Rio Forest Hostel

Located in Santa Teresa, historic district between the South Zone and downtown of Rio de Janeiro, the Rio Forest Hostel offers to its guests a unique experience during their stay in the wonder city. The charming large house of classical architecture, built in 1923 and located in a green area is also provides a panoramic view over downtown and the Guanabara Bay. Swimming pool, bar, an organic vegetable garden and other gardens are reasons that explain why the Rio Forest Hostel may give, besides plenty of comfort, leisure and tranquility to its guests. In line with the boutique style, the Rio Forest Hostel is decorated with classic furniture and works of art that mix with the contemporaneous green furniture, made with recycled material, providing a charming and bucolic environment. A few meters far from Arcos da Lapa, the carioca bohemian and cultural bastion, the Rio Forest Hostel makes it possible the experience of being close to the bustling metropolis and enjoying as well that peace and calm, which the neighborhood of Santa Teresa alone can provide.


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This experience was amazing! The Rio Forest Hostel is a positive environment in a beautiful location in Rio De Janeiro, with spectacular views of the city. The hostel is a very calm environment, and I loved the meditation area. I met so many new friends and locals and had so much fun helping with the night shift. Marcus, the host was very friendly and I felt so at home! I cannot wait to be back!

about 1 month ago



Tuve una experiencia maravillosa y todo el equipo de trabajo es muy amable, el lugar es acogedor, la ubicación es muy cerca de lapa, tiene una vista maravillosa y las instalaciones son muy tranquilas se siente un ambiente de naturaleza y al mismo tiempo tienes un bar y piscina donde puedes relajarte y disfrutar

2 months ago



Rio Forest Hostel foi minha primeira experiência como voluntário. Foi realmente incrível, o trabalho foi super descontraído, sempre cumprindo os horários e com a melhor energia. É ideal para explorar todo o Rio e seus arredores. Sem duvida voltarei

4 months ago



El Rio Forest es un gran hostel muy próximo al centro de la ciudad y a Lapa, en el barrio tranquilo de Santa Teresa. Yo estuve en Manutención por lo que tuve que reparar unas sillas, el horario era relajado y sólo debía trabajar 24 horas a la semana! El staff es increíble Celine y Juan son muy amables y me ayudaron con todo! Marcus el dueño también una persona muy generosa y atento! Recomiendo mucho este hostal para hacer un voluntariado! (Fue mi primera experiencia) y estuvo increíble!


over 1 year ago



My experience in Rio Forest Hostel was great! People working there are super friendly, they make you feel like home. The hostel itself is very nice, has stunning view for the city and it’s located in very pretty, artistic area. I would love to come back one day.

over 1 year ago

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