Copacabana is an iconic neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro known for its bars, restaurants and famous beach. With excellent transport links connecting tourists to all major points in the city, it’s an ideal spot to stay. Here are some of the best cheap hostels in Copacabana that offer a great place to stay on a limited budget.
Located in Copacabana and just a four-minute walk from Rio’s most iconic beach, Villa Budget Hostel is conveniently surrounded by several popular restaurants and bars, and is close to major bus and metro links. The hostel offers several room options including mixed dorms and private rooms. It is clean and cosy, with free wi-fi and a daily breakfast, and the shared garden outside is a great place to mingle with fellow travelers.
Set inside a stone house, this clean and comfortable hostel is just a 10-minute walk from Copacabana beach and less than five minutes from the nearest metro station, providing easy access to all tourist points in the city. The rooms have mixed and single-sex dorms that sleep between six and eight people. Other features include free wi-fi and a breakfast buffet every morning. The hostel has a lively atmosphere and attracts a strong international scene, making it ideal for socializing.
With appealing amenities such as free wi-fi, breakfast, a communal kitchen and an outdoor pool, Bamboo Rio Hostel is a popular spot among backpackers. Rooms here include mixed dorms that sleep between four and 12 guests, some private rooms, and all-women dorms. The nearest metro is just five minutes away, providing access to all major points across the city.
Che Lagarto is a familiar chain of hostels around South America. It offers mixed dorms and private rooms, with a location close to the beach and transport links around the city. Facilities include free wi-fi, a daily buffet-style breakfast and free in-house drinks in the evening. If you’re looking for a quiet spot for a few days rest, Che Lagarto is not the place – this is a hostel to mingle and party.
El Misti Hostel offers bright, colorful mixed-gender or same-sex dorms. There are also private rooms with either en-suite or shared bathrooms. At this hostel, guests can enjoy easy access to the famous Copacabana beach just a few minutes away and to several transport links, including two metro stops and various bus routes. Amenities include free wi-fi and a free daily breakfast. For additional comfort, there are several terraces offering a chill-out area and communal lounges with sofas and books.
Set inside a former embassy, this lively and cheerful hostel is just a few minutes from Copacabana beach and close to a selection of great bars and restaurants in both Copacabana and Ipanema. Pura Vida Hostel offers a basic yet clean and comfortable space with options including mixed dorms, single-sex dorms and private rooms. The private rooms come with a balcony, air conditioning and en-suite bathrooms. All rooms have free wi-fi. There is an outdoor garden with showers to cool off when the heat gets too much. This hostel is known for hosting parties and barbecues for guests and non-guests who can also attend by paying a small fee.
Walk on the Beach Hostel | Courtesy of Walk on the Beach Hostel
Walk on the Beach Hostel is a bright and breezy hostel just a few minutes from Copacabana beach and less than five minutes away from Lagoa, Rio’s stunning natural lake. The mixed dorms sleep up to 12 people and come complete with air conditioning (something you will appreciate in Rio’s sweltering summers), free wi-fi, and individual lockers for storing your belongings. Other features include a communal kitchen, a bar for drinks and mingling and a chill-out lounge area.
This simple hostel provides basic mixed and women-only dorms with shared bathrooms. The major appeal of CabanaCopa Hostel is its fantastic location – just a stone’s throw away from the metro station and just a few minutes from Copacabana Beach. Facilities include a sports bars, a lounge with computers, a barbecue area and a laundry facility. There is free wi-fi throughout the hostel and a buffet-style breakfast is served daily.
Copa Fun Hostel is a cheap and cheerful spot with mixed dorms and shared bathrooms. There are also private rooms with en-suite. Located in the heart of Copacabana, it is close to the beach and all the major transport links. Facilities include wi-fi, free lockers, a games room with a pool table and a buffet-style breakfast every morning.
Best Rio Hostel is located in a lively part of Copacabana near to the metro station, a few minutes from the beach and surrounded by traditional Brazilian bars and restaurants. The hostel offers mixed and women-only dorms with shared bathrooms, individual lockers and comfy bunk beds. There are also private rooms with en-suite bathrooms and a small balcony. Facilities at this laid-back spot include a bar, lounge area, internet cafe and 24-hour staff.