The host

There are two things I love to do. One of them is traveling, and the other one, as much important, is to be with my friends. So I had a great idea: welcome travelers and create new friendships with them!!
I already travelled in many countries and my best memories are linked to the people I met during every trip. I always had the chance to meet people who showed me the best of their city or country, according to my tastes and interests.
That's exactly why we welcome every guest with care and affection. We know they will take a piece of us with them, and leave a piece of them with us. A lot of guests return, and it's always a pleasure to welcome them back.

Márcia Barbosa – The host

The Solar's soul

The Solar do Cosme is a late 19th century, cozy and comfortable house, with verandas and surrounded by nature and birds. It's situated at the foot of the Corcovado, in the Cosme Velho neighborhood.
The atmosphere and decoration are filled with history and keep in memory everyone who passed by. Those memories make the Solar a unique and great place to stay during your next visit in Rio de Janeiro.
Our breakfast buffet is prepared everyday with natural juices, seasonal fruits, cheese, ham and diverse jams and breads. All the ingredients are fresh and homemade.
What moves us is affection and dedication. We receive every guest with simplicity and care. This easy-going and carioca way of being creates a welcoming and unforgettable atmosphere, for us as well as for our guests.

We speak your language: Portuguese – English – French – Spanish

Our rooms

Every room is unique and has a different decoration influenced by the rustic style of Minas Gerais. We preserved the original structure of the house, respecting the physical space and its history. The eight rooms are large and comfortable, with view over the garden, air conditioning and Wi-Fi.
Everything is carefully prepared for more demanding guests and for families that look for a pleasant ambiance with the impression of being at home. You can choose between an accommodation with or without private bathroom.

Where to relax

The main living room is a pleasant and luminous space, where we have our little library and travel guides at your disposal. But the veranda is definitely our favorite place! A space where you can read or talk, taste our delicious caipirinha or a cup of tea. You can also enjoy a quiet moment and fresh air in the garden or relax in the swimming pool.

Our team

Our guest house has a dedicated and prepared staff. We are always attentive to our guests and try to offer them the best tips and itineraries on Rio de Janeiro. We respond to every individual need so that everyone can enjoy a unique experience in our city.
We are members of the Worldpackers platform, a global network of travelers and hosts as we believe in building participatory experiences. Our team is made up of people who are passionate about discovering a world of new adventures, flavors and cultures. This philosophy is the basis of our way of welcoming, more collaborative and affective. Everyone can offer something special anywhere in the world, and that is the spirit of Solar Cosme.