With the backdrop of bossa nova and samba rhythms, Rio de Janeiro is one of the most enthusiastic cities in Latin America. Made popular in song, Ipanema Beach remains the ideal place to stroll and sunbathe.
If you devote yourself to the dramatic mountains, plentiful beaches, as well as tasteful cuisines here, you are likely to fall in love with this charming place. Here are the best cheap hotels in Rio de Janeiro:
Hotel & Hostel Villa Santana
Features: Situated in the center of the bustling neighbourhood Lapa, Hotel & Hostel Villa Santana is well-known for its Samba clubs. Guests can enjoy the free breakfast buffet. The hotel is about only 2 km from Cinelândia Subway Station. Rooms are offered with air-conditioning, a ceiling fan, as well as private bathrooms including showers.
Price: US$21 per night.
Favela Experience Vidigal
Features: Just 1 km from Praia do Vidigal beach, Favela Experience Vidigal will give you the unique experience of settling in the slum, a populous district. Styled with bright colors, rooms here feature a fan, a wardrobe, air conditioning, as well as amazing sea views.
Price: Rooms start from US$23.
West Village Hostel
Features: West Village Hostel is surrounded by restaurants and shops. Free Wi-Fi, free parking, breakfast, as well as a 24-hour reception are available. A shared bathroom and a fan is provided in accommodations. The hotel is 3 km from Rio de Janeiro’s Spacial Museum.
Price: About US$26 for one night here.
Recanto de Alegrias
Features: Recanto de Alegrias provides guests with cozy ambience and friendly staff. Rooms here include a TV, fan and a shared bathroom with hot shower. A shared kitchen, lounge, ironing and laundry service are also available.
Price: Rooms start from US$29.
Habitat Carioca Hostel
Features: 900 metres from Glória metro station, Habitat Carioca Hostel provides comfortable rooms with air-conditioning, a balcony with a city view, as well as a shared bathroom with a shower. A 24-hour front desk, a shared kitchen, and laundry facilities are also available.
Price: US$34 per night.
Features: Recanto Carioca offers accommodation in both private rooms and shared dormitories with a fan and bed linens. A garden, barbecue facilities, as well as free WiFi access are provided. Tijuca Forest National Park is 1 km from the hotel.
Price: Rooms start from US$34.
Vidigal Hostel Bella Mar e Sol
Features: Within a 15-minute walk from Leblon beach, Vidigal Hostel Bella Mar e Sol provides cozy dormitories with stunning city views and free Wi-Fi. A well-equipped kitchen and TV lounge are available. Santos Dumont Airport is 16 km from the hotel.
Price: US$37 per night.
Features: Boasting a bar, a spa, as well as wellness centre, Kazazen Hostel provides dormitories and double rooms decorated in white and light green. Luggage storage and a 24-hour front desk are offered. The Maracanã Stadium is just 2 km from the hotel.
Price: Rooms start from US$41.
Casa de Wanderley
Features: Within a 10-minute driving distance from Copacabana beach and bohemian Lapa area, Casa de Wanderley provides cozy rooms with a fan, hammock, and shared bathroom. Rooms here are decorated with wooden floors and a warm touch of colour.
Price: US$41 per night.
Bed and Breakfast Vilanossa
Features: Featuring an outdoor pool, Bed and Breakfast Vilanossa provides accommodations with air-conditioning, city and garden view. Free parking, meeting facilities, a shared lounge, as well as luggage storage are also available. The lively Lapa district is 1.5 km from the hotel.
Price: Rooms start from US$48.