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Includes free Boat Party & NYE Party!!
10% discount on first 50 bookings - still available!
(Flexibility on dates if you contact the hostel directly)
(4 night packages available as well)
(details at bottom of the page)

Continuing the great reputation built up over 5 years by the original Mellow Yellow Hostel, the new house retains the same character & fun whilst providing greater quality & comfort for our guests.

Created by backpackers, we provide everything you'd expect from a 1st class hostel including a great bar with live shows, meals & free caipirinhas.

Our charming house backs onto a national park (full of monkeys that drop in for breakfast) & is situated on a quiet & safe road.

Being just a couple of blocks from the most famous of all beaches, Copacabana, our location is perfect for backpackers.

We also offer every guest a free happy hour caipirinha cocktail for each and every day of their stay. Also every night is ladies night at the mellow yellow bar with an additional free caipirinha for all the girls.

Our original hostel was rated the best hostel in Rio by the telegraph and the best hostel in South America by the guardian, two of the most popular english newspapers.

We arent the cheapest hostel but we do offer better value for money than any other. We provide free WIFI internet, a free nights stay in dorms(for 6+days), R$5 midweek discounts, R$2 per night advance booking discounts & R$1 per night cash payment discounts on all our rooms, free drinks & also our mellow yellow miles reward scheme(see below).

Were also recommended by the Lonely Planet, Footprint, Time Out and a number of other guides.

Whatever you look for in a hostel we fit the bill.

If you want to party we have one of the best hostel bars in Brasil, live music at the bar, and the best trips and parties in Rio at the best prices.

If youre looking for culture we have capoeira shows, can organise samba & forro lessons, portuguese classes, and provide more information on whats going on in Rio than any other hostel.

If you just want to chill out, relax and save some cash then we offer great value for money. Reservations made more than 2 weeks in advance receive a R$2 discount off the standard price & cash payments receive a R$1 per day discount. We also provide spacious secure dorms, a fully equipped guest kitchen, and a TV room with a selection of over 300 DVDs!

Well, just in case you havent already made the decision to book, heres everything in a little more detail;

>The hostel

*The Mellow Yellow Bar!

What better place to chill, soak up some of the Brazilian sounds and savour the flavour of one of the choice cuts from our in-house menu (including chilli, indian & thai curries, lasagne & tradtional brasilian cuisine). The quality is there for all to see. Fantastic chilled-out dcor, cheap (& free) drinks & great specials, cool tunes playing through the night (including live music & capoeira shows) & most important of all, the friendly folk tending to your every need. Its also air conditioned so you dont need to suffer on those hot summer nights. Nowhere else in Rio comes close to competing with this.

*Tv Lounge

Recover from Rio's nightlife while taking in a movie from the hostels extensive & varied selection. Over 300 DVDs.

We're also hooked up to Rio's cable network so no need to miss all your favourite t.v from home. We also have a big screen that is set up in the bar for all major european football games.

*Dorms and Doubles

With attention to detail, we've made every bunk spacious. The Brazilian themed dorms are unique, with wardrobes, lockers and differing rates fitting every budget.

The double rooms are for those that want the sociability of the hostel but the privacy and the comfort of a hotel..

All of our rooms are equiped with air conditioning.


We know what it's like hanging around, waiting for the shower at hostels, so we've put in plenty of bathrooms with hot showers to make things more comfortable.


A fully equipped kitchen with plenty of space to create your own culinary delights.


Anything you need to know, our friendly, multi-lingual staff will be happy to help. We pride ourself on having friendlier, better informed, more experienced staff than any other. They will always be there with the best suggestions for days or nights out here in Rio.

>Facilities & offers

*Free caipirinha cocktail every day

You'll receive a free happy hour (5-7pm) caipirinha cocktail for each and every day of your stay.

*Free internet

Free broadband WIFI internet available 24 hours a day.

*Ladies night

Every night the ladies receive an additional free caipirinha at the bar between 11pm & 12am.

*Free nights stay

Stay at Mellow Yellow for 6 nights in a dorm and you will receive the next night for free. Most of you will be taking advantage of this offer because everyone ends up staying at Mellow Yellow for longer than planned.

*Midweek discounts

Between tuesday and thursday all of our dorm and double beds are offered at a R$5 discount per person.

*Advance booking discounts

Book a bed more than 2 weeks in advance and receive a R$2 discount off the regular room rate.

*Cash payment discounts

All cash payments receive a R$1 discount off the regular room rate.

*Free breakfast

A brilliant breakfast without question...Great selection including orange juice, tea, coffee, bread, ham, cheese, sausages, eggs, brasilian fruits & cakes as well. Served until 11PM(Check out up until midday as well) .

*Free meals, trips & parties

Mellow Yellow Miles: The Longer You Stay, The Less You Pay. Earn Mellow Yellow Miles for each and every night you stay and trade them in for free drinks, free meals and a variety of free trips and parties. (Full details given on request)


Secure rucksack size lockers for all & 24/7 security guards, both inside and outside the hostel, in what is one of the safest neighbourhoods in Rio.

*Language classes

We can organise Portuguese classes.


More of Rios best tours available than any other hostel. Includes football trips, samba parties, favela parties, city tours, boat parties, christ statue tours, surf trips & a number of other great options that other hostels do not provide.

*Samba / forro lessons

Well your in Brasil so why not learn to dance like a Brasilan. Speak with reception to organize lessons.

*Surf / body board hire

And everything else you'd expect from a first class hostel

(5 NIGHTS 28 Dec until 01)
(Flexibility on dates if you contact the hostel directly)
(4 night packages available as well)
Dorms - Between R$480-700 per person per package
Doubles - Between R$1800-2000 per room per package
Includes Free Free Boat Party & a Free NYE Party

CARNAVAL PACKAGE 2011 (7 NIGHTS 02/03-09/03)
Dorms - Between R$1155-1365 per person per package
Doubles - Between R$3150-3500 per room per package
Includes Free Carnaval T-Shirt & a Free Boat Party

As far as payment is concerned, the reservation can only confirmed upon receipt of payment for the package. 50% has to be paid within 1 week of making the reservation with the remainder due at the latest 2 weeks before the package starts.

Hotel Class

Hotel Details

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  • Breakfast Included
  • Restaurant
  • Internet Access
  • Airport Pick Up
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Linen Included
  • Bar
  • Towels
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Guest Kitchen
  • Telephone/Fax Facilities
  • Travel Desk/Travel Info
  • Key Card Access
  • Common Room
  • Bike Parking
  • BBQ Area
  • WiFi in lobby
  • Web access in lobby
  • Web access in Room
  • WiFi in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast