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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Pros: - Very friendly staff - some speak good english - Despite being in "favela" it was remarkably safe. I assume that it is not favela as favela in Rio. We walked with our backpack and wore our camera openly. - Vidigal Beach - smaller, less known, less crowded, with shower and refreshments, relatively clean, good sand, good waves, nice...

Thank EspinosaCZ
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Nice location and friendly staff make this a great place to stay. Be sure to do the Dos Irmãos hike, explore the favela, and take advantage of the several tours the hostel helps to organise! The view from the top balcony is also a brilliant thing to wake up to every morning. No location in Rio is close to everything,...

Thank MoonPieJasper
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 10 September 2016

This was my first time in Rio. Fernanda picked me up from the airport and on arrival met her mom Tania, followed by Victoria and Bruno ater. Everyone in the family is so warm and caring. Amazingly I found my way down and around without getting lost. There is a map of the favela in living room. If you have...

Thank NW T
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Lovely hostel, lovely people. If you don't mind a short walk up a favella hill (or pay for a moped ride), you will be rewarded with a friendly, helpful hostel with beautiful views. Easy to get to the tourist areas by bus or foot. Great experience to be in the favella. Felt safe as a lone woman traveller.

Thank Girliebobs
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We had an amazing time in Rio and it would not have been the same without Vidigalhouse and our great hosts. We liked Vidigal and felt safe there (also, on the same street as the hostel, Esquina Pizza and Dois Irmaos Restaurant are good). We also enjoyed our walk to the Leblon/Ipanema area every morning. The hostel was always clean...

Thank tarabeego
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 April 2016

The hostel is great - it's a family place where you can relax. Rooms and everything is very clean and tidy and they even organise BBQ's every now and then. Area is very safe. Views from the terrace are beautiful, highly recommend this place to stay.

Thank Malgorzata_Switacz
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

I really liked this hostel and the neighborhood Vidigal. There's a roof terrace with an amazing view over Vidigal and the sea. The rooms are nice and clean and the staff is lovely. They also have private rooms and it's within walking distance (30 min) from leblon and ipanema. I'd really recommend this place!

Thank Aitor A
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 15 November 2015

I found Vidigalhouse Hostel as a really great place to stay during my trip to Rio. The hostel is extremely clean, the views picturesque, and the staff friendly, helpful, and genuinely quite kind and willing to help. The hostel location is pretty amazing. It's located at the top of the Vidigal favela, which is a vibrant and very safe neighborhood....

Thank bjodonnell99
Reviewed 20 August 2015

super sweet family runned hostel, with the best view and the nicest Favela in Rio. The terrace is super spacious and the breeze is awesome. Beaches are in walking distance, you can use the kitchen and the breakfast is included. Fernanda, Bruno and Victoria are super lovely. You will enjoy your stay here.

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Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

I'm surprised this was rated so positive and nobody mentioned the noise disturbence. I was going to spend 4 nights but left after 2. There was an open terrace club next door with terrible and loud music untill late. On Saturday I didn't catch much sleep even with earplugs and Sunday I could relax only after 23h. The hostel itself...

1Thank Mar C

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  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Vidigalhouse is a small friendly and simple hostel, with 6 bedrooms total with capacity up to 15 people. It's located in Vidigal, a safe 'favela' in between the famous Leblon neighborhood and Sao Conrado. Situated 500 meters away from the Vidigal Beach and 5 minute bus ride from Leblon Beach. The hostel has WIFI and a computer with internet access for free. A big terrace where on Sundays BBQ's with Brazilian music and lots of 'caipirinhas' are served, a shared kitchena and 4 bathrooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vidigalhouse Hostel

Address: Rua Major Toja Martinez Filho 127 Casa 2 | Vidigal, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22450-270, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: RM75 - RM137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Vidigalhouse Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Stayed on the second floor double with a view. Definitely recommend that.”
  • View from the roofdeck
bjodonnell99, 15 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Not for disabled travellers”
TerryJ79, 25 Mar 2015 | Read review
“All rooms have A/C, but the four bed dorm that is accessible via the balcony was my favourite due to its reclusiveness and the fact that it wasn't populated by many people.”
Meatywatdog, 3 Feb 2015 | Read review
“The orange room on 2 floor has also a beautiful view to wake up to!”
GeirSjoM, 1 Nov 2014 | Read review
“The two person room (bunkbed) on the corner of the 2nd floor has great corner windows that provide the same beautiful view as from the terrace (looking at Ipanema and the Vidigal area)”
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  • The 3rd floor terrace of Vidigalhouse
  • View of Vidigal from the 3rd floor terrace
  • View of sunrise from the 3rd floor terrace of Vidigalhouse
rainmaker76, 1 Jul 2014 | Read review
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