Alpha Hostel
Praia de Botafogo, 462/casa 3, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Located just one block from Botafogo subway, in the safest area of Rio, Alpha Hostel is a nice, clean, friendly and drug free place to stay

Located in Praia de Botafogo, on a safe private street, Alpha Hostel offers you clean, comfortable and friendly accommodations near every interesting site to visit while staying in town.

Botafogo is one of the most charming neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro. At the beginning of the 20th century, when Rio was the capital city of Brazil, politicians and entrepreneurs chose Botafogo to build their homes. For those who would like to check out Rio's turn of the century architecture and atmosphere, Botafogo and nearby Flamengo, Catete and Gloria are the places to walk through.

Alpha Hostel is also a step away from the seashore of Botafogo Beach and beautiful Flamengo Park, and a block away from a subway station that would take you quickly to many points of interest in Rio, such as Copacabana and Rio Downtown. Several bus lines, at a three minute walking distance, would take you to every other part of the city that you might want to visit, such as the beaches of Ipanema, Leblon, Barra and Recreio, or the picturesque Feira de São Cristovão and the bohemian Lapa.

Count on us if you need help in designing your tour through Rio and surroundings or simply getting information or contacting the best value for you money tours. Our team is prepared to assist you with directions for your shopping around, transportation and meals, always looking to help you get the most within your budget.

Together with interesting people from around the world, in a young, non-discriminatory and relaxed place, you may find that staying at the Alpha Hostel offers you much more than simply bed and breakfast.

Services & facilities :

* Library / Book swap
* All the Best Tours in town
* 24hr security and No curfew
* A fully equipped communal kitchen -
* Friendly, helpful English speaking staff
* A travel agency at the Front Desk to Book flights
* Money Exchange w/ a good rate (small amounts only)
* Big individual lockers & large double bunk beds
* Big & clean bathrooms w/ great pressure hot showers -
* Excellent access to public transport (bus and metro) walking for Sugar Loaf
* Updated board w/ the best activities, events&parties .
* Free maps and tourist information!


1. SPECIAL PERIODS - For stays during Special Periods (New Year's and Carnival) we would only accept bookings for the following minimum periods: New Year's - 5 nights; Carnival - 7 nights. Reservations for stays during these Special Periods are NOT made on a per-day basis, but are mandatory packages. Therefore, these minimum periods would apply whether or not a prospective guest is able to book, through the internet or other means, less nights than these minimum stay periods. To secure reservations in respect of these Special Periods, we would require a full advance payment for the package. In the event of total or partial cancelations there will be no refunds of, or deductions applied to, these advance payments.

2. PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS - Instructions on how to make down payments will be sent by e-mail as soon as we receive a booking request. Local transfers shall be made through direct bank deposit. International transfers shall be made through WESTERN UNION. Expenses with deposits and transfers shall be borne by sender alone and are not refundable or deductible from de total amount to be transferred to secure bookings.


  • 24 Hour Reception 
  • 24 Hour Security 
  • Airport Transfers 
  • Bar 
  • Breakfast Included 
  • Currency Exchange 
  • Free City Maps 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Hot Showers 
  • Kitchen 
  • Linen Included 
  • Lockers 
  • Tours/Travel Desk 
  • Towels for hire 


Alpha Hostel is located in Praia de Botafogo, in a private, no end, street which starts between Rua Voluntrios and Rua So Clemente. This private street is numbered 462, for the entrance. We are numbered 3 but we are the second house in the left row.

How to get to Alpha Hostel from the International Airport

Alpha Hostel is located at a 30-40 minutes drive from Tom Jobim International Airport

By Cab

A cab drive from the Airport to Alpha Hostel would cost about. R$ 120,00

By Bus

Take the REAL bus w/ air-conditioning right out in front of the arrival lobby. Get down the bus at Praia de Botafogo in front of Botafogo Praia Shopping. Alpha Hostel is located one block away from the Shopping.

*We offer a special transfer service to pick you up at the International Airport and drive you right to Alpha Hostel for a price which is about half the price of a cab, or less, depending on the number of people that take this service. Our price is: R$90,00 .

How to get to Alpha Hostel from the Bus Terminal

By Bus

Take one of the following lines 126, 127, 128, 132, 136 and get down in front of the Botafogo Praia Shopping. Alpha Hostel is located just one block away from the shopping.

*We offer a special transfer service to pick you up at the Bus Terminal and drive you right to Alpha Hostel for a price which is about half the price of a cab, or less, depending on the number of people that take this service. Our price is: R$50.00 .