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!
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.
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....
Tuvimos una experiencia fantástica en la casa de Thiago, excelente atención y cuidado por todos los detalles que hacen la diferencia a la hora de descansar. Muy bueno el desayuno, mucha higiene en todas las áreas y vistas espectaculares desde las 2 azoteas que tiene el lugar. Los anfitriones nos dieron toda la información que necesitábamos para adaptarnos a la favela y no tuvimos la más mínima sensación de inseguridad en el entorno. La descripción que se ofrece en Airbnb corresponde 100% con lo que encontramos. Muchas gracias! =)
Our stay at Thiago's house was fantastic, while we didn't actually met Thiago, we did meet his mother Vera and his father and they were absolutely lovely and super helpful. The views were exactly like the pictures, amazing! The breakfast was yummy and the whole place was very clean. The neighbourhood felt very safe and had a great vibe about it. There is also a great little bar/restaurant that is only a few minutes walk from here, and incredible hikes around the hill behind the favela. Would definitely recommend! X
Thiago house is just awesome. The room was really clean and cozy. We had a beautiful view from window to Corcovado :). Generally the view from both terraces was amazing. In addition the breakfast was great. We felt safe at Leme favela. It was good experience. I recommend to stay there.
Our stay here was one of the highlights of our trip! I couldn't imagine a better atmosphere. The free breakfast in the morning with the best view of Rio, along with the amazing company is not an exaggeration. We could see Christ the redeemer from our bedroom and shower! Thiago and Vera are so welcoming and generous, the best kind of people you will meet in the world. We will definitely be coming back for our next vacation. xoxox
10/10. Great place, lovely hosts who went out of their way to help us. Great breakfast and nice rooms. Well located too. Had a lovely time would recommend to anyone!
Estuvimos seis días en la casa de Thiago en Julio 2015. La experiencia no pudo haber sido mejor. Por precio, ubicación, comodidad, limpieza, calidez, seguridad, etc.
Vera, la mamá de Thiago es una persona super servicial y simpática.
El morro Babilonia es un morro pacificado y con vecinos dispuestos a ayudarte en todo momento. Está ubicado en un lugar estratégico para visitar la ciudad en todos los sentidos y relativamente cerca del Metro.
Subir la ladeira cuesta el primer día, pero los días subsiguiente ya te vas habituando físicamente. Si no se quiere subir caminando, hay motos que te suben por pocos reales. Para más comodidad cualquier taxi te sube hasta la casa, a cualquier hora, aún de madrugada, nunca tuvimos problemas.
La vista es tal cuál la de las fotos, impactante. El bar do David para almorzar o cenar es la mejor opción para comer cerca de la casa.
Un lugar fantastico y privilegiado, donde hemos disfrutado, aprendido, conocido y divertido todo gracias a Thiago y su hermosa familia!
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About the Host, Thiago Luiz
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.