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Varandas do Vidigal Hostel & Lounge

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Nice Location
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Property Description

The Vidigal Community has tremendously developed during the past few years, what actually changed the status of Vidigal from a well-located slam to a single entertainment and touristic point in Rio, thanks to its proximity to Rio’s most noble regions, its amazing view and increasing nightlife.

Varandas do Vidigal is located at halfway to the top of the Favela do Vidigal, no more than 2 km far from Leblon Beach or 4 km far from Ipanema Beach. Our location and elevation provide our guests with one of the most amazing views of Rio de Janeiro, gathering Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana, Lagoa, the Sugar Loaf and other touristic attractions, all on the same scene. From our huge balcony, our guests can combine the spectacular view with some drinks and nice snacks.

Our facilities and services include, outdoor balcony with view of the sea and beaches, dormitories and double rooms, Air conditioning in all rooms individual lockers in all rooms, shared bathrooms with shower gel, linen included, hair dryer, reception 8 AM to 10 PM, LED TV with cable TV, Computers and free WiFi internet, shared kitchen. We are also ready to offer, tours and transports, padlocks for lockers, beach towel, drinks and snacks, laundry services, shower towels, sygiene products (shampoo, hair conditioner, tooth paste).

Varandas do Vidigal Hostel & Lounge Policies and Conditions:

Check in from 12:00 to 14:00 .
Check out before 12:00.

Cancellation policy:5 days before arrival.
Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards. This property may pre-authorize your credit card before arrival.

Taxes included.


**Special Event Carnival**
Carnival(24 Feb -3 March)
We will charge your card for 100% of total stay at time of reservation to confirm your booking.

Please note:

You will need to send on our email the security code (CVV/CVC) of the card you used when booking in order to fully secure your booking, failure to do so in 48 hours it will result in you losing your reservation. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 6.0

  • Staff 4.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 4.0

  • Facilities 4.0


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    02 Sep 2016
    Fabulous place, we loved it! Do not let the idea of staying in a favela put you off, it's a fantastic experience and it was the safest we felt in all the time we spent in Rio. Armando and Ruth are extremely friendly and helpful, and the hostel is great-best views in Rio! We will be returning in December :)
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    22 Aug 2016
    Location is perfect , if you want to stay in real Rio! It's a safe town, also at night time!
    Latvia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    17 Aug 2016
    Amazing view, amazing and helpful staff, amazing area. Would 100% stay here again if/when I return to Rio!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    17 Feb 2017
    I was here for carnival and it was great location ! Reasonable prices and the best way to get a good feel of the favela life in rio. Very safe!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    18 Nov 2016
    We had an excellent stay here. The couple that run it are lovely :) They answered all our questions and we had dinner with the husband when we arrived. The view is incredible too! We're two blonde girls and we had no problems at all with safety. Must stay!!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    25 Feb 2017
    Like most people I was nervous about entering Vidigal, but the views looked amazing on the website, plus the Morro Dois Irmãos hike was there. I made my way up the steep streets and was welcomed warmly by Armando and Ruth. The view from the hostel did not disappoint and found that it was a busy hostel with a great atmosphere. The trepidation of being in Vidigal soon went away and found that I felt safer here than in main part of Rio. Varandas is a great hostel and would definitely recommend it.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.1

    Superb

    05 Oct 2016
    A massive thanks to Ruth and Armando ! You made our stay rly unique. Can't think of a better start for our trip than at your place. Awesome hostel with an amazing view and good vibes ! The owners showed us around Rio and introduced us to the neighborhood in Vidigal, which is in my opinion, way safer than copacabana or so. No problem at all even during nighttime u can go wherever you want within the favela. Next time Rio definitely again with you guys! Obrigado por todos ! Jean-Paul & Philipp
    Germany, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    08 Nov 2016
    Excellent hostel in a great location right up in the heart of the favela. Superb views too, matched by the welcome from the guys that run the place. Well worth a stay.
    England, Couple, 31-40
  • 6.3

    Good

    29 Dec 2018
    NÃO VOLTO MAIS. Limpeza péssima, atendimento ruim, embora tenha uma vista lindíssima e um Réveillon inesquecível. O ar condicionado do quarto não funcionava em pleno verão carioca, acabou a água e não deram água potável para nós, banheiros bastante sujos - sem limpeza regular.
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
  • 6.3

    Good

    04 Dec 2017
    Check in was very slow, when we arrived we had to wait 10 min for someone to open the front door. Also, my friend had to break into the hostel in the morning cause nobody opened the door. I'd only say that they should improve their service if they want to charge 50 reais per night, that's the same price as one of the top-rated hostels in Rio. The floor was not so clean and the pillows were extremely gross. The hostel has a GREAT view!!! there are many places to go eat close to it. Also, there's a super nice
    Colombia, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wii


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