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Shared room

8 Guests

8 Beds


Shared room

8 Guests

8 Beds

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About this listing

Located at Chapéu Mangueira a small pacified Favela in Leme my home will greet you with an authentic Carioca experience. Enjoy my terrace with unbelievable views of Copacabana beach and the rainforest. The views are truly spectacular! You can literally see the movement of boats in Copacabana Beach from your bed and terrace.


The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 8
Room type: Shared room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $27 / night after the first guest
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Description

The space

We provide well equipped kitchen, comfortable bedrooms and clean bathrooms. I’m sure you will have an unique experience in Rio.

Guest access

LOCATION
Located in the heart of Rio's exclusive South Zone, you'll be a walking distance, from the beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon and other major attractions including: Sugar Loaf, Urca, Rio Sul Shopping Center , Casa Daros, as well as restaurants, street markets, night-life.
Easy and quick accessibility to all kinds of public transportation: walk and catch the metro, buses, vans and taxis to take you to all major attraction in Rio within easy driving distance.


•5 minute walk to put your feet on the sand of Leme/Copacabana beach or 30 minute walk to dive in the waters of Ipanema Beach
•5 minute walk from supermarket where you can always grab fresh fruits and food suplies
•15 minute walk to Rio Sul Shopping Center, the Biggest mall in South Zone.
•10 minute by cab or 20 minutes by bus: Lapa:
•5 minute by cab or 15 minutes by bus: Sugar Loaf Cable Car
•Corcovado's Train Station: 15 minutes by cab or 40 minutes by bus
•Cardeal Arcoverde's Metro Station: 25 minute walk
•Galeão International Airport: 30 minutes by cab
•Santos Dumont Domestic Airport: 10 minute by cab:
•Bike in Rio Station: 10 minute walk

Interaction with guests

ABOUT THE HOST
Gabriel’s goal is to make sure that you have an awesome experience in Rio and can focus on the important stuff, like your vacation - not worry about accommodation!
He will normally be around most days and very happy to give you advice and suggestions for getting around Rio and places to visit. Occasionally he has given guests short tours of Rio, but this is not a standard part of the package because of time constraints.
Born and raised at Leme neighborhood in Rio, the mystique of the Chapeu Mangueira’s Favela and the beauty of its people were always present in his life and imagination. As an adult he had the opportunity to work three years with children and families as a psychologist for a local organization called “Casa da Árvore”. As a result, he became completely involved with Chapéu Mangueira and decided to move from his comfortable apartment in Ipanema to live in the community. Always proud of this neighborhood, it is common to see him walking around with friends and relatives showing them the hospitality of local people, the delights of local cuisine, the trails and the panoramic views of the ocean and the rainforest. Working now at Abraço Carioca- Favela Hostel, his passionate and respectful relationship with Chapéu Mangueira has grown even more. His main target is to show our guests the authentic Carioca lifestyle through an unforgettable experience.
He’s proud of making the best Caipirinha in Town, come and judge for yourself.

The neighborhood

NEIGHBORHOOD
Compared to other favelas from Rio, Chapéu Mangueira is the smallest favela in the south zone of the city (most touristic neighborhood) and has been pacified since 2008 by the government. So for the last 5 years it's been a really calm and peaceful place even safer than some of Rio's most touristic areas. Unlike other parts of the city, you'll feel a real sense of community in the favelas, where everyone looks out for their neighbors.

Getting around

MEET & GREET
Normally, we can come to the meeting point located at David’s Bar (very well-known restaurant in the community) and walk you to the Hostel. Let me know beforehand.

Other things to note

INTERNET
we know that when I travel, internet is not a luxury, it's a necessity - that's why my WiFi internet is 100% free – no extra or hidden fees.

LAUNDRY
You're welcome to wash your own clothes for R$10 reais.
LOCKER
We are happy to provide our guest with locker inside the room to safeguard your valuables.

LINEN & TOWELS
We provide both once during your stay. If you happen to stay longer than a week, We'll be happy to replace this with a fresh one.


