Casa Alto Vidigal

Rua Armando de Almeida Lima 2, Vidigal, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Distance from city centre: 10.3km

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Considered having the best view over Ipanema and Leblon!

Experience pure favela life in legendary Rio de Janeiro with your stay in Casa Alto Vidigal. The house is located on top of vibrant favela Vidigal and considered to have the best view over Leblon and Ipanema!

Hike the domestic mountain "Dois Irmaos" (Two Brother Hill), catch the sunrise, relax at the beach of Copacabana, enjoy one of the house given electronic/reggae/dub parties, and finally catch the next sunrise from the terrace. This will make your stay in the favela unique - or in other words: Send a postcard of sugarloaf to your parents but store the experience of Alto Vidigal forever in your memory.

Special Experience guaranteed !!
Prices are per person per night.

Availability & Rates

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Nightclub
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Steam Room
  • Taxes included
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels For Hire
  • Towels Included
  • Washing Machine

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 3 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 Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

We offer 3 private rooms and 2 dormitories with 4 beds, 1 dormitory with 10 beds and lockers each. You can use all common areas: 3 bathrooms with hot water 24/7, kitchen, free WiFi, living room and big veranda with hammocks and BBQ.

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.

Check in: 13:00 - 18:00
Check out: 12:00

Cancellation policy 3 days before arrival in case of no-show or late cancellation the first night will be charged.

*Cancellation Policy for New Year's Eve, Carnaval.
If cancelled 60 days before date arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled 30 days prior to arrival, will be charged 50% (fees or deposit) of the reservation. If cancelled up to 7 days before date of arrival will be charged 90% (deposit or fees) of the reservation. If cancelled later or in case of no-shows you will be charged 100% of the total reservation.
The property may require an advanced payment in order to confirm the booking

Age restriction: 18+ years

Very very important in case you want someone open the door for you when knocking it. We do not have 24h reception, therefor fill in the form or simply write us an E-Mail.

... 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.

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(*) There is a bus company \\\'Real\\\', line \\\'Premium\\\', blue A/C bus that passes through the international airport (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Galeao) and Santos Dumont, and Novo Rio bus station.
The bus leaves every 15 - 20 minutes.

(*) Take this bus for 12 R$ and ask the driver to drop you off at the entrance of favela Vidigal, which is the next bus stop after the Sheraton Hotel, on Avenida Niemeyer.

(*) At the entrance you can already see the moto-taxis. Take one for 2.50 and ask for \\\'Arvrao\\\' (translated as big old tree) / Casa Alto Vidigal. Everybody there knows our stop. Do not ask for the price, because when reading this you already know it\\\'s 2.50 R$. The taxistas always try to rip you off and will ask for 5 R$, or even more (we\\\'ve heard of stories like this).
Best is to have the 2.50 R$ ready so you don\\\'t have to wait for exchange or discuss about it.
=> If you have a heavy bag give them 3.50 R$. Remember, we\\\'re talking about 1 R$ or 0.50 USD more so don\\\'t be penny-pinching. You want them to play on your side, not against you!

(*) You\\\'re not up to riding the motorbike? No problem, keep walking on the main road and after 30m you can already see the white VW taxi combi passes, parked in front of the pizzeria \\\'Pizza Lit\\\'. Same price, 2.50 R$ and make sure it brings you to Arvrao.
Arvrao is also the last stop, head towards the police and take this road to the end, to the viewing point. Walk down the steps and the house on the left with graffitis it is!

Let us know if you want us to organize a taxi!
Email the house for prices and your chance for a free ride.

Located Near

Vidigal is an aspiring and safe favela, respectively neighborhood, of Rio de Janeiro 'Zona Sul'. Within walking distance of 10 minutes you can reach the beach of Vidigal (hotel Sheraton) and Leblon/Ipanema (20 min). From the entrance of the favela, on Avenida Niemeyer, you have direct bus connection to Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana, Centro, Rocinha, Sao Conrado, Barra da Tijuca, and Recreio. In Vidigal you will find buffet restaurants, pizzeria and sushi.

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