourself in the real Rio de Janeiro by staying in the favela of Rocinha, a safe urban community vibrant with music, food, art, and fun. Located in the heart of Rio's exclusive South Zone, you'll be a short bus, or taxi ride away from the beaches of Ipanema, Copacabana, and Rio's downtown.

Ghetto Hostel sits right by Rocinha's main entrance on a peaceful and residential street. Close to many of the city's touristic spots, as well as only a 5 min walk from São Conrado beach. It is hosted by a local family of two and a dog (a polite golden retriever).

There are only 3 rooms in the hostel, which gives you a cozy and homely feel, even miles away from home. You can enjoy our spacious tv room for your nights in and use our computer for those things that you can't just do on the phone. We offer 2 types of accommodation: Mix Dorm with 4 beds and a private double bed room for those looking for a bit more privacy.

Furthermore, there is a nice roof terrace (as we call here LAJE) together with a fully equipped kitchen where guests can enjoy a beautiful view of Rocinha and Pedra da Gávea, drink beer, have a BBQ, share stories and travel tips, or just enjoy the sunny days and refresh yourselves in the outside shower.

Our services also included - towels, bed sheets, lockers and Wi-Fi free of charge for our guests. If you need any further information we will be happy to assist you - not only regarding your stay at Ghetto Hostel but also with tips that will make your visit to Rio de Janeiro even more pleasurable.

We look forward to meeting you!

Ghetto Hostel Policies and Conditions:
Check in from 14:00 to 21:00 .
Check out before 11:00 .

Cancellation policy: 24 hours after booking.
Payment before arrival credit or debit card (paypal)

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.

No curfew. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Mar 2019
    Camila was so helpful! Great host, great time!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    25 Mar 2018
    We had an amazing time staying with Camilla at Ghetto Hostel in Rocinha. She had all of the amenities that we needed, clean sheets, laundry, fully equipped kitchen and a BEAUTIFUL roof overlooking rocinha. Camilla was a super helpful host throughout our trip and checked in to make sure we had everything we needed. We stayed at the hostel for a week and felt very at home, safe and comfortable. I would 100% stay here again- thank you Camilla for welcoming us!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    18 Jan 2018
    Probably the best hostel I stayed at in South America. Rocinha is the biggest and arguably most visually stunning favela on the continent. The things that seperated this place from so many others were the people that run it and the types of travellers that are drawn to it. Everyone staying at or running the hostel knew Rio and the politics of the favela very well. Camila the realllly nice owner is like the queen of Rocinha and knows everyone. The great reviews about this place are accurate
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    20 Mar 2019
    The hostel's owner was immediately friendly and helpful, offering to meet me and my friend at the nearby Metro station; she also provided us with a private room that happened to be available for the days we were there at no extra cost. The vibe at the hostel is laid-back, the kitchen has everything you need, and the view from the balcony is unbelievable. Other guests were friendly, fun to visit with, and helpful in learning about the surrounding area. You will be glad you booked here!!!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    06 Dec 2018
    I planned at first to stay 4 nights, but in the end I extended my stay since I was having an amazing time there. The location is perfect, very close from the metro station and 10/15 minutes away from the beach. I felt that staying in Rocinha was really safe, far from the stereotypes we "gringos" can have. Besides, the host, Camila, is simply amazing, always taking the time to explain everything about Rocinha and helping me with absolutely EVERYTHING. A 100 % recomendable.
    Switzerland, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi