Our visitors want to maximize their vacation time, so we have a full chart of activities, tours, and excursions to help them do just that. Many of our activities are complimentary, where others may require a charge for transportation, show or game tickets, equipment, guides, etc.
Meet New Friends at the Pub. One of the main reasons that people come to a hostel is because of the social environment, and we expect our pub to be the center of activity at the house. Whether you want to relax with a beer or a caipirinha or some other libation, you can find this in the Pub. The Pub is indoor/outdoor, and is integrated with our gazebo where you will find some sort of music every night. We offer light snacks and other food in case you have decided to keep close to the hostel for the day. The Pub is where you meet with new and old friends and plan the next day’s activities.
Daily Activities. There is always something happening at Hostel Royale, and it’s different all the time. Maybe there is a manager’s Happy Hour, music with guest artists, karaoke, guest talent show, or movie night. We might show you how to cook a Brazilian favorite, make the best caipirinha, dance the Samba, or speak Portuguese. We might offer a Brazilian barbeque or a cachaça tasting. In any case, you can choose to join in, or just have a quiet conversation with your friends.
Tours. Our guests typically want to see things. We offer tours with English speaking guides to every major tourist venue. Did you ever want to see a soccer game in Brazil? How about a “noitada” (Portuguese for a night out on the town)? Maybe you are into architecture, art, history, music, or shopping. We make sure that you get to see the right thing at the right time, always in safe company.
Beaches and Restaurants. Most days, there will be a van leaving for a beach. Which beach? Why not try them all? Greater Rio has dozens of beaches and we can take you there and pick you up at a designated time. This is also true for restaurants, bars, and simple shopping. Most people do not need a guide for these places (well, maybe the first time). Many venues are within walking distance of the hostel.
Excursions. These are the type of adventures that are planned one or more days in advance. We work with all of the quality providers in the area. Among the most popular excursions are hang gliding, para gliding, forest tours, white water rafting, fishing, and rock climbing.
Electronic Meet Me. One of Hostel Royale’s luxury innovations is the use of electronic “meet me” and activity sign up. When you register, you may optionally fill out a short profile that describes you and your interests. The parts of this that you select are then placed on our local server and are visible to other guests. Perhaps some are from your homeland, speak your language, or may be interested in tropical birds. By looking at the planned excursions and activities, you can select the ones of interest and sign up. If there is something that you really want to do and it is not on the list, you can propose an outing and see if you can get others to come along. All of this can be done from your own smart phone, tablet, or laptop, or from terminals in the lobby. Did you notice that beautiful Amanda is going to Copacabana on tomorrow’s beach ride? Sign me up!