Casa Alto Vidigal
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 !!
Availability & RatesTo view availability and prices please select dates and click 'Update Dates'
Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Age Restriction
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Cable TV
- Ceiling fan
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Not Accepted
- Free Wifi
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Linen Included
- No Curfew
- Non Smoking
- Outdoor Terrace
- Pet Friendly
- Taxes included
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Towels Included
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 2 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.
Special Conditions for the World Cup:
In order to guarantee your reservation, beside the 12% deposit made online you will need to pay 50% non refundable in advance in order to secure your booking.
Failure to complete the payment in 72 hours will result in cancellation of your booking.
If cancelled or modified up to 2 days before arrival, will be charged 50% of the reservations total amount.
If cancelled or modified at a later time or in case of no-show will be charged 75% of the reservations total amount.
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.
In order to guarantee your reservation, beside the 12% deposit made online you will need to pay 50% in advance in order to secure your booking for peak season periods (New Year´s Eve, Carnaval and Soccer World Cup). We will contact you to send you the money transfer details. We accept / offer payment via paypal and bank transfer (austrian and brasilian bank account).
The 50% payment needs to be done within 7 working days upon mail confirmation!!!
During peak season or close to peak season, 50 % payment needs to be done same day you booked the bed!!!
Check in: 14:00 - 18:00
EMAIL THE HOUSE FOR TIME OF ARRIVAL,
10R$ for late/early check-in!
Check out: 12:00
Cancellation policy: 48hrs
Age restriction: 18+ years
TIME OF ARRIVAL:
Very very important, in case you want someone open the door for you when knocking it. We don´t have 24h reception, therefore fill in the form or simply write us an E-Mail with your expected time of arrival.
... 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.
VIDIGAL = FAVELA
Just to make sure again. We live in a favela, which is characterized by substandard housing, squalor, and lacking in tenure security. In the spanish speaking countries it´s called BARRIO, in the rest of the world SLUM. If you´re not sure about this adventure better book your hostel in Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana.
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HOW TO GET HERE (PUBLIC TRANSPORT):
(*) 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!
HOW TO GET HERE (Taxi):
Let us know if you want us to organize a taxi!
Email the house for prices and your chance for a free ride.
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.