Cafe Rio Hostel is located in Laranjeiras district, an excellent central point for the tourist in Rio de Janeiro. It is twenty minutes by bus from the Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon beach districts and at the same time not far from Lapa, the old downtown entertainment district. Besides all this, Laranjeiras has plenty of stores, banks, laundries, drugstores, bakeries and restaurants within easy walking distance. (Please see list below)
The Largo do Machado subway station is 15 minutes walking distance. From this station you can go to Copacabana or Ipanema in 15 minutes or downtown where Lapa is located in 10 minutes.
Corcovado is also only a few minutes away. It is the famous mountain with the figure of Christ at the top.