Featuring ecological activities, HI Hostel is based in Petrópolis’s Fazenda da Samambaia farm, which dates back to the 18th century. It features a lake, a cascade and a park within the property and provides a restaurant, pool and free Wi-Fi Guests may ride horses and interact with farm animals, have hydrogymnastics classes or bird watch. This hostel is surrounded by native Atlantic Forest and provides good hiking options. Indoors, there is a lounge equipped with cable channels, a DVD collection and playstation. With pleasant garden views, the bright rooms at HI Petrópolis Hostel feature colonial-style furniture, a private bathroom and a fan. Dormitories have a shared bathroom. Typical meals from Minas Gerais state are served at Taverna do Cônego restaurant. There, guests can admire the beautiful gardens designed by the famous landscape architect Burle Marx. Petrópolis town centre and its bus station are within 1 km. The popular Imperial Museum is 5 km from the farm. Tom Jobin International Airport is 40 km away. This hostel organises local tours.