Overview of Hostel
The site is 6000 M.sq, surrounded by lush Atlantic rainforest and offers guests splendid poolside views of Guaratiba Bay which expand out beyond the accompanying mangrove tree wetlands to the hills of Capoeira Grande parklands. Guests can relax in the pool or enjoy a drink out our pool side bar whe
The easiest way to get to our hostel from the international airport is to take the ‘Bus Rapid Transit’ (BRT as it is known locally) to the ‘Alvorada’ in Barra de Tijuca’ (which is the last stop). At the Alvorada you take another BRT. Take a BRT that says Parador (not express), there are various options of BRT you can take, however the best options to get to Guaratiba are either ‘Mato Alto’, Paciencia, Santa Cruz or Pingo d’Agua. It is important that you take a BRT that says ‘Parador’ (which means stopping all stations), the other type of BRT is ‘Expresso’ (Express) which will bypass the station you need to get off at. The first station you stop at after going through the tunnel is called ‘Ilha de Guaratiba’ and this is the station you need to get off at. From here you need to exit the BRT station and cross the street to your left (if facing the direction you were heading) where you will find a bus stop, at this point you take a bus South (in the direction of the coast) take bus number 867 (it will say B.Guaratiba on its sign). Once on the 867 take it to the stop in front of the super market called ‘super rede’ it is also right next to the bridge that you see in our logo. You are now in the village of Guaratiba, to get to our hostel you need to ascend a steep winding road, which you can walk up, however this is not advised if carrying heavy luggage or if you are in poor health. The quickest way to get here is to pay R$4 for a moto-taxi, who can be distinguished by their fluro yellow hi-vis vests, usually sitting in the shade on their motorbikes, near the supermarket next to a public phone.
From Zona Sul you follow the same instructions but will need to take a bus on Avinida Atlantic heading in the direction of Barra de Tijuca, and get off at the Alvorada. There are various busses that stop here but all will have Alvorada written on their sign. If all this seems like too much hassle a transfer from the airport or other accommodation can be arranged and prices are quite reasonable.
We are located in the fishing village of Barra de Guaratiba, which sits in the western region of Rio de Janeiro. The area boasts some of the best seafood in the state and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and a mangrove filled bay. There are many activities to do in the region including hiking to the famous Pedra de Telegrafo as well as other hiking trails, surfing, fishing, stand up paddle, boat trips through the mangrove and just relaxing while getting close to nature.
Conditions & Policy
Credit Cards Accepted
Banana Leaf Eco Hostel's Policies & Conditions: Check in from 14:00 to 17:00 (Please advise the hostel staff of any late check in - after 5pm). Check out before 12:00. Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival. Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards (This property may pre-authorize your card before arrival). Taxes included. Breakfast included. General: No curfew. Non smoking. No Children (not under 18). No pets. Reception from 8 am to 8 pm.