BARRACO #55 is a cultural centre and hostel located in favela Complexo do Alemão. Everybody with a love for culture and arts is invited to stay with us and encouraged to collaborate and participate in jam sessions, theatre workshops, etc. in order to truly get to know the local culture.
BARRACO #55 is a small and cosy hostel and cultural centre in complexo do Alemão. Together with our local partners we aim to give you a true Brazilian experience by getting to know and participate in the local reality of many Brazilians.
In the hostel, there is a fully equiped kitchen and "production room" where you can work on a project, or join us for a workshop. No experience is needed to become part of the team. We also invite you to take a course of cooking or manicuring, learn Portuguese or spray graffiti. Feel free to provide us with suggestions also of what you would like to learn yourself.
We offer free breakfast, WIFI, towels and linen and often have events and workshops planned. There's only 16 beds available which will remain an informal and cosy ambience.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 hour reception
- Airport transfers
- Board Games
- Book exchange
- Breakfast Included
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Not Accepted
- Free Internet Access
- Free Parking
- Free Wifi
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Outdoor Terrace
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Towels Included
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Note that Barraco #55 is located about 40 minutes from the city center and the beach. The area has only been 'pacified' since short and the situation between police and locals is sometimes still a bit tense. To avoid any problems, we therefore ask our visitors to act respectfully and open mindlessly to the people of the community.
The center has just been through a major renovation in order to provide you a cosy place to feel at home.
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We are located in Complexo do Alem�o, a favela, and although now safe it is still a stigmatized area, and taxi drivers usually don't like going up. Instead, you can take a taxi to 'Pra�a de Inhauma' (officially known as Pra�a 24 de Outubro but not called that by the locals) and from there, a 'Kombi' (VW mini van) up. From Pra�a de Inhauma, just follow the public transport instructions from the city centre below.
Of course, you can always ask a taxi driver if they do go up to Complexo do Alem�o, as for some that is no problem, but please don't let them scare you: Taxi drivers spread really negative information about the favelas and warn tourists not to go there because it's supposed to be too dangerous! This is NOT the case. Since the pacification project in Rio it is now safe for tourists to enter the favela. Furthermore, if you stay with us, you will be treated nicely and respectfully, as the community knows about our work!
A taxi during the day should be around 40 Reais. Be sure to take a taxi from the DEPARTURE FLOOR (on the second floor of the airport) and NOT from the arrivals floor as they will charge you double there!
From the AIRPORT: Barraco #55 is relatively close to Galeao / Tom Jobim airport and by bus it will generally take you about 20 mins to get here. Outside the second floor of the airport, take the �nibus 915, or a 'Kombi' (a white mini bus) to 'Bonsuceso'. At the final stop, you can take the Teleferico (cable car) up to the station of 'Itarar�'. When you get out of the Teleferico station, ahead and slightly to the left you will see a street leading up from the station. Take this street ('Rua da Assembleia') and walk up for about 5 minutes, until you see a small square overlooking the city on your left hand side and a pillar with 'Barraco #55' painted on it on your right. Take the small alley on the right hand side, and on your left you will see a door marked '19 Fundos'.
From the CITY CENTER: Take metro line 2 to 'Inhauma', and transfer to a Kombi (a white mini bus - they leave from the gas station at the Inha�ma Square, a 4 minute walk from the metro exit) to 'Alvorada'. Ask the driver to drop you off at the 'Igreja da Assembleia da Alvorada'. They will drop you off in front of a small white church complex. You will see a pillar with 'Barraco #55' painted on it. Take the small alley and on your left you will see a door marked '19 Fundos'. You have arrived.
Rua da Assembleia #19 Fundos
21001020 Nova Brasilia
Complexo do Alem�o, Rio de Jareiro
Barraco #55 is located at Rua da Assembleia, one of the main streets of Alvorada, where you can find basically everything that you need, including some local bars to have a beer. Furthermore the penultimate station of the 'cable car' or 'Teleferico' is located closeby and will show you a magnificent view of Complexo from above.
We're located nearby the Metro (25min to city centre).