A view to Copacabana beach from our placeThe star shows you the extraordinary location of the guesthouse up the hills of Copacabana beach

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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
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
Weekly Discount: 10%


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.

The neighbourhood

Babilônia is part of Leme. It is a small community of 4000 inhabitants in the hills above the beach of Leme. It is a very green and safe community.

We offer to our guests a beautiful nature walk from the guesthouse to the Mirante do Telegrafo where you have a 360º breathtaking view of Rio. Strongly recommended and off the tourist tracks. Aprox. 2 hours and for free.

Getting around

The best and quickest way to come up the hill is by Moto taxi. Public bus stops taking you to most parts of the city are at 10 to 15 minutes walk. The Metro station of Arcoverde in Copacabana is a 20 minutes walk. There are several car rentals nearby.

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

House Rules
Check in time is 12PM (noon) - 11PM

Respect and gentleness will be mutual



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

17 Reviews

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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!

Marian User Profile
July 2016
We had a great time at Paul and Bibianas place. The Favela is really safe and the view from the terrace is unbeatable! Wifi worked great as well. Paul speaks perfect English and is really friendly and helpful with whatever you need. The first two beers were even on the house at the bar. So Paul we wish you all the luck with your solar panel project and the new garden. Two thumps up and see you soon;)

Oliver User Profile
July 2016
This is a great opportunity to have a real Brazilian experience. I enjoyed my stay !!

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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.

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