Dorm bed #2 at the 'Favela Funhouse' - Carnival

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A unique space where you can interact with diverse people who are passionate about having fun in Rio and good food. Located at the top of Chapéu Mangueira, a small pacified Favela, the Funhouse is a five-minute walk from Leme and Copacabana beach. Originally designed as a shared-space for friends to get-together to eat and drink, it has recently developed into a part-time hostel, offering 6 individual dorm beds and a double private room.

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Breakfast is included and is served on the upper deck, with view to Leme and Copacabana beaches and includes fresh homemade bread, fruit-juice and coffee. Original Argentinian style BBQ, homemade burgers, pizza, cocktails and very cold beers are also available in the evenings, on request. Carnival 2018: Feb 09 - 14 - Make the most of the street parties (blocos) and use the Favela Funhouse when you need to escape the crowds or recharge. - Alternatively, party at the Funhouse! - Dormitory: 100 BRL Per guest (each night). Minimum 5 nights. - Private Room: 170 BRL Maximum two people. Minimum 5 nights. New Year 2018: 27 Dec - 04 Jan Enjoy one of the most exclusive views of Rio’s much celebrated firework displays from the comfort of the Favela Funhouse’s NYE party. - Please enquire for information about the NYE dinner & party - Dormitory: 130 BRL Per guest (each night). - - Minimum 5 nights. - Private Room: 180 BRL - Maximum two people. Minimum 5 nights. Rest of the Year: all other dates. *WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING GROUP BOOKINGS OF 5+ PEOPLE FOR THIS PERIOD - Explore beyond Rio’s conventional tourist accommodation and make the Favela Funhouse your base for an unforgettable holiday with friends. - Dormitory: 50 BRL Per guest (each night). Minimum 3 nights. - Private Room: 120 BRL Maximum two people. Minimum 3 nights.

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Leme, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilía

Chapéu Mangueira RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Chapéu Mangueira is the smallest favela in Rio’s Zona Sur (tourist zone) and occupies a privileged position along Copacabana’s coastline. Looking down over Leme at the north end of Copacabana beach, behind to Botafogo and out to Urca, Sugar Loaf and Guanabara Bay. The area was first occupied by the Brazilian army who built a look-out post high up on the hill at the end of the nineteenth century. Soldiers built makeshift houses in the surrounding areas and so the informal construction of the community started. The army officials were later joined by construction and railway workers, and later by economic migrants, primarily from Brazil’s northeast. Approximately 2,000 people now live in the favela, the majority of whom have been there for over twenty years. History In its infancy the favela lacked any meaningful state-presence and largely evolved through a process of self-organization. This shared history of struggle and the small size of the favela (34.595m²) have helped generate a very friendly and highly sociable dynamic among the moradores (locals). Unfortunately it also created the space needed for local drug trafficking organizations to establish a presence during the 90s. The area underwent a peaceful pacification process in 2009 and since then has had an ongoing police presence. As a result the area has become increasingly popular with tourists and has gained a reputation as something of a culinary destination. New openings, cultural events and parties continue to bring new visitors to the area. This includes international tourists, but also middle class Brazilians who had in many cases, never visited a favela before. Challenges Despite significant improvements to security, drug traffickers still maintain a presence and occasionally guard the favela’s entrance. While they do not pose a direct threat to the locals or tourists – they actually forbid robberies in the neighbourhood and are surprisingly polite - some may find their presence intimidating, especially if they have not been warned. For this reason – and despite the fact that such encounters are both infrequent and largely uneventful - the Favela Funhouse team wish to highlight this possibility to anyone considering visiting. Until this situation changes, which is unlikely to happen until drugs are legalized in Brazil, we consider the Favela Funhouse is suitable only for the following people: - Those unintimidated by the possibility of passing by armed police and/or drug traffickers. - Those who feel confident that they can walk up a hill and some steps (100m; 10 mins walk or 50m; 5 mins walk, if you take a taxi or moto-taxi) - Adults

Gestgjafi: Mark

  1. Skráði sig nóvember 2012
  • 5 umsagnir
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Half English, half Brazilian. Love seeking out fun, new experiences, keeping active, eating, learning and going to the beach.

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Your Hosts Although I (Mark) regularly hang out at the Funhouse for BBQs or yoga, Gaston and Flavia are the real hosts. They are both from Patagonia, Argentina and live at the Funhouse, which they largely built themselves. Both are highly social and dynamic and will definitely enrich your experience. Getting There A member of the team will meet you on arrival at the meeting-point, located at the 'Bar do David' (very well-known restaurant in the community) and accompany and show you the way to the Favela Funhouse. Explore beyond Rio's conventional tourist activities with advice from our team The Favela Funhouse Team have vast hands-on experience exploring the unbelievable range of fun outdoor activities that are possible in Rio. We offer guests quality practical advice on all the fun options that we have discovered over the years. Some examples of these include: (see our website for more information) street parties, live music, alternative beaches, bike-rides, kayaking, street markets, good & affordable Brazilian food, capoeira, boat hire and boat parties, historical and alternative city tours, hiking, surfing, climbing, stand-up-paddle, yoga, shopping, football and wildlife. Where there is interest, a member of our team (English, Spanish, French and/or Portuguese speaking) can accompany you to facilitate logistics etc for a fixed daily rate. In cases when a real expert is required (e.g someone with a boat or paraglide) we can introduce you to the right people. Transport and additional rental equipment We also offer transport (mini-van or moto-taxi service) as well as the following rental equipment: bikes (40 BRL per day); stand-up-paddle boards (50 BRL per hour); body-boards (20 BRL per day); footballs (15 BRL per day); frescobol (15 BRL per day), super Frisbee (15 BRL per day) among others.
Your Hosts Although I (Mark) regularly hang out at the Funhouse for BBQs or yoga, Gaston and Flavia are the real hosts. They are both from Patagonia, Argentina and live at the Funh…
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