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Rio Forest Hostel, Rio de Janeiro

2-star2 stars
Rua Joaquim Murtinho, 517Santa Teresa, Rio de JaneiroRJ20241-320Brazil

Hostel with outdoor pool, near Arcos da Lapa
  • Free WiFi
Very Good8.4
Great amenities
Fantastic service
Great pool
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
27See all 27 reviews
From 294 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Rio Forest Hostel, Rio de Janeiro

from $12
  • Quarto Misto, 9 camas, banheiro Compartilhado
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  • Quarto Misto, 6 camas, banheiro ensuite
  • Suite, Balcony
  • Suite, Private Bathroom
  • Triple Room
  • Quadruple Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 10 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • One child (6 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Parents must have child's birth certificate and photo ID *

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free nearby parking


  • Area shuttle *
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
Working away
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate living room
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Shower only
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Rio Forest Hostel, Rio de Janeiro’s small print

Also known as

  • Forest Hostel Rio
  • Rio Forest Hostel
  • Rio Forest Hostel Rio De Janeiro
  • Rio Forest Rio De Janeiro


Parents or a legal guardian traveling with children under 18 years must present the child's birth certificate and an identity card with photo (passport, for example) at the check-in. For international travels from Brazil, if just one of the parents is traveling with the child, she/he must present – in addition to the child's certificate of birth and identity card with photo – a letter authorizing 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 authorization, a judicial authorization is required. People who intend to travel to Brazil with children must consult with the Brazilian consulate before traveling for more information.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of BRL VARIÁVEL per vehicle (roundtrip)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Rio Forest Hostel, Rio de Janeiro


  • In Santa Teresa
  • Arcos da Lapa - 10 min walk
  • Catedral de Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro - 15 min walk
  • National Library - 20 min walk
  • Escadaria Selarón - 9 min walk
  • Ruins Park - 10 min walk
  • Fundição Progresso - 12 min walk
  • Selaron Steps - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont) - 7 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro (GIG-Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim Intl.) - 24 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Central Station - 29 min walk
  • Rio de Janeiro Flag Square Station - 10 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Sao Cristovao Station - 11 min drive
  • Cinelandia Station - 19 min walk
  • Carioca Station - 23 min walk
  • Catete Station - 24 min walk
  • Free parking nearby
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 27 reviews

Rio Forest Hostel, Rio de Janeiro
Great place
Great staff
Greg, us3 night business trip
Rio Forest Hostel, Rio de Janeiro
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.
Deborah, usOther trip
Rio Forest Hostel, Rio de Janeiro
Very Good8.0
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, ca2 night trip
Rio Forest Hostel, Rio de Janeiro
Very Good8.0
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).
GEORGIOS, gbRomance trip
Rio Forest Hostel, Rio de Janeiro
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.
Donald, ca3 night romance trip

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Rio Forest Hostel, Rio de Janeiro

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