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“The Best Weekend of my Life” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Casa da Gente

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Casa da Gente
Ranked #9 of 328 Rio de Janeiro B&B and Inns
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São Paulo
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12 reviews
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“The Best Weekend of my Life”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2011

A beautiful space and a true refuge of calm, peace, and creativity. You will be mesmerized by the incredible art and chill vibe when you walk in. A great place to stay whether you are working (very nice space to work + super fast internet) or partying like it's the last night on earth (Rio Scenarium and Lapa are literally a short walk away). Next to the famous stairs from Snoop Dogg's - Beautiful video. By far the best part though is the amazing staff who make you feel so welcome like you are family. Gratidão.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Newport Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2011

I stayed at Casa da Gente in December 2011, and I've never stayed in a hotel where I've felt more at home. Very clean, beautiful view, beautiful neighborhood, full kitchen, fantastic breakfast and friendly people. If I ever make it back to Rio, this is where I'm going to stay!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2011

I stayed at Casa da Gente last weekend with two friends and was so glad to have found this hidden gem. It's location is perfect for exploring Santa Teresa and Lapa, with two of Rio's most famous cultural icons in view from the beautiful garden terrance, the stairs of Santa Teresa and the Arches of Lapa.

The service was very friendly, food was delicious and the rooms clean.

Fantastic value and intangible amounts of fun.

Obrigado!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lexington, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2011

First, this location was great -- it was up around 200 stairs from Lapa and the metro, and a 15 minute walk (uphill) to St. Teresa, which was awesome (although our calves were sore after a few days).

But the house and rooms could use a little work. It is basically someone's house that they are renting out rooms at. The floors are always a bit dirty, and there are a ton of ants and other bugs. It's perfectly serviceable -- but not some place I would recommend to anyone other than someone just looking for a place to stay.

The hosts were great and offered lots of help and suggestions.

Overall, it was fine, but nothing I'd return to - except for the location.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2011

We booked this guest house (B&B) for 4 nights as a last resort. Everywhere else we tried in Rio was either full or too expensive (our fault for booking so late). And fortunately it turned out to be a great choice. The room was basic, but clean & comfortable - our room also had a balcony with a good view of the central area (not scenic but interesting nonetheless). The house is built against a steep hill and has an unusual design - you enter at the top, and go down to the rooms. It's located in a quiet cul-de-sac in Santa Teresa (ST) - restaurants are a 20 minute walk away. And its an easy walk down to Lapa with bars and great transport links - the bus and metro in particular are cheap and easy to use. A lot of guide books talk about how dangerous ST is, but its really not that bad, as long as you're sensible i.e. stick to main streets and stay alert. In my opinion this is the nicest part of Rio to stay in - ST has lovely streets to wander in the day time, and Lapa is nearby for bars and music venues. Finally I have to mention Pauline, the wonderful owner and host of this guest house. All the staff were great, but Pauline was especially helpful and good company - she really made this place feel special.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Casa da Gente

Property: Casa da Gente
Address: Rua Goncalves Fontes 33 | Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-100, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 328 B&Bs / Inns in Rio de Janeiro
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,134 - ₹ 6,055
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa da Gente is an amazing and ecological house, with a suspended garden hanging high over the roofs and streets of the city center, providing a breath taking view on the Baia de Guanabara. Ideally located in between the bohemian and peaceful Santa Teresa neighborhood and the night lively Lapa neighbourhood, the house provides you comfort, charm and hospitality. Our breakfast is delicious and natural and we have a free WiFi. ... more   less 
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