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.
Like in the description, this place probably has the best view of Rio beaches even though climbing the hill to reach the place can be tiring. (You can hire the motorcycle taxi up to his place for 3 R)
Having the breakfast while overlooking Rio beaches is one of the unforgettable experience of my Brazil trip.
The room & the bathroom were clean with equally awesome views.
I wish I had extra days to stay in Rio and enjoy this place with "Obama", the house cat.
With few words everything was amazing! First of all, this property has a fantastic view to Copacabana, which is just few minutes walk away. Thiago's mother is an excellent host, who helped us on everything that we needed and also prepared for us reaaaally good breakfast. I definitely recommend this property for you accommodation in Rio.
Minha experiência na casa do Thiago foi a melhor que tive de todas as vezes que fui ao Rio de Janeiro. Não cheguei a conhecer o Thiago pessoalmente, mas ele sempre foi muito atencioso desde o começo. Para chegar ao ponto de encontro não tivemos nenhum problema pois imprimimos o mapa com a localização do Hostel para mostrar ao taxista. A mãe do Thiago, Vera, é um amor de pessoa. Sempre super prestativa e disposta a ajudar no que precisávamos. Todos os dias é servido um café da manhã no terraço com vista pra o mar... É uma bela maneira de começar o dia. Para subir o morro você pode se assustar um pouco da primeira vez, mas logo a gente acostuma. Além disso, pra quem não quiser subir a pé de jeito nenhum tem o moto táxi que cobra 3 reais e te deixa na porta da casa dos Rufino. Além da vista impagável, o local fica muito próximo a pontos de ônibus e da estação do (website hidden) poucos minutos é possível chegar aos lugares mais distantes. A localização é ótima. A área comum é um ótimo local para conhecer os outros hóspedes. Excelente experiência e troca de culturas. No próprio morro tem lugares com ótima comida e cerveja geladinha. Uma ótima opção para conhecer ainda mais a vida na comunidade. Recomendaria o local para os meus amigos com toda a certeza. No mais, espero voltar a Cidade Maravilhosa o mais rápido possível para me sentir em casa mais uma vez no lugar que vocês oferecem.
Thiago and his family were wonderful hosts. Honestly, my friend and I were worried that the home was located in a favela, but I cannot explain how happy we are with our decision to stay there! Leme is such an amazing alternative from the tourist-filled Copacabana.
The home is a multi-leveled abode of awesomeness. The view from both balconies is absolutely breathtaking-a 360 degree view of Rio which I'll never be able to forget. Our room was comfortable (with a view of Christ the redeemer!) and the bathroom was nice and clean.
Another cool aspect of staying at Thiago's are the Moto taxis! You can ride on the back of a motorcycle through the winding roads of Leme to the top of the hill. It's so fun!
If you go to Rio, stay here for at least a few days. You won't regret it!
It was just perfect ! The house has amazing terrace, with hammocks, billiards, beautiful view on Copacabana and tasty breakfasts in the morning. The favela itself, has unique atmosphere. And last but not least all family is very warm and hospitable.
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 .
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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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