Best Places for Backpackers in Brazil.

Enjoy backpacking around Brazil without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Brazil.

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Top 50 hostels in Brazil.

These are the 50 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Brazil.

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Che Lagarto Suites Bonito

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Che Lagarto Suites Bonito

Bonito has everything for spectacular hollydays.Your stay has to be extraordinary! Welcome to the marvelous Che Lagarto Suites Bonito! The most modern, comfortable and fun Suites of the city. Located 100 m from "Plaza da Cidade", next to every atraction and shops. Stay here, where anything can happe...
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AZ Hostel and Art Gallery

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AZ Hostel and Art Gallery

The house of AZ Hostel, belonging to the group of listed buildings of the historic center of São João del Rei, was, like other of the street, one of the city's brothels. In 1983 it was acquired by Mr. Bagnolli and occupied by his family until 2015, when it underwent a renovation to receive the AZ Ho...
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Hostel Chocolatche

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Hostel Chocolatche

Ever since I have seen my parents hosting people from all over the world at home and since when I was very young I have hosted my friends as well. After some trips I realised how the place that welcomes us for rest is important and I decided to open the doors of my house so that other people could p...
Hostel Chocolatche is a hostel in Gramado. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Local Friend

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Local Friend

We are a dream come true. The idea of ​​opening a hostel was born when we used to receive people at home: from all over the world, all ages, all types of personalities, different stories to tell, with the pleasure of sharing new experiences, dealing with love and respect to everyone, with many anima...
Local Friend is a hostel in Buzios. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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TerrAmor

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TerrAmor

It is the right place to take a break from the world;It's a natural park with many species of monkeys, toucans, and other animals. We are in centre of the holistic center in the well konw Caribbean of the Amazon, so called for its white sand beaches and its warm and crystalline sweet waters. The lan...
TerrAmor is a guesthouse in Alter do Chao. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Hostel da Fabrica

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Hostel da Fabrica

Uma antiga fábrica de jeans que durou 25 anos, hoje, torna-se um Hostel. O Hostel da Fábrica ! Acolhemos nossos hóspedes com carinho e respeito, estando sempre a disposição de ajudá-los. Somos muito receptivos e 0 preconceitos! O hostel é composto por dois quartos (um com nove beliches e o outro...
Hostel da Fabrica is a hostel in Capitolio. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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La Reserva

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La Reserva

La Reserva Hostel has a privileged location, 5 beaches and the city center less than 10 minutes walking. The hostel is located one block from the beach of Armaçao, in less than 5 minutes walking we can find, the beach Ossos, Azeda, Azedinha, Joao Fernandez and Brava. The famous Rua das Pedras str...
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Hostel Pousada do Alemao

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Hostel Pousada do Alemao

Our hostel is built in colonial style in a noble, safe and quiet neighborhood 5.Min car or 20.min walk the city hostel is working since July 2011. The owner of the pousada is German and has lived 24 years in this place.   We offer rooms with individual bathrooms, hot and cold air conditioning, cei...
Hostel Pousada do Alemao is a hostel in Foz do Iguacu. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Hostel Vila Praiana

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Hostel Vila Praiana

Hostel Vila Praiana is a friendly hostel located in Arraial do Cabo only 10-minute walk from the main beaches. This hostel is the perfect mix between simplicity and relaxation. The property has beaches and natured decoration. There is a shared kitchen at the property where guests can prepare their o...
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ACasaRosa

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ACasaRosa

ACasaRosa is a Hostel housed in a large, tree-lined property in the center of the Canyons Capital. The iconic manor house has been carefully restored and modernized to provide maximum comfort to guests, in different spaces, full of style and stories. The house has several spaces at your disposal, a...
ACasaRosa is a hostel in Praia Grande. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Hostel Cacari

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Hostel Cacari

O Hostel Cacari has 24 hour reception and a full gourmet kitchen, laundry room with all washing utensils. Swimming pool, leisure area with barbecue and smoking area, venue for events in the Hostel, large balcony, garage for four cars, Uber point and taxi. And also WiFi in all areas of the Hostel. We...
Hostel Cacari is a hostel in Boa Vista. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Don Preguiça

