Casa Alto Vidigal
Hostel | Rua Armando de Almeida Lima, 2 Arvrão, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 22452-030
7 out of 7 customers would recommend this property
Recent review (13/08/2015)
Fiona Cheung thinks…
"Hot showers available which is good Killer view Generally felt safe in the area"Read all Casa Alto Vidigal reviews
- Car Parking
- Self-catering Facilities
- No curfew
- Secure lockers
- Lounge area
- Internet / Wi-Fi
- 24 hour hot showers
- Reception (limited hours)
- BBQ area
- Common area / room
- Communal kitchen
- Outside area
- Pets allowed
- Television room
- Towel USD 1.30
Special conditions for New Year 2014/2015 & Carnival 2015: 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 Carnival. We accept / offer payment via Creditcard, PAYPAL and bank transfer (European and Brazilian bank account). Please send us an email about deposit payment. The 50% payment needs to be done within 7 working days upon mail confirmation!!! 10% transaction fee to be added to final amount. During peak season or close to peak season, 50 % payment needs to be done same day you booked the bed!!! Cancellation Policy: - canceling 7 days before (no charge, we return the deposit) - canceling 48hours prior arrival (50% charge** (we keep deposit) - if booked and guest dont show up, we charge** the full 100% amount (only the missing 50%)
Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.
Earliest check-in: 13:00
Latest Check-out: 12:00
Group of 15 or more traveling to Rio de Janeiro?Contact us directly
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Send a postcard of sugarloaf to your parents but store the experience of Casa Alto Vidigal forever in your memory.
Age restriction: 18+ years Read more
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|Shared Rooms A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.|
4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)No meals or drinks included
10 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)No meals or drinks included
About Casa Alto Vidigal
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 Sao Conrado Fashion Mall you will find good restaurants, shops and markets. In Vidigal you will find buffet restaurants, pizzeria and sushi. This is the ideal location for those who want to be close to Rio touristic center without paying high prices.
Experience the favela, observe their habits without rubbernecking, talk with the people, walk between the allies without any fear! With the new police "UPP" it is safe, even during night. For sure, having pre-caution is a must, but that is even recommended for Leblon, Ipanema, Copacabana, and especially Downtown.
IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE:
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 10% deposit made online you will need to pay 50% in advance, within 7 days upon booking date, in order to secure your booking for peak season periods (New Year's Eve, Carnival or Olympics Games 16). We will contact you to send you the money transfer details. We accept / offer payment via paypal.
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!!!
If you fail to send the 50% deposit after 7 days of your booking, the reservation will be cancelled.
Check in: 13:00 - 18:00
EMAIL THE HOUSE FOR TIME OF ARRIVAL !!!!!!
Check out: 12:00
If cancelled 60 days before date arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled 30 days prior to arrival, will be charged 50% of the reservation. If cancelled up to 7 days before date of arrival will be charged 90% of the reservation. If cancelled later or in case of no-shows you will be charged 100% of the total reservation.
Age restriction: 18+ years
TIME OF ARRIVAL:
Very very important, in case you want someone open the door for you when knocking it. We do not 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.
The rooms are basic, comfortable and have access to Wi-Fi. 2 public bathrooms with hot water 24/7 and kitchen for self-catering. The house is considered to have the best view over Leblon and Ipanema from the spacious terrace that fits 350 people.
Note: The 3-bed-dorm does not have a window and might not be suitable for everyone but surely interesting for the budget traveller. The room consists of 1 bunk bed and 1 single bed, comes with ceiling fan and lockers. Upgrade to regular dorm can be made by just paying the difference, according to availability.
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.