Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city in Brazil. Rio is swarmed by tourists all over the world for its relaxed beach atmosphere, breathtaking landscapes, and of course the highly-anticipated Rio de Janeiro Carnaval.
If you want to make your vacation to Rio truly memorable, you can choose from the many Rio hostels that are located all over the city. It is advisable that you book a reservation to one of the Rio de Janeiro hostels months before you make your trip especially during the Carnival season. For beach lovers, you can choose from the Rio hostels located along the beach area. Here, you can wake up with the calming sound of the waves and get yourself soaked in the sun while lying on the sand. You may also opt to explore the historical places of Rio by staying at one of the Rio de Janeiro hostels downtown.
Rio Hostel Ipanema is a terraced beach house that is a mere walking distance from the infamous Posto 9 which is the heart of Rio de Janeiro beach and surf world. The guesthouse, situated in a private road, is a two-floor building with a very cozy ambiance. Tropical plants are planted everywhere to give shade to tired tourists. Hammocks are also placed so that guests can have a relaxing afternoon nap while listening to the calming Bossanova tunes.
Rio de Janeiro Carnival is the biggest even in Brazil. There are many festivities in store for visitors during this colorful and non-stop fun celebration. For your short stint in Rio, you may want to check out the recently inaugurated Bonita Ipanema Hostel. This used to be the old residence of musician Tom Jobim. The staff is very accommodating and friendly. Bonita Ipanema Hostel offers private single and double rooms and also shared dorms. Private and shared bathrooms are available. The accommodation also has a small swimming pool and a quiet area for relaxation. Aside from the standard facilities available like the bar, game room, library, internet and pool area, the hotel also has a fancy and unique boutique at the front desk where guests can purchase souvenir items for their loved ones.