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Don Preguiça

We think a trip is not only made by walks in the woods and beaches. Of course this is very important, but in our hostel we want to provide a differentiated lodging, offering a quiet, comfortable and welcoming space to our visitors. In addition, we believe that the fundamental part of a trip is also...
Don Preguiça is a hostel in Alter do Chao. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Friends & Hostels

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Friends & Hostels

Friends & Hostels has emerged from the desire to offer a differentiated lodging option in Belo Horizonte. Result of years of work with seasonal rentals, Friends & Hostels offers the best you can find in the category of hostels in BH. Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer designed several of his firs...
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Icaraizinho Praia Hostel

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Icaraizinho Praia Hostel

Icaraizinho de Amontada is the perfect place for those who seek rest, fun or practice sports, combining the pleasure of traveling to a lodging with great price, comfort and new friendships. Icaraizinho Praia Hostel is located less than 150 meters from the beach and Vila center. Our rooms are...
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Pousada Jacaranda

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Pousada Jacaranda

Pousada Jacaranda is a real little paradise with her big and beautiful tropical garden when you can relax, have nice chat or give bananas to our monkey friends. The swimming pool has a wet deck with deckchairs when you can taste cocktail from our bar or just read a book of our little library. The b...
Pousada Jacaranda is a hostel in Trancoso. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Salvador Surf Hostel

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Salvador Surf Hostel

We have nice and comfortable rooms, a a shared kitchen fully equipped for our guests' use, spacious bathrooms, garden to share beautiful moments, dining room and leisure, with reading corner and book exchange. We also have a bar with Brazilian and Argentine food, and the best drinks, the first Argen...
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Pousada al Castello

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Pousada al Castello

The hostel has 30 spacious and comfortable apartments, all with LCD TV (with satellite dish), minibar, air conditioning and bathroom.A breakfast is available daily with the main regional delicacies. The hostel also offers private and limited space, adult and children's pool, pool bar service, sauna...
Pousada al Castello is a guesthouse in Pirenopolis. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Toca do Calango Hostel Uberlandia

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Toca do Calango Hostel Uberlandia

Our hostel has an exuberant decoration. It has a winter garden next to the TV room, which has cable TV. We also have a full bar with pool table. The internet is high speed, with WiFi throughout the spaces. We are located one block from UFU - Federal University of Uberlândia, near the Center Sh...
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Hostel BH

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Hostel BH

Located in downtown Belo Horizonte, BELO HORIZONTE Hostel is the perfect place to stay when you visit BH. Our hostel is the most affordable choice, because it is safe and comfortable to accommodate guests from all over the world. Our staff are always ready to welcome you doing everything possible to...
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Surf Camp Pipa Hostel

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Surf Camp Pipa Hostel

Just 200 metres from Praia de Pipa Beach, Surf Camp Pipa Hostel offers free Wi-Fi and a barbecue facility. Pipa centre is 100 metres away and Praia dos Amores Beach is 400 metres away. All rooms and dormitories at Surf Camp Pipa contain a fan and a private or a shared bathroom. Some rooms off...
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Vintage Hostel Florianópolis

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Vintage Hostel Florianópolis

We offer great common areas with music hall with PIANO and guitars, living room with TV, bar, books and guides, POKER table, great gardens with local fruit trees and herbs, fully equiped shared KITCHEN, Yoga room where you can enjoy our FREE YOGA class! Our guests love our location in a quiet saf...
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Hostel7 Goiânia

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Hostel7 Goiânia

Hostel7 is the first international standard hostel chain in the center of Brazil and it was created to meet travelers from all around the world. We know hostels in the 5 continents and Hostel7 is the result of this experience. The Hostel 7 Goiania is located in Sector Bueno . One of the most pre...
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Olah Hostel - Paulista

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Olah Hostel - Paulista

Olah Hostel Paulista is two blocks from Paulista Avenue (Trianon-Masp subway station), core region in São Paulo. Also near to São Paulo downtown and many options for entertainment. At our Hostel, we believe that just because you aren't at home, doesn't mean that you can't have a home. Whether you...
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Chill Inn Eco-Suites Paraty

