Staying at Cidade Maravilhosa Hostel... read in lonely planet that its not save around there, is it true?
Staying Rio de Janeiro - Cidade Maravilhosa Hostel
Rua Hermenegildo de Barros
20.241-040 Rio de Janeiro
and I read on lonely planet that its not very safe area, we are two girls and are concerned that the area may be too dangerous for us to explore, also, is it close and easy to get to Sugar Loaf Mountain, Cristo Redentor, corcovado etc... etc...
Julie, Rio can be a challenge but it's not impossible to negotiate it safely. far too much to say on the topic here so have a look at this safety guide to Rio at worldnomads.com: http://journals.worldnomads.com/safetyhub/story/69440/Brazil/Staying-Safe-in-Rio
where we've already written extensively on the issue.
Phil from the safety hub
I too am interested to hear from otehr travellers about this particular location. almost 7 years ago
Hey Julie, I think the beauties that u can find in Rio are all Huges in front of the dangerous...Good areas to stay: Botafogo; Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon.
To me the best area to stay is Ipanema. This area is full of turists and more safe. The u can find the best beaches and good restaurants during all day!
enjoy it! almost 7 years agoAnswered by André Marques via WorldNomads.com
Hi! I live in Rio not very far from there! And I have many friends living on that street.
I can tell you that it is a safe place as any other in Rio. Just be aware of your surroundings and you should be fine! It is a very calm, residential area... And because of that, a bit deserted at night... Not many people on the street, so be even more cautious!
But other than that, it is a safe location although not really close to the beaches...
Hope you have a good time! :) almost 7 years ago