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Pousada Favela Cantagalo

11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Odense, Denmark
Reviewed 21 November 2016

The first thing you need to know about this Pousada is that it lies within the Favela. We stayed here for 5 nights in an apartment just outside the Favela, so we didn´t have to go inside at night, which I don´t recommend doing. However we didn´t feel unsafe at any time, but you will meet some sketchy people on...

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Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Cheap rooms where you have to climb up over 100 stairs to get up there. Supermarket just around the corner, friendly staff. The ceiling of the house is quite low, so you have to be continuously cautious not to hit your head. Breakfast buffet is very small but delicious, sight is also quite beautiful from the room under the roof...

Thank Mr F
Icking, Germany
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

I stayed there during a business stop-over. I stayed in the apartment and had more than I need. Good sleep, clean..... Liane and Fabiane where very helpful. I will for sure come back with my family next time. See you soon. Obrigado :-)

Thank jole1966
Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Being two blonde (=very touristy looking) girls with no Portugese skills we were a little hesitant about the location, but trusting the previous reviews was absolutely worth it! We stayed in a fourth floor private room for four nights, and would recommend it anytime: the hostel itself feels secure and all the staff do their best to help even though...

3Thank Anna K
Brasilia, DF
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Good things: 1) the receptionist speaks English 2) free wifi; 3) I was not killed despite favelas around; 4) subway can be reached by foot if you are insistent. Bad things: 1) very cheap pillows and beds, which are difficult to sleep on; 2) noise outside up to 1-2 AM; 3) the breakfast is pretty modest, no choice at all;...

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Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 11 January 2016

I have been very lucky to have stayed here for the 16th time in the last 5 years.... From day 1 Ligia and the nieces made me feel like a member of the family! Do remember that you stay in a Favela and you will to get used that this is not as at home. You might need to walk...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 26 February 2015

After reading the reviews we had to try this place. Stayed seven days and it totally lived up to it's expectations. Especially considering the price vs. quality of most of the accommodation in Rio! First place we stayed was a dirty prison cell, and for the same price. Not only was the room clean here (cleaned daily) but it was...

2Thank Cam690
Reviewed 25 February 2015 via mobile

Just stayed 2 nights in the heart of the Favelas in Rio where really enjoyed my stay. Till you go in, maybe not so much feel welcome but quickly you change your mind.Clean rooms & very fresh breakfast. wifi was good. As well the owner was helpful. Recommend it to spend few nights there. 15 mins walk to copacabana beach...

1Thank alanMalta
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2015 via mobile

We stayed in the apartment for a week and loved it. We were originally shown to a normal room due to a mix up and were disappointed to say the least. The standard rooms reminded us of a cell, but you get what you pay for. This was quickly corrected though and the lady couldn't apologize enough. Our apartment was...

5Thank NatalieLiverpoolUK
Reviewed 10 February 2015

We (couple) spent here 3 nights in January 2015 and had a really good time. The location is strategic: 10 min on feet toIpaneam or Copacabana. Since it's on a hill you have the best view on the city, but can be to the next metro station in 7 min. The accomodation is clean and simple, but very confortable. Well...

4Thank Marguerite D

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Staying in Ipanema

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Ipanema is considered Rio's crown jewel. It offers the best view of the sunset from Arpoador and is inspiration for the legendary song, “The Girl from Ipanema.” Ipanema is an upscale area, home to many high-end restaurants and luxury shops, many of which can be found on the charming Garcia d'Ávila Avenue. The neighbourhood is very rich culturally, housing many art galleries that show contemporary art. There is also a great variety of nightlife in the neighbourhood, which buzzes with many options for every taste.
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Pousada Favela Cantagalo is located on the south side of town in a peaceful community with many cultural entertainment. In addition, the inn offers all the necessary comforts for your stay in this wonderful city. Rooms with double and single beds, private bathrooms and an excellent breakfast on the terrace facing the sea of Copacabana. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pousada Favela Cantagalo

Address: Rua Saint Roman 200, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22071-060, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Ipanema
Price Range: $242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Only good view in the room under the roof”
215mrf, 29 May 2016 | Read review
“for longer stays get the appartments. try to come once with New Year if you like a great Firework WOW.....”
PAULFRANCISLEYSEN, 11 Jan 2016 | Read review
“We took a room on the second floor in the middle. Good light and nice breeze.”
Cam690, 26 Feb 2015 | Read review
“The best choice are the rooms in the main building. Up 2nd floors you have some view - in case of parties on the streets in it 'll be not too loud.”
183marguerited, 10 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Try to get a room on the top floor so you have a perfect view of the beach and ocean.”
xiaojianp, 23 Jan 2015 | Read review
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