This is a list of the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses in Rio de Janeiro as recommended by the most popular travel experts around the world from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All the hotel recommendations on the list have been referenced with customer reviews, and we only list hotels which have a review rating of at least 4 out of 5 stars.
Rio de Janeiro or simply known as Rio is the second-most populous municipality in Brazil. Rio is the capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro and part of the city has been designated a World Heritage Site. Called Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea” by UNESCO, the area is one of the most important places in the city.
Rio is a major city in the country, being the home to the headquarters to Brazilian oil, mining, and telecommunications companies. The city is the home of numerous universities and institutes accounting for the second-largest center of research and development in Brazil.
The city is popular for its natural setting such as the Carnival, samba, bossa nova, Balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon which generate millions of visitors annually. These beaches make for the perfect getaway for summer and romance.
Rio has several famous landmarks and monuments such as the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer atop the Corcovado Mountain, which is named on one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The statue has become a symbol of Rio to the world.
Through the recommended hotels listed below, you can easily find the best places to stay in Rio de Janeiro. If you like our list of hostels, B&Bs and hotels in Rio de Janeiro, then you should also check out our selection of recommended hotels in Santiago de Chile or the best hotels in Buenos Aires.