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Casa Alto Vidigal

Hostel | Rua Armando de Almeida Lima, 2 Arvrão, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 22452-030

91.4% Overall Rating

4 out of 4 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (06/06/2014)

"The view was incredible. Also vidigal is definitely a place to visit while in rio. The staff was friendly and helpful."

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  • 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

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

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.

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: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 12:00

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Experience pure favela life in legendary Rio de Janeiro with your stay in Casa Alto Vidigal. Located in the safe and vibrant southern zone with easy access - even walking distance - to famous beaches of Leblon and Ipanema. Hike our landmark mountain Dois Irmaos and have Rio de Janeiro as your oyster.

Send a postcard of sugarloaf to your parents but store the experience of Casa Alto Vidigal forever in your memory.

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About Casa Alto Vidigal

The house is located on top of vibrant favela Vidigal and considered to have the best view over Leblon and Ipanema!

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.

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, wihtin 7 days upon booking date, in order to secure your booking for peak season periods (New Year´s Eve & Carnaval & Soccer World Cup 2014). 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!!!

!!!ATTENTION: For reservations during Soccer World Cup 2014 the full amount needs to be paid in advance!!!!

Check in: 14:00 - 18:00

Check out: 12:00
Cancellation policy: 48hrs

Age restriction: 18+ years

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.

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.

Accommodation Information

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.

Location Information

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.