The 6 best hostels in Rio de Janeiro

Les 6 meilleures auberges de jeunesse à Rio de Janeiro

Why not opt for a youth hostel to discover Rio de Janeiro and enjoy your stay with friends in the Marvellous City?

Second only to São Paulo in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro has a reputation as the country’s most beautiful city, surrounded by rolling hills and heavenly beaches. It is world-famous for its carnival, its statue of Christ the Redeemer, as well as for the immense stretch of sand at Copacabana, contributing to the culture of outdoor living.

Rio is also famous for its lively nightlife, with numerous bars, pubs and nightclubs. It’s an ideal destination for a stay with friends! Discover the city in a friendly, local atmosphere with our selection of the 6 best hostels in Rio de Janeiro.

Longboard Paradise Surf Club

An ideal hostel for discovering Rio and learning to surf
Longboard Paradise Surf Club

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  • 📍 Location: Recreio dos Bandeirantes
  • 💙 We love: surf lessons at Macumba Beach

Come and enjoy thewarm, relaxed atmosphere of the Longboard Paradise Surf Club! Located in Rio de Janeiro’s Recreio dos Bandeirantes district, this hostel is just a stone’s throw from Macumba Beach, one of the world’s best surf spots for longboarders.

The youth hostel offers suites, private rooms and dormitories. It has a swimming pool, sauna, gym, lounge with coworking space, a fully-equipped shared kitchen, and even a restaurant offering a wide range of breakfast and lunch options.

As for activities, the Longboard Paradise Surf Club offers surf lessons for those who want to learn to longboard, and yoga classes. For those who prefer to discover the city with locals, tours are also organized. In addition to these activities, the hostel provides a bike and surfboard rental service, perfect for exploring Rio or enjoying the waves at Macumba Beach!

Jo&Joe Largo do Boticário

Ideal for exploring Rio and meeting new people
Jo&Joe Largo do Boticário

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  • 📍 Location: Cosme Velho
  • 💙 We like: proximity to Rio de Janeiro’s most beautiful beaches

Located in the Cosme Velho district, one of Rio de Janeiro’s most elegant residential areas, Jo&Joe Largo do Boticário is an ideal base camp for discovering the city’s main tourist attractions, including Mount Corcovado and Christ the Redeemer, Parque Lage and the beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema and Arpoador!

Ideal for traveling with friends, the Jo&Joe Largo do Boticário youth hostel offers rooms with private bathrooms. It also has a swimming pool, garden, bar, restaurant and coworking space, so you can work with peace of mind if you need to.

With its colorful Jo&Joe façade, Largo do Boticário promises a fun and memorable stay. Travelers from all over the world meet here. It’s the ideal place to meet new people and have a great time!

Aquarela do Leme

A charming inn where you can discover the Carioca way of life
Aquarela do Leme

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  • 📍 Location: Leme
  • 💙 We love: the terrace and rooftop bar

Aquarela do Leme is a Rio de Janeiro hostel designed by travelers for travelers. Located in the charming district of Leme, it offers easy access to the main sights of the Marvellous City. Experience the happy, relaxed lifestyle of the Cariocas, with one foot in the peaceful, colorful Babilonia favela and the other on the white sands of Copacabana beach.

The hostel offers a variety of rooms with balconies offering breathtaking views of the city, jungle and ocean. There’s also a shared kitchen and lounge for socializing, as well as a bar and rooftop terrace.

In the morning, enjoy a delicious breakfast with coffee, organic teas, bread, yoghurts, homemade cakes and fresh fruit. In the evening, relax in the comfortable lounge or watch the sunset from the incredible terrace!

On the practical side, we offer an airport shuttle service and a bike rental service, so you can explore Rio de Janeiro in total freedom! Aquarela do Leme has everything you need for a unique stay!

Hostel Estação Maracanã

A hostel just a stone’s throw from the legendary Maracanã stadium
Hostel Estação Maracanã

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  • 🧳 Number of passengers: up to 4 passengers
  • 📍 Location: Maracanã
  • 💙 We like: proximity to the legendary Maracanã stadium

Stay at Hostel Estação Maracanã, located next to the mythical Maracanã soccer stadium in the neighborhood of the same name. The location is ideal for enjoying the atmosphere of Rio de Janeiro, just a few steps from incredible cafés and bars, and a short walk from the metro.

Hostel Estação Maracanã offers comfortable rooms and all the amenities you need for a successful stay: reception and attentive service, a leisure area with swimming pool and barbecue, a shared kitchen, a communal lounge and a bar where you can meet other travelers.

The friendly staff can also help you plan your stay in Rio by recommending activities and places to discover! At Hostel Estação Maracanã, we’ve got everything you need to make the most of your days in the Marvellous City!

Ipanema Beach House

Meet travellers from all over the world in a friendly, international atmosphere
Ipanema Beach House

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  • 📍 Location: Ipanema
  • 💙 We love: the swimming pool, ideal for a moment of convivial relaxation

Discover the Ipanema Beach House, a youth hostel located just a few minutes’ walk from Ipanema beach and the Nossa Senhora da Paz metro station. It offers rooms with private bathrooms and comfortable dormitories. The Ipanema Beach House isthe perfect base from which to discover Rio de Janeiro and feel the Carioca atmosphere. Take a dip in the pool at any time of day, enjoy Ipanema beach, just two blocks from the hostel, or borrow a bike to explore the city.

If you want to discover Rio in a different way from the beaches, the hostel staff can recommend a number of places to visit. On the practical side, the Ipanema Beach House offers a shuttle service to and from the airport, so you can drop off your luggage quickly and enjoy your trip!

The Ipanema Beach House is a friendly, festive place where travelers from all over the world meet. Whether by the pool or sipping a cool drink, there’s nothing better than getting together and meeting new people!

El Misti Hostel Ipanema

Discover one of Rio’s best neighborhoods and most beautiful beaches
El Misti Hostel Ipanema

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  • 📍 Location: Ipanema
  • 💙 We love: the international, festive atmosphere

Just a few minutes’ walk from Copacabana beach and the Nossa Senhora da Paz metro station, El Misti Hostel Ipanema offers en suite rooms and dormitories.

The hostel has a comfortable social area, ideal for meeting other travelers. There’s also a restaurant and a lively, festive bar. Receptionists speak fluent English and Spanish, and are ready to give you the best local tips for discovering Rio de Janeiro !

Stay at Misti Hostel Ipanema and enjoy the charm and style of the Ipanema district and its beach. With its artistic heritage and bohemian atmosphere, it’s one of the most beautiful in Rio de Janeiro. Discover its traditional bars, enjoy live music and admire the city’s most beautiful sunsets!

Close to the beach and Rio de Janeiro’s main tourist attractions, these hostels are your guarantee of meeting new people and enjoying the festive atmosphere of the Marvellous City! Why not choose one of the 6 hostels in our selection for your stay in Rio de Janeiro? Did one of them catch your eye? Let us know in the comments!

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