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Located at the foot of the charming neighborhood of Santa Teresa and steps away from Gloria Metro Station, Discovery Hostel is the perfect base for you to explore the city. Our hostel is located very close to the main attractions of Rio de Janeiro. Just a walking distance from the main samba clubs in the bohemian Lapa district and in front of Flamengo Park and Guanabara Bay which offer stunning views of the famous Sugar Loaf Mountain. And if you feel like getting a suntan in one of Rio’s most popular beaches, we are next to Flamengo beach, while Copacabana and Ipanema are a quick 10 minute metro ride.

Santa Teresa

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Probably one of the most famous spots for artists and tourists, this antique neighborhood located on Santa Teresa's hill, was the home of a great part of Rio’s aristocracy during the XIX and early XX centuries, due to its proximity to the city centre and the port area. The magnificent mansions, the cobblestone streets, the incredible quietness and the amazing view of the city from its innumerable viewpoints, make of this place a must do while visiting Rio. Just adding up to the already charming area, there’s a tram (bonde) that takes you from/to the main places in the neighborhood from/to the city centre.

Lapa

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Popular for its historical monuments and nightlife, this district has become really popular among tourists in the last decade. Since its origin on the early 50’s, Lapa has attracted intellectuals, artists, politicians and especially locals, who come together to celebrate their vast music & culture.

Besides having the most famous samba clubs in whole Brazil, the area host two of the most important concert venues in Rio: the well-known Circo Voador and the emblematic Fundição Progresso. Cause everyday is a good day for Lapa and specially Friday, when the street party resembles very much the Carnaval spirit of the city.

Flamengo Park

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The biggest leisure area in the whole city, the Aterro do Flamengo was conceived and constructed by architect Lota de Macedo Soares and its gardens designed by world-known landscapist Burle Marx, the same behind the project of the futuristic capital Brasilia. Contouring Guanabara Bay, the park holds the Modern Art Museum, the Carmen Miranda's Museum and the Monument to the WWII Dead Soldiers, besides Marina da Gloria, the main venue for the Rio 2016 sailing competitions. Great place to go for a walk, jog or just drink a refreshing coconut while enjoying the sunset.