Banana Leaf Eco Hostel

Caminho Chico Buarque de Holanda 331


The property was renovated in mid 2016 and features modern bathrooms and facilities. We are located on the side of a hill on the way to Pedra de Telegrafo, and as such many spectacular views can be found from within the property. The property features a pool and large deck with tables and chairs where guests can enjoy a drink or breakfast. Other features that guests can enjoy include, pool table, bar, large screen TV with Netflix, shared kitchen and large common areas. We also have an organic vegetable and herb garden and laundry facilities. Guests are free to explore the hiking trails alone, but if you prefer guided tours can be arranged.


  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Foosball table
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Games Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Meals available
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Reading Light
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing machine


Traveler Reviews

“Oasis in Guaratiba”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on November 14, 2016

New, clean, cozy, well maintained, incredible view to the beach and close to the popular hikes can be seen in the description of this place but what makes it special is the people of the hostel that...

“Amazing hostel ”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on November 01, 2016

Amazing place with amazing staff that are very helpful and speak both Portuguese and English. Excellent views this secret hostel shouldn't be a secret. Very clean rooms and bathrooms. I highly...

“Salada Tropical de Pró com Contra, quem vai?”

Rating: 3 Reviewed on September 12, 2017

Avaliar o Banana Leaf pode ser uma tarefa polêmica. Por um lado, o local não deixa a desejar em nada com as fotos divulgadas: a vista é mesmo paradisíaca, as instalações são bastante amplas e...


From the international airport take the (Bus Rapid Transit) BRT to Alvorada station in Barra da Tijuca. From Alvorada station take another BRT to Ilha de Guaratiba. From the BRT station in Ilha de Guaratiba take the 867 bus to Barra de Guaratiba. At Barra de Guaratiba get off near the bridge, and ask a moto-taxi to take you to our hostel, of if you want you can walk up the hill to our hostel. Car pick up is also available on request.


10% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm all bookings.
Higher deposit amounts are required for special events such as Carnaval and New Years Eve.

Guests must be over 18 years of age.
ID/Passport to be presented on check in.
Balance of reservation to be paid on check in.
R$10 key deposit for use of lockers or private room with key.
No smoking inside the house.