15 Accommodations to Stay in Rio de Janeiro

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Rio De Janeiro Hotels
Source: PortoBay Hotels & Resorts

Rio de Janeiro is one of the major tourist spots in the world. Options abound from accommodations near the beach, mountains, and the city. A seasoned traveler knows what they need to put together a perfect vacation: activity packed itinerary, places to find great food, and a place to relax in between those activities.

Find yourself a spot near Copacabana and Ipanema beach where parties happen every day. If you are visiting in time for the Carnival, your stay should be well planned as most hotels are fully booked. Worry not, there are hundreds of hostels, inns, and B&B places around. If you are not picky, you will get amused with the quaint places that are as much as comfortable and pretty as the ones most tourists frequent. Start your browsing with the 15 accommodations below.

1. Belmond Copacabana Palace

Starting with one of the most famous hotels in South America, Belmond Copacabana Palace is a grand hotel with a prime location at Copacabana beach. The hotel started its operations in 1923 when its magnificence towered among all other hotels in Rio. Today, some would say that it lost its luster as modern hotels arise in the vicinity. Nonetheless, this five-star hotel still has its charms starting with the building boasting of art deco, elegant hallways, and luxury brand. If you are into fine elegance, this hotel is the place to be.


  • Name: Belmond Copacabana Palace
  • Address: Av. Atlântica, 1702 – Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22021-001, Brazil
  • Phone: +55 21 2548-7070
  • Opening hour: 24/7
  • Price: R$ 800 – R$ 1,000
  • Website: http://www.belmond.com

2. Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel

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An upscale hotel that has grand rooms and state of the art amenities, Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel is a remarkable sight. Every corner of this hotel is picture perfect. There are rooms with picture windows overlooking the white stretch of sand and the vast ocean. The rooftop pool and bar provide a relaxing space if you do not like to join the crowd on the beach.


  • Name: Porto Bay Rio International Hotel
  • Address: Av. Atlântica, 1500 – Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22021-000, Brazil
  • Phone:+55 21 2546-8000
  • Opening hour: 24/7
  • Price: R$ 300 – R$ 700
  • Website: http://www.portobay.com

3. Fasano

Hotel RioSource: Irenom

Across Ipanema beach, is the towering Fasano hotel known for its great nightlife on the rooftop. Some would say that this is the ‘hottest hotel’ in the strip. The rooftop bar is at its busiest especially on the weekends when partygoers flock to have some drinks, dancing, and live music.


  • Name: Fasano
  • Address: Av. Vieira Souto, 80 – Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22420-002, Brazil
  • Phone: +55 21 3202-4000
  • Opening hour: 24/7
  • Price: R$ 1,600 – R$2,000
  • Website: http://www.fasano.com.br

4. Promenade Visconti

Promenade Visconti is a midrange hotel that is just a two-minute walk away from the Ipanema Beach. The hotel has spacious rooms with big beds and hardwood floors. The hotel provides all the basic amenities including Wi-Fi and flat screen televisions in rooms. Some rooms also have balconies and kitchenettes, which is best if you are looking to have an extended stay in the city.


  • Name: Promenade Visconti
  • Address: Prudente de Morais 1050 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420-042, Brazil
  • Phone: +55 21 2111-8600
  • Opening hour: 24/7
  • Price: R$ 400- R$ 600
  • Website: http://www.promenade.com

5. Ipanema Tower

You can make Ipanema Tower a ‘home away from home’ with the hotel’s apartment type accommodation. You can request a full suite where you can have your own balcony, living room, kitchen, and sleeping quarter. Standard rooms are also available for the solo travelers. The hotel is near the beach, the business districts, and the shopping centers, so everything is convenient for you.


  • Name: Ipanema Tower
  • Address: Prudente de Moraes 1008, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420-040, Brazil
  • Phone: +55 21 2247-7033
  • Opening hour:
  • Price: R$ 600- R$ 800
  • Website: http://www.ipanematower.com

6. Praia Ipanema

The Praia Ipanema Hotel is a high rise hotel located in Ipanema. This hotel has an infinity pool, spacious rooms, and restaurants with great food and wine. The hotel is close to Leblon, so shopping is  very accessible. The bar, infinity pool, and the balconies in each of the hotel’s room, makes this hotel stand out.


  • Name: Praia Ipanema Hotel
  • Address: Av. Vieira Souto, 706 – Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22420-012, Brazil
  • Phone: +55 21 2141-4949
  • Opening hour: 24/7
  • Price: R$ 400- R$ 700
  • Website: http://www.praiaipanema.com

7. The Villa

Not close to the beach is this quaint hotel sitting on the hills of Sta. Teresa. The Villa is a luxury boutique hotel that is just perfect for those who seek a respite from the busy and sunny beach hotels. Enjoy the mountain breeze and the view of the favelas. There are Jacuzzis and a spa in this hotel, just perfect for a relaxing stay at The Villa.


  • Name: The Villa
  • Address: R. Dr. Júlio Otoní, 254 – Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 20241-400, Brazil
  • Phone: +55 21 2225-1480
  • Opening hour: 24/7
  • Price: R$ 200- R$ 400
  • Website: http://www.thevillario.com

8. Rio Surf N Stay

Rio is also one of the surfing capitals of South America and a visit to this great city would not be complete without a day of surfing. Rio Surf N Stay is just the place for you whether you are a beginner or a pro in surfing. The hotel or inn is away from the city crowd but just an hour away from the main spots of Rio. It is set in a beautiful tropical ambience with fan rooms, free breakfast, and a high-speed Internet. Surfing packages and surf lessons are also available. For surfing equipment, rental is available. For its price and great location, you can easily spend a week or so in this hostel.


