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Aquarela do Leme

Suburban hostel with 2 bars/lounges, near Avenida Atlantica

  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi

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  • Terrace/Patio
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Family Suite - Balcony
  • Shared Dormitory (8 beds) - Bathroom
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  • This is the highest quality hostel in Rio de Janeiro. The facilities are brand new. The…

    Jan 28, 2020

  • Very nice and spacious hostel a bit uphill from beach and main street. Great views for…

    Dec 29, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 48 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 12 shared guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace

Feel at home

  • Free toiletries
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Barbecue grill(s)

What’s around

  • In Copacabana
  • Avenida Atlantica - 7 min walk
  • Copacabana Beach - 9 min walk
  • Guanabara Bay - 1 min walk
  • Praia do Leme - 9 min walk
  • Rua Barata Ribeiro - 16 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Suite
  • Family Suite
  • Shared Dormitory (8 beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (10 beds)

What’s around


  • In Copacabana
  • Avenida Atlantica - 7 min walk
  • Copacabana Beach - 9 min walk
  • Guanabara Bay - 1 min walk
  • Praia do Leme - 9 min walk
  • Rua Barata Ribeiro - 16 min walk
  • Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - 24 min walk
  • Vermelha Beach - 29 min walk
  • Urca Beach - 32 min walk
  • Rio Sul Shopping Mall - 37 min walk
  • General Consulate of Germany - 45 min walk

Getting around

  • Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont) - 17 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro International Airport (GIG) - 49 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Central Station - 10 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Flag Square Station - 10 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Sao Cristovao Station - 11 min drive
  • Cardeal Arcoverde Station - 22 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance


  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

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
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • 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*


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Room service
  • Barbecue grills


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2016
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Shared accommodations

Small print

Also known as

  • Aquarela Leme Hostel Rio de Janeiro
  • Aquarela Leme Hostel
  • Aquarela Leme Rio de Janeiro
  • Aquarela Leme
  • Aquarela Do Leme Rio Janeiro
  • Aquarela do Leme Rio de Janeiro
  • Aquarela do Leme Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Aquarela do Leme Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Rio de Janeiro

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


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 to 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.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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


  • Yes, Aquarela do Leme does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Gaia Art Café (5-min walk), Sindicato do Chopp (5-min walk), and Da Brambini Ristorante (6-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • Aquarela do Leme has 2 bars.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great safe local experience with outstanding staff whonare in sabatrical from law, engineers, human resources, finance, wow. And thebcustomers are respectful, open and collaborative. Whatban enjoyable stay.

    CanadaTraveller, 1 night trip, Oct 21, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Customer service and care 👍😊 Very clean, quality and private.

    CanadaVisitor, 1 night trip, Oct 19, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    July 2019 Rio de Janeiro

    My wife and I both agree, we made a great choice to stay at Aquarela do Leme. Thibault is the best host and is very accommodating to the needs of all guests. Don’t hesitate to book your room because this place is in high demand. It is literallty just five minutes from the beach, we could see it from our room, and the short walk up the hill is actually one of the things that we will treasure the most! Enjoy a comfortable and genuine experience at the Aquarela do Leme.

    Joseph, 1 night romance trip, Jun 30, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This is one of the best Hostels I have ever experienced.

    4 night romance trip, Mar 7, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    110% recommended!

    My first ever hostel stay was the best travel accomodation I had. My friends would also tell me that I am an expensive traveler as I travel a lot but always stay in luxurious hotels. This time I wanted to make a difference so I tried to stay at Aquarela. The roof deck view was amazing, 1 side facing the beautiful Copacabana beach and the otherside facing the Babilonia favela. Many would probably think that it is dangerous because it is located at the entrance of Favela but definitely no. The neighboorhood were very friendly, there were police presence, free breakfast 110% friendlt staff (the owner even asked me if I want to stay in the room as long as I want as my flight leaves at 11:45PM. Family friendly hostel, 2 cute and friendly kids were there during my stay. Animal friendly hostel (i love dogs heavenly). The guests were very nice and disciplined (we wash our own plates/utensils after use which I find really cool). The cleanliness was superb. The room was excellent with each bed has its own privacy curtain (feels like rooms in a cruise ship). Hostel lobby staffed 24 hours. There is a bar if you want to grab some drinks. Oh yes, definitely recommendable place! Very safe!

    Pepe Jr, 3 night trip, Jan 19, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Had an amazing stay here. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the vibe is great. Will recommend this place to others.

    6 night trip, Dec 25, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Clean and welcoming hostel with a great family running it in a great location with an amazing roof terrace.

    L, 5 night trip with friends, Nov 14, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    Incrível maravilhoso perfeito. Quero morar nesse lugar. Recomendo pra todos! As acomodações são impecáveis, excelente localização, e os anfitriões são amáveis como uma família.

    Nicolle, 4 night trip with friends, Feb 19, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Alle wunderbar!!! Die Atmosphäre ist sehr cool!!! Die Leute sind sehr höflich!!! Ich kann nur empfehle!!!

    1 night trip, Feb 3, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    O lugar é incrível, aconchegante e com detalhes bem pensados pra você se sentir em casa. O atendimento da equipe toda é maravilhoso. Fomos bem recebidos desde o check-in e tivemos dúvidas e solicitações atendidas com excelência. É uma experiência única para quem gosta de lugares mais alternativos e menos tradicionais. Adorei tudo!!

    DESIREE, 2 night trip, Nov 20, 2020

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