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.
La casa de thiago es muy bella, la habitación muy cómoda y limpia, el baño impecable. Vera, la mamá de thiago es un amor de mujer, muy dulce y cálida, el papá Luiz también. A thiago no lo vi en mi estadía pero siempre se mostró muy atento por mi llegada y estadía en rio. La ladera por la que hay q acceder al barrio y posterior casa de thiago es muy empinada y conviene tomar los taxi moto q hay abajo y te llevan por 3 reales. El desayuno abundante todas las mañanas y con la bella vista de copacabana y el cristo. Mi experiencia en relación precio calidad fue excelente.
I spent 2 marvellous weeks in Thiago's family house. Thiago and his parents are very kind, helpful and welcoming people.
I completely felt like at home !
The house, bedroom and terrace are exactly the same as the pictures. It's very clean.The view is....AWESOME and AMAZING.
You will be in Babilonia favela which is very safe and so close to the beach. I walked a lot alone and sometimes late in the evening and have never been afraid or felt insecure.
I couldnt dream to stay in a better place and will highly recommand it to all my friends and anyone looking for a nice place in Rio.
Special thanks to Vera...like a brazilian mom for me !!! love and take care xx
J'ai passe 2 merveilleuses semaines dans la famille de Thiago.
Thiago et ses parents sont tres gentils, toujours prets a aider et accueillants.
Je me suis sentie exactement comme a la maison.
La maison, la chambre, la terrasse ont exactement comme sur les photos.
C'est tres (website hidden) vue est INCROYABLE et SURPRENANTE.
Vous Serez dans la favela Babilonia qui ne craint pas du tout et si proche de la plage.
J'ai souvent marche seule et suis rentree tard des fois et ne me suis jamais sentie en danger et je n'ai jamais eu peur.
Je ne pouvais pas rever meilleur endroit et recommanderai vivement cet endroit a tous mes amis et a quiconque cherchant un endroit pour rester a Rio.
Merci speciale a Vera...comme une maman bresilienne pour moi. Bisous. Prenez soin de vous xx
Thiago Mum was taking care for us just from beginning when we arrived and she has helped us with our luggage till the last day when she shared with us a local handcraft made by woman from neighborhood! It is great person. Breakfasts with the view to Cocacabana are really unforgettable! Home is placed in nice and calm neighborhood very close to Cocacabana. There are few rooms so you may always meet interesting and helpful travelers!
We didn't meet Thiago personally, but his mother Vera welcomed us! She gave us a few useful tips. The place is great, the view from the balcony is stunning and it is very close to Copacabana beach. Metro is just 15 minutes walk which is great if you want to get to the center.
Breakfast is very good, especially the fresh fruits.
People in the neighbourhood are friendly and we felt very safe.
We met very nice people there, who were also staying at the hostel.
The place is very clean and we really enjoyed our staying there. If we will ever have a chance to be back in Rio we go there!
Nuestra estancia en casa de Thiago fue muy buena. El desayuno que ofrece Vera, la madre de Thiago, es realmente delicioso y abundante. La cocina es limpia y está equipada con implementos de cocina y además con aceite de oliva y especias. La habitación que tuvimos al principio no era tan cómoda puesto que una de las camas estaba rota, sin embargo, al tercer día nos cambiaron a una pieza muy cómoda y amplia, con un baño muy bien equipado. La casa queda muy cerca de la playa de Leme, que fue nuestro sector preferido. Para subir, las mototaxis eran seguras y entretenidas. La favela de Babilonia es muy segura, nunca nos sentimos preocupados. Vera tiene la mejor disposición y nos hizo sentir como en casa. Totalmente recomendable! Lo único malo fue la conexión del Wi-Fi, que no fue estable.
My favourite of Thiago's house are definitely the hammocks from where you can overlook the entire Copacabana and you can even see the Christ. Furthermore, his family is very lovely they even gave my some shorts as my luggage got lost. They are outgoing hosts and try as much as they can do to make your stay incredible. I highly recommend to stay here if you are looking for a throughly Brazilian experience with a million dollar view over Copa and a nice breakfast.
The only things that could be improved is the wifi and the rather hard bed.
Thiago and family were fabulous hosts. They made my trip to Rio a fantastic one with their warm family hospitality. I especially love the specially prepared breakfast which was provided daily. In addition, the location could not get any better! I stayed here alone and it is super safe. It is alone just a ten-minute walk to Copacabana beach!!! Plus, the view from the balcony is breath-taking! I love this place, and will definitely stay here again the next time I go to Rio! :)
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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.
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