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1 room, 2 adults

Aquarela do Leme

2.5-star2.5 stars
Ladeira Ary Barroso,21, Leme RJ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 22010-060, Brazil

Suburban hostel with 2 bars/lounges, near Copacabana Beach
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
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Awesome vibe
Very comfortable
Good internet service
Great room

Aquarela do Leme

from £51
  • Suite
  • Family Suite
  • Shared Dormitory (8 beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (10 beds)

What’s around Aquarela do Leme


  • In Copacabana
  • Copacabana Beach (7-minute walk)
  • Avenida Atlantica (7-minute walk)
  • Sugar Loaf Mountain (43-minute walk)
  • Guanabara Bay
  • Praia do Leme (9-minute walk)
  • Rua Barata Ribeiro (16-minute walk)
  • Chacrinha State Park (25-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont) 25-min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro (GIG-Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim Intl.) 37-min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Flag Square Station 20-min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Sao Cristovao Station 22-min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Maracana Station 23-min drive
  • Cardeal Arcoverde Station 22-min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Parents must have child's birth certificate and photo ID *

  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Room service
  • Barbecue grills
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 2016
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Shared accommodations

Aquarela do Leme’s small print

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
  • 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


Parents or a legal guardian travelling with children under 18 years 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, he/she 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. If the parents or the legal guardian, as applicable, cannot or are unwilling to give this authorisation, a judicial authorisation is required. People who intend to travel to Brazil with children must consult with the Brazilian consulate before travelling for more information.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 38 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
July 2019 Rio de Janeiro
My wife and I both agree, we made a great choice to stay at Aquarela do Leme. Thibault is the best host and is very accommodating to the needs of all guests. Don’t hesitate to book your room because this place is in high demand. It is literallty just five minutes from the beach, we could see it from our room, and the short walk up the hill is actually one of the things that we will treasure the most! Enjoy a comfortable and genuine experience at the Aquarela do Leme.
Joseph, us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
110% recommended!
My first ever hostel stay was the best travel accomodation I had. My friends would also tell me that I am an expensive traveler as I travel a lot but always stay in luxurious hotels. This time I wanted to make a difference so I tried to stay at Aquarela. The roof deck view was amazing, 1 side facing the beautiful Copacabana beach and the otherside facing the Babilonia favela. Many would probably think that it is dangerous because it is located at the entrance of Favela but definitely no. The neighboorhood were very friendly, there were police presence, free breakfast 110% friendlt staff (the owner even asked me if I want to stay in the room as long as I want as my flight leaves at 11:45PM. Family friendly hostel, 2 cute and friendly kids were there during my stay. Animal friendly hostel (i love dogs heavenly). The guests were very nice and disciplined (we wash our own plates/utensils after use which I find really cool). The cleanliness was superb. The room was excellent with each bed has its own privacy curtain (feels like rooms in a cruise ship). Hostel lobby staffed 24 hours. There is a bar if you want to grab some drinks. Oh yes, definitely recommendable place! Very safe!
Pepe Jr, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
This is THE best experience I've ever had in a hostel! The owners Thibault and Marielle went above and beyond what I expected to welcome me and help me have a wonderful stay, and they truly care about their guests. They are kind, warm, approachable - I cannot say enough good things. The place itself is a beautiful space, with high ceilings, open feel, spotless, and a rooftop patio where I enjoyed one of the best BBQs I think Rio can offer ;) The breakfast was also completely beyond expectations - a huge spread with fruits, homemade yogourt, different granolas, waffles, homemade cakes, homemade bread, and gourmet teas with ingredients I absolutely wouldn't expect in a hostel like rose petals. The bathrooms were spotless and the showers always hot and excellent pressure. The rooms are also fabulous and were thoughtfully designed, with pod capsule like beds offering privacy in the dorm rooms, lockers and individual outlets. It was a place where I was able to get a quiet night's rest if I wanted, but when wanting to go out, it was a very social crowd to explore the nightlight of Rio. The other travellers I met were all great - this seems to be a place that attracts wonderful people :) The location is great, walking distance to Leme beach and a fun party scene at the edge of Leme. Marielle and Thibault have created a haven in Rio!
us1 night trip

Aquarela do Leme

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