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The 10 Coolest Hostels in Brazil

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Updated: 31 October 2017

As Brazil receives more and more travelers and backpackers each year, hostels scramble to provide new and quirky spaces that offer an authentic and social experience for their guests. You don’t need to skip the comfort or charm while traveling through Brazil on a budget; not if you stay at any of these ten cool hostels anyway.


We Hostel
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The chilled out communal areas at We Hostel | © Rodrigo Marangoni / We Hostel

One of Sao Paulo’s most beloved hostels, We Hostel has got its design game down to a tee. Set inside a century-old white mansion, the venue couples retro and modern decor to create a refreshing ambience that instantly puts guests at ease. Added touches such as hammocks and a cinema room enhance its trendy reputation, as does its superb location in Vila Mariana with close proximity to several great bars and restaurants.

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Hostel Galeria 13
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Salvador's colorful city center | © soel84 / Pixabay

Backpackers go to Galeria 13 for its pleasant setting inside an old colonial house, its upbeat atmosphere and its delicious breakfast served until noon. The real draw though is the bounty of socializing opportunities from the unlimited free caipirinhas at happy hour to its welcoming approach that allows non-guests to come in and hang out. The place doesn’t have a kitchen yet, but that isn’t a big deal when there are several cheap and excellent restaurants nearby, including Bar Zulu, the hostel owner’s venue.

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Open House Hostel
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Salvador

Salvador | https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:View_over_Harbour_Area_from_Hotel_Arthemis_-_Salvador_-_Brazil.jpg

For an authentic local experience when visiting Salvador, the Open House Hostel breathes the Bahian experience. Located near the beach, the hostel is managed by professional artists who draw from their local network to provide live music and capoeira performances for the guests. The colorful hostel offers a welcoming spot to enjoy the electric vibe of Salvador and make new friends.

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Hostel Savassi
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The chilled out lounge area at Hostel Savassi in Belo Horizonte | © Hostel Savassi

Set in the heart of Belo Horizonte close to all the nightlife action, Hostel Savassi effortlessly entices travelers with its stellar location and colorful, cheerful interior. The dorms have thoughtful touches such as reading lights and power sockets for each bed, yet the quirky lounge area is the real joy with its artistic flair and comfortable environment creating the ideal setting for a spot of socializing.

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Tetris Container Hostel
Tetris Container Hostel

Tetris Container Hostel | Tetris Container Hostel

This is no ordinary hostel. Located in Iguacu near to Brazil’s famous waterfalls, Tetris Container Hostel makes the most of industrial materials in its architect. The hostel itself is made up of 15 shipping containers, the sinks are repurposed oil drums, and the furniture on the outdoor terrace is made from wooden crates. The bar is a wonderful mingling spot and the staff make the stay even more pleasant.

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Local Friend Hostel
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The turquoise sea at Buzios is just minutes away from the Local Friend Hostel | © Ribastank / Pixabay

As the name suggests, Local Friend Hostel is a place where hospitality and a welcoming atmosphere is the name of the game. Located in the heart of Buzios, a region in the state of Rio de Janeiro known for its superb beaches and thriving nightlife, this hostel brings a bit of tranquility and calm to its guests. There are several activities available to do from the hostel including surfing, kayaking and cooking classes.

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Pantanal Backpacker Hostel
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Pantanal | © Filipefrazao/WikiCommons

Pantanal | © Filipefrazao/WikiCommons

Unassuming yet comfortable with a good international crowd, Pantanal Backpacker Hostel draws travelers with its cheap prices and close proximity to the Pantanal. Located in the city Cuiabá, which gives access to the northern region of the wetlands, tours can be arranged through the hostel. The hostel features a clean kitchen, a refreshing swimming pool and friendly staff who go out of their way to help guests.

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Hostel Britânico
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The charming and clean interior of Hostel Britânico | © Hostel Britânico

This beloved hostel in Gramado boasts a superbly modern interior with wooden flooring, a fresh, clean design, and charming touches such as reading lights and curtains on the bed. It comes with all the price and social benefits you would expect from a hostel, yet with the cleanliness and attention to detail of a hotel. The staff all speak excellent English and the hostel is just a short walk away from the city centre.

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Free Wifi
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Non smoking
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Injoy Hostel
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Located in Rio de Janeiro’s coolest neighborhoods, Injoy Hostel is surrounded by all of Botafogo’s quirky restaurants and hip bars, providing an alternative nightlife scene in some of Rio’s best hangout spots. Instead of large dorms, this hostel provides cosy, private rooms that are named after a city and decorated with striking images to represent its name. The modern decor and friendly staff will make you instantly feel at home. It is also just a couple of metro stops away from some of Rio’s finest beaches and tourist attractions.

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Porto Alegre Eco Hostel
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Porto Alegre isn’t a city that many travelers think about visiting, but those who do will discover a metropolis teeming with culture, gastronomy and friendly people. As a base point, there are few better places than Porto Alegre Eco Hostel. Set in a residential area in quiet surroundings, the hostel is perfect for those looking for something more serene and less party-oriented. The emphasis at this hostel is being eco-friendly with furniture made of recycled wood and rooms named after different species of animals. For a pleasant afternoon, enjoy the well-manicured garden and chat with the friendly staff who mostly speak excellent English.

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