Pousada Favela Cantagalo
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPousada Favela Cantagalo Rio de Janeiro
Having just returned from this location I can recommend this hotel unreservedly. I stayed there for 6 nights. The staff are all very friendly. Legia is very helpful, will book trips, let you know about parties on the favela or good places to eat or drink.
The Road leading to the hotel (Rue Saint Roman) is just behind Copacabana beach at one end and Ipemema at the other. It is just a 10 minute walk to either. I must admit that arriving at about 11pm and being dropped off by taxi at the entrance to the stairs was a bit daunting but Legia's brother met me half way up the stairs and took my case, showed me around and allowed me to chose a room. I felt safe on the favela, more so than on the streets around the beaches.
The room was very clean at all times. Breakfast was more than adequate and the view from the terrace across the favela is breathtaking. There are local bars just 5 minutes away, as well as convenience stores where you can buy water, food etc.
If you want an authentic stay in Rio and a chance to experience life on a favela, then this is an ideal place to stay. you will not be disappointed!
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.