There are absolutely no frills with this hotel, but in exchange for plain, functional rooms, you’ll save a fortune here. That’s not to suggest that the Toledo Copacabana isn’t a perfectly nice, comfortable hotel–it is both of those things, and comes with everything you’d expect, from air conditioning to wi-fi, and clean, reasonably spacious rooms and bathrooms. You may want to brush up on your Portugese before you go, however.
Practically on the beach
Not only is the Toledo Copacabana perfectly comfortable and budget-friendly, Copacabana beach is almost on your doorstep–it’s actually just at the end of the road, and if you’re lucky, you might even get a room with a view that looks out on it. If your aim in Rio de Janeiro is to go exploring and all you want from your hotel is somewhere safe and private to lay your head, this one is easily your best pick.