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Babilonia Rio Hostel
Ladeira Ari Barroso, 50, Leme, Rio de Janeiro, CEP 22010-060, Brazil – Show map
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Free! WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Family Rooms, Air Conditioning, Designated Smoking Area
Portuguese, Spanish, English
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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A deposit via bank transfer is required to secure your reservation. Babilônia Rio Hostel will contact you after booking to provide bank transfer instructions.
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Absolutely loved the location in a pacified favela. Really changed some of my views. The locals were very welcoming and walking home even in the dark was not a problem. When you arrive you may be a bit surprised but inside it's nice. I was lucky enough to have the whole 4 bed dormitory to myself. Had a good night sleep each night. Staff were very friendly and helpful. It all felt very relaxed and approachable. There's a very nice view from the balcony bar too!
Very little, especially with the price. A few more people staying would have been nice as a solo traveller but think it was just a quiet few days!
The staff are really nice and they always try to help you. Its safe,I was there one week without the need for a lock! Up hill in the favela there is a bar with an amazing view! Close to copacabana beach!! Moto- Taxis really usefull after the 3th. Day walking up hill
Since I was for the WorldCup I understand about the high prices, but come on, its a hostel. Anyway, there were no hot water ( It took more than one week to be fixed), the bed are uncomfortable but ok if you´re looking for a place were to sleep not rest., In the other way if you do something wrong, you had to pay a penalty (which its ok, but what about the hot water, should I`ve received a discount ?). I mean its ok, but there are small details... Outside building workers were building some stuff, and I wasnt able to close the window, so you can imagine the noise at 7am.
Lovely view over the bay from the terrace. Staff were chilled-out and hospitable. Wifi was solid. Would stay there again, definitely.
I only stayed one night and didn't notice any negatives. All I can think of was that the hill was steep!
Staff were great. Common areas and terrace had a comfortable feeling. Location even up the steep hill was not a problem. Had great views over leme. Friendly people in the area.
The 8 bed dorm was a bit cramped but only slept there so was not that much of an issue.
Friendly staff and located fairly close to Copacabana beach.
Did not know it was located in a pacified favela. Hostel is located on the top of a very steep hill. Did not have a hot shower all week.
Not much really
Location, facilities, cleanliness
The owners, Bianca and Duda are great people; they are attentive and hospitable! The views from Babilonia are breathtaking!
Going up the "morro"... this is not something that anybody can do.
Friendly and helpful people, very welcoming, fantastic terrace with view over Leme beach. Peaceful neighbor hood. I enjoyed my stay very much!
the location was quite good, only a few blocks from Leme/Copacabana. The area was very simple but we felt safe. People in the community were very friendly. Nice outdoor-bar with oceanview from the terrace in the hostal. Fantastic hosts who are giving good advises and do a very good job.
Only suits people who cope with simple surroundings.
The hostel itself was amazing, really nice lounge and bar area. The staff were so kind and helpful with everything, they went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and at home. Everything was clean and in good condition. We loved our stay and would definitely stay again.
Only downside was the location, its in a bit of bad area. There was lots of construction noise early in the morning and loud music into the night, although we did tend to go to bed pretty early :) While we felt safe the whole time we were there we were very careful not to flash cameras etc around, and as two girls on their own we didn't feel comfortable coming back late at night. Having said that we never had any problems, and the area had lots of nice cheap places to get food very close by. Also its not far from the beach, although the walk back up the hill isnt great! There are bike taxis though if you can't face it :)
Nancy Bobala of Bradford, Ontario Canada was accomodated quite well by Bianca, as I had to make a deposit as my stay at Babilonia was during Carnaval - Bianca patiently waited for Western Union to come thru for me as Paypal did not work for me. My room with 5 other girls for one week stay and own washroom was perfect, Perfect, PERFECT! Large spacious lounge was perfect to socialize and watch Carnaval Parade at Sambadome on large t.v. screen! Walk to Copacabana Beach only about 7 minutes away was excellent exercise and felt safe as Police Station nearby down the hill!
Not much room in Fridge, found some bad milk (with chunks) and threw it out to make room for others. I use to clean Vancouver hostel kitchen and was taught certain cleaning procedures. Other than this, Babilonia hostel is almost Pefect in my book ... I was away two months and this place is very memorable!
We loved our stay at Babilonia. It's in a great location, just 5min walk from the beach. The staff are lovely and beyond helpful! The rooms are clean and spacious. I would definitely recommend Babilonia Hostel!!!!
The staff was very friendly. The place was clean.
The place is difficult to find. There are no signs pointing to the hostel. The hostel is located in the middle of Babilonia Favela, where you dont want to walk alone after dark. Lots of police around (UPP).
Bianca and Eduardo were very friendly - they even invited us to a family BBQ on the deck and cooked up some of the most delicious meat we have ever eaten. The hostel is right in amongst the locals rather than with tourists.
No signs on the outside of the hostel made it difficult to find initially.
Staff were helpful and friendly
The hostel is located in a very steep road and most taxis do not drive you up there. Moto taxis are available at the bottom of the road for less than €1.
Wonderful homely feel. Lovely people and place.
The environment was great, and the staff was always kind and willing to make your stay al confortable as possible.
The description of the location is a bit tricky. Althought it is relatively near to copacabana, it is important to mention that it is located up in a hill, so you must have to be willing to walk or take some transportation to get to the hostel.
The staff verry hellpfull and clean hostels . Bike taxis and vans taxis . But. No breakfas :(
The location in constroction acctivity , but seft don't worry I' m 55 years old and I dint have any problem walking down only 3 blocks , at 7 am . I did love the bikes taxis or Vans and only 1 dl usa , I ride the buss they are ok and eat on buffets great ! . Keek you buttle of water with you .
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