Babilonia Rio Hostel

Ladeira Ari Barroso, 50, Rio de Janeiro 22010-060, Brazil
+55 213 873 6826

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Babilonia Rio Hostel - Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Distance to city centre 7,4 km
Location rating 8,3


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  • Good
    Feb 2020

    Very nice neighbourhood, not only tourists but local people as well, yet safe and friendly. Great seaview from the balcony, nice chill out vibes.

    Very uncomfortable beds, staff does not speak English (apart from 1 person) so it is hard to get any advices or hints, rather expensive considering the standard, the bathroom in the room has not been cleaned for 4 days, apart from lockers there are not many facilities in the room (no reading lights, shelves etc)

  • Excellent
    Jan 2020

    Stayed at Babilonia Rio Hostel for 6 nights around the New Year Period - the staff were very friendly and very accommodating. They provide a very simple but fresh/delicious breakfast (additional cost - but on par if not cheaper than standard breakfast costs in Rio De Janeiro). The location is okay in terms of proximity to Copacabana beach and is easily walkable in terms of distance - but it is up quite a very steep hill, with narrow streets making it difficult for vehicles to navigate. Case in point our Uber Drivers always had to pick us up closer to the entrance (not far 1min from the Hostel). There is a Police Box less than 1 minute walk away if that makes any difference. We stayed in a private room 1 x Double and 1 x Bunk Bed (2 Single). The room very clean when we arrived, and the facilties were decent. There was a mini-fridge in our room for personal use.

    The shower head pointed in a direction that made it awkward to shower, but not unusable. The location / streets that lead to the hostel were not the most convenient for vehicles - but okay if you didn't mind walking. Steep windy narrow road that only allowed cars to pass in one direction (is wide enough for 2 cars - but every body parks to one side). The area its;f felt like a favela and was loud with bars rocking on late into the night (good thing or bad thing) depending on what kind of experience your after.

  • Good
    Jan 2020

    The staff were friendly and helpful. Located close to Copacabana beach but on the top of a very steep hill, however they do have taxi bikes that can take you to the top for a small price. The view of the beach and sea was lovely from the terrace.

    The double room we had was very basic but view was nice

  • Good
    Dec 2019

    Staff was nice, breakfast in the morning with nice view.Good value for money.

    The 3 floors bed system. Wrong ladder position.You practically don't have any space even to sit on your bed.Location in Babilonia favela is very high.Need to climb hard.

  • Okay
    Dec 2019

    First room was ok. Kitchen is good (although no oil etc) and breakfast is ok for R$10. Location is good for Copacabana but up a super steep hill that Ubers won't drive up. Felt safe once you got used to the area.

    We had to move rooms, our second room the shower head was broken so the bathroom flooded every time. The bed was the most uncomfortable bed ever!!! Springs in the back, awful nights sleep. Also the bathroom smelt. Bit annoying you can't drink your own beer in the communal area. Overall, wouldn't recommend.

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Located in Rio de Janeiro (Copacabana), Babilonia Rio Hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Copacabana Beach and Avenida Atlantica. Featured amenities include laundry facilities, a safe deposit box at the front desk, and microwave in a common area.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

8,6 Excellent

based on 281 reviews









Things to know

  • Great reception
  • Nice balcony
  • Great view

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Free Wi-Fi
Pool table
Designated smoking area
Non-smoking rooms available
Laundry facilities
Pets not allowed

FAQs when booking at Babilonia Rio Hostel

Where is Babilonia Rio Hostel located?

Babilonia Rio Hostel is located at Ladeira Ari Barroso, 50 in Botafogo, 7,4 km from the centre of Rio de Janeiro. Copacabana Beach is the closest landmark to Babilonia Rio Hostel.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Babilonia Rio Hostel?

Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at Babilonia Rio Hostel.

Does Babilonia Rio Hostel offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Babilonia Rio Hostel offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Babilonia Rio Hostel offer free parking?

No, Babilonia Rio Hostel does not offer free parking.

Does Babilonia Rio Hostel offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Babilonia Rio Hostel does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Babilonia Rio Hostel from the airport?

Babilonia Rio Hostel is 5,6 km from Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont.

Can you bring pets to Babilonia Rio Hostel?

No, pets are not allowed at Babilonia Rio Hostel.

Does Babilonia Rio Hostel have a pool?

No, Babilonia Rio Hostel does not have a pool on-site.


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Most popular landmarks

  • Copacabana Beach 1,4 km
  • Pão de Açúcar 2 km
  • Forte de Copacabana 3,3 km
  • Cristo Redentor 4,2 km
  • Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Gloria do Outeiro 4,3 km
  • Escadaria Selarón 5 km

Getting around

Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont 5,6 km
Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl 19 km

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