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!
This bed and breakfast is situated overlooking Copacabana in the safe and friendly community of Babilonia, on the fringes of Atlantic rain forest at the Leme end of Copacabana. Sometimes we see small monkeys in the trees!
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.
ROOF TOP TERRACES WITH HAMMOCKS AND STUNNING VIEWS TO THE SEA & BEACH & CRISTO REDENTOR
SHOWER WITH HOT WATER
FREE WIRELESS INTERNET
FRIENDLY BRAZILIAN FAMILY AS HOSTS
(Thiago is 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 has 2 Bed and Breakfast bedrooms which share a shower room and WC to rent.
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.
During Carnaval and New Year - we are ideally looking to accept bookings for 7 days or more - minimum period.
A double bedroom with a shared bathroom (the bathroom is shared between 2 guest rooms, and 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$70 and the 20km journey usually takes 25mins depending on the traffic.
There are also regular buses, and express buses to Zona Sul from outside the airport.
Other Things to Note
Stay in a small Brazilian favela with a friendly local family.
A fresh tasty breakfast on the terrace is included.
Please be respectful of our home, you are very welcome here to enjoy with our family.
Please do not leave lights or appliances switched on when you are not home.
Please dispose of all rubbish responsibly.
Please wash away sand and sunscreen when you arrive back from the beach :o)
If you wish to smoke, please do so outside on the terrace and not in the bedrooms.
If we can help you in any way with Portuguese, or tour booking, or travel tips, please just ask.
Thiago and his mom were very friendly and helpful, they described the area to us well and we felt right at home. Breakfast was tasteful, the view was stunning, and the beach was only about 10 minutes away walking. Great journey and would highly recommend to anyone who visits Rio to stay with Thiago.
Denis review: Nous avons passé un excellent séjour.Les parents de Thiago nous ont bien reçu.Le petit déjeuner tous les matins est très copieux. De la terasse nous avons une vue magnifique sur la baie de Copacabana . Si je dois revenir à Rio j'essayerai de revenir chez Thiago . Je conseille à tous les voyageurs de louer chez Thiago .
great stay, we were allowed to leave our bags in the house all day the day we left which was really useful. Thanks :)
This nice place in the middle of the favela de morro da Babilonia has got a splendid view over the beach of Copacabana. (best views in Rio are from the favelas on the hillside) When you go there by taxi the first time it might be that the cabdriver doesn't dare to drive up there. But no worries, down the road Ladeira in Leme there are moto taxis who bring you up to the top for 3 R$. You tell them you need to be at casa da Thiago and the'll drop you in front of the house.
As safe as this favela feels, the welcoming of mama Vera (Thiago's mother) is great. Although she only speaks Portugese, it feels almost like coming home. She and her husband Luis will help you with any question you got. Each morning a nice breakfast up to noon on their lovely terrace with cool breeze, a nice haven out of the heat of the city centre. The people in the favela will be very friendly and helpfull when they know you're staying in Thiago's house, you giving them the impression to be open towards blending in in there small society. We went to have a drink in the local bar and my boyfriend even got a haircut and a shave. Right away you feel the locals their appreciation. All together this was a great experience, great value, I can recommend to anyone who wants to open up his horizons, even literally...
This was very nice indeed! Great view, nice breakfast and a wonderfull host! I definitly recommend this, only thing was the wifi. Wouldnt go as far as calling it a wifi haha. Really slow :) But besides that, great place!
Thiago a mãe e o pai dele forem mais que ótimos, maravilhosos, pessoas de coração lindo e sempre com um sorriso prontos para ajudar em qualquer coisa agente precisar. O endereço e difícil de achar mas foi muito simples chegar, já que fique conectada com Thiago via whatsapp e a mãe de ele nos foi procurar para chegar sim problemas ate o hospedagem, e difícil quando não conhece mas depois e bem fácil e muito cêntrico, meu namorado e eu ficamos mais que a vontade apaixonados com a vista maravilhosa do Rio, voltaria uma e outra vez, uma linda experiencia para quem deseja sentir o coração de Rio e não ser turista só.
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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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