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Barraco #55

Hostel | Rua da Assembleia #19, Nova Brasilia, Complexo do Alemão Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 21001020

96.3% Overall Rating

7 out of 7 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (28/11/2012)


"The stuffs, especially Fei An, are very friendly and helpful. I feel like home. I love this place and I feel save to walk around. The local people who stay in this area are very friendly and helpful…"

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  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Laundry service
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 9:00
Latest Check-out: 12:00

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BARRACO #55 is a cultural hostel located in the safe, vibrant and culturally rich favela Complexo do Alemão. Everybody with a love for culture, arts and people is invited to stay with us. If you like, you can collaborate and participate in activities such as jam sessions, workshops, short documentaries and dance classes in order to truly get to know the local culture. Read more

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About Barraco #55

BARRACO #55 is a small and cosy hostel and cultural center in the area of Alvorada, a lively neighborhood within a favela of Rio, that is now safe through the presence of the UPP police. We aim to give you a true Brazilian experience by getting to know the community and participating in many Brazilians' day to day life. You will walk around through the allies, enjoy the fantastic views, meet fantastic people and take the cable car to see the community (and the entire city!) from above.

In our cultural centre, we offer you the chance to exchange something with the community. We give audiovisual and documentary workshops, musical classes and recycling workshops in which you can participate. We also have 'open' workshops planned to put your own skills into practice. You can also take a cooking or manicuring course, or learn Portuguese from a local. You decide what you want!

We have a fully equipped kitchen, living room and roof terrace in the hostel, where you can cook, chill out or work on a project.

Accommodation Information

At the moment we have 8 beds available. You can choose between a cosy 8 bed dorm and an even cosier double bed room, both with air conditioning. The rooms are clean and quiet and bed sheets, linen and towels are included. Breakfast is arranged collaboratively, every guests provides something.

The bathroom is humble and shared, but has all basic needs at its disposal.

Barraco #55 has a quiet rooftop terrace where you can enjoy a beautiful view of both the favela and the city center, or take a nap in the hammocks.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel until 48 hours before arrival. After that, or in cases of no-show, we charge the first night.

Location Information

Rua da Assembleia #19 Fundos (note: NOT rua de Assembleia IN THE CITY CENTRE!)
21001020 Nova Brasilia
Complexo do Alemão, Rio de Jareiro

Barraco #55 is located in a side street of Rua da Assembleia, one of the main streets of Alvorada where you can basically find everything you need. Nearby you'll find the area of Nova Brasilia, that has local bars to have a beer, and there are favela parties every weekend. There are often local events that you can participate in. Furthermore, we're located close to the penultimate station of the cable car or 'Teleferico'. A ride up will give you a magnificent view of the area.