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Chill Inn Eco-Suites Paraty

Relax in the middle of peaceful Brazilian Nature, surrounded by Lush gardens, Tropical forests and refreshing River waterfalls. Chill Inn Eco-Suites Paraty offers cozy accommodation and the opportunity to enjoy wild nature and swim in the resort’s beautiful river, away from the crowds, yet only a fe...
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Hostel Tiradentes

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Hostel Tiradentes

Our Hostel tries to offer its guests comfort, peace, tranquility and above all, new experiences, those that stay in the heart. We have shared bar services with snacks, servings and very cold beer. The hostel also offers bicycle rental and is located in an area ideal for pedaling, as well as offering...
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Discovery Suites Rio

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Discovery Suites Rio

Get the best of all worlds! From the founders of Discovery Hostel, Discovery Suites provides beautiful private rooms with personal bathrooms and a tasty FREE Breakfast! Enjoy your own private room, step out and taste our original cocktails and international cuisine at or on premise bar, Explorer...
Discovery Suites Rio is a guesthouse in Rio de Janeiro. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Slow Hostel

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Slow Hostel

(During 16th December until 26th December breakfast will not be served) Slow Hostel is the best budget accomodation in Joao Pessoa, we don't extra charge you when you arrive. Breakfast, wi-fi, a fully equipped kitchen for self-catering as well as all the linen are FREE. Set in a large, charmi...
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Praia Do Rosa Hostel

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Praia Do Rosa Hostel

Our goal is to share with you the beauty and magic of free landscapes. Relaxing is a law. Living is easy. Fresh music of waves breaking will overrun your warmly nights. Praia do Rosa is one of the best spots for surfing and wind sports like kitesurf and windsurf. Also you can enjoy sandboard, montai...
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Um Hostel

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Um Hostel

Um Hostel offer low-cost accommodation with comfort and quality. The first Hostel Design in the city was built to show that is possible to be inside the historical centre, close to the main sights of the city without paying too much.Made for those seeking prime location, great service, comfort and s...
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Vila Hostel

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Vila Hostel

In 2016, the couple Grazielle Rodrigues and Pedro Pierre decided to start running a hostel on the Island of Fernando de Noronha. Users of the hostelling system, they took the decision to set their hostel in a colonial house, located in the centre of Fernando de Noronha, and is part of the Island's H...
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Ghetto Rocinha Hostel

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Ghetto Rocinha Hostel

Immerse yourself in the real Rio de Janeiro by staying in the favela of Rocinha, a safe urban community vibrant with music, food, art, and fun. Located in the heart of Rio's exclusive South Zone, you'll be a short bus, or taxi ride away from the beaches of Ipanema, Copacabana, and Rio's downtown....
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La Casa Hostel

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La Casa Hostel

La Casa Hostel is a simple but cozy place. The intention is to make the guest feel as comfortable as possible! We always try to give options to entertain all types of travellers. Our staff is always willing to help and offer you the best service! We are waiting for you at La Casa! Be Welcome! The...
La Casa Hostel is a hostel in Arraial do Cabo. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Aju Hostel e Pousada

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Aju Hostel e Pousada

The Aju Hostel has modern facilities with the charm of Pousada. We have to offer you a private and shared rooms with sheets in the rate, private bathroom in each room, air conditioning, WIFI internet, kitchen, pool and laundry facilities for guest use and a delicious breakfast prepared by a nutrit...
Aju Hostel e Pousada is a hostel in Aracaju. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Papagaio Inn

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Papagaio Inn

Feel like home in a calm and cosy hostel located in the center of Abraao, 2 minutes from the beach and close to all the accommodations. We have a vast experience in the hospitality sector and the tourist sector, so we capitalize this experience to bring a great experience to our guests and traveller...
Papagaio Inn is a hostel in Ilha Grande. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Casa de Iaia

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Casa de Iaia

Casa de Iaiá Hostel is a dream came true. Two sisters who always wanted to receive guests of whole world with love, care and hospitality. Just as they do in their own home. The Hostel has 30 beds distributed in 6 rooms. We have Wi-Fi, shared Kitchen, breakfast and Transfer from Paraty Bus Station. B...
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Hostel Vivacre

