There is no shortage of accommodation in Rio de Janeiro. The wide range of options in hotels and hostels is so varied that it is quite understandable that you can get lost without knowing what to choose.
Thinking of this, we have decided to prepare a list of some suggestions for you. Check out four of these suggestions below:
Hotel: Belmond Copacabana Palace
One of the symbols of the city of Rio de Janeiro, the Belmond Copacabana Palace is worth being on your list if only to look at its façade. Situated in front of the legendary Copacabana Beach, it is from its roof that the cascade of fireworks falls, as part of the most famous firework display of New Year’s Eve in Brazil.
Its restaurants, swimming pools and luxury rooms and suites have lodged the rich and famous since 1923. The Copacabana Palace also has a gym, a shop, a tennis court, and an exclusive beachside service for its guests.
A few metres southwards along the coast, on Ipanema Beach, stands the Hotel Fasano, which is Philippe Starck’s first project in Brazil. Its décor is inspired by the 1950s, and there is a general atmosphere of bossa nova in each corner – it is no coincidence that the hotel is right there, close to where Antônio Carlos ‘Tom’ Jobim and Vinícius de Moraes saw and created the iconic Girl from Ipanema.
The view from the Fasano Hotel to Arpoador, the Two Brothers Mountain, the Hunchback Peak (Corcovado) and Leblon Beach is also something quite unforgettable. In the meantime, you can enjoy the gastronomy of its two restaurants which are famous for their high quality and sophistication.
Hostel: Mango Tree Hostel
If you are looking for a hostel which is reasonably priced and in a good location, then the Mango Tree Hostel is what you are looking for. This is an excellent choice of accommodation, offering shared rooms, triple rooms, double rooms and also private rooms (with and without bathroom), all rooms being air conditioned and only a few metres from Ipanema Beach.
This hostel stands in a well-ventilated and tree-covered house in colonial style, dating back to the 1930s, and the Brazilian-style breakfast is highly satisfactory. The team of employees of this hostel also offers tours to different tourist points of the city. The prices are very reasonable considering the location – make your booking directly through the hostel’s website and you will have an even better price.
Hostel: Mellow Yellow
The largest hostel in Copacabana has basic accommodation, and is an excellent choice for anyone wanting a more relaxed atmosphere. Over there, barbecues and parties by the swimming pool are a regular occurrence, and a bar is also available for the guests.
The team of employees at the hostel is ready to give you the best suggestions about what to see and do in Rio de Janeiro, everything from where to find capoeira lessons, through to the best times to visit the Statue of Christ the Redeemer.