Urca Hostel

Address: Av. Joao Luis Alves 250, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, 22291-090, Brazil | Hostel
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This hostel, located in the Botafogo area of Rio de Janeiro, is near Claudio Coutinho Trail, Rio Sul Shopping Center, Palacio do Catete, and Botafogo Bay.
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    Last Full Day in Rio

    A travel blog entry by susan.and.dave on Jun 20, 2015

    6 comments, 6 photos

    ... the only 2 in the van with the driver we sat up front and saw the city as we went. So many beautiful shrubs and bushes in bloom. Some of the dwellings were quite pretty. As we got closer to the climb up the mountain we saw many homes behind big gates with and walls with coiled barbed or razor wire atop. I wondered if it were there to keep the bad guys out or perhaps the good guys out!!! The drug cartel and all.... Ha! So we ...

    Rio sightseeing and carnival

    A travel blog entry by ginevad on Feb 16, 2015

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    Fell in love with Rio today ❤ Took the Corcovado tram to the top of the mountain and enjoyed the lovely view of the city and Sugarloaf. Went for a walk in the city centre, walked up the stairs Escaderia Selaron, decorated with colorful tiles from around the world. Then took a cab up the favela Santa Teresa and enjoyed a nice afternoon mingling with the locals. On the way back we passed by some of the carnival platforms lined up for the evening ...

    Dear John .....

    A travel blog entry by shunny81 on Dec 02, 2014

    1 comment, 40 photos

    ... to do a couple of tours with a tour guide that had been recommended to us by Nigel's friend. The first day we did a general tour of the main attractions. First up was Christ the Redeemer which is the very famous huge Christ found on the top of a hill 700m above the ground. It is 38m tall and can be seen from most parts of the city. There is a train that runs up to the statue through the Tijuca Forest which is the second largest urban forest in the world. When you ...

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    A travel blog entry by mattyjordan on Oct 11, 2014

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    ... of a hill.

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    Back to Rio for the Final

    A travel blog entry by sonnydriver on Jul 12, 2014

    2 comments, 1 photo

    I arrived in Rio at around 8pm on Saturday night and got what turned out to be my best taxi in Brazil (he didn't try to fleece me and knew where he was going). I got to my hostel which wasn't quite the glamour of the apartment in Ipanema but it would do the job for a night. I was asked if I was Argentinian and after saying I was English I was asked who I wanted to win. I said Germany which the Brazilians in the room were happy and Argies were not.


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