I had a 13 hour layover in Rio de Janeiro and I needed a place to use the restroom, change, use the Wi-Fi, and store my belongings. I didn’t want to spend a whole lot on a full service hotel since I was not even going to spend the night. I eventually settled for the Hospedagem Ledo which was located in Centro Rio de Janeiro on a rate of R$96 ~ $30.28 USD.
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After the 2 hour delayed flight from Belo Horizonte to Rio de Janeiro (CNF-GIG) on TAM Airlines, I took the Premium Auto Onibus towards Centro Rio de Janeiro.
The notorious traffic in Rio de Janeiro was ridiculous as always and it took about 45 minutes to get into downtown Rio de Janeiro.
I had the driver drop me off at Presidente Vargas metro station on Avenida Presidente Vargas where it was a short 9 minute walk through the crowded alleyways to the Hospedagem Ledo Hotel.
I checked in around noon to my private single room which contained a twin bed, mounted TV (not shown), and a large closet.
This was quite possibly the worst room I’ve ever seen and everything looked dated. I think I would have been horrified if I had stayed overnight, but I was only in the room for a few minutes to change into my Brazil jersey and drop off my belongings because I was headed to FIFA Fan Fest at Copacabana Beach.
The bathroom and shower facilities are communal (shared), but that didn’t bother me because I was not staying overnight. I have never showered in a shared shower facility and don’t ever plan to in the future.
The Hospedagem Ledo is located right in the smack of Centro Rio de Janeiro and it was very convenient to the Carioca Metro Station which was an 8 minute walk.
A word of advice: When I was walking back to the Hospedagem Ledo Hotel, I was held at knifepoint and almost got robbed. Centro Rio de Janeiro empties out on National Holidays, whenever Brazil plays a match, nights, and weekends. This is prime time for robberies to occur because no one is around. I would definitely not recommend staying at this hotel because of safety concerns around Centro Rio.