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.
Private room
2 Guests
1 Bedroom
2 Beds
1 adult
0 children
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0 infants
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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!

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee: $5
Cancellation: Strict


The space

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.


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.

Guest access

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.

The neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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.

House Rules

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.

2 nights minimum stay

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Thiago Luiz

Thiago Luiz

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil · Joined in October 2012

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.

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Response time: within an hour

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