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“Unique Experience but a bit tough on the knees”
Review of Casa da Gente

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Casa da Gente
Ranked #18 of 340 Rio de Janeiro B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 16 July 2016

Lovely little B&B in a house in the hills of the Santa Teresa neighborhood. Caretakers are super nice and help with everything such as maps and tips for eating etc. Lovely breakfast with a few local fares, nice little garden with scenic view and birds. Soon rooms have shared bath with other rooms so make sure you check this while booking. Feels like a B&B; there are some board games and novels in the common area.

While great for younger people, it is a bit tough on older people and those with kids. Rooms are in the lower levels (no elevators) so prepare for lots of stairs up and down in the house. Also, unless you decide to take a cab (caretakers are nice and will call a cab but often the cabs are expensive) e.g. 50 BRL to bus station, 50 BRL to copacabana). Also coming back the cab drivers cannot seem or pretend not to be able to find the place.....even though we printed out the address along with GPS coordinates and handed it to them, they typically would circle everywhere before finding the place, resulting in a hefty fare.

Finally, although we felt safe in the house, there was no safe in the room and rooms are not "insect proof" i.e. large gaps in windows / doors

Room Tip: Chose the room with attached bath
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  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 June 2016

Flavia is the best!
The hotel is in a good area where you can go outside for drinking staying safe!There is a good common area on the hotel, with some tables and Flavia bought a small swimming pool which was a very good idea!

Room Tip: small garden with a view on Rio
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  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Flavia and staff are great and very friendly and knowledgeable, and can make you feel welcome in Rio easily.

Nice rooms, good view, good wifi and other facilities and great and extensive breakfast. Nicely situated between Santa Teteaa and Lapa. I even had the luck to get upgraded immediately.. Will come back here for sure.

Stayed: May 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Great hostel- best staff from
Brazil, super breakfast, beds are fine, best view of rio & nearby lapa for all the bars & party! Enjoyed every bit of the stay here! Could not wish for a better one! Showers not in rooms but there are plenty so don't worry!

Stayed: May 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 September 2015

Great location, lovely rooms, and a nice little garden with a stunning view over the city. The best about this B&B is, however, the wonderful staff helping you in any way to make the best out of your stay in Rio. Thank you a lot, Rafael and Laura!

  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled solo
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Laura G, Gerente at Casa da Gente, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2015

Hello Dear Merle!

Thank you so much for the review and specially for your nice words to me :-)))!
Hope you´re ok and have you here back for Carnivals !!!!

Best wishes


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Additional Information about Casa da Gente

Address: Rua Goncalves Fontes 33 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-100, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 340 B&Bs / Inns in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: $72 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa da Gente is an amazing and ecological house, with a suspended garden hanging high over the roofs and streets of the city center, providing a breath taking view on the Baia de Guanabara. Ideally located in between the bohemian and peaceful Santa Teresa neighborhood and the night lively Lapa neighbourhood, the house provides you comfort, charm and hospitality. Our breakfast is delicious and natural and we have a free WiFi. ... more   less 
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