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Lisetonga Hostel Rio de Janeiro Yelp

We are now on Yelp

After long chat with a dear friend Aramyees, we looked in more detail into Yelp. Do you know it? Do you like it? We decided to create a profile there. You can click on the phot and it will take you directly to our profile on Yelp.

Lisetonga Hostel Rio de Janeiro Yelp

Have you experienced Lisetonga? Do you want to leave us a comment on Yelp? This is your chance ;-)

This, together with our listing on TripAdvisor, Hostelworld, Hostelbookers, and Decolar will help travellers to find a great hostel. Us ;-)

We love you and thank you for all your kind words!


Smile. It’s a nice day.

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We totally love when we find Lisetonga featured in an article. And we do not mind being listed with other nice places to visits and hostels to stay in Rio de Janeiro. Such as here:

…Com o seu ambiente íntimo e aconchegante, o Lisetonga Hostel fica situado na nobre divisa do bairro do Leme com Copacabana, a apenas 500 metros da praia.

Há opções de quartos partilhados e privativos. O pequeno-almoço é gratuito, e pode ser saboreado no simpático terraço do hostel.

Há também um lounge com vista para o mar…

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Graffiti Art in Action on Ladeira Ary Barroso

There was not much to look at. Check for yourself…


Gallery of now:

We have been approached by UPP in Chapéu Mangueira & Babilônia to participate in this project. What started as a kind request to donate 3 sprays ended as a revitalisation of 40 metres of the street.

We helped with the plaster finish of the wall. Then we organized the paint of basic background color. Then Luiz together with us spent some time buying material for the big day. The big day was marked for saturday, august 2nd. We were hoping and praying for the weather to help us and it did. We woke up to a great sunny day.

Soon after 9am graffiti artists from all around Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area started to apear. We had friends coming from Campo Grande, Bangu, Jardim América , Botafogo, Copacabana, Niterói, Rocinha. The big thank you goes to Luiz and his crew, Wark da Rocinha, Miguel FernandezVitor VGSPandroRodrigo Eok, Daniel Frickmann, Tis FzoCrew, and Jean Poul Livrement.

Without you this would not be possible. THANK YOU!!!

Gallery of making of:

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Rio’s Fresh Crop of Hostels

Moon Travel Guides published an article on Rio’s fresh crop of Hostels. Together with Bossa Rio, Vidigalalbergue, Oztel and Zebra, it mentioned Lisetonga. Smart choice. Lisetonga is in fact one of the good new (not so new now as we are in 3rd year of life) hostel in Rio.

We also agree with Moon saying: “Rio’s hostels are not just increasing in quantity; they’re also improving in terms of quality.”

But lets see what they have to say about Lisetonga Hostel:

“At the extreme end of Copacabana’s famous crescent of white sand, Leme is a quieter, more residential, and less touristy strip of beach that sits in the shadow of Sugar Loaf (as well as the recently pacified favela of Chapéu Mangueira). Opened in 2011, Lisetonga’s Hostel occupies a grand whitewashed house, one of many once fancy abodes that were abandoned out of fear of encroaching favelas. This small, homey hostel features pretty patios, a cinematic spiral staircase, and a tower with a view, not to mention savvy staff and proximity to the world’s most famous beach.”

This is the cinematic spiral staircase:

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