Rocinha Guest House
There are only 2 rooms, giving you a home feel away from home. The first room has 1 bunk bed on the 2nd floor with a private bathroom, and the other room is on the 3rd floor with 3 bunk beds and a shared bathroom. Both have windows looking out to the amazing view below.
We have a large patio area outside of the 'big' dorm upstairs where you can see the whole favela at night you can see stars above and below, or walk up to the next terrace and relax in our hammock space or use the BBQ!
The house offers a fabulous view of Rocinha down to Sao Conrado beach. From the entrance of Rocinha, you can walk to the beach in 5 minutes! Great for surfing or just relaxing on the sand.
There are moto-taxis working 24hrs to get you up and down the hill when you need or want, or you can always explore and walk down the windy main street, where there are always constant action and movement.
There are markets, street vendors, pharmacies, restaurants, bars, and just about everything you can imagine in walking distance, plus various weekly community events offering Pagode, Samba, and of course Funk music.
Staying in Rocinha, will give you an inside look into a new culture and way of life through this experience.
The house members are portugues speaking only oberdan speaks a intermediate english, so if you aren't great on your portugues skills, we suggest taking an intro portugues class. Ask for Mary or Rodrigo for more information or check out cariocafreeculture.com.
Mary Ellen and Rodrigo are English speaking, and are just a phone call away if you need some translation help!
24hr reception, just ring the bell when you arrive.
Currently no lockers, but the owner/mother of the house can lock up and keep your valuables for you until you request them back.
Welcome to the wonderful city, Welcome to Rocinha Guesthouse. - \"Maka Basilio\" (owner of RGH)
The members of the house are português speaking only as well as most of the community members.
Show passport or ID is required on reception;
No drugs are allowed inside the Guesthouse;
Avoid buying things with Cards in Rio de Janeiro, Only cash, some places can clone your card and take your money;
Only my Brother Oberdan speaks English;
Baile Funk in Rocinha are Saturdays and Sundays night;
The home may prove difficult for persons with physical disabilities. Access is by stairs only.
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- Air Conditioning
- Breakfast Included
- Free Wifi
- Internet Access
- Laundry Facilities
- Meals Available
- Outdoor Terrace
- 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.
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
From Galeão International Airport:
take the REAL busline 2018 going to Alvorada, and ask the bus driver to drop you off in São Conrado at the point at the entrance of Rocinha. Or just 'Rocinha' to be easy.
From there take a moto-taxi or Van to the 'entrada da rua um means the entrance to street 1.
From the Rodoviaria bus station, take the 178 bus to São Conrado, and get off at the entrance of Rocinha. Then again, take a moto-taxi or van to the 'entrada da rua um'.
From Street 1 (Rua 1) you will need to enter and walk into the alley way or 'beco'. Once you pass a salon on your right side, turn down the staircase directly after. On the first landing/opening you will turn right and you will see the house in the picture! Or check our map in the photos
It's a little intimidating, but once you get past the first time, it's well worth the adventure!
neighborhoods like Ipanema, Leblon, Gavea, Jardim botanico, Sao conrado and Barra. from Rocinha you can see all these neighborhood from the top of the hill.