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Rio Forest Hostel

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Suite, Balcony | Minibar, in-room safe, free WiFi

Overview of Rio Forest Hostel

Rio Forest Hostel

2.0 star property
Santa Teresa hostel with outdoor pool and pool bar

8.0/10 Very good

38 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Lounge area
Rua Joaquim Murtinho, 517, Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 20241-320

Guests rated this location 7.9/10 - Good

Main amenities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • Bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Terrace
Feel at home
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Garden
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Santa Teresa
  • Museum of Tomorrow - 28 min drive
  • Jornalista Mário Filho Stadium - 21 min drive
  • Shopping Tijuca - 23 min drive
  • Copacabana Beach - 9 min drive
  • Avenida Atlantica - 19 min drive
  • Sugar Loaf Mountain - 24 min drive
  • Christ the Redeemer - 51 min drive
  • Ipanema Beach - 27 min drive

Getting around

  • Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont) - 10 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro International Airport (GIG) - 33 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro (RRJ-Jacarepaguá-Roberto Marinho) - 51 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Flag Square Station - 6 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Sao Cristovao Station - 6 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Central Station - 28 min walk
  • Portinha Tram Stop - 6 min walk
  • Largo do Curvelo Tram Stop - 6 min walk
  • Francisco Muratori Tram Stop - 8 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Os Ximenes - 7 min walk
  • Café e Bar Victor - 8 min walk
  • Restaurante Dalapa - 11 min walk
  • Bar do Serginho - 6 min walk
  • Boteco do Gomes - 8 min walk

About this property

Rio Forest Hostel

Rio Forest Hostel is only 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle (available 24 hours). After splashing around at the outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights include a rooftop terrace, a poolside bar and a snack bar/deli. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Portinha Tram Stop is 6 minutes and Largo do Curvelo Tram Stop is 6 minutes.


English, Portuguese, Spanish

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Children (16 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • Parents must have child's birth certificate and photo ID*
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Free off-site parking nearby


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8 AM–10 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • BBQs
  • Poolside bar
  • Shared fridge
  • Shared microwave
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • An outdoor pool
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar

What to enjoy

  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Cookware, dishes and utensils
  • Full-sized fridge/freezer
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Parents or a legal guardian travelling with children under 18 years of age must present the child's birth certificate and an identity card with photo (passport, for example) at the check-in. For international travels to Brazil, if just one of the parents is travelling with the child, she/he must present – in addition to the child's certificate of birth and identity card with photo – a letter authorising the trip signed by the other parent with a notarial certification of signature. In case the parents or the legal guardian, as applicable, cannot or are unwilling to give this authorisation, a judicial authorisation is required. People who intend to travel to Brazil with children must consult with the Brazilian consulate before travelling for more information.

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 8 AM to 11 PM


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards.</p>

Also known as

Rio Forest Hostel Rio De Janeiro
Rio Forest Hostel
Rio Forest
Rio Forest Hostel Rio Janeiro
Rio Forest Hostel Rio de Janeiro
Rio Forest Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Rio Forest Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Rio de Janeiro

Frequently asked questions

Does Rio Forest Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Rio Forest Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Is there a pool at Rio Forest Hostel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 8 AM to 11 PM.
Are pets allowed at Rio Forest Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Rio Forest Hostel?
No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Rio Forest Hostel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Rio Forest Hostel?
You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Rio Forest Hostel and nearby?
Rio Forest Hostel has an outdoor pool and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
What's the area around Rio Forest Hostel like?
Rio Forest Hostel is a short 6-minute walk from Portinha Tram Stop and 12 minutes' walk from Arcos da Lapa.



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Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


4/10 Fair

You get what you pay for
The location was good , and conditions acceptable if you had no money to look for a better place . I had 5 day reservation pay for it, and left the next day . Perfect for backpackers or anyone that don’t care about looks .
Mauricio, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Place in Lapa
Very unique place, with a quick 5-10 minute walk to Lapa. Loved this hostel!
Eric, 2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Nicely located place, decent breakfast, some interesting travellers, and lots of space to hang out or sit in silence. The neighbourhood is apparently not the safest but I didn't have problems.
Rosano, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice view
You wont find a better hostel in Lapa. The staff is kind and helpful, they have the better información about almost everything in Río. There are pool parties all sundays.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

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10/10 Exceptional

Great place
Great staff
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10/10 Exceptional

Rio Forest Hotel.. delightful stay!! !!!
Rio Forest Hostel was like a villa on the cliffs of Rio. Scenery beautiful accommodations wonderful staff very helpful and delightful. All you could wish for in a community that was nostalgic and gorgeous. The staff was wonderful and catered to your every need. I give this hostel 5 stars and would definitely return here whenever in Rio de Janeiro.
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8/10 Very good

Bautiful Hostel, nice location
Beautiful hostel, nice private room, friendly staff. The cleaning service was not that good and we didn't get fresh towels during our stay (4 nights).
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6/10 Good

Stay marred by # of stairs from street + noise
Overall a good experience marred by: -dozens is stairs needed to get to the hostel from the street. Not noted In previous reviews. - noise New Years midnight to 6am as they hold a New Years party. Rio Forest refunded our room payment for that night. Wi-Fi worked, room was comfortable.
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8/10 Very good

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