Urca Hostel

Av. Joao Luis Alves 250, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, 22291-090, Brazil | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Rio de Janeiro

Javali, Carnaval, and Sugar loaf mountain

A travel blog entry by edith720


... happy, and proud of their culture. Everyone, young and old joins to celebrate carnaval and block parties . We went to Carnaval, it began At 9pm and about over 10 different samba schools performed, the last ones being the best. We danced, we clapped, we cheered, and I even began learning how to dance samba. Some schools gave out flags to the crowd for us to cheer once ...

Day 84 Rio

A travel blog entry by elliotgamble

... only pour shots out of thought there was no chance of it being spiked. I shared it around giving everyone a free treat which they appreciated. At around 4 the transfer came and collected us to bring us back. There was no chance I was missing that and trying to survive a night in a favela so was right on time for the transfer. The way back was full of banter and other snoring tired out passengers. Another great night out in Rio. Tomorrow is another day. Il let you know how it ...

Rio Baby!

A travel blog entry by eddim


... Barry and Gina showed the locals how we roll on the dance floor and did us proud.

Come morning Flick and I were up early to meet our guide for our Favela tour which ended up being slightly different than the one the rest of the group did but I think equally as good. After picking up others at various hotels around the city we made our way to the top of the Rocinha Favela, the city’s largest shanty town and South America’s most ...

Rio time

A travel blog entry by kksatrip


... from it. People kept referring to it being "pacified", whichever I think meant that it had a number of police actually present in the barrio keeping the peace. Apparently, there had been a shoot out the day before due to drug sales gone bad.
But this Favela had its own recreation centre with a beautiful new pool, and it was an active participant of Carnavale with a whole staging and practice area for it. Won't soon forget this area.


Rio de Janeiro

A travel blog entry by markandsophie


... a nun, prompting Sophie to go a bit blonde and ask whether it was ‘a religious thing’!! Christ the Redeemer itself is pretty impressive, and due to it being a bloody large statue on top of a bloody high hill, I got a bit dizzy just looking up at it. Nevertheless, the views across the city and the coastline are spectacular and there were plenty of photo opportunities to be had. The Brazilians certainly know how to make their money from you too – ...


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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