Rio de Janeiro beats with the soul of samba through its colourful celebrations and abundant natural attractions. Budget hotels in the second largest city in Brazil let you get close to the action at a budget that will make you samba all night.
In operation since 1974, Hotel Arpoador Inn offers remarkable views of four beaches at a reasonable price. It overlooks the Arpoador and Ipanema beaches, and is flanked by Copacabana and Diabo. Located near Ipanema and Copacabana’s main streets, it offers various leisure activities — including shopping, movies, and bars. A buffet breakfast is available every day until 10:30 in the morning, and guests may have breakfast in bed if they prefer, at a minimal added cost.
Hotel Colinas Residencia is a one-star hotel in a prime spot on Ipanema, 200 metres from Copacabana and Arpoador beaches. It offers standard services including laundry, medical assistance, and tour arrangements, and operates a bar and restaurant. The hotel offers a seven-day package during the Carnival season, and five-day package during New Year.
Comfort, excellent service, and affordable rates distinguish Pousada Barra Sol, a small, family-run hotel. It’s five minutes from the beach and close to Barra da Tijuca, with easy access to restaurants, banks, and shopping centres.
Located in Arcos da Lapa, the “best and happiest part of the city,” Hotel Rios Nice is an affordable hotel with a sauna and a swimming pool on the rooftop, where guests can relax and enjoy amazing views of the city.
Other inexpensive Rio de Janeiro hotels to choose from are Hotel Cristal Palace, Hotel Turistico, and Atlantico Copacabana Hotel.