Casa Mosquito

Ipanema

Nestled in the hills between Ipanema and Copacabana not far from the Cantagalo favela, Casa Mosquito is a glamorous villa with nine individually-styled rooms with...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Boutique hotel

Hotel Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa

The French-owned Hotel Santa Teresa is heavy on design and outfits its 44 spacious rooms with a masculine decor based in dark tropical woods, banana tree fibers,...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Boutique hotel

Mama Ruisa

Santa Teresa

On a cobbled street at the top of a hill in the bohemian Santa Teresa area, Mama Ruisa is a colonial mansion transformed into a charming hotel that is careful and...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Boutique hotel

The Maze Inn

Catete

Set on the hillside of the Tavares Bastos slum - albeit a safe one - The Maze Inn is made for those seeking a different perspective of the city. This favela...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bed & Breakfast

Casa Verde

São Conrado

Located in the Tijuaca forest just three miles (5 km) west of Ipanema and Copacabana, the adults-only and gay-owned Casa Verde is a relaxed guest house with four...

  • LGBTQ
  • Guest House
  • 5
  • 1

Atlantis Copacabana Hotel

Copacabana

Recently redecorated, the 3-star Atlantis Copacabana hotel offers 86 decent rooms which are clean and basic. Location is definitely its main attraction, as...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bed & Breakfast

Belmond Copacabana Palace

Copacabana

Luxurious to the extreme, the legendary Copacabana Palace showcases the best of Rio hospitality. Opened in 1923. it was refurbished in 1989 when it was bought by the...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Luxury Hotel

Best Western Sol Ipanema

Ipanema

The Best Western Sol hotel enjoys a privileged address right across from Post 9, the LGBTQ friendly stretch of sand in Rio. With a little rooftop pool and great...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • International brand

Bonita Pousada & Hostel

Ipanema

Once the residence of Tom Jobim, the Bossa Nova composer who wrote Garota de Ipanema, Bonita Hostel is just three blocks from the beach and one block from the metro...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Hostel

Caesar Park - Sofitel Rio de Janeiro

Ipanema

The Caesar Park Rio de Janeiro is 5 stars with views to the beach and Tijuca's mountains. Shops, restaurants and Post 9, the most gay-friendly stretch of beach, are...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • International brand

Caipihostel

Lapa

With free caipirinhas at the bar, Caipihostel is a hostel for the party lover. Young and loud, it offers accommodation in mixed or female-only dorms in the heart of...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Hostel

Casa Amarelo

Santa Teresa

Atop Santa Teresa hill, the striking Casa Amarelo (or yellow house) is a colonial mansion converted into a chic boutique hotel with French designer touches and...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Boutique hotel

Casa Cool Beans

Santa Teresa

Probably the one gay-only hotel in Rio, Casa Cool Beans is located in the hills of the bohemian Santa Teresa neighborhood, a charming ten-room...

  • LGBTQ
  • Bed & Breakfast

Che Lagarto Ipanema

Ipanema

With hostels in the most visited destinations in South America, Che Lagarto's Ipanema location is spread over six floors, with a prime location one block from the...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Hostel

Contemporâneo Hostel

Botafogo

Contemporâneo Hostel attracts the thirtysomething clientele with its library, designer furniture and artwork from the local art school. A large metal shipping...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Hostel

El Misti Rio

Botafogo

The colorful and friendly El Misti Rio is a three-storey hostel in the heart of Copacabana. Dorms are comfortable with shared baths and free lockers, and private...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Hostel

Golden Tulip Ipanema Plaza

Ipanema

Golden Tulip Ipanema Plaza is a four-star hotel in Ipanema. A block from the 'gay' Post 9 on the beach, Golden Tulip Ipanema Plaza has a rooftop pool with sunny...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • International brand

Hilton Barra

Barra da Tijuca

The Hilton Barra is a modern hotel with a sleek and sustainable design - the international brand's first property in Rio, built for the 2016 Olympic games. Within...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • International brand

Hotel Castelinho 38

Santa Teresa

Hotel Castelinho 38 is an artsy 12-room guesthouse with an eclectic castle facade that fits in nicely with the bohemian Santa Teresa neighborhood. The 12 guest rooms...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bed & Breakfast

Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro

Ipanema

The Fasano brand has become synonymous with sophistication in Brazil, with some of the poshest addresses in the country. Elegant and expensive and popular with a...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Boutique hotel

Ibis RJ Barra

Barra da Tijuca

Ibis Barra is 3-star hotel in western Rio which offers good value for money in this expensive city. Set in the commercial and gastronomic center of Barra da Tijuca,...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • International brand

La Maison by Dussol

Gavea

With magnificent views over the Tijuca rainforest, this relaxing retreat is situated on the high up hills of Gavea, away from the masses of tourists in Copacabana in...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Boutique hotel

Leblon Spot

Leblon

Simple and clean, Leblon Spot in the desirable South Zone offers ensuite rooms with double beds as well as mixed dorms that sleep up to 12 people. Decorated...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Hostel

LSH Hotel

Barra da Tijuca

Located in Barra da Tijuca close to the Jardim Oceanico subway and overlooking Pepê beach, LSH Hotel opened in 2016 with 122 modern rooms and suites, some with...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Luxury Hotel

Mar Ipanema Hotel

Ipanema

Just two blocks from the beach on the Ipanema shopping strip, The Mar Ipanema offers 86 modern and well kept rooms, the 24-hour Armazém Devassa restaurant and a

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • International brand

Marina Palace Hotel

Leblon

The Marina Palace is well situated with Leblon beach at its doorstep and the attractions of the Zona Sul within walking distance. The 109 rooms come in a variety of...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Suite Hotel

Miramar Hotel by Windsor

Copacabana

This high-rise hotel fronts Copacabana beach, a 200-room property with a rooftop infinity pool and fitness center. Rooms range from standard rooms to master suites...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Luxury Hotel

Novo Mundo

Flamengo

Built in 1950, football (soccer) great Pele used to stay here when he had a game in Rio, and Ricky Martin has also been a known guest. Conveniently located at...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Budget hotel

Novotel Rio Parque Olimpico

Barra da Tijuca

Built for the 2016 Olympic Games, the 4-star Novotel Parque Olimpico offers a variety of accommodations at a fraction of the cost of the more central Zona Sul...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • International brand

Oztel

Botafogo

Decorated with graffiti by local artists, Oztel is hip with recycled fittings and modern furniture. Its dorm-type rooms accommodate up to 14 people, and there...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bed & Breakfast