10 Best Spaces for Coliving in Rio de Janeiro + Hostels, Hotels & Airbnbs

From the bright carnival colors to the beautiful glistening beaches, Rio de Janeiro is a must-see city. The capital of Brazil is known for its decadent food and warm people that will have you on the dancefloor doing the salsa.

In this guide we have gathered 10 magnificent coliving spaces in the city so that you can find the best one for you.

Read next: If you’re planning to stay in other parts of the country, then check out these Tropical Spaces for Coliving and Coworking in Brazil.

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10 Best Coliving Spaces in Rio de  Janeiro

Yoo2 Rio de Janeiro by Intercity — Best Luxury Coliving

  • Price: ~ $229 – $483 per night
  • Location: Botafogo
  • Features: Wi-Fi, pool, air conditioning, daily housekeeping, city views, mini bar
  • Room Types: Private rooms
  • Organized Activities: Bike tours
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: Booking.com (8.7 out of 10 – 1155 reviews), Google (4.7 out of 5 – 3367 reviews)

This beachfront hotel offers you amazing views of the Sugarloaf and Corcovado Mountains. It has spacious rooms, each with a host of amenities for your convenience.

We love that the hotel has bicycle rentals for anyone interested in going for a bike ride around the city. They also have a nightclub and happy hour, so you can enjoy an amazing evening with some dancing, close enough to walk safely to your bed.

The hotel has an onsite restaurant, Cariocally Resto & Bar, which offers authentic Brazilian cuisine as well as international cuisine.

What we liked: The view of the mountains from the terrace is just spectacular.

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Books Hostel — Best for Party Goers

  • Price: ~$480 – $1,500 per month
  • Location: Rua Francisco Muratori
  • Features: Lockers, bar, airport shuttle, Wi-Fi, shared lounge, tour desk, balcony, air conditioning
  • Room Types: Dorms (sleeps 4-6), private rooms
  • Organized Activities: Themed dinner nights, hiking, table tennis
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: Booking.com (8.2 out of 10 – 522 reviews), Hostelworld.com (8.9 out of 10 – 2513 reviews), Google ( 4.4out of 5 – 298 reviews)

Books Hostel has a reputation for being a warm and hospitable place. It’s the ideal location for those who love to party and are looking for a fun base of operations.

People who stay at Books tend to bring a lively energy to the already-festive atmosphere, and we love to match this with our own enthusiasm. This is especially apparent during happy hour (from 7 pm to 8 pm daily) at the hotel’s bar. It’s always a full-blown event, with music and drinks galore, and if you ask nicely, they’ll put your favorite team’s game on to watch.

When it’s time to get out and explore, the staff will make sure you know your way around so you don’t get lost.

What we liked: There’s a lively and energetic atmosphere that will spill over into your trip.

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Rio Forest Hostel — Best for First-Timers

  • Price: ~$630 – $2,010 per month
  • Location: Rua Joaquim Murtinho
  • Features: Wi-Fi, garden, balcony, bar, snack bar, air conditioning, airport shuttle
  • Room Types: Private rooms, dorms (sleeps 4-9)
  • Organized Activities: None
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: Booking.com (8.3 out of 10 – 488 reviews), Hostelworld.com (9.2 out of 10 – 353 reviews), Google (4.5 out of 5 – 290 reviews)

Rio Forest Hostel is located in a charming, cultural neighborhood, and it cultivates a sense of adventure and an appreciation for where you are.

The hostel has a two-hour happy hour (from 6 pm – 8 pm daily) so that you can drink, dance and mingle. Our favorite spot was the lovely deck and pool that you’ll undoubtedly want to swim in. There is also a small forest that adds to the amazing views if you’re lucky you’ll see some monkeys.

Rio Forest hosts events every weekend to help guests unwind and get to know each other even better.

What we liked: The happy hour is so lively, and it makes it easier to engage with people.

