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Frequently asked questions
Should I stay in a hostel in Rio de Janeiro?
By choosing a hostel you can cut your spending on lodging and set aside more of your money for exploring during your stay. You’ll find local tours and other activities to enjoy, and the beaches create an appealing natural setting.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look identical, but these dorm-style accommodations all feature shared rooms (though many have private options too), budget prices, and a social atmosphere.
What are the best hostels in Rio de Janeiro?
Ready to book a hostel? These options have the best reviews from our customers and might be a good place to start: Beach House Ipanema - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of Nossa Senhora da Paz Station. You can take advantage of free WiFi and an outdoor pool, as well as a bar. Hostel Pontal Do Duque - Located within a 20-minute walk of Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach. Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Rooms come with towels, showers, and free toiletries. Maraca Hostel - Located within a 20-minute walk of Maracana Stadium. Property features include free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a poolside bar. Rooms come with showers. Pura Vida Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Avenida Atlantica and Copacabana Beach. You can take advantage of free WiFi and a nightclub, as well as a bar. Rooms come with showers. Lapa Casa Hostel - Located within a 20-minute walk of Consulate General of the United States Rio de Janeiro. You can take advantage of free breakfast and free WiFi, as well as a shared/communal kitchen. Rooms come with showers, lockers, and linens.
How many hostels will I find in Rio de Janeiro?
If you’re in the market for an affordable place to stay in Rio de Janeiro, one of Expedia’s 116 hostels could be a great option for you.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Rio de Janeiro?
The weather is important when you’re experiencing new places, so here’s some information about the local climate: The hottest months are usually February and January with an average temp of 80°F, while the coldest months are July and June with an average of 72°F. Average annual precipitation for Rio de Janeiro is 55 inches.
What is there to see and do in Rio de Janeiro?
Overall, Rio de Janeiro is known for its beaches, museums, and art. Major attractions include Flamengo Beach, Maracana Stadium, and Sugar Loaf Mountain. Get out into nature with places like Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden, and Ipanema Beach. Cultural attractions include Museum of Tomorrow, Copacabana Fort, and Museum of Modern Art.
What's the best way to get to and around Rio de Janeiro while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in and around Rio de Janeiro in your back pocket to make the most of your stay: You can search for flights to the nearest airport, which is Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim Intl. Airport (GIG), 7.9 mi (12.7 km) away. An alternative is Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont), located 0.8 mi (1.3 km) away. When you’re out and about, you may want to use public transit during your trip. You can take advantage of metro transit at Carioca Station, Uruguaiana Station, and Cinelandia Station. To check out more of the surrounding area, take a train from Rio de Janeiro Central Station, Rio de Janeiro Flag Square Station, or Rio de Janeiro Sao Cristovao Station.