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The 10 Best Budget Hostels In Copacabana

Tiki hostel |© courtesy of Tiki Hostel
Tiki hostel |© courtesy of Tiki Hostel
Brazil has long been considered a cheap place to travel, yet Rio de Janeiro is surprisingly expensive, especially in the south zone of the city where all the tourist hubs tend to be. Yet the flow of tourism has led to the growth the low-cost accommodation market in Copacabana and there is a huge choice of budget-friendly places to stay. The following hostels are reasonably priced with good location and come well-recommended.

Tiki Hostel

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Tiki Hostel
Tiki Hostel | © Courtesy of Tiki Hostel
Tiki Hostelis located in Cantagalo favela in Copacabana. The favela has been pacified for a long time and is, as a rule, safe to go into. The location of the hostel is nearly at the top of the hill, which gives breathtaking views over Copacabana and Ipanema. The best way to get to the top is making use of the kombis (vans) or motortaxis that whizz up and down. It’s a fun hostel with friendly, knowledgeable staff and a great way to experience a bit of favela life.
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Pousada Favela Copacabana

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This bed-and-breakfast is also located in Cantagalo favela, yet it is right at the base so avoids the steep hill to the top. The location is fantastic; near to the metro, 2 minutes from the Hippie market and just a few minutes to either Ipanema or Copacabana beach. The large hostel provides a free, delicious breakfast and a warm, welcoming service.
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Copa Hostel

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Copa Hostel
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Situated just seconds from the beach and in the heart of buzzing Copacabana, the location of Copa Hostel is ideal with plenty of bars and restaurants nearby too. The breakfast is simple, but enough to fuel you for a day of sight-seeing, and the friendly staff are more than happy to give you tips around Rio. There is also a small bar inside, which becomes a small nightclub at night.
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Walk on the Beach Hostel

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This international hostel attracts a good mix of backpackers and single travelers from all corners of the world, making it a great hub to meet new people. The decorations are bright and cheerful, giving a welcoming atmosphere, and the staff are friendly, helpful and available during the night too. Walk on the Beach Hostelis clean, well-organized and within a few minutes’ walking distance from the beach.
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Brazuca's Hostel

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Brazuca’s Hostelreally sits in the heart of Copacabana and is surrounded by good bars, restaurantsand easy transport links. The staff are extremely polite, welcoming and will go that extra mile to help guests out. The beach is just a couple of minutes away, with plenty of shops for souvenirs and clothes on the way. Breakfast is included here, and the quality is good.
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Chill on the Beach Hostel

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This hostel receives a lot of good feedback for its happy, friendly staff, clean rooms and bathrooms, and fantastic location. It’s one of the hostels nearest to the beaches – though most hostels tend to be close, as although Copacabana is long, it isn’t very wide. The atmosphere here is animated with an international crowd, and it serves a simple yet good breakfast.
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Che Lagarto

This immensely successful chain spreads out all over Brazil and the rest of South America. It draws in a lively, international backpacking crowd and hosts daily meetups such as free caipirinhas for guests to get to know each other. It’s a great place to meet new people. The location of Che Lagarto is ideal; near to the metro station, main road, beach, bars and with 24-hour restaurants nearby too. The staff are kind, cheerful and multilingual.

Che Lagarto, R. Barata Ribeiro, 111, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, +55 21 3209 0348

Happy Rio Hostel

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Happy Rio Hostel is right next to the metro, so perfect for those day trips around the city. As with most hostels in Copacabana, it is near the beach and its central location in the neighborhood means it is close to a number of bars and restaurants. The price of this hotel is cheap, even during the high season, and is great for budget backpackers or travelers.
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Bamboo Rio Hostel

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Bamboo Rio Hostel
Bamboo Rio Hostel | © Courtesy of Bamboo Rio Hostel
The most striking thing about this hostel is the entrance, which is decorated with cool and colorful graffiti that depicts images of Rio de Janeiro. Bamboo Rio Hostel has simplicity at its core and is a good spot for those looking for a well-located, cheap hostel. The staff are friendly and breakfast is included.
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El Misti Hostel

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A great location just a few blocks from the beach, exceptional cleanliness and good organization are some of this hostel’s best qualities. The atmosphere at El Misti is cozy and friendly, the perfect vibe for striking up new friendships with people from all over the world. The breakfast is included and is delicious, with breads, hams, cheeses, cereals and fruits. By Sarah Brown
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