About this listing
This guest house is situated in a small community overlooking Copacabana - you are welcome to stay with this local Carioca (Rio) family who have lived here for generations. Breakfast on the terrace is included in the price for 2 guests. Welcome!
Bed and breakfast situated in the community of Babilonia, Copacabana. The area is safe, friendly and has amazing views of the world's most iconic beach - Copacabana.
Your host Thiago and his family welcome tourists from far and away, language students looking for a homestay, NGO workers and Brazilians alike - everyone is welcome in our colourful home.
-EN SUITE TWIN BEDROOM PERFECT FOR COUPLES OR PAIRS OF TRAVELLERS
-ROOF TOP TERRACE WITH HAMMOCKS AND STUNNING VIEWS TO THE SEA & BEACH & CRISTO REDENTOR
-FREE WIRELESS INTERNET
-FRIENDLY BRAZILIAN FAMILY AS HOSTS (English speaking)
This bed and breakfast boasts the BEST VIEW in Copacabana. Look at the pictures, you can see! The sunrise, and the sunset from the terrace are simply spectacular.
Situated on the hill behind Leme, Copacabana this family home is perfect as a base to explore Rio.
Babilonia is a neighbourhood of Copacabana which sits neatly on the hill behind the Leme end of the beach. You can access by taxi, or you can walk there. The area is safe, friendly and open for tourists to explore. Some of the coolest grafitti in Rio can be seen on the walls here.
The small Copacabana community of Babilonia has approx 5000 residents and was "pacified" in 2009. It is now an up an coming neighbourhood in itself. It is a 10 minute walk to the beach from the house. In the neighbourhood there are schools, banks (Bradesco & Itau), shops, bars, hostels, small hotels, and a great community spirit.
This accommodate is perfect for travelers who wish to experience Rio with a real Brazilian family.
A twin bedroom with a private bathroom (which is cleaned daily). Guests are also welcome to make use of the 2 rooftop terraces which are common areas for the 6 guest rooms
Interaction with Guests
Thiago is English speaking, and happy to help visitors orientate themselves in Rio. The family are welcoming and look forward to interact with guests as little or as much as they wish.
Babilonia is a small favela on the hill at the Leme end of Copacabana beach. The area has a safe and friendly atmosphere, with children playing in the streets, visitors are welcome to explore here. We know most of our neighbours and my family has been living here for generations. Please come visit and enjoy the community spirit and the amazing views to Copacabana and even to Cristo.
Moto-taxi (which costs R$3.00), taxis, bus and the closest metro station is Cardeal Arcoverde.
To travel from the airport to Copacabana I suggest you take the yellow cabs outside the airport - this should cost approx R$70 and the 20km journey usually takes 25mins depending on the traffic.
There are also regular buses, and express buses to Zona Sul from outside the airport.
Other Things to Note
Stay in a small Brazilian favela with a friendly local family.
A fresh tasty breakfast on the terrace is included.
Please be respectful of our home, you are very welcome here to enjoy with our family.
If we can help you in any way with Portuguese, or tour booking, or travel tips, please just ask.
Please leave everything in the house as you find out.
Bring beach towels for you to use - we will provide you with house towels.
If you wish to smoke, please do so outside on the terrace and not in the bedrooms.
The terrace is great for socialising, BBQing, we have a music system which can plug ipod directly to the speakers, there is a fridge to keep the drinks cold. This is the place to be in Copacabana on a sunny day.
I stayed one week in Tiagos House. After one week in Centro RJ it was the best could happen to me.The place in Leme is really nice also safe and the apartment does excatly everything it promises.
Since Thiago was not at home, he talked to his mom to pick up us at an agreed spot close to the house. She warmly welcomed us and showed us everything important in the house. The accomondation was as described in the offer – clean and nice. We especially loved the big balcony with the amazing view. Regarding the neigborhood it was confusing for us as police was there all the time, furthermore once they controlled all cars coming from the neigborhood. For us coming from Europe it was the first time seeing something like this.
Our stay at Thiago's house was amazing! The location was perfect only a couple of minutes away from Copacabana beach. The views are beautiful and the house is very spacious and well taken care of. Thiago and his family were fun and very attentive any questions we had or anything we needed they would provide it for us. If you guys are looking for a place to stay with beautiful views and amazing hosts I would definitely recommend Thiago's house
It was great to stay at thiagos house. Thank you very much for this great experience! Greetings, Tamara
We were really glad to find this accommodation. Thiago and his family were helpful and friendly. The whole atmosphere was very pleasant. The description of the place is accurate. We didn't know that we were in a pacified favela but this was also part of the pleasure of our staying there. Thiago's apartment is very well situated. I recommend this place.
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About the Host, Thiago Luiz
I am Carioca (someone from Rio) and have lived in this beautiful city all my life. I love to surf, skateboard, have barbecues, play football, socialise with friends, and enjoy the Rio way of life. We look forward to welcoming you to our house here in Copacabana.
Please just ask if we can help you with travel tips, tour advice or tourist information.