Private room
2 Guests
1 Bed

Request to Book

Per Night
Per Month

This property is unavailable.

When are you traveling?
Enter dates for accurate prices and availability.

This is a rare find.
Thiago Luiz's place is usually booked.
Chances are...
Thiago Luiz's place will get booked for these dates.
Chances are...
Thiago Luiz's place will get booked for these dates.
Reserve for disaster relief
Thiago Luiz has waived the cost of staying here for people displaced by
Report this listing
You have reported this listing. Undo?

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!

Contact Host

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!

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!

Verified Photo

The Space
Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 0.5
Beds: 1
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: $4
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.

(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.

Guest Access

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.

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.

+ More

House Rules

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.

+ More

Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher
Lock on Bedroom Door

2 nights minimum stay

This is the kitchenette / TV room (cable TV) for the use of the guests, the door leads to the terrace. There is a second terrace above....

Verified Photo

119 Reviews

Check In

This host has 222 reviews for other properties.

View Other Reviews

About the Host, Thiago Luiz

Thiago Luiz
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Member since October 2012
Response rate: 100% (past 30 days)
Response time: within a few hours


Explore other options in and around Rio de Janeiro

More places to stay in Rio de Janeiro: Apartments · Houses · Lofts · Villas · Condominiums
Popular neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro: Copacabana · Ipanema · Leblon · Botafogo · Barra da Tijuca