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Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno 05 Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20240-290 Brazil
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Mama Shelter
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#36 of 349 in Rio de Janeiro
Nestled in the heights of Rio, Mama Shelter has settled at the n°05 on Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno. Located at the heart of the Santa Teresa neighborhood, which offers an ideal mix of nature and urban with its splendid views on Rio's bay, the hotel is a mere 40 minutes away from the international Rio de Janeiro-Galeão Airport and 20 minutes away from the domestic airport. Rio, with its beaches, architecture, energy, generosity, its past and its future, defines Mama ! The Mama Shelter Rio has 55 rooms, a patio on which one can bask in the sun, a restaurant and pizzeria, a bar and 3 meeting rooms. The only thing missing is you !
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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94Great for walkers
Grade: 94 out of 100
47Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
15Attractionswithin 0.5 km
312Reviews9Q+A11Room tips
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Natsukashii wrote a review Mar 2020
Canada105 contributions94 helpful votes
This was my second visit to Rio and I'm so glad I chose to stay in Santa Teresa at the Mama Shelter. The hotel is what I would describe as "boutique", it has character, art, smaller in size, incredible staff, and a perfect location. It was easy to take an Uber whenever we needed to get out of the area but I would encourage you to walk, there is so much to see and do in Santa Teresa which makes it convenient to come back to your room when you needed to. The popular Escadaria Selarón is easy to get to, which is best seen in the early morning when it is not overrun by all the visitors. Breakfast was ok, it had bread, eggs, meat, coffee, juice and fruit which was enough to start the day but not something you'd rush down for. The decor was lively with bones of a building to remind you of the stunning history that runs through the neighbourhood.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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rzondag10 wrote a review Mar 2020
Xiamen45 contributions42 helpful votes
We had never been to Rio de Janeiro before coming here and ended up booking this place by chance. We are extremely happy we did! They are very helpful with making tour bookings, and explaining about things to do in Rio. It is located in Santa Theresa, which is a very artsy and charming area to stay and you can do all the activities easily using uber or taxi. It is also a safe area where you can walk around and enjoy the graffiti filled streets. The breakfast is excellent, it was the best breakfast we had in Brazil and we stayed almost 3 weeks. All the staff is extremely helpful and attends to all your needs. Thank you Tatiele for being awesome! Orlando and Ferdinanji
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Room Tip: All rooms are good
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chema b wrote a review Mar 2020
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico11 contributions7 helpful votes
It was worth to stay a little outside of the main turistic area in Rio! We found a space with a lot of hype, atmosphere and mood! Food was tasty, staff always smiling and friendly! FD staff were always helpful! I would definitely recommend and stay again! Thank mama!!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled
Response from MGalleryMama, Gerente de recepção at Mama Shelter Rio Santa Teresa
Responded 21 Mar 2020
Hello chemab214 We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us !! Thank you for mentioning our staff and our delicious food! We hope to see you again soon :) XOXO Mama Loves You
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James M wrote a review Mar 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ48 contributions48 helpful votes
Amazing hostel in Santa Teresa, my go-to place to stay when in the area. Comfy , cosy and excellent service. The massive open air restaurant for breakfast is stellar. The bar being closed at 7.30pm a bit shocking but overall a great stay and well priced
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Response from MGalleryMama, Gerente de recepção at Mama Shelter Rio Santa Teresa
Responded 21 Mar 2020
Hello jdmc45 Thanks for writing your review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you soon :) XOXO Mama loves you
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D1050JTmail wrote a review Mar 2020
SeaTac, Washington1 contribution
A pretentious youth hostel for the price of a decent top end hotel. Smelly room, without view, without amenities, ridiculuos breakfast that doesn't start at 7am as advertised, mediocre wifi. Never again.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from MGalleryMama, Gerente de recepção at Mama Shelter Rio Santa Teresa
Responded 10 Mar 2020
Hello D1050JTmail , first of all,​ thank you for staying in Mama and for taking the time to write a review. At Mama Shelter, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. Please rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to address these situations and prevent future occurrence. We appreciate your sharing your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. XOXO, Mama Loves You!
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US$50 - US$71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
BrazilState of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroZona Sul (South Zone) / Santa Teresa
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mama Shelter Rio Santa Teresa
Which popular attractions are close to Mama Shelter Rio Santa Teresa?
Nearby attractions include Santa Teresa (0.3 km), Rato Molhado Viewpoint (0.5 km), and La Vereda (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mama Shelter Rio Santa Teresa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Mama Shelter Rio Santa Teresa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Mama Shelter Rio Santa Teresa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Explorer Bar, Cafe do Alto, and Armazém São Thiago (Bar do Gomez).
Is Mama Shelter Rio Santa Teresa located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Rio de Janeiro.
Are there any historical sites close to Mama Shelter Rio Santa Teresa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra (6.1 km), São Luis Fortress (7.7 km), and Forte de Copacabana (7.4 km).
Is Mama Shelter Rio Santa Teresa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.