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Hostel Vivacre

Hostel Vivacre is an alternative to traditional accommodation located in the Historical center of the city of Rio Branco, capital of Acre. It is the first hostel in the State of Acre and is distinguished by the warmth of the new facilities, family care, entertainment area with TV, sound, internet ac...
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Innbox Hotel & Hostel

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Innbox Hotel & Hostel

Innbox Hotel & Hostel is the perfect match to enjoy Praia do Rosa and Brazil. We have an exceptional location and facilities that we capitalize to offer our guests and travellers the best possible experience. In addition, we have a great knowledge of the area so we can always facilitate useful tips...
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Carioca Hostel

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Carioca Hostel

Welcome to Carioca Hostel, recently opened in Pipa Beach, renovated with a lot of love and affection for the comfort and well-being of our guests. Charm, good energies and very high spirits do not miss here. Breakfast is included in the daily rate, TV room, share kitchen, barbecue area, swimming poo...
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Aipa Hostel Cabo Frio

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Aipa Hostel Cabo Frio

Aipa Hostel Cabo Frio in our internal accommodations, we offer WiFi in any property, air conditioned in all rooms and in the leisure area, all rooms are equipped with bathroom with hot water, beyond the bathroom in the leisure area. New property with new facilities. Aipa hostel is located at 400...
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Hostel California Café Bar

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Hostel California Café Bar

Situated in one of the most pleasant and attractive districts of São Paulo, the Hostel California Café Bar is an excellent option for those looking for diversity and good location. The hostel stands out for its modern and colourful decoration besides interesting parts of design, which form a totall...
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Dom Alberto Hostel

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Dom Alberto Hostel

Dom Alberto Hostel in Corumba has barbecue facilities and a garden. Featuring a 24-hour front desk, this property also provides guests with an outdoor pool. The property features a shared lounge. At the hostel, all rooms have a balcony. Free WiFi is available to all guests, while selected rooms are...
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Hostel Pé de Caju

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Hostel Pé de Caju

With parking for 4 cars and all structure available!Full kitchen and resting spaces throughout the property! The Hostel Pé de Caju it’s located in a calm neighbourhood and near the city center. Our space its full of plants and fruit trees like lemon, jaboticabas, caju e acerola besides a vegetabl...
Hostel Pé de Caju is a guesthouse in Brumadinho. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Pousada Vayu

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Pousada Vayu

We here at Pousada Vayu offer a unique opportunity to dive into one of the most beautiful and exotic landscapes the northeast of Brazil has to offer. Beautiful natural swimming pools that appear on the low tides, strong and soothing trade winds perfect for the practice and learning of Windsurf and o...
Pousada Vayu is a guesthouse in Icarai. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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HI Hostel Canasvieiras

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HI Hostel Canasvieiras

The Hostel Canasvieiras remains open all year! Located on the beach of Canasvieiras which is one of the most beautiful and popular beaches in Florianopolis. It's a neighborhood with ample shopping, restaurants, nightclubs, boating and perfect for water sports such as diver, windsurfing and kayaking....
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Happy Hammock Eco

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Happy Hammock Eco

Happy Hammock Eco Beach is wonderfully located at the famous Praia Vermelha on a peninsula with no road access. The beach can be reached with a nice 20 minutes boat ride from Paraty harbor (no access by road, only boat). Surrounded by a beautiful green rainforrest the guests can enjoy the fun and fa...
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Hello Hostel Design

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Hello Hostel Design

The Hello Hostel Design brings to Pelotas a new proposal of low-cost hosting! More than that, it is the first city’s hostel designed for this purpose. Our living areas were designed so that you, even being in the historic city center, could be in touch with the nature. In an original way we have cas...
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Paraíso do Caju House Hostel

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Paraíso do Caju House Hostel

Paraíso do Caju House Hostel is located in Barreirinhas and offers simple accommodation in familiar and natural environment. Included WiFi service, and breakfast served daily as courtesy. Among the main features are: Simple breakfast with fresh fruit served daily, free WiFi internet, shared kitchen,...
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ReMo Hostel