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Flat Royale Premium — Best Airbnb

  • Price: ~ $113 per night
  • Location: Cabo Frio
  • Features: Mountain View, marina view, Wi-Fi, patio, balcony, HDTV, free parking, gym, BBQ facilities
  • Room Types: Private rooms, apartment
  • Organized Activities: Happy hour
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: Airbnb (5.0 out of 5 – 6 reviews), Booking.com (9.6 out of 10 – 74 reviews)

The Suíte & Flat Premium Rio Stay – Rio Centro is located in Rio de Janeiro and offers a spa and wellness center, fitted with a sauna. The aparthotel serves continental and buffet breakfasts every morning.

Solo travelers have nothing but good things to say about this place. If you’re looking to meet people in an organic way, then head to the beach or sign up for tennis.

There are numerous parks in the surrounding area, most notably Marapendi Ecological Park. It’s two and a half miles away from the aparthotel, and you’ll definitely want to go and see the natural beauty that the park offers.

What we liked: The uninterrupted privacy and access to the beach.

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Windsor Asturias Hotel — Best Coliving Hotel

  • Price: ~ $73 – $119
  • Location: Rue Senador Dantas
  • Features: Pool, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, daily housekeeping, sauna, bar
  • Room Types: Private rooms
  • Organized Activities: None
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: Booking.com (8.5 out of 10 – 1480 reviews), Google (4.4 out of 5 – 1961 reviews)

This three-star hotel is conveniently close to the Municipal Theater, historical and art museums, and the Santos Dumont airport. It’s situated in Rio de Janeiro’s cultural district, Cinelandia.

The well-known Copacabana Beach is just ten minutes away (by vehicle) from the Windsor Asturias Hotel, which is also close to Guanabara Bay.

You are welcome to enjoy a drink at the rooftop bar of the Windsor Asturias Hotel while taking in the stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the Christ Redeemer Statue. At lunch and dinner, the restaurant offers à la carte service in addition to a breakfast buffet. Room service is available around the clock.

What we liked: The service is impeccable, which really elevates the stay at the hotel.

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Mango Tree Hostel — Best Hostel for Groups

  • Price: ~ $9,279 – $11, 664 per month
  • Location: Prudente de Moraes
  • Features: Wi-Fi, games rooms, ATM, cable TV, tours desk, BBQ, meeting rooms
  • Room Types: Private rooms, dorms (sleeps 3-6)
  • Organized Activities: None
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: Hostelworld.com (8.3 out of 10 – 1536 reviews), Google (4.1 out of 5 – 813 reviews)

The Metro, bars, restaurants, and stores of the vibrant Rio neighborhood are all within walking distance of this excellent location, which is one block from Ipanema Beach.

Nestled in a peaceful residential neighborhood, The Mango Tree is a 1930s colonial-style home that provides a peaceful spot to sleep, socialize with other visitors, and enjoy a refreshing caipirinha.

Enjoy a meal outside in the covered dining area to start your day. Then, head to the nearby beach for a day of adventure sports, sightseeing, or just relaxing. When you get back, grab a drink and read in the garden or take a nap in the hammock.

What we liked: The laid-back energy is perfect for unwinding.

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JO&JOE Rio de Janeiro Largo do Boticario — Best Hostel for an Experience

  • Price: ~ $17 – $108 per night
  • Location: Largo do Boticario
  • Features: Garden, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, tour desk, restaurant, bar, 2 pools
  • Room Types: Private rooms, dorms (sleeps 4-8)
  • Organized Activities: Evening entertainment
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: Booking.com (9.0 out of 10 – 1047 reviews), Google (4.4 out of 5 – 254 reviews)

Rio de Janeiro JO&JOE is situated in Rio de Janeiro, five miles from the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Gardens and two and a half miles from Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon.

The hostel offers a communal kitchen, a front desk manned around-the-clock, and tour arrangements for visitors. It also has a sun deck, ideal for tanning or some afternoon lounging.

