Victor Landeta working at Babilônia

Do you know Victor Landeta? Originally from Bilbao, Spain, but resident in Germany for last couple of years, Victor is very well known street artist.

We have been lucky enough to be able to receive two of his artworks on Ladeira Ary Barroso, on same street where Hostel Lisetonga and Mural Babilônia are located.

Look at stunning Gandhi below.


Later on we will bring you a picture of Nelson Mandela on which Victor is working at the moment.

Safe travels.



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2014: What is next? Are you artist? Want to finance material? Contact us. :-)

In 2011, when we moved to Ladeira Ary Barroso, we decided that we should be good neighbours to the street we live in. We wanted from the beginning to make it a better and nicer place to live. We wanted a cleaner and nicer street.We wanted to bring colours and art.

Between 2011 and 2013 we bought thrash bins for the street, where missing. We also invited three different groups of artists to create beauty.Franz helped us with Rio Eu Amo Eu Cuido art. Daniel helped us with jellyfish art. X-Dog and Plebe helped us with jungle art, our tower lounge.

In late 2013 we started talking about bigger things. Question was: “Do you think e we can make a 140 square meter mosaic on a public wall in front of our house?” Now in March 2014 it seems we can. X-Dog and Plebe flew in from Prague together with Frazer and Nikol, we added hundreds of volunteer work and what was needed to obtain the material. The mosaic is called Mural Babilônia.

What’s next? We know what we want to do. So, Are you artist? Do you want to finance material? Contact us, or click on ‘donate’.

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Click on Paypal DONATE button below and follow the instructions. It is not more difficult than buying a book online. Do it:



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Offer of Lisetonga and Happy Moto.

Lisetonga Hostel and Happy Moto teamed up to offer to travellers extravalue.

If you rent a scooter with Happy Moto, you get free night in our dorm. The math is very simple:

One day of rental = one night for free.

That means that

1. If you come to Rio on budget, on your own and need to move around swiftly, you can rent a scooter for (example) three days, and stay for three nights for free in Lisetonga Hostel.

2. If If you come to Rio on budget, with a friend or loving partner and need to move around swiftly, you can rent a scooter for (example) three days, and stay for three nights for free in Lisetonga Hostel with 50% discount for both of you.

Sound good, right?

We published the same offer on our Tripadvisor webpage as we are very serious about it:


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To redeem this offer just send us an email to:

Safe travels,