  • Name: Rio Surf N Stay
  • Address: Rua Rai mundo Veras ,1140 | Recreio dos banderanties, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22795- 115, Brazil
  • Phone: +55 21 3418-1133
  • Opening hour: 24/7
  • Price: R$ 60 – R$ 100
  • Website: http://www.riosurfnstay.com

9. Casa Beleza

Once owned by a governor in Rio, Casa Beleza is a hotel and a landmark in Sta. Teresa. This mansion has individual accommodations with only five rooms. A separate villa is available, if you are with a group or if you need privacy. Set in a lush tropical garden exotic birds hopping around is an ordinary sight. This 1930’s mansion provides a quiet and charming location for your stay in Rio.


  • Name: Casa Beleza
  • Address: Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20240, Brazil
  • Phone: +55 21 2224-7403
  • Opening hour: 24/7
  • Price: R$ 100 – R$ 250
  • Website: http://www.casabeleza.com

10. Casa da Carmen e do Fernando

Fernando, which is a colorful Bohemian style bed and breakfast inn. This area is teeming with artists, and this hotel is just one of the representations of that eclectic vibe. The owners converted this beautiful 1907 house into a bed and breakfast inn, welcoming visitors in this great city. The rooms have comfortable beds with windows overlooking the city. We could say that every corner of this hostel is a work of art.


11. Pousada Sant’Martre

Pousada Sant’Martre is said to be the five-star of hostels if they are rated like that. The hotel’s well-lighted garden provides a great view of Rio at night. Most weddings and other events are held here where guests can stay the night in the hotel’s dormitory style rooms. Individual rooms are comfortable with fluffy beds, flat screen television, and other amenities. The outdoor pool and Jacuzzi is something you should not miss too.


  • Name: Pousada Sant’Martre
  • Address: Rua Aprazivel, 28, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241270, Brazil
  • Phone: + 55 21 2042-0512
  • Opening hour: 24/7
  • Price: R$ 200 – R$ 300
  • Website: http://santmartre.com.br/

12. Pouso Verde Bed&Breakfast

Pouso Verde Bed&Breakfast is located right across the street from Botanical Gardens in a safe and quiet neighborhood. You will get value for your money in this colonial style hostel.  A minibar is even available in each room along with flat screen television and other amenities. The rooms are great compared to its price. The other spots in Rio are also close enough, and the taxi rides are cheap, so it is not a problem if you like to visit Ipanema beach or the other areas in Rio.


  • Name: Pouso Verde Bed&Breakfast
  • Address: Rua Caminhoa | 14, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22460230, Brazil
  • Phone: +55 21 2529-2942
  • Opening hour: 24/7
  • Price: R$ 200 – R$ 300
  • Website: http://www.pousoverde.com

13. Hereda Surf Hostel

For a real Brazilian surf culture head out to the Hereda Surf Hostel. Lessons in surfing are offered in this laid back hostel. If you are a traveler and a surfer, you would know that this is the place to be.  The beach is just a few meters away from the hostel. The crowd is lesser in Macumba Beach, and the waves are great. Barbecue nights with friends are welcomed. Think of living in this paradise without breaking your bank.


  • Name: Hereda Surf Hostel
  • Address: Pontal’s Street, 769, Recreio Dos Bandeirantes | Estarada do Pontal, 769, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22790-877, Brazil 
  • Phone: +55 21 2148-5000
  • Opening hour: 24/7
  • Price: R$ 60 – R$ 100
  • Website: http://www.hereda.com.br

14. KS Beach Hotel Residence

KS Beach Hotel Residence is just 20 feet from the Recreio Beach. This hotel features sunny rooms with balconies and a view of the sea. If you are seeking for some peace and quiet, this hotel is for you. The area is also a surfing spot so you will get to see surfing aficionados in the area. Your room will have its own living space, free Wi-Fi, and the standard amenities. Your stay will come with a free breakfast, something to nourish you before you head out to the big ocean if you are surfing.


  • Name: KS Beach Hotel Residence
  • Address: 22785560, Estr. do Pontal, 8000 – Recreio dos Bandeirantes, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22785-560, Brazil
  • Phone: +55 21 3596-4330
  • Opening hour: 24/7
  • Price: R$ 60 – R$ 100
  • Website: http://www.ksportal.com.br

15. Rio Forest Hostel

The Rio Forest Hostel is a picture a 1923 house amidst the lush green forest. This place overlooks Guanabara Bay and is just a minute away from the bus stop. Getting to and from the main spots of the city is convenient. This hostel has both individual rooms and dormitory type rooms. Whether you are traveling with a group or alone, options are open for you.


  • Name: Rio Forest Hostel
  • Address: R. Joaquim Murtinho, 517 – Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 20241-320, Brazil
  • Phone: +55 21 3563-1020
  • Opening hour: 24/7
  • Price: R$ 30 – R$ 60
  • Website: http://www.rioforesthostel.com

You just reviewed some of the many hotels and other types of accommodations in Rio. From the busiest strip to the less advertised joints, the crowded beaches to the less visited, the city, and the forest. Rio is a colorful place, the activities could wear you out, but if you have a great place to stay, you will be ready for another dose of Rio’s life on any given day.

Have a good trip and travel!

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