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ReMo Hostel

The property Remo Hostel is a house in the middle of the Mata Atlantic, in the treetops, fully integrated with the nature. The sea, mountains and islands of the region make the unique view. 16 km from the city of Paraty, 800 m from the Paraty-Mirim´s beach and a 20-minute track the paradisiac Fura...
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BH Boutique Hostel

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BH Boutique Hostel

BH Boutique Hostel combines comfort and local hospitality in a new shared-accommodation, top-quality inn. The building, in art deco style, has 39 rooms, 14 of those are suites; family rooms; rooms adapted for guests with mobile difficulty or in a wheelchair; rooms with balconies, and more. Locat...
BH Boutique Hostel is a hostel in Belo Horizonte. Check Hostelworld for prices.

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Gokai Hostel

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Gokai Hostel

Gokai Hostel is just a 6-minute walk from the beach. Showcasing an outdoor pool, barbecue and sun terrace. This property is a great choice for travelers interested in beach walks, beaches and sandy beaches. There is a shared kitchen at the property. The hostel also provides bike rental. Gokai Hos...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Brazil.

Check out tips from other travellers and bloggers and their experiences in Brazil.

If you're already planning to visit Brazil - scroll to the next section for a list of the best places to stay.

Salvador & Morro de São Paulo

I set off on a two hour boat trip to Morro De São Paulo, where I had planned to relax on the beautiful beaches that I had heard so much about. Many of my Brazillian friends had recommended that I should go to Morro De São Paulo, as it was one of their favourite places in the world. I arrived after what felt like a long boat trip, to the sounds of Portuguese, Spanish and Hebrew through the air. I quickly realized that Morro was a big attraction to many people, especially Israelis who had come to relax and have fun after their service with the army was up. I was greeted on the dock by Rudolf, the hostel owner I had booked with and he led me the way to my hostel. As I walked to my hostel, Casa Cosmo Rudolf explain that it was a bit far from the centre, after 20 minutes of steps and hills, I wondered where could my hostel actually be? Finally after another round of steep steps, hiking up with a backpack on each side of me, I had made it to my hostel.

Rachel Cornish

By the hills of Ouro Preto: things to do in a 1 day trip.

Ouro Preto is a small town close to Belo Horizonte wich is the main city of the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. This place was one of the most populated cities in the world in the year of 1700, and guess why? Because the treasures provided by its geology! Ouro Preto and surrounding regions are situated in a very deformed region called Iron Quadrangle. In this region was found rocks that was formed in the earliest stages of the Earth’s life, like 2.9-3.2 Billion years ago to be precise, or the Archean Eon, until rocks that are 1.75 Billion years old, it was formed in the Precambrian Eon, before the existence of the dinosaurs!

Dani Souza

A little of geology and history

Ouro Preto is a small town close to Belo Horizonte wich is the main city of the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. This place was one of the most populated cities in the world in the year of 1700, and guess why? Because the treasures provided by its geology! Ouro Preto and surrounding regions are situated in a very deformed region called Iron Quadrangle. In this region was found rocks that was formed in the earliest stages of the Earth’s life, like 2.9-3.2 Billion years ago to be precise, or the Archean Eon, until rocks that are 1.75 Billion years old, it was formed in the Precambrian Eon, before the existence of the dinosaurs!

Dani Souza

Getting there!!

Rio de Janeiro is an amazing city, with wonderful views, but is need to be carefull. Unfortunately, it is dangerous. It really is. Thus, you must walk on the streets carefully, to avoid walk by yourself and don’t “dar mole”. “Dar mole” is a brazilian expression that means don´t give to bad luck a chance. Keep your phone in your pocket or bag, don´t grab money in the middle of the a crowd and if you don´t feel good going to in a way, change it. Follow your instincts. With this tips, you´re gonna be safe.

