About Us

TrainBJJinRio-pic CR BJJ HOSTEL IS THE BEST WAY TO ENJOY BJJ IN RIO DE JANEIRO The amazing BJJ Hostel, with it’s huge garden, pool and beautiful view of the rainforest-covered soaring peak of Pedra da Gavea, has hosted nearly 2000 jiujiteiros from all over the world. From martial artists to recreational grapplers, professional athletes to UFC fighters, we’re hosted them all.
The Connection Rio BJJ Hostel experience isn’t just about training. It’s about meeting people from other countries and cultures, making friends, and broadening horizons. Your time at CR BJJ Hostel is spent in the company of high level training partners who are ready to roll or drill at the drop of the hat. After training, you’ll head out together to explore the city, from sightseeing to hang in out at the beach, from meeting the locals to discovering the pleasures of the Marvellous City.

Why People Choose Us

We're the worlds 1st BJJ Hostel & #1 BJJ Tourism Operator

trainingBJJinRioNobody else has the same level of experience or expertise as us. In the more than 6 years that we’ve been in operation, we’ve helped hundreds and hundreds of people from all walks of life get the most out of their time in Rio de Janeiro. We’re trustworthy and eager to help – that’s why you should choose us.

We're Connected In All The Right Ways

BJJ-adventureFrom arranging an academy visit to train with a world famous black belt, trekking through the rainforest, visiting UFC fighters or even hang gliding off one of Rio’s many beautiful mountains – we’ve got the connections to make it happen. With our years of experience on the ground in Rio, we can help reveal a special side the city you may never find by yourself.

No Mysteries, No Catches

14-chillWe’re a respected company with a worldwide reputation for helping people get the most out of their time in Brazil. With us, you know exactly what you’re getting before you arrive – No nasty surprises, no second-guessing. Still unsure? Look around our site for endless pics and videos of where you’ll stay and train.

Our Team

Connection Rio BJJ Hostel is run by jiu-jitsu people for jiu-jitsu people. Training BJJ in Rio isn’t difficult but at times can be tricky to navigate. The team is always on-hand to help out, we know exactly what you’re looking for and it’s likely whatever questions you may have, we’ve already experienced it ourselves and are perfectly positioned to help.

Why we're your best choice

THE BEST BJJ IN THE WORLD Most people will walk into a BJJ gym in Rio and be met by more black belts in one session than they’re ever seen in their lives.
THE REAL JIU-JITSU LIFESTYLEYou will be exposed to a different culture and you’ll experience this side by side with like-minded people from around the world. Your new friends will motivate you to train harder, learn new techniques, and look past the confines of your day-to-day life back home.
A PLACE UNLIKE ANY OTHERWe have a house unlike you’ll find anywhere else, perfectly located and in easy reach of many top BJJ gyms. Situated beneath beautiful mountains and with all the facilities you need.

Our Services

How We Help YouThe majority of our guests are travellers that come alone or with a friends or two, but we cater for groups of any size. Whatever your needs, we can help you out.
We have the connections to ensure you enjoy every second of your stay. Our list of services are wide-ranging and include (but are not limited to) the following:

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We Will Save You Money

No hidden costs, such as high laundry fees or paid internet access.

Connection Rio BJJ Hostel is on average 25% the cost of an average tourist hotel in Rio, and hotels routinely raise their prices even higher during peak seasons and special events.

The Best Place to Stay

Staying at Connection Rio is the best way to experience BJJ in Rio

You’re seconds away from the nearest gym, we have mats in the house for drilling and rolling, we host events such as UFC parties and BBQs, and we can help you train at ANY jiu-jitsu gym in Rio.

Your Adventure Awaits!

The ultimate jiu-jitsu training camp in Rio, whatever your level

Rio is right at your fingertips – you’ll wake up to beautiful rainforest-covered mountains every morning. The pure golden sands of the beach is right there waiting for you to soak up some rays, and there’s ALWAYS something going on, whether it’s a street party, a jungle trek, or just a night our with friends!