When looking for hostels in Brazil that will fit into your low travel budget, there is no need for you to choose an accommodation in the “Cidade Maravilhosa” that lies far away from the urban areas. Contrary to what many might think, there are affordable lodging options close to the main beaches in Rio that also offer good transport connections to landmarks such as historical football stadiums, museums, the Corcovado mountain and even the Sambadrome where the colourful carnival parades take place every year. By staying in one of our recommended budget hotels in Rio, you will be able to enjoy the carioca city to its fullest and even walk to its most iconic spots.
Cheap hotels and hostels in Rio de Janeiro
Right in the heart of the city, the Carioca Hotel is just 2 kilometres away from Santos Dumont airport, and 17 kilometres away from Rio-Galeão Internacional airport. It is located in the well-known “da Lapa” quarter, wonderfully connected by public transport. Inside the 79 rooms of this hostel in Brazil, one gets stunning views of Rio de Janeiro, apart from free WiFi and an ensuite bathroom with shower. In addition to the daily room service and the providing of clean linen and towels, the 24 hour-open front desk has lockers for your baggage and accepts supermarket orders.
Five minutes away from the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, the venue hosting the most popular Carnival parades in the world, we find the Downtown Santana Hotel, which is also located 10 minutes away (by car) from the Maracana football stadium. Guests are granted the right to use a private parking spot, WiFi free of charge, a flat-screen TV, ensuite bathroom and communal lounge. The nearest airport is Santos Dumont and Copacabana beach is easily reached by using the bus or metro.
Last but not least, the Cruz de Ouro Hotel in Brazil, which includes breakfast in its nightly rate, is another good lodging option for a budget trip to Rio, offering excellent value for money. Well connected to the Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, as well as to the main city attractions, it equally provides guests with free WiFi, mini bar, air conditioning, bathroom with shower and room service. Rio Carnival is just around the corner, so we advise you to book your cheap hotel in Rio de Janeiro.
While visiting, don’t forget to make time for cultural activities: Brazil has many museums and other places where you can learn and have fun. The Museu do Amanhã in Praça Mauá is a must.