Marilia Bianca Teixeira - Mabi

Typical food and drinks

On our first day we had lunch at pay-by-weight restaurant. A friends told us that locals favor those restaurants for lunch because of the wide variety of Brazilian dishes. We tried the national dish of Brazil called Fejoada. It is a stew with beef or pork. Well to be honest, I didn`t like it, but at least I can say I tried it.

anjahi

Arraial do Cabo: come see the brazilian caribbean

So I got out from work, took the bus and met everyone at the meeting point, slept in São Paulo and woke up in Arraial do Cabo also known as the brazilian caribbean, and trust me, it was – it is – beautiful! Clear water that you will be able to open your eyes under it!

beatriz-kuroki

  Travelling by motorbike may not be an option for all of us, however I’m sure the act of taking complete charge of your travels and your whereabouts on the back of a 2-wheeled, fast paced, light-weight moving vehicle means nothing is impossible. With speed and co-ordination and a little to any planning the limits are endless! You definitely feel a sense of freedom, which is unattainable while sitting on one of those double-decker tour buses, squashed in-between multiple travellers rambling on incoherently. Travelling with a Motorbike provides a sense of freedom and individuality rarely found any other way Firstly it takes a lot of guts to pack everything you need (or really just the minimal) and become a part of the surroundings and really immerse ones-self into the picturesque views we only seem to read of in travel magazines or see on the big screen. If you want to breathe in the fresh air of a new country and finally feel free traversing areas untouched and unmentioned in your Lonely Planet travel guide, simply chuck away your guides and get addicted to the craze associated with motorbike travels – this may be your thing! Once you find a scene you love, you have the chance to peacefully stop as you like and take it all in at your own pace; you take your own breaks, make your own rules and most importantly finally won’t feel like you’ve got a schedule to follow! You finally have control over your life.   It may not be that simple to just hop on a bike and begin your travels, so I would definitely recommend some research before you get onto the road. If you were feeling a little hesitant to begin a trip like this it would be a great idea to take out the maps and pick the most ideal route suited to yourself. Every traveller will have a different preference related to what sites they want to see and what their goals are, so picking the route may be the easiest or hardest choice but rest assured once you get travelling you will definitely feel more at ease. So here are a couple of tips for you to get started;   1. Where to explore: The exhilaration of exploring strange and new places will be endless on an adventure like this. Travelling around the world on a motorbike will not only help you grow but will open up a whole new realm that excites all the senses; stimulating smells, sights and conversations yet to be had. Whether you decide to travel the rocky roads of nepal, or drive up through the Swiss alps in Switzerland, or even through the sand dunes of Morocco – wherever it may be I’m sure the beauty of each country will be undeniably spectacular 2. Choosing the bike: Once you’ve decided this will by your way of travel, then you should do some preparation in terms of safety and knowledge of your bike. Many people before have previously ridden across countries on a range of bikes so it’s up to you to decide what is most comfortable for yourself. Comfort-Skill-Knowledge-Research! It’s very important to feel comfortable and to understand your bike whether it’s a Harley, Honda, Scooter or Vespa. Don’t threat about the latest gadgets or having the latest model, just ensure that the bike is safe and sturdy and your travels will be successful. It’s important to understand that you don’t need to go all out and spend a massive amount of money on a great big fuel tank and a high-tech GPS – Keep to the minimal and everything will fall into place along the trip! 3. Paperwork and Border Crossings: It’s expected that you will come across issues while travelling on the road. Things like getting ripped off by the locals, screwed over, delayed – and basically pissed off over the whole situation. So be prepared that there will be bad days, but rest assured there will days filled with unforgettable experiences that will make you forget about all the troubles along the way. There are some ways to ensure the trip runs more smoothly, such as; organising your drivers license and certifying that it won’t expire, arranging your international driving permit, having your vehicle registration in order as well as motorcycle insurance incase something goes wrong and visa’s prepared for the next length of your trip (that is if you know what borders you’ll be crossing). 4. Living on the Road: When living on the road don’t be hesitant to ask the locals for help and always ask multiple people you come across for some guidance or directions as you cannot always trust the first people who give you advice as they might be giving you false information as some people may not know the answer and just give you wrong instructions. So don’t trust the first help you ask; always ask questions and don’t be afraid to stop by small villages and ask for some help if you are feeling lost at any time. Also don’t trust the map you are following as unexpected rocky terrains and steep mountainsides might just be around the corner and may not be recorded on your ‘trusty map’ as roads around Brazil or Africa may not be noted on the map you are carrying with you. Also never pass on the assumption that something you need may be available later on along the road, as you never know when the next chance will come along to purchase that specific item – and fill up whenever you can as stations are not that common like they are back home. Be aware of what you need at all times and don’t be nervous about sleeping the night at a camp ground or small villages as these will be the best spots to meet travellers like yourself and make long-time friends with people all across the globe and most importantly get some tips on what best to do and what to expect on your journey! 5. Your Safety and Health: It would be wise to have a medical check before the trip begins to guarantee that you are in the best shape, also it would be sensible to get certain shots taken in advance according to what places you intend to visit, also ask your GP whether there are any health risks you should be aware of and how best you can manage yourself while travelling the road. Most importantly have a first aid kit ready to use at all times while riding – this will definitely come in handy during those rough days! But remember the unexpected surprise might be your best journey yet! A trip like this will encourage chance encounters and keep you constantly on your toes. Who knows what other travellers might come your way or imagine the friendly locals that will take you under their wings and show you about the village – these are experiences that are lost during group travels or guided tours. The hospitality you will receive in these under-developed countries is something that is rarely found nowadays, but as a traveller in a foreign land trusting in the locals and their knowledge is the best kind of advice you will get whilst journeying solo. Trust in the route you are travelling and trust the people around you – they will give you an experience like no other

