to the entire region of Rio
The REF House Jardim Oceânico was created with all the love and care to make your stay even more special. No matter where you come from or what you believe in, here always have a place for good people. We want that, even far away, you feel home in this house, and of course, in this country as well.
That’s why we decided to put our dreams together and promote, in our beloved Brazil, the meeting of cool people.
Each time this happen, our dream is comming true.
The Ref House’s breakfast is the most delightful way to start the day. The space is ample, quiet and with a great service that will leave you ready to enjoy the buffet and start the day on the best mood. Our daily breakfast consists, basically, of cakes, breads, cold cuts, fruit, juices, cereals, jam, tea, biscuits etc.
Serving hours: 7am to 10am.
Jardim Oceânico is known for its bohemia, its streets have bars for all tastes, charming bistros with tiled walls and beer always cold. To hear, there is a bit of everything in the clubs around: rock, samba, and even the famous junction of the two rhythms, samba-rock. All this nocturnal excitement atracts young people, artists and celebrities that circulate through the hot spots looking for fun and flirt.
Its main street is Olegário Maciel where charming bakeries, restaurants, pharmacies and supermarkets operate, all within a walking distance without the need to use any kind of transportation.
There is also the beautiful and famous Pepê beach, which stretches along Pepê avenue, near Quebra Mar, where sports such as surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing and bodyboarding take place. There’s also plenty of room for volleyball and frescobol too. The spaces are organized and great to spend the day. You see lots of families and locals, won’t bump into lots of tourists.
Discover how agitation and tranquility coexist in this peculiar neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro.
Did you find that course you needed? Coming to the city for work?
Great, because you have also found a place to stay!
The best way to enjoy Rio de Janeiro when you come here to work or study for a short period is to stay with us at Ref House.
You’ll save some money on accomodation and meet new people who are willing to socialize and discover new places. We are well located in Jardim Oceânico, with easy access to transportation, next to bakeries and markets. Here, we are within the residential zoning, in other words, there is zero noise during the night and you will sleep very well! At the same time we are 3 minutes away from Olegário Maciel, where the most funky restaurants, galleries, bars and clubs of Barra da Tijuca are situated! So make your reservation and get ready, because after duty comes the fun!
“I felt at home!”
The boys are cute, caring and proactive! The room is exactly as it is in the photos, firm mattress, excellent bedding and bath. Breakfast in the measure! We’ll be back.
Stayed in June 2016.
“The best option!”
We were hosted during the Surf World and really felt like surfing! The place is very beautiful and cozy, everything is brand new and super well maintained! The location is good, on the beach side! It was the best hostel I have ever stayed in so far of all trips made. The kitchen is great, the coffee space too and the TV room is great! We only have compliments and we will refer you to several friends. The staff was also super helpful and friendly! Congratulations, success for Ref House!
Stayed in May 2016.
New hostel. Nice and quiet atmosphere. Very helpful staff. I stayed in a collective female room, I found it very comfortable, it has plugs and individual light in the beds. The closets are on the outside of the room and are good sized. Well located, it is close to several bars. Breakfast with good options.
Stayed in June 2016.
Whatever your style, the city has a lot to offer. For that reason, thematic itineraries, suggestions of tours and a variety of attractions were elaborated so that you can experience Rio de Janeiro your way. Try it, aguce your senses and be surprised. Check out our partners:
It has regular departures every Sunday, with the presence of biologists who provide information on the fauna and flora of the region. With an approximate duration of 1 hour on safe and comfortable ferries for adults and children, these eco-tours are a new alternative of leisure in Barra da Tijuca, revealing unforgettable landscapes and unique spots on the Marapendi Lagoon.
Rio de Janeiro, just like any other big tourist city in the world, now offers the open tour buses, that crosses the main points of the city. Tourists and even Cariocas have another option of leisure and fun. This is one more choice of Itinerary for you to enjoy and enjoy the wonderful city on a bus open especially for tourism in Rio de Janeiro.
A playful and complete sport consists of keeping the balance standing on the board with the aid of a paddle while enjoying the contact with nature. Ideal for a relaxing paddling or even a fun crossing to the enchanting Tijucas Islands!
It is a boot attached to a special platform with independent shafts, connected to a Jetski by a high pressure hose, and through the hydro-propulsion mechanism it allows the user to fly to a height of up to 15 meters. For users of all levels, whether beginners or athletes.
The AQUARIUS Kayak is what we call evolution in kayaks! Your experience with kayaks will never be the same again! It is a narrow boat for up to 02 people that is manually driven by double-blade oars. To make the tour even better, there are two transparent acrylic windows in the hull that allow for viewing and interactivity with the seabed. Fun guaranteed and suitable for all ages.
One of the activities most requested by locals and tourists where the great goal is the arrival to paradise! Choose your favorite gear and join us in this amazing adventure! Included in the price: monitors / instructors, boat support, water, fruit, diving mask, snorkel, duck feet and photographs.
Windsurfing practice in Barra da Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro with Pontuda Island in the background.
Pepê Beach in Barra da Tijuca was actually the place chosen to encourage the practice of sports like Windsurfing in Rio de Janeiro.
The WATERBIKE or BIKEBOAT is a high-performance, easy-to-use, maneuvering and non-polluting water-based bike. It has 02 versions, RECLINED and UP. It presents a configuration that brings together the best in performance, functionality, quality and design. Provides an extremely fun ride for being lightweight and fast! If riding a bicycle is already good, imagine in the water!
Variation of the Stand Up Paddle, this is a giant inflatable SUP with capacity for up to 12 people who can row at the same time. Perfect for group tours, crossings, and even to catch waves with the group, which makes the activity more fun.
Water sport created in the US by surfers as an alternative to days without waves. Practiced with a board similar to snowboard, can be pulled by a speedboat or Jetski. Practiced with appropriate equipment, the assistance of trained and specialized professionals is a totally safe and fun activity.
The first stretch is known as Pepê beach, which runs from Quebra-Mar to Av. Érico Veríssimo and already has some beautiful surfing opportunities.
Barra beach and Reserva beach do not have specific areas for surfing. Virtually the entire length of the beach is surfable depending on the conditions. The ideal plan is to either walk or drive throughout the shore and observe the best place with the best waves.
The practice of Kitesurf is famous in several points of Barra da Tijuca, with kiosks that offer, besides the gastronomy, classes with trained professionals.
Kitesurfing, kiteboarding or even flysurfing is a water sport that uses a kite (called by kiteboarders) and a straightedge (a support structure for the feet).
Voo duplo de instrução de asa delta ou parapente para energizar sua vida e torná la muito mais interessante. Venha viver esta aventura que transforma as pessoas e entenda a inesplicável emoção que é voar.
Voe com pilotos experientes e toda a segurança necessária. Não é preciso experiência. Decole da Pedra Bonita e sobrevoe a Floresta da Tijuca e o Mar, aterrizando na belíssima praia de São Conrado.