This Inn is set on a hill inside Favela Cantagalo, offering amazing city and ocean views, a large terrace and free Wi-Fi. It is located between Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches. The Dormitories and Suites at Pousada Favela Cantagalo feature basic furnishings with tiled floors and are equipped with air conditioning. The Suites also include a seating area. Favela Cantagalo Pousada is located 2 blocks from Ipanema Subway Station and less than 2.5 mi from Christ the Redeemer.

This is our guests' favorite part of Rio de Janeiro, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.2 for a two-person trip.

Pousada Favela Cantagalo has been welcoming guests since Feb 25, 2011

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Rio de Janeiro, this property has an excellent location score of 8.5!


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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Rio de Janeiro
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  • N
    Such a lovely place! So nice to stay on a favela, which felt like a village with friendly people. The rooms were simple and very clean, and the rooftop breakfasts were exceptional. Highly recommend
  • Philip
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The staff is great, welcoming and very helpful. The location feels safe and secure. You get to live a part of the Brazilian life, which is very important.
  • Christopher
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The room was spacious and with good facilities! The hosts are so sweet and welcoming, providing a good daily breakfast. The accommodation is well-located, close to the metro, Ipanema beach and the areas of Ipanema and Leblon with their abundance...
  • Amanda
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    lovely owner, nice breakfast and great view! clean room, hot shower.
  • Iris
    Ligia is an amazing host, super helpful - makes you feel at home!
  • Marion
    The breakfast was good in the terrace area. The staff were lovely.
  • Maya
    Breakfast buffet with stunning views and daily cleaning service plus friendly and warm atmosphere
  • Gilbert
    The owner and staff were friendly and helpful. The room and entire facility was extremely clean.The bed was very comfortable and the shower pressure with hot water was very good. The breakfast was included and you could enjoy a variety of...
  • Lionel
    Lovely staff and amazing view of Copacabana and the favelas for a very affordable price.
  • Lynn
    the owners - the view - the breakfast - the location - the room. what not? it was a faboulus stay: neighbourhood is very safe since favela’s don’t accept crime so they have a 0% criminality. the owners are the most loving and caring women you...

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Amenities of Pousada Favela Cantagalo
Great facilities! Review score, 8.9

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Dining table
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Living Area
  • Desk
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguese

House rules

Pousada Favela Cantagalo takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM


From 1:30 AM to 12:00 PM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Payments by takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.

The fine print

Please inform Pousada Favela Cantagalo of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Legal info

This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.