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Hangar Rio Hostel
2 out of 5
Rua Cambauba 1087, Ilha do Governador, Rio de Janeiro
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0.49 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (5 reviews)

"I arrived overnight, which was not a problem at all. Made my reservation with expedia and everything was smooth. Only stayed one night to catch an early flight, great experience, in a quiet and safe neighborhood. Alexander was very helpful and accomodating. I definitely recommend this place."…"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2018

Hangar Rio Hostel
Hotel Caracas Rio Aeroporto Galeão
3.5 out of 5
Praia de Guanabara 633, Freguesia, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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2.57 mi from city center
3/5 (96 reviews)
Quebra galho

"Achei o custo beneficio muito ruim. Hotel caro com quarto e banheiros pequeno. Demorou muito o check in e check out. Café da manhã estava adequado e a vista é bonita."…"

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

Hotel Caracas Rio Aeroporto Galeão
Hilton Barra Rio De Janeiro
5 out of 5
1430 Abelardo Bueno Avenue, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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The price is $63 per night
15.68 mi from city center
4.7/5Exceptional! (566 reviews)

"The pool was fantastic and the shopping malls are near by."…"

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2020

Hilton Barra Rio De Janeiro
Hilton Copacabana Rio de Janeiro
5 out of 5
Avenida Atlantica, 1020, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
The price is $136 per night
11.13 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,381 reviews)

"The view to Copacabana Beach was amazing! The staff was very friendly. We will definitely be coming back soon. We recommend this hotel 100%."…"

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2020

Hilton Copacabana Rio de Janeiro
Grand Hyatt Rio De Janeiro
5 out of 5
Av. Lucio Costa 9600, Barra Da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
The price is $117 per night
17.61 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (703 reviews)

"Likes - grand image, quality of finishes, black out curtains, exceptional service, good food, availabilty of lounge chairs and umbrellas, spa services with steam room, relaxing room. Amilcar, William and Rickerson provided excellent customer service! Dislikes - bathtub could be a bit bigger, didficult ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Grand Hyatt Rio De Janeiro
Quarto privativo em condomínio
3 out of 5
R. Castorina Faria Lima 117, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
The price is $18 per night
0.59 mi from city center
3.7/5Good! (3 reviews)

"Hébergement de très bonne qualité, équipe très agréable ! Bus jusque Central ~1heure"…"

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Quarto privativo em condomínio
Pousada Gaivota Livre Galeão
2.5 out of 5
Rua Franco Job 7, Moneró, Ilha do Governador, Rio de Janeiro
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The price is $32 per night
0.82 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (24 reviews)

"Beautiful facility. Clean. Relaxing. Comfortable Incredibly courteous and friendly staff. Helped organize GIG transportation. My son and i enjoyed it very much."…"

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2019

Pousada Gaivota Livre Galeão
Aerotel Airport Transit Hotel
2.5 out of 5
Tom Jobim Int'l Airport, Terminal 2, Lvl. 3, S. Pier, Int'l Departures, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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2.62 mi from city center
2.2/5 (21 reviews)

"This is just for people who are in transit, first person I asked at the airport could not inform me where it was. I wish the signs would say the name of the hotel since there are two hotels at Galeão (one outside and this one inside). The room is small but cozy, just what I needed for a long layover. ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2020

Aerotel Airport Transit Hotel
Hotel Atlântico Prime
4 out of 5
Rua do Resende 87, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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The price is $18 per night
7.49 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (793 reviews)

"The hotel looks nice and new. The only thing is the location."…"

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Hotel Atlântico Prime
Plage Hotel
2.5 out of 5
Praia da Guanabara 1391, Ilha do Governador, Rio de Janeiro
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The price is $30 per night
3.05 mi from city center
3.3/5 (43 reviews)
Clean but basic

"Fairly basic hotel, but clean friendly and close to the airport. Didn't really get a chance to explore the area as i was only there for a night between flights."…"

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2017

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Visiting Governador Island

Visitors can enjoy all that Governador Island has to offer including the beaches and cafés. Tourists to the city can also enjoy its scenic landscape. Catedral de Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro, National Library (Biblioteca Nacional), and Maracana Stadium are some of the top sights around the area.

  • You'll find 2298 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of Rio de Janeiro
  • The closest major airport is in Rio de Janeiro (GIG-Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim Intl.), 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont), 7.7 mi (12.3 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Governador Island

The city's natural beauty is on display at Guanabara Bay, Praia da Olaria, and Morro do Ouro. Additionally, in the area you'll find Catedral de Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro and National Library (Biblioteca Nacional).

As you plan your holiday getaway, you'll find 12 hotels and other lodging accommodations to choose from in Governador Island. These are highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Linx Galeão - With a stay at this 3-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its WiFi and comfortable rooms.
  • Pousada Gaivota Livre Galeão - Our customers like the helpful staff at this pousada. This 2.5-star pousada in Moneró features an outdoor pool, free WiFi, and a poolside bar.
  • Plage Hotel - This 2.5-star hotel in Freguesia (Ilha) features free breakfast, a restaurant, and free WiFi.

Top places to see around the area include Maracana Stadium, 7.5 mi/12.1 km from the heart of the city, and Arcos da Lapa, which is 7.5 mi/12.1 km away.

Dressing for Governador Island

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 85°F during the day and 71°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 81°F, while the average at night is 63°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 76°F with nighttime averages of 63°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 83°F and nighttime averages of 65°F
  • Governador Island gets about 1.93 inches of rain per year
  • Usually February and January are the hottest months with an average of 84°F, whereas July and June are often coldest, averaging 63°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Governador Island?
Pousada Gaivota Livre Galeão is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This pousada offers free breakfast and a restaurant. Other top choices based on reviews include Plage Hotel and Rio Aeroporto Hotel.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Governador Island, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most hotel room reservations are fully refundable if cancelled prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your check-in date. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, it may still be possible to cancel it and get a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Plug in your dates, click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to review the best deals in Governador Island.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Governador Island?
For additional details about changing or cancelling your trip to Governador Island, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
What's the best hotel for a family vacation in Governador Island?
Linx Galeão is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Pousada Gaivota Livre Galeão is another choice for your stay with the kids. Attractions in the area like Olympic Park and RioZoo are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Governador Island?
Hangar Rio Hostel is a top property for people traveling with their pets, and offers an outdoor pool and free WiFi for its human guests. Rio Aeroporto Hotel is another good option if you’re bringing your pet along.
What's the best place to stay for a beach vacation in Governador Island?
Pousada Gaivota Livre Galeão is a top 3-star hotel for a beach vacation, and features an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Hotel Caracas Rio Aeroporto Galeão is another good choice to stay near the beach. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Praia da Bica or Praia Belo Jardim.
What are some accommodations with pools in Governador Island?
Hangar Rio Hostel is a top property with an outdoor pool, free WiFi, and a bar. A couple of other options that feature an onsite pool include Linx Galeão and Pousada Gaivota Livre Galeão.
What is the best spa hotel in Governador Island?
Rio Aeroporto Hotel is a top spa hotel featuring a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar.
What is staying in Governador Island like?
Visitors can enjoy all that Governador Island has to offer including the beaches and cafés. Tourists to the city can also enjoy its scenic landscape. Around the area, top sights include Flamengo Beach, Christ the Redeemer, and Sugar Loaf Mountain. In Governador Island, there are 12 hotels and other accommodations to choose from.
What should I see while I'm in Governador Island?
Natural beauty is on display at Guanabara Bay, Praia da Bica, and Praia Belo Jardim. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Praia da Olaria and Morro do Ouro.

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