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Reviewed 1 June 2011

Fantastic stay in this pousada. The location is amazing, very convenient to Copacabana and Ipanema (walking distance). Very clean place, nice roof terrace with super breakfast.
And last but not least the owner, Ligia, is a jewel. She will do everything possible to make your stay a nice one.
Favela Cantagalo is now a safe place, no problem to walk there, even at night.
Thanks Ligia, and best regards from the 2 german and the 2 asians.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with friends
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4  Thank joerg200711
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Reviewed 11 April 2011

This place isn't for everyone, but as the name says, it's in a favela so what do you expect? The Cantagalo is in a fantastic spot between Copacabana and Ipanema with fantastic views from the little guest house. The lady who runs it is charming but speaks more French than English, and she enjoys showing her guests around. She told us she was born in a shack nearby 50 years ago and after she retired from her dancing career in Switzerland came home to Rio. When we got there the workers were putting the finishing touches on the rooms, which were clean and comfortable but still a bit rough. The Cantagalo is no longer a dangerous place thanks to the new police force which patrols it, and the people are extremely helpful and friendly, wherever you go. But as I said, it's for the special traveller, not the air-conditioned swimming pool sorts!

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank lorenzogranada
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Reviewed 19 March 2011

The hostel is located inside the slum cantagalo on ipanema. It is a lot of sports to walk up the mountain every time you get home.

The showers were dirty. There was no warm water and they couldn't repair it.

We ordered a 2 bedroom apartment, and got 1 room apartment with 2 beds.

This was a horrible hostel and we had to change it. I really don't recommend it.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Archie A
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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: November 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: September 2016
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