• Accommodates
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Size
    12 m²
  • Floor No.
  • Family/child friendly
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Lockable room
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Towels
Property summary
Address Rua Major Toja Martinez Filho, 22450-270 Vidigal - Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil
Property type Private room
Property ID C8APDHKO
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This property is managed by Quenia. Quenia will arrange to give you the key to the property upon arrival.
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Set dramatically on the steep hills above the ocean, Vidigal is one of the most scenic and lively favelas in Rio de Janeiro. With the bustling beaches of Leblon, Ipanema and Sao Conrado at its vicinity it's in the midst of Rios unique beach scene. Many local cultural initiatives have emerged recently, organizing samba concerts, parties, open air cinemas, sport events and theater plays, adding to the vibrant cultural life in the community. Supermarkets and ATMs are also available. As part of the favela pacification plan of the Federal Government of Rio de Janeiro, criminal elements were driven out of the neighborhood and a police post established in the favela a few years ago, ensuring the safety of residents and visitors.

With poverty remaining a key problem, we continue our work to improve the possibilities to escape poverty by providing educational services to the local population. Since its foundation in 2003 our local, charitable and independent non-governmental organization trains children and young adults at no cost in a wide range of subjects (e.g. language, mathematical and computer skills, professional training, sports, etc.) and provides counseling services to their families at our school.

We invite tourists, which are interested in getting to know the daily life in a favela, to stay with us in our small, comfortable and safe guest house. All the earnings of our guest house are used directly for funding our programs and services, supporting the local community in its fight against poverty.

Our house is on a peaceful and quite street not too far up the hill - with the next beach only a 300m walk away!

Located right above our school, we offer three basic but comfortable rooms, each equipped with a private bathroom (hot water available) and a great view of the ocean and the city.

Our room “Avrao” has a breathtaking view of the ocean, the rainforest, the favela and the city. It is equipped with a bunk bed accommodating 2 persons, a private bathroom and a fan.

Our newly remodeled roof top terrace offers a 360° view of the surrounding area and is a favorite place to hang-out. Guests can also use the common kitchen, equipped with a fridge and gas stove. In case you want to do your laundry, we also provide a place to manually wash clothes and a drying area. Free WIFI Internet is available as well.

The shared facilities are also used by some of our volunteers from all over the world while supporting us in providing our services to the local community.

We will provide you with bed linen and towels, and will take care of cleaning your room and the shared facilities. We are also happy to help you with information concerning the life in the Vidigal and Rio de Janeiro. If you want, you can also take part in our Capoeira classes twice a week for free. In case you are interested in learning Portuguese we can organize private lessons at our guest house for you. On demand we can also set up a tour through the favela of Vidigal and a hiking trip to Dos Irmaos, one of the most spectacular panoramic view points of Rio de Janeiro. We can also connect you to with other tours in Rio de Janeiro and the region. If required, we can arrange for you being picked-up at the airport on arrival and your laundry being cleaned.

In any case you will get the unique chance to get to know the life in a favela and the work of our organization from the inside!
House rules
We kindly ask our guests to consider the following while staying with us:

Please be aware that we are primary a non-governmental organization focusing on providing educational services to the local community, not a 5-star hotel :) - still we are sure, you will enjoy the welcoming and positive vibe at our house!

While staying with us classes and other activities are probable to take place during the day at the lower levels of our house, which might include children playing on our grounds and respective noises. The upper floors are exclusively for our guests - here you can always enjoy your privacy!

We kindly ask you to treat the people of Vidigal, our students and our staff with respect. They appreciate it and will pay you back respectively!

As we are working hard to impact on our students and their future positively we would also like to ask you
- not to drink alcohol on the grounds of our organization
- to dress modestly in the public / common areas
- not to give money to our students
- not to invite our students to your room and the guest area.

Please refrain from smoking in the rooms and turn off the air conditioning when you leave your room.

Even if our favela is generally safe, we ask you not to push it and to take the usual precautions: dress modestly and adapt to local styles, carry as little things of value with you as necessary trying not to display them (especially cameras). Within the last five years, since we receive international guest at our house, we had no single security related problem.

In case you have any problem, just let us know! We are happy to assist you!
Weekly rate for 1 guest $ 187 US
Monthly rate for 1 guest $ 709 US
Price for > 1 guests $ 13 US per guest/night extra
Maximum nights 6 months
Check-in after 1 PM
Check-in before On arrangement
Check-out before 11 AM
Cancellation Policy Moderate
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