Hostel in Búzios

Welcome to Búzios!

:: Yellow Stripe Hostel - the newest youth hostel in Búzios ::

The city of Armação de Búzios is a perfect place to spend some relaxing time on beautiful beaches, where you will find great restaurant options for every budget and an assortment of activities to keep you busy. Find yourself on a spectacular peninsula surrounded by over 20 beaches and islands, with an average of 300 sunny days a year and buggys for rent!

What to do

Once in Búzios, spend your days just chillin at the beach or get out and enjoy the fabulous nature that surrounds the town. We suggest TROLLEY TOURS for checking out the south part of the peninsula, and BOAT or CATAMARAN TOURS for sailing through and exploring the waters of the north peninsula. For the most adventurous ones we recommend SURF CLASSES, SCUBA DIVING, KITE SURFING, RAFTING and JEEP RIDES AT THE DUNES. Let's not forget that just minutes from the hostel you will find the best boutiques, restaurants, bars and clubs.

How to get here

The easiest way to get to Buzios is to take a bus. It´s a 2 hour ride with a coffee-stop (notice some buses don´t have a toilet). It´s good to arrive at the bus station an hour before scheduled departure since the lines at the ticket booths might be longer than expected. The ticket prices range from BR$ 23~26, depending if the bus is equipped with air conditioning or not. TIP: When in Buzios, ask the bus drives to stop for you at Praça Mandragora, just before the Hotel Mandragora, right at our door. Don´t worry, locals ask the bus driver to stop at every corner inside Buzios. But if you go til the final stop at the bus station in Buzios, just walk back a few hundred meters. From the bus station you will pass a go-cart race track on your left side and then an ESSO gas station on your right. Once you go past the ESSO station intersection you take a left at the 4th street (Mandragora square). Follow the store signs, you will see a "Madeferro", "Localiza Rent-a-Car", a "LBM" real estate, a "Via Buzios Imoveis" and the Mandragora Hotel. We are located at 13 Rua da Mandragora (BIG GREEN HOUSE) at the back of the square.

Bus company - Viação 1001 –, 21- 4004-5001, allows purchases of tickets online.
Bus station in Rio - Rodoviária Novo Rio –, 21- 3213 1800, besides info on buses to Búzios or surroundings (portuguese only), they provide info on every bus routes in the country as well.

Important information

Banks and ATMs in Buzios. The following banks have branches in Buzios; Banco do Brasil, Bradesco, Banco Real, Unibanco, Itaú, Rede 24h. All supposedly accept foreign credit and debit cards, but we find Bradesco never fails! Also, you can find many money exchange agencies around downtown that exchange both cash and travelers checks. Supermarkets. There are 3 big supermarkets in Buzios and a couple of tiny groceries within a walking distance from the hostel.
Drugstores. All over the town. They deliver! Don´t worry, we have the phone numbers in case you have an emergency!
Tourist information. Open 24h for tips, free maps. 0800-249999.
Hospitals. Emergency 24h – 22-2623-2419 or Clínica Buzios 24h (accepts most international health insurances) 22-2623-2465.
Transportation. We are located in Búzios, still a small town, so walking downtown from here is not only close but safe. We are only 500 mts from the famous Rua das Pedras, where the most popular restaurants, bars and clubs are located.If you feel too lazy to walk under the warm sun, local transportation is available, cheap, and very simple to ride, taking you to the farthest beaches, local commerce in Manguinhos, or even to neighbour towns such as Cabo Frio and Arraial do Cabo. The longest ride inside Búzios never takes longer than 20 minutes! Vans - R$2 each way, Intercity bus - R$3,15 each way.

:: Yellow Stripe Hostel - a charming youth hostel in Búzios ::