4. Living on the Road: When living on the road don’t be hesitant to ask the locals for help and always ask multiple people you come across for some guidance or directions as you cannot always trust the first people who give you advice as they might be giving you false information as some people may not know the answer and just give you wrong instructions. So don’t trust the first help you ask; always ask questions and don’t be afraid to stop by small villages and ask for some help if you are feeling lost at any time. Also don’t trust the map you are following as unexpected rocky terrains and steep mountainsides might just be around the corner and may not be recorded on your ‘trusty map’ as roads around Brazil or Africa may not be noted on the map you are carrying with you. Also never pass on the assumption that something you need may be available later on along the road, as you never know when the next chance will come along to purchase that specific item – and fill up whenever you can as stations are not that common like they are back home. Be aware of what you need at all times and don’t be nervous about sleeping the night at a camp ground or small villages as these will be the best spots to meet travellers like yourself and make long-time friends with people all across the globe and most importantly get some tips on what best to do and what to expect on your journey!

Sheree Bazzi

Weather

Brazil is a massive country and so the weather varies a lot from place to place. When I arrived, like an idiot gringa, I assumed that Sao Paulo would always be hot! Boy, was I wrong! The summer in Sao Paulo is from about October to March, but this fluctuates. The winter is colder than I expected, dipping to 12-15 degrees at night. Worse still, is that it often rains in the winter; a cold, wet drizzle that leaves you damp and cold right to the bone! When travelling to Sao Paulo during the winter-time, be prepared with boots(or waterproof shoes), a light jacket, an umbrella and even a hat! Or just go to Rio…

emily-murdock

A Paradise Called Itacaré

Of a indigenous origin and surrounded by natural beauty variety, the brazilian city enchants its people and foreigners who leave everything to live in paradise.

Laís Queiroz

Manaus part 01: Finding green areas

I’m Brazilian and architecture student, who were born in the Northeast, but spent the life moving from one city to another in the country. My childhood basically was playing in amazing beaches, with good food and good weather meanwhile I was living in hot cities without beach in my youth. I can say that I still love all these places and in the future I will talk about them too.

Luísa Tolentino

Planes or buses: plan in advance and air travel will become more affordable (and save you a heap of time)

Having selected to visit Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Bolivia in 3 months, I began my scout for cheap flights and discovered a few hints and tricks that will hopefully help a fellow traveller out.

