A view to Copacabana beach from our placeOur solar installation is the pilot-project towards sustainable development in favelas through a solar energy cooperative

Private room

2 guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

Clean new guestroom with garden in a privileged extraordinary wonderful location in the hills of Leme. Its overviews Copacabana and Corcovado. Your stay here will offer you a positive experience in Babilonia, a small, quiet, green and safe favela.

The space

Apartment with exit to our garden. A garden is unique in the neighborhood of Leme. In the morning you will wake up with the silent sounds of nature. The guestroom is located in one of the best and safest spots of Rio with breathtaking views and only 10 minutes walk from the beach of Leme. You will have to walk up some stairs, but it is well worth this small effort, as it takes you in just a couple of minutes to a quiet, green and peaceful place far from the agitation and chaos of the metropolis.

Guest access

Access to garden, common bathroom shared with one other guestroom, shared kitchen for the 3 guestrooms, and access to our bar, restaurant and viewpoint

Interaction with guests

We are available most of the time to assist our guests and make sure they have a wonderful stay. We love to receive guests. We will take time to listen to your questions and needs.

Other things to note

We offer a free walk on the natural trail going up to the viewpoint on top of the hill. All guests have loved this walk

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 12PM (noon) - 11PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
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House Rules
Check in time is 12PM (noon) - 11PM

Respect and gentleness will be mutual



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Safety features
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay

19 Reviews

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Dennis User Profile
June 2017
Good value for the price. Colorful and happy place.

Olivia User Profile
May 2017
Pol and Bibiana's place is much more than an Air BNB, it's a real life experience. The guesthouse is beautifully decorated, and runs entirely via Solar Power. We weren't blessed with the weather, but the garden would be the perfect spot to relax and watch the sunset over Leme beach. As lovely as the guesthouse is, what really made our experience was the hosts, Pol & Bibiana. Due to unforeseen circumstances, we weren't able to eat at their restaurant but Bibi cooked some delicious veggie food for us while Pol shared his knowledge about Rio De Janeiros current political situation. We learnt a huge amount from staying at Pol and Bibi's place and was one of our best experiences in Brazil yet. Thank you Pol and Bibi, and we hope to be back again one day (hopefully with a little more Spanish!)

Alexandre User Profile
April 2017
More than staying in an hostel, this is a real life experience! Pol & Bibi are two amazing persons that we will do everything to make you feel confortable within the community of Babilonia. This place is for people who really want to discover, learn and exchange with locals! Their project is amazing and worth to be encourage. Furthermore, the view on Copacabana & O Cristo Redentor is priceless. The rooms are really cosy and the food in their restaurant is delicious. I definitely recommend this place ! Thanks again for everything Pol & Bibi and see you soon :)

Will User Profile
February 2017
Pol was a great host, very welcoming. The day we arrived, he took us and the other guests on a fantastic hike to the top of the hill the guesthouse is on and showed us an impressive view of rio. The restaurant is also very good and offers some vegetarian options. It's important to consider however that this listing is in a favela and although it's regarded as mostly safe, we unfortunately also experienced some of its rougher edges.

Louise User Profile
January 2017
Pol and Bibi were great hosts! It is obvious that they care for the community they run their guest house and NGO from and that they deliberately keep their place simple and natural.

Laurens User Profile
December 2016
Great place to stay !

Rémi User Profile
July 2016
pol and bibiana are very nice people. The guest house is very beautiful and it allows to appreciate a beautiful landscape from a typical favelas. The restaurant is rather good!

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil · Joined in July 2015
Pol & Bibiana User ProfilePol & Bibiana is a superhost.

We are a Belgian - Colombian couple. You will enjoy your experience to have us as hosts. We are friendly outgoing persons who traveled to many places and we get around in six languages (English, Dutch, French, Spanish, Portuguese and German). We are happy to return the hospitality we have found as travelers. We love to meet new people, enjoy the climate of Rio, the community life of the favela, good food and an active life. Pol works for the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation as the regional coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean, to advance the prohibition nuclear weapons and promote a Culture of Peace. Bibiana is a political scientists. We met at the end of a global peace march.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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