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In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, free WiFi
In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, free WiFi
In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, free WiFi

Guest reviews

4.8 out of 5 Exceptional
40 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided


Explore the area

Popular LocationPraia do Leme9 min walk
Popular LocationFederal University of Rio de Janeiro3 min drive
Popular LocationSugarloaf Cable Car11 min drive
AirportRio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont)22 min drive

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Shared Dormitory (8 beds)

  • 269 sq ft
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 1


  • 215 sq ft
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 2

Shared Dormitory, Women only (10 beds)

  • 269 sq ft
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 1

Family Suite

  • 291 sq ft
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 3

About this area

Rio de Janeiro

Located in Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana neighbourhood, Aquarela do Leme is in the city centre and by the ocean. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Copacabana Beach and Sugar Loaf Mountain, while Copacabana Fort and Museum of Tomorrow are cultural highlights. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Sambodrome or Maracana Stadium.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Copacabana Beach - 7 min walk
  • Avenida Atlantica - 7 min walk
  • Praia do Leme - 9 min walk
  • Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - 3 min drive
  • Sugarloaf Cable Car - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Cantagalo Station - 4 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Flag Square Station - 10 min drive
  • AirportRio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont) - 22 min drive


  • Gaia Art Café - 5 min walk
  • Sindicato do Chopp - 5 min walk
  • Da Brambini Ristorante - 6 min walk
  • La Fiorentina - 6 min walk
  • Marius Degustare - 7 min walk

About this property

Aquarela do Leme

Beach fun, near Copacabana Beach
This hostel features 2 bars/lounges, a rooftop terrace and dry cleaning. Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk and tour/ticket assistance. All 12 shared rooms feature free WiFi and room service. Safes, showers and desks are among the other amenities that guests will find. Bathrooms are shared.
Aquarela do Leme offers 12 forms of shared accommodation with air conditioning, a safe and free toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Limited parking spaces
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 8 AM–11 AM
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Room service available

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Swedish


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Rooftop terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains


  • Free toiletries
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Desk
  • Safe
  • Shared accommodations

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Check-in between 2 PM and midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

We should mention

Parents or legal guardians travelling with children who are under 18 years old must present the child's birth certificate and an identity card with photo (passport, for example) at check-in. For international travels from Brazil, if just one of the parents is travelling with the child, she/he must present – in addition to the child's birth certificate and identity card with photo – a letter authorising the trip signed by the other parent with a notarised certification of signature. In case the parents or the legal guardian, as applicable, cannot or are unwilling to give this authorisation, judicial authorisation is required. People who intend to travel to Brazil with children must consult the Brazilian consulate before travelling for more information.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Aquarela Do Leme Rio Janeiro
Aquarela do Leme Rio de Janeiro
Aquarela do Leme Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Aquarela do Leme Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Rio de Janeiro

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Aquarela do Leme and receive a full refund?
Yes, Aquarela do Leme offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Aquarela do Leme cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Aquarela do Leme pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Aquarela do Leme?
Limited spots are available.
What time is check-in at Aquarela do Leme?
Check-in is from 2 PM to midnight.
What time is check-out at Aquarela do Leme?
Checkout is at noon.
Does Aquarela do Leme provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle.
Where is Aquarela do Leme located?
Located in Copacabana, this beach hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Guanabara Bay, Copacabana Beach, and Avenida Atlantica. Sugar Loaf Mountain and Ipanema Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km). Cardeal Arcoverde Station is 22 minutes by foot.
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3 - Okay
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
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This is the highest quality hostel in Rio de Janeiro. The facilities are brand new. The beds are little cabins with drapes and are thus semi-private. It is kept very clean and the complimentary breakfast is fresh and delicious. Excellent selection drinks at the bar. Beautiful views from the roof. Highly recommended for those who need space from the party hostel environment.
Stayed 7 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

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Great place to stay in Rio de Janeiro
Very nice and spacious hostel a bit uphill from beach and main street. Great views for watching fireworks on New Year’s eve. At the edge of pacified favela, so not a very scary place, but you need to watch out for your belongings (like everywhere in Rio). Hostel is in superb condition, staff is very friendly and breakfast options are more than good (much wider choices than standard).
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
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Great safe local experience with outstanding staff whonare in sabatrical from law, engineers, human resources, finance, wow. And thebcustomers are respectful, open and collaborative. Whatban enjoyable stay.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

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Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Customer service and care 👍😊 Very clean, quality and private.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

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