Best Hotels, B&B's and Hostels in Rio de Janeiro

We list the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses in Rio de Janeiro as recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews and we only listed places that have at least a 4 out of 5-star customer review rating.
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Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel, Rio de Janeiro

Reccomended by:

New York Times, CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodors, Telegraph

4.7
261 euro 232 gbp 323 usd 34238 jpy 251 cad 251 aud 2529 hkd 426 sgd 303 chf 2051 cny 2664 sek 1950 dkk 2516 nok

Santa Teresa Hotel MGallery By Sofitel, Rio de Janeiro

Reccomended by:

Fodors, Lonely Planet, Frommers, Telegraph

4.4
218 euro 194 gbp 270 usd 28620 jpy 210 cad 210 aud 2114 hkd 356 sgd 253 chf 1714 cny 2227 sek 1630 dkk 2103 nok

Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel, Rio de Janeiro

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Telegraph

4.7
112 euro 100 gbp 139 usd 14734 jpy 108 cad 108 aud 1088 hkd 183 sgd 130 chf 882 cny 1146 sek 839 dkk 1082 nok

Miramar Hotel by Windsor, Rio de Janeiro

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Telegraph

4.6
156 euro 138 gbp 193 usd 20458 jpy 150 cad 150 aud 1511 hkd 254 sgd 181 chf 1225 cny 1592 sek 1165 dkk 1503 nok

Hotel Emiliano, Rio De Janeiro

Reccomended by:

CN Traveler, Telegraph

4.7
349 euro 311 gbp 432 usd 45792 jpy 336 cad 336 aud 3382 hkd 570 sgd 406 chf 2743 cny 3564 sek 2609 dkk 3365 nok

Casa Cool Beans B&B Santa Teresa, Rio De Janeiro

Reccomended by:

Frommers, Fodors

4.8
46 euro 41 gbp 58 usd 6148 jpy 45 cad 45 aud 454 hkd 76 sgd 54 chf 368 cny 478 sek 350 dkk 451 nok

Hostel Selina Lapa, Rio de Janeiro

Reccomended by:

Telegraph

4.5
11 euro 10 gbp 14 usd 1484 jpy 10 cad 10 aud 109 hkd 18 sgd 13 chf 88 cny 115 sek 84 dkk 109 nok

Hotel Praia Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro

Reccomended by:

New York Times

4.0
101 euro 90 gbp 125 usd 13250 jpy 97 cad 97 aud 978 hkd 165 sgd 117 chf 793 cny 1031 sek 755 dkk 973 nok

Yoo2 Botafogo by Intercity, Rio de Janeiro

Reccomended by:

New York Times

4.3
93 euro 82 gbp 115 usd 12190 jpy 89 cad 89 aud 900 hkd 151 sgd 108 chf 730 cny 948 sek 694 dkk 895 nok

Pouso Verde Bed & Breakfast, Rio de Janeiro

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet

4.6
68 euro 61 gbp 85 usd 9010 jpy 66 cad 66 aud 665 hkd 112 sgd 79 chf 539 cny 701 sek 513 dkk 662 nok

Bed & Breakfast Casa Beleza, Rio de Janeiro

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet

4.7
58 euro 51 gbp 72 usd 7632 jpy 56 cad 56 aud 563 hkd 95 sgd 67 chf 457 cny 594 sek 434 dkk 560 nok

Hotel PortoBay Internacional, Rio de Janeiro

Reccomended by:

CNN

4.4
133 euro 118 gbp 165 usd 17490 jpy 128 cad 128 aud 1291 hkd 217 sgd 155 chf 1047 cny 1361 sek 996 dkk 1285 nok

Bed & Breakfast Rio Panoramic, Rio de Janeiro

Reccomended by:

CNN

4.7
71 euro 63 gbp 88 usd 9328 jpy 68 cad 68 aud 689 hkd 116 sgd 82 chf 558 cny 726 sek 531 dkk 685 nok

Mar Ipanema Hotel, Rio de Janeiro

Reccomended by:

CNN

4.1
107 euro 95 gbp 133 usd 14098 jpy 103 cad 103 aud 1041 hkd 175 sgd 125 chf 844 cny 1097 sek 803 dkk 1036 nok

Novotel Leme, Rio de Janeiro

Reccomended by:

CNN

4.0
73 euro 65 gbp 91 usd 9646 jpy 70 cad 70 aud 712 hkd 120 sgd 85 chf 577 cny 750 sek 549 dkk 708 nok

FAQ

What are the best neighborhoods to stay in Rio de Janeiro?

This flamboyant capital of Brazil is famous for its beaches and the huge statue of Christ the Redeemer looking over its inhabitants.

Ipanema
A very colourful neighbourhood, Ipanema is an extremely inclusive place- a favourite among hippies, and tourists alike. Some of the best shopping opportunities are available here, with exclusive restaurants providing scrumptious meals. You can shake a leg to the tunes of bossa nova. Boutique hotels are located along the beach.

Copacabana
This crescent-shaped beach is famous among locals and tourists alike. It is alive throughout the day and night and is popular for surfing. Casual cafes and bars are found here. Prominent hotels and the Art Deco Copacabana Palace are located here.

