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Ladeira Ari Barroso 21, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22010-060 Brazil
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#2 of 1,080 Speciality lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Travellers' Choice
Welcome to Aquarela do Leme! An authentic experience in Leme with one foot in the sparkling, colourful and pacified favela of Babilonia and one foot on the famous beach of Copacabana. Leme is a safe and charming neighbourhood with easy access to Rio's main sights. Aquarela do Leme is a brand new hostel / pousada designed by travellers for travellers ready to experience the happy and relaxed carioca life style. All rooms have a balcony with a stunning view over the city, jungle and ocean view. In the morning enjoy our delicious breakfast with hot coffee, bread from the bakery and fresh tropical fruits. In the evening chill out in our cosy lounge or take in the sunset from our amazing roof top terrace. ...this is what makes Aquarela do Leme and your stay with us unique!
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Indoor play area for children
Airport transportation
Rooftop terrace
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Rooftop bar
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and 1 more


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Grade: 92 out of 100
38Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
7Attractionswithin 0.5 km
243Reviews6Q+A13Room tips
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Arieltravel N wrote a review Nov 2021
1 contribution
Me and 2 friends of mine went with rhe guide David to hike "pedro de agavea" . Even though we were late David welcome us with a smile and has been amazing and made the hike even better than we thought . I will definitely recommend to book him personally: ) Thank you!!!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Vivien D wrote a review Oct 2021
Rio de Janeiro, RJ1 contribution
Everything is perfect in the aquarela, the best hostel I have stayed : clean, spacefull, comfortable, super sympathic staff, perfect view of Leme and Copacabana beaches from the rooftop, and awesome events ! The breakfast is excellent ! I recommend 200% !!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Xola B wrote a review Oct 2021
5 contributions
Aquarela has been more than a hostel, it's a family and part of a thriving community and on Forro dance nights, attracts vistors from all over the world. I have enjoyed wonderful moments with the staff, volunteers, fellow tourists and made a ton friends. Everytime I come back, I always feel at home. P.s if you're a digital nomad or need to do some work while on holiday . There's a very nice and quite coworking space downstairs. Ciao ciao!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Mégane S wrote a review Oct 2021
1 contribution
Location is really close to the beach, the building itself is beautiful and has amazing views all around. The staff is great and always happy to help. Free great breakfast and not a party hostel which makes there's calm but also just people connecting.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Nadim B wrote a review Oct 2021
5 contributions
I first came for 2 nights as I was amazed by all comments here. I of course validate all the positive comments and add my personal feedback. This difficult period of covid has changed few things, and having all the owner family around has a great value to this place as you feel home and secure. I was very pleased. I came back a second time for a weekend and stayed 10 days. Marielle and Thibault, plus all the employees are so nice and very concern about their guests. They always tried to help me, and do all they can to make feel better than home. They also speak many languages and share their experiences of Rio and Brazil. I was in a private cute rooms both times...with a stunning sea view, very confortable bed and great decoration..bath room is modern and great....the plus for me was the hamac in the balcony to chill if you don't want to be in the common areas...the rooftop is so cool and the reception/tv living room is full of love. Dancing evening on Saturdays were great too. I would say, I travel a lot and tried different places...and this one make me really feel home and secure. I discovered a hostel and left with friends. Merci/tack/obrigadooo amigos!!
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Date of stay: January 2021
US$20 - US$64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
BrazilState of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroZona Sul (South Zone) / Leme / Copacabana
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aquarela do Leme
Which popular attractions are close to Aquarela do Leme?
Nearby attractions include Leme (0.4 km), Praia do Leme (0.3 km), and Mural Babilonia (0.05 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aquarela do Leme?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Aquarela do Leme?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Aquarela do Leme?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante Marius Degustare, Estrelas da Babilonia, and Bar do David.
Does Aquarela do Leme have airport transportation?
Yes, Aquarela do Leme offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Aquarela do Leme?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Aquarela do Leme?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Swedish.
Are there any historical sites close to Aquarela do Leme?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra (4.7 km), São Luis Fortress (6.3 km), and Forte de Copacabana (3.4 km).
Does Aquarela do Leme have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Aquarela do Leme accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.