House Rules

HOUSE RULES
•Relax and make yourself comfortable.
•Do not smoke inside the house. If you use ciggies, cigars, or a pipe, please light up on the balcony. No candles or incense in the room either.
•Turn off all lights and unplug all electronics when not in use
•Keep audio and noise levels quiet during late night and early morning hours
•Lock front door when leaving
•Do not bring other guests to the hostel unless it has been previously arranged
•Clean up after yourself. If you need to use dishes, wash them when you're done. Spill something, wipe it. Have trash, toss it.
•No pets allowed


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Availability
1 night minimum stay

21 Reviews


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Robin User Profile
July 2016
It was so great and good to meet Raf y Gabriel they are a good person they know everythings and the place in the favela was beautiful as experience Robin Quartarone

Lex User Profile
February 2016
Best hostel i've ever been to!!!! First time i arrived i didnt come with a lot of cash and Gabriel himself borrowed me money. Very helpful stuff who pretty much explain everything to you and provide you with bread and butter for breakfast. Very clean and very good located: you get the favela experience but are basicly just uphill leme beach which makes it walking distance to Copacabana and with bus and metro close to you your Also not far From town Definately worth while!!!!!!! Miss u all

Jake User Profile
January 2016
Gabriel is the man. I would highly recommend spending at least a couple nights at this hostel. I have lived in rio for a couple months in the past and I have never experienced a view like this one. The walk up is definitely a little crazy but worth it. Also Gabriel is the best type of host, very eager to involve you in real non touristic community events.

Luiza User Profile
January 2016
It was an amazing experience ! Gabriel is really nice and welcoming. The view is just amazing and it is a really safe place.

Cam User Profile
January 2016
Multi obrigado Gabriel for an awesome stay! U guys all made us feel at home. Was a nice perspective to stay in a favela and experience Rio as we did. Will be recommending Abraco Carioca for sure!! See u next time. Peace Cam and Ali

Aysen User Profile
October 2015
My stay in this hostel was just perfect! An amazing team and I felt always safe. The view from the balcony is wonderful. I can recomand to everybody! It was not the last time, that I was here. Muito obrigada para tudo, foi um prazer estar com voçes! Abraço Aysen

Anida User Profile
September 2015
This hostel is a must! Gabriel makes you feel home. He's very kind and always available. The view from the hostel is something that heals your hart and the sound of ocean waves makes you have a relaxing sleep. Chapeu Mangueira is a safe and quiet favela where tourists are welcome and their presence could be understood as part of a social action which could help in fighting preconceptions related to life in these areas. Waking up on a Saturday morning in this place makes you as soft samba is playing all around the neighbourhood.

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Gabriel User Profile

Muito prazer, meu nome é Gabriel, mas podem me chamar de Gagá. Sou nascido e criado no leme, numa rua vizinha do chapéu mangueira, a mística da favela sempre esteve presente no meu imaginário, representado pelas belezas que subiam e desciam o morro, como a ginga, a garra, o ritmo e a energia dos moradores. Quando adulto tive a oportunidade de trabalhar por 3 anos como psicólogo da ONG casa da árvore, diretamente com crianças e famílias da comunidade. Foi neste período que me apaixonei de vez pelos encantos do Chapéu e decidiu trocar meu apartamento em Ipanema por uma casa na comunidade. Sempre orgulhoso do potencial da favela, são frequentes meus passeios com amigos e parentes morro a cima. Entre meus roteiros preferidos, não pode faltar o calor fraterno dos moradores, as delícias da culinária local, as trilhas e as vistas panorâmicas de tirar o folego. Hoje, com o Abraço Carioca-Favela Hostel, essa relação de carinho e respeito pelo Chapéu Mangueira cresce ainda mais. Meu objetivo principal é transmitir aos hospedes o autentico espirito carioca através de uma experiência inesquecível.
Não posso deixar de dizer que sou louco pelo Flamengo, o time mais querido do Brasil!!!

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