Vidigal Guest House

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15 Rua Samuel Rodrigues Muniz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(21) 3323-4735
Vidigal Guest House - View just up the road overlooking the city.
Vidigal Guest House - Comfortable Bed
Vidigal Guest House - Full Kitchen
Vidigal Guest House - Look for the street art in the front.
Vidigal Guest House - Sizeable shower
Vidigal Guest House - Sizeable shower

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Vidigal Guest House Rio de Janeiro Reviews

bensonryan bensonry…
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Guest House in a Brazilian Favela Mar 06, 2017
The Vidigal Guest House is located in the high end of the Vidigal favela that peaks over the city of Rio De Janeiro. It consists of a pair of guest suites in the steep Brazilian favela, which epitomizes the inner city way of life. Do not be alarmed if I mention the world "favela". This favela has been pacified since 2011, meaning that the police presence is prominent to the deterrence of any attempted crime within the region.

While it is a bit of a reach in access as it is perched near the top, Vidigal Guest House is conveniently located near parks, bars, restaurants along with some very spectacular views. Most of everything each guest would need is within walking distance. My hosts Tito and Vanessa were very accommodating and personable. They are also fluent in English. Both took their time showing me around the area and gave me pointers on the Brazilian hustle with the locals. They also have a charming pitbull who loves to be cuddled as well.

Their service was very much tailored to my needs as I can't say enough good things about the amenities. Wifi works well in the area. The room was so comfortable that I almost never wanted to leave. It was spacious and complete with a kitchen and refrigerator along with a comfortable queen sized bed. I only spent about $25 per night here and could practically live there long term. The hosts also offer laundry services for additional cost.

A few things I would recommend before venturing to Vidigal is to develop an understanding of Brazilian architecture. If one can acclimatize to Brazil weather and adapt to customs of toilet and shower usage, it would help the guest maximize their enjoyment to hotels such as this one. The only thing going against Vidigal Guest House is the constant demand for it. I had to book this guest room months in advance as it has a strong reputation for budget travelers. There are strong testimonials on its website.

Vidigal Guest House is a solid recommendation for anyone who wants to prove they have integrated into Brazilian culture. I thoroughly recommend it as it is in a surprisingly safe area among friendly locals.
Look for the street art in the fro…
Comfortable Bed
Full Kitchen
Sizeable shower
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