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Aquarela do Leme

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2 bars/lounges
In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, soundproofing
In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, soundproofing
In-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, soundproofing

Overview of Aquarela do Leme

Aquarela do Leme

2.5 star property
Suburban hostel with 2 bars/lounges, near Copacabana Beach

9.4/10 Exceptional

60 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared kitchen
Ladeira Ary Barroso,21, Leme RJ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 22010-060

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Copacabana
  • Copacabana Beach - 9 min walk
  • Sugar Loaf Mountain - 12 min drive
  • Ipanema Beach - 16 min drive
  • Jornalista Mario Filho Stadium - 30 min drive
  • Museum of Tomorrow - 46 min drive
  • Shopping Tijuca - 34 min drive
  • Christ the Redeemer - 67 min drive

Getting around

  • Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont) - 17 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro International Airport (GIG) - 45 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro (RRJ-Jacarepaguá-Roberto Marinho) - 53 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Central Station - 10 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Flag Square Station - 10 min drive
  • Rio de Janeiro Sao Cristovao Station - 11 min drive
  • Cardeal Arcoverde Station - 22 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Gaia Art Café - 5 min walk
  • Da Brambini Ristorante - 6 min walk
  • La Fiorentina - 6 min walk
  • Restaurante Shirley - 8 min walk
  • Marius Degustare - 8 min walk

About this property

Aquarela do Leme

Aquarela do Leme features an airport shuttle, and puts you 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Copacabana Beach and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Ipanema Beach. Free perks include WiFi and buffet breakfast daily between 8 AM and 11 AM. Other highlights include 2 bars/lounges, a rooftop terrace and a terrace. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and bar.


English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Parents must have child's birth certificate and photo ID*
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 8 AM–11 AM
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • BBQs
  • Room service


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2016
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Shared accommodations

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Parents or a legal guardian travelling with children under 18 years of age must present the child's birth certificate and an identity card with photo (passport, for example) at the check-in. For international travels to Brazil, if just one of the parents is travelling with the child, she/he must present – in addition to the child's certificate of birth and identity card with photo – a letter authorising the trip signed by the other parent with a notarial certification of signature. In case the parents or the legal guardian, as applicable, cannot or are unwilling to give this authorisation, a judicial authorisation is required. People who intend to travel to Brazil with children must consult with the Brazilian consulate before travelling for more information.

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Aquarela Do Leme Rio Janeiro
Aquarela do Leme Rio de Janeiro
Aquarela do Leme Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Aquarela do Leme Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Rio de Janeiro

Frequently asked questions

Does Aquarela do Leme offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Aquarela do Leme does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Aquarela do Leme?
As of 27 November 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Aquarela do Leme on 28 November 2022 start from €51, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Aquarela do Leme?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Aquarela do Leme?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Aquarela do Leme?
Yes. Parking spaces may be limited.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Aquarela do Leme?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Aquarela do Leme?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Aquarela do Leme and nearby?
Aquarela do Leme has 2 bars.
Are there restaurants at or near Aquarela do Leme?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Gaia Art Café (5-min walk), Da Brambini Ristorante (6-min walk) and La Fiorentina (6-min walk).
What's the area around Aquarela do Leme like?
Aquarela do Leme is in Copacabana, a short 9-minute walk from Copacabana Beach and 7 minutes' walk from Avenida Atlantica. Travellers recommend the hostel for its walkable location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This is the highest quality hostel in Rio de Janeiro. The facilities are brand new. The beds are little cabins with drapes and are thus semi-private. It is kept very clean and the complimentary breakfast is fresh and delicious. Excellent selection drinks at the bar. Beautiful views from the roof. Highly recommended for those who need space from the party hostel environment.
7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great place to stay in Rio de Janeiro
Very nice and spacious hostel a bit uphill from beach and main street. Great views for watching fireworks on New Year’s eve. At the edge of pacified favela, so not a very scary place, but you need to watch out for your belongings (like everywhere in Rio). Hostel is in superb condition, staff is very friendly and breakfast options are more than good (much wider choices than standard).
Karolina, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great safe local experience with outstanding staff whonare in sabatrical from law, engineers, human resources, finance, wow. And thebcustomers are respectful, open and collaborative. Whatban enjoyable stay.
CanadaTraveller, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

TeenTeen, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Customer service and care 👍😊 Very clean, quality and private.
CanadaVisitor, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

David, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

July 2019 Rio de Janeiro
My wife and I both agree, we made a great choice to stay at Aquarela do Leme. Thibault is the best host and is very accommodating to the needs of all guests. Don’t hesitate to book your room because this place is in high demand. It is literallty just five minutes from the beach, we could see it from our room, and the short walk up the hill is actually one of the things that we will treasure the most! Enjoy a comfortable and genuine experience at the Aquarela do Leme.
Joseph, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Henrik, 5-night family trip
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