Home to one of Rio's biggest tourist draws - Sugar Loaf mountain - and countless colonial mansions, it is somewhat surprising that hotels in Urca, Rio de Janeiro are extremely thin on the ground.
In the neighborhood itself, Urca Hostel provides a warm welcome for travelers of all ages, but if you're looking for something a little more upscale, it's necessary to look further afield.
Luckily, there are concentrations of hotels close to Urca in Botafogo, where Caesar Business is a good business option, and Mercure Apartments offer sleek apart-hotel accommodation.
Botafogo also has a lively hostel scene too, and most hostels, such as Tupiniquim, can offer double rooms as well as dorms.
For beachside hotels close to Urca, the Leme end of Copacabana is less than a mile away, and Ouro Verde is a great option right in front of the ocean.
Avenida Joao Luis Alves 250
Rua Sorocaba 305 Botafogo
Rua Sao Manuel, 19
Praia Do Flamengo 20
RUA DO RUSSEL 632
Av. R. Praia de Botafogo 462,
Avenida Atlantica, 1456
RUA FRANCISCO SA 17