The Best Party Hostels in Rio for Carnival and Rio Nightlife

Rio Hostel Santa Teresa

Rio de Janeiro nightlife scene has to be one of the sexiest in the world. For Brazilians, music and dancing seems to be a gift from birth and the best Rio de Janeiro nightclubs are shaking with seductive rhythms and enthusiastic crowds. But come Rio carnival time – Feb 28 – Mar 4th – the dancing spills out onto the streets and carnival fever takes hold.

If you want to eat, breathe and sleep carnival, or Rio nightlife out of carnival season, you need to get yourself a party hostel! We’ve hand-picked a few of our favourite places where staff will bend over backwards to show you a great time – that includes mixing you up a mean caipirinha. The trick to meeting fellow travellers to party with, is to pick a hostel in Rio de Janeiro with a bar or one that’s near the beach.

The best Rio beach hostels

The famous Rio beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon might be located away from the main carnival zone, but there are loads of special buses put on that ferry people to and from the Sambadrome around this time. If you have spent a night out on the town, there is no better place to wile away the day than by the beach. And anyhow, these hostels know how to make their own party!

El Misti House Copacabana

Not far from the infamous Copacabana beach, El Misti House offers private and shared rooms with air-conditioning and breakfast, linen and towels are included in the price. The bar, complete with pool table, is always lively and staff organise plenty of activities both day and night including meals out or visits to samba schools.

From €14.98pppn | More info & book now

Best Rio Hostel
Best Rio HostelHoused in a lovely colonial house, CabanaCopa Hostel is just a few blocks from Copacabana beach and a great place to hook up with other travellers. The hostel offers 24hr security, lockers in dorms, some female-only dorms, fans and air-conditioning in most rooms and nice individual bed lights. The open-air patio is dotted with hammocks and is the perfect place to recover.

From €13.76pppn | More info & book now

Lisetonga Hostel

Ideally located, this friendly hostel is just three blocks from the beach and 700 meters from Copacabana. There’s a good mix of Brazilian and international travellers staying in the spacious dorms and chilling at the bar in the evenings. After a night on the town guests can enjoy a free Brazilian breakfast on the terrace or watch DVDs in the living room. Come evening, the bar is lively and the hostel becomes the perfect spot to knock back a few caipirinhas during happy hour.

From €13.76pppn | More info & book now

The best Rio Carnival hostel?

Location, location, location! You will probably pay through the nose for it but a hostel near the Sambadrome makes stumbling back from carnival a doddle. But there are also great transport links to the beach if you want to chill out during the day. Not only is this carnival central, the Lapa nightlife in Santa Teresa is buzzing year round. So even if you are not visiting at carnival time, this is THE place for lively, local Rio clubbing. Your nearest beach is Flamengo, a large bay with pretty views of the distinctive Sugarloaf Mountain.

Bellas Artes Guest House
Bellas Artes Guest House
The perfect choice to make the most of your surroundings while you’re exploring the almighty Rio Carnival. This hostel is perfect for hikers, adventure seekers and sports enthusiasts, as well as giving anyone preferring a more sedate life a spectacular panoramic view of the Gavea Stone. The hostel is well linked to public transport, fully air conditioned and also has a backyard garden where our guests are able to play various lounge games such as darts and chess, as well as enjoy a nice hammock by the moonlight.

From €13.76pppn | More info & book now

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