 At the hostel, a continental breakfast is served every day. There is a restaurant at JO&JOE that serves regional and cultural food. So you’re in for a treat. Vegan, dairy-free, and vegetarian can also be requested.

What we liked: It’s perfectly located, close to some amazing recreational activities.

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Em frente a Praia de Botafogo — Best Coliving Apartment

  • Price: ~ $52
  • Location: Rua de Botafogo
  • Features: Kitchen, washing machine, air conditioning, lockers
  • Room Types: Apartment
  • Organized Activities: None
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: Booking.com (9.5 out of 5 – 13 reviews)

Located in Rio de Janeiro, this beachfront home is a short walk away from Botafogo Beach and one and a half miles from Flamengo Beach. You’ll be close to numerous shores, perfect for those who love the sea.

The apartment offers a spacious living area and workspace, ideal for someone traveling alone or a couple. You’ll have heaps of privacy, and you can enjoy your space in your own time.

If you find yourself in need of a change of scenery, Parça Pimentel Duarte is a quaint park that would be perfect for you. Head there and have a picnic or take a stroll.

What we liked: It’s close to numerous parks and beaches, so there’s always somewhere to go.

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Longboard Paradise Surf Club — Best Beach Stay

  • Price: ~ $16 – $256
  • Location: Avenida Paulo Tapajós
  • Features: Air conditioning, Wi-Fi, balcony, bar, garden, kitchen, shared lounge
  • Room Types: Dorms, private rooms, family rooms
  • Organized Activities: Walking tours, bicycle tours, movie nights, hiking
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: Booking.com (9.0 out of 10 – 538 reviews), Google (4.8 out of 5 – 424 reviews)

Longboard Paradise Surf Club is a spacious and beautiful hostel. As the name suggests, it’s known for longboarding and surfboarding. So, be ready to meet fellow surfers and enjoy the beach.

You’ll find Tijuca Forest National Park 22 miles from the hostel. The park is under the management of the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation and is a component of the Atlantic Forest Biosphere Preserve.

This hostel offers amazing movie nights where you can commune with the other guests and enjoy a movie or two.

What we liked: Being right on the beach is the perfect way to get into the holiday mindset.

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Villa 25 Hostel & Suites — Best Central Coliving Space

  • Price: ~ $18 – $73 per night
  • Location: Rua Gago Coutinho
  • Features: Wi-Fi, lockers, bar, tour desk, restaurant
  • Room Types: Private rooms, dorms (sleeps 6-12)
  • Organized Activities: Walking tours, pub crawls, evening entertainment, diving, snorkeling, bike tours
  • Other Locations: None
  • Ratings: Booking.com (8.6 out of 10 – 2893 reviews), Google (4.6 out of 5 – 1852 reviews)

Villa 25 Hostel & Suites, is situated in Rio de Janeiro, one kilometer from Flamengo Beach, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of Sugarloaf Mountain.

This contemporary boutique hostel offers air conditioning in its rooms. Some units have a flat-screen TV with cable channels, and bed linens are included. There is free WiFi available all around the property and a swimming pool to cool off in.

Head to Flamengo Park just a mile and a half away, to pay your respects at the Monument of the Dead of World War II, which is dedicated to Brazil’s part in the war.

What we liked: The hostel is visually appealing and really allows you to take in the city life.

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Stay at the Best Coliving Spaces in Rio de Janeiro

With these stunning coliving spaces, you’re sure to have a spectacular trip. From lovely Airbnbs to amazing hostels, this guide has broken down some of Rio’s best spaces.

If you’re also looking for some coworking spaces, we’ve tracked down the top coworking spaces in Rio for you to use as well. You’re sure to find some excellent options.

The adventures awaiting you are endless, from surfing in the sea to hiking up the mountains, Rio has everything that you need. As you gear up for an unforgettable trip, we hope that this guide has made things easier for you.

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