Gretel Maltabarow

Brazil: 7 tips for first timers

As a Brazilian living in Australia, I often hear people say: “I’ve always wanted to go to Brazil!”. So if you are just like them – except you followed through with the saving up and buying the ticket part of the plan – here are some tips that I would give my friends if they were as good as budgeting as you are:

Brazilian Bikini

Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul: 4 days of a road trip in Brazil

Bonito’s photos are amazing! I know it looks like paradise.  You will see only a few photos of my own, and they are not pointing at the water. My trip wasn’t what I expected. I will tell you something about my experience of travel to Bonito and Mato Grosso do Sul in Brazil, then you can decide if you really want to go there and what you can do. But first I think you should understand a little about the context of my trip and what I was looking for at the time. Bonito has a number of beautiful spots however I quit faster than I had planned (and I don’t regret that). I still recommend going to Bonito, if this is your plan. Maybe you can just do some adjustments.

mar ilha

Rio de Janeiro for beginners

          “Wonderful city” or “Cidade maravilhosa” (in Brazilian Portuguese): This is how Rio de Janeiro is usually called by locals and travellers fascinated by its beauty, lifestyle and history! If you are planning to spend a time in South America, Rio de Janeiro should definitely be in your trip plans, so here are the Top 5 Things to Do in Rio de Janeiro for first-time travellers:

Gus Dantas

How to get there?

Although Rio de Janeiro might be your destination, it is worth keeping an eye on flights to São Paulo and Salvador de Bahia. Domestic flights in Brazil are quite cheap, so you can fly from São Paulo to Rio de Janeiro for 30 euros. Yes, it is also possible to take the bus, but the price difference between plane and bus tickets is not so big. Actually taking the bus can be a bit dangerous, because time to time, tourists are being robbed there. In addition, Rio’s domestic airport is closer to the centre than the bus station.

Liina

Rio de Janeiro: Nature and culture in a beautiful city

Rio, a city everyone’s heard of, but not all of us have been. I had the tremendous pleasure of visiting and exploring this beautiful city in Brazil last summer, the summer of 2016. For 2 weeks I was stationed in the city of Rio, with not one day where we had nothing to do or to see. From the extremely rich culture, delicious food, incredible caipirinha’s and parties to the beautiful nature of, and around, the city, from hikes up in the mountains to boat trips to skydiving! In this city there is something to do for everyone, whether you love a lazy holiday on the beach or an active holiday, you can all find it in this one city.

Rachelle MHi iltenburg

Exploring Montevideo

All of my Uruguayan friends have replied this question in the same way. The capital- Montevideo. Montevideo. It is clear to me that a lot of people don´t even know about its existence. Because of my huge interest in South America, I am aware of it since my childhood. However, for a very long time it represented for me only the city with a strange name (it includes the word „video“) at the sea between Brazil and Argentina. Easily searchable in the map, just in front of Buenos Aires on the other side of the bay. Now I know not only that it has nothing to do with videos and that it is not located directly at the sea but at Rio de la Plata (the estuary of the rivers Uruguay and Paraná to the sea) but also a loooot of other things. Firstly, Montevideo is a very special city. It represents the best of the country for Uruguayans, a sort of oasis of peace and progress for people from other South American states, (…) for tourists. What can be written in the (…)? Let´s see what does this city offer.

Barbora

A Brazilian Experience

MEETING IGUAZU FALLS A Brazilian Experience Considered one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, Iguazu Falls are 272 waterfalls of Iguazu River, located between Brazil and Argentina, being the largest waterfalls in the world.

Emilene Corrêa Souza

Rio de Janeiro - Ciudad de Deus

Having all the above said, I will share my experience from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio has been a dream to me since I was a little child and I watched all of the action movies or soap operas that took place in Brazil or they spoke Portuguese. I was fascinated by the colors, the language and the latino vibe that is so close to my nationality – Romanian. Although I have dreamed of this place for so long, I never imagined that I could get there so easily. My journey would have taken place, in my mind, when I would have been 35 maybe and had a more stable financial situation. Luckily enough, I didn’t have to wait until then ?

Lav

Brazil: magical Jericoacoara

When I first walked in Jerí (that’s the way natives refer to the city) I was struck by this peculiarity. I love walking barefoot, feeling the fresh grass caressing my skin, or watching the grains of sand filling every space between one finger and another. Walking in Jerí meant feeling relaxed and in strong contact with nature. Nature in the Northern part of Brazil is wild and stunning: the ocean is endless, fishes popping out while you’re swimming. Walking on the beach means finding amazing shells, like the ones you see in souvenir shops and place near your ear to feel the sound of waves; it means purple crabs looking at you in silence, and children playing together like free spirits.

Deborah Nichele

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