Rio de Janeiro, the second largest city in Brazil, is renowned world over for its gorgeous beaches, and of course, Rio Carnival. Whenever you are visiting this amazing city, you will always find it overflowing with tourists because of its ever growing popularity as a fabulous vacation destination. If you are headed to Rio for a vacation and tight on budget, finding affordable accommodations can might just be tricky for you particularly when the city is already filled with tourists.
Rio being quite an expensive city in Brazil might give you some difficult times looking out for budgeted hotels unless you have already booked them in advance prior to your visit. Here are some of the top budget hotels in the city which you may consider staying at during your vacation. Some of these popular hotels include Bonita Pousada & Hostel, Man in Rio apartments, Casa Mosquito, Cama e Café, Leblon Spot, Z.Bra Hostel, Oztel, and Contemporâneo Hostel. It would be pertinent now to get an overview of these hotels and know about their offerings.
Bonita Pousada & Hostel
The Bonita Pousada & Hostel is situated in Ipanema area, which is home to most of the hotels and most preferred place for tourists visiting the city. The Bonita Pousada & Hostel was formerly the abode of Tom Jobim, the legendary Brazilian bossa nova composer who penned the song ‘Girl from Opanema’. The hostel is located in the central part of Ipanema and is nearby the beach and the metro station. This colorful property comprises of a TV lounge, a bar and a large patio area. It is one of the moderately priced accommodations in the city’s most expensive area for tourists. The simply decorated rooms are well furnished. The hostel offers single, double and quadruple rooms, as well as dorms with six beds.
Man in Rio apartment
Despite being a tourist, if you are prefer getting a feeling of being a Rio native or Carioca, then consider booking a private accommodation for your stay. This also proves to be the best accommodation option for solo travelers. These types of accommodations are mostly found in the popular Ipanema and Copacabana areas. A wide range of private accommodations such as studio apartments, penthouses, out-of-city country farms and beach houses are available. Staying at one of these places just might save you some money as they are not overpriced like most of the hotels in these areas. One such apartment you should consider staying at is ‘Man in Rio’.
Cama e Café
The Cama e Café is situated in Rio’s most beautiful neighborhood Santa Teresa. This hillside district has several magnificent colonial buildings and cobbled streets. This fabulous neighborhood is full of budding artists and is also portrays itself as the arty, bohemian quarter in the city. The best way to enjoy your stay here is to book a stay in the residence of a local artist. Your stay will not only become enjoyable, but you will also be able to save some money as well. Cama é Café is yet another cheap option for your stay. This popular bed and breakfast option is being operated by city’s young entrepreneurs, who will readily assist you get in touch with the local artists willing to rent out their spare rooms. There are more than 40 similar accommodations, including several colonial houses as well, where you can choose to stay. These accommodations are available in all types of budget – expensive and cheaply priced. You just need to be cautious of the prices and select the right option according to your own budget.
The Leblon Spot is a hostel located on the Rua Dias Ferreira Street in the trendy Leblon. The Rua Dias Ferreira is among the best streets in Rio de Janeiro and quite popular for its restaurants and bars. The hostel is nearby the Ipanema beach and can be reached within a 15-minutes walk from here. The décor in the hostel is contemporary with simple wooden furniture. The hostel also offers a small patio area, a breakfast area and a relaxing lounge. The visitors are also provided five suites with double beds as well as private bathrooms. The dorms here can accommodate between four and 12 people, and offer private lockers and wooden bunks. Among other facilities offered here include complimentary Wi-Fi, fully equipped kitchen and access to laundry room.