Flamengo
This place has a relaxed feel with the largest park in Brazil and art deco architecture. Casual nightclubs are a popular haunt of a more sophisticated crowd. Several old hotels serving cold brews and traditional Brazilian fare are found here.

Botafogo
The beach provides a breathtaking view of the Sugarloaf Mountain. Movie theatres, exciting bistros, as well as happening enclave-featuring bars with fresh new concepts, and alternative nightclubs, call Botafogo their home. Such diverse hangout options make it a popular destination. Premier hotels, as well as budget inns, offer variety in accommodation.

Leblon
This upscale neighbourhood has an amazing beach famed among surfers, there are several posh boutiques, cafes and breweries along the beach to sit and relax. Some of the best restaurants are located here.

Also check out our guide about the best areas to stay in Rio de Janeiro.

What is the best budget hotel in Rio de Janeiro?

If you're looking for a cheap hotel in Rio de Janeiro, then book Novotel Leme. It's an excellent budget hotel offering great value for money. It's in a good location, it's been recommended by travel experts and the hotel has excellent customer reviews.

What is the best boutique hotel in Rio de Janeiro?

Not a fan of big chain hotels? No problem. If you want to stay in a boutique hotel in Rio de Janeiro, then you should book Mama Ruisa Boutique Hotel. The hotel has been rated highly by previous guests for its boutique style. It has also been recommended by influential travel journalists.

What is the best luxury hotel in Rio de Janeiro?

If money isn't a problem and you're looking for a luxury hotel in Rio de Janeiro, then go for Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel. The hotel offers excellent service, it's in a top location, it has been rated very highly by previous guests and renowned travel critics have recommended it.

What is the best hostel in Rio de Janeiro?

If you're looking for a great hostel in Rio de Janeiro, then you should check out Hostel Selina Lapa. The hostel has magnificent reviews by backpackers, it has been recommended by well-known travel experts and it's in a good location.

What is the best bed & breakfast in Rio de Janeiro?

Looking for a cozy place to stay in Rio de Janeiro that serves you handmade and fresh breakfast in the morning? Go and check out Casa Cool Beans B&B Santa Teresa. The B&B has been recommended by well-known travel experts and recent guests have given it top ratings.

How much does it cost to stay in a Rio de Janeiro hotel?

For a 3-star hotel you have to pay around $60 per night and for a 4-star hotel you would be looking at $80 per night. If you're after a luxury 5-star Rio de Janeiro hotel then you can expect to pay around $220 per night.

Which Rio de Janeiro hotel serves great breakfast?

Try the Casa Cool Beans B&B Santa Teresa or Mar Ipanema Hotel if you're looking for a delicious breakfast at a hotel in Rio de Janeiro. Both hotels have excellent customer review ratings for breakfast.

Which Rio de Janeiro hotels are the best for families?

If you're looking to stay in Rio de Janeiro with your family, then try Miramar Hotel by Windsor. The hotel has excellent review ratings by families.

Which Rio de Janeiro hotel is the best for couples?

Try Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel if you're looking for a romantic getaway in Rio de Janeiro, it has some excellent recent customer reviews by couples.

What are the best things to do in Rio de Janeiro?

Full Day in Rio: Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf, Maracana and Selaron with Lunch. Get an overview of Rio's most important sights during this comprehensive 8-hour tour. With a local guide, travel through the Tijuca Forest, stopping at Paineiras to board transportation to the top of Corcovado, home of the Christ the Redeemer statue. Price: $73.

Rio de Janeiro: Rocinha Favela Walking Tour with Local Guide. Discover a more authentic side to Rio de Janeiro on a non-intrusive and respectful walking tour of a favela. Learn about the lives of the people and how you can help break the cycle of drugs and guns through the power of education. Price: $28.

Open Sunset Sailing Tour. Sail along Guanabara Bay just as the sun is setting below the horizon and experience Rio when it starts to come to life. This small-group sailing adventure is a perfect way to relax and see the sites. Price: $42.

More things to do in Rio de Janeiro

About Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro or simply known as Rio is the second-most populous municipality in Brazil. Rio is the capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro and part of the city has been designated a World Heritage Site. Called Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea” by UNESCO, the area is one of the most important places in the city.

Rio is a major city in the country, being the home to the headquarters to Brazilian oil, mining, and telecommunications companies. The city is the home of numerous universities and institutes accounting for the second-largest center of research and development in Brazil.

The city is popular for its natural setting such as the Carnival, samba, bossa nova, Balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon which generate millions of visitors annually. These beaches make for the perfect getaway for summer and romance.

Rio has several famous landmarks and monuments such as the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer atop the Corcovado Mountain, which is named on one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The statue has become a symbol of Rio to the world.

We recommend that you read our guide about where to stay in Rio de Janeiro. It gives you an excellent overview of the most popular areas, highlighting the main attractions and hotel recommendations for each area. If you like our list of hostels, B&Bs and hotels in Rio de Janeiro, then you should also check out our selection of recommended hotels in Santiago de Chile or the best hotels in Buenos Aires.