Ipanema Wave Hostel

Rua Barao da Torre 175 05 Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Forum Posts

How to rent an apartment for a month non gringo price?!?

by DashGlobal

I was wondering how and if it is possible to rent a small apartment/studio in copa preferably for around 1000 reals?

I might just have to try and secure a private room at a hostel if i cant find an affordable option.

Re: How to rent an apartment for a month non gringo price?!?

by RoseFerreira

You didn't mention the period you want the apartment. In the high season of course you will have to pay mush more then usually.
I'm sending some sites that can be translated, maybe this will help.

http://www.aluguetemporada.com.br/scripts/imovel-list.cfm?Cidade=Rio%20de%20Janeiro

http://www.riotemporada.net/

http://www.imobiliaria-brasil.com/

Hope these help you.

Re: How to rent an apartment for a month non gringo price?!?

by Odinnthor

Can I assume that you mean foreigner (gringo) prices...? I ask because I would recommend this company.

http://www.gringomanagement.com/

If you meant gringomanagement prices, then just disregard.....d:o)

Re: How to rent an apartment for a month non gringo price?!?

by bahiana77

Here are some agencies that have gotten favorable comments:
www.gringomanagement.com
www.rioapartments.com
www.ez-riorentals.com
http://www.apartmentsholiday.com/apartments/Brazil/Rio-De-Janeiro-apartments/

But just realize that R$1000 for a small apartment in Rio IS a gringo price, for those looking for short-term furnished apartments. (Otherwise, the deal is usually unfurnished, with a 3 year contract, and someone legal and employed to sign a guarantee for you.)

Boa viagem.

Re: How to rent an apartment for a month non gringo price?!?

by windpaard

you have to speak portugese of have someone who speaks portugese, and than read the advertences in the local newspaper,there are a lot of rentals for short term,otherwise to know a brasilian who knows someone who rents apart for short terms,greetings,janu

Re: How to rent an apartment for a month non gringo price?!?

by DashGlobal

most of all these sites are gringo prices.

cheapest studio apartment on gringomanagment is 65usd a night. thats like 1400usd for a month!

i would need to find something for around 500 usd for like 3 weeks

Re: How to rent an apartment for a month non gringo price?!?

by RoseFerreira

Instead of an apartment you can try hostels. This site was made by brazilians that do backpacking. I think it can be translated check it out: http://www2.uol.com.br/mochilabrasil/albergue_rj_rio.shtml - you can look for " pensoes no rio de janeiro" it's normally family homes that rents rooms. Give reply so we can help more. by.

Re: How to rent an apartment for a month non gringo price?!?

by 2deJulho

You could try this site: http://www.aluguetemporada.com.br/

It's probably the most comprehensive for short tem rentals. Failing that search the classifieds in O Globo. Most major Brazilian newspapers have on-line classifieds. By way of explanation, when you see 1/4, 2/4, 3/4 etc the first number relates to the number of bedrooms (quartos).

You need to be realistic about your expectations.

1) Rio is an expensive city, particularly in those areas you are likely to want to rent like Zona Sul or Barra.

2) Unless you are are in business pitching to tourists, short term rentals are generally a pain to the landlord so expect a markup on what someone taking a longer term lease would pay.

3) Many landlords will take the opportunity to make the most they can from a short term rental with a foreign tourist. If you don't speak Portuguese fluently or have some sort of family or social network, you will be at a disadvantage to start with.

Good luck.

Travel Tips for Rio de Janeiro

Beach Life

by mustardgirl

Sunrise, empty beach with just few people doing their everyday thing (jogging on beach front, putting up the volleyball nests…) and me...
Would have missed all that but thanks to time difference I didn't...

first reach Avenida Atlantica,...

by serap

first reach Avenida Atlantica, flanked on one side by white beach and sea, and on the other palace hotels restaurants and night life.
During the day, the life focuses on the beaches, the most active of which remains Copacabana. You must speand a day on Copacabana beach and walk from Avenida Atlantica to Ipenema, whose beach life is both more restrained and seductive.

The obvious must sees in Rio...

by lukec

The obvious must sees in Rio are Pao de Acucar (Sugar Loaf) and Corcovado (the mountain) with Christo Redentor (the statue) on top of it. On beautiful days they provide unprecedented vistas of the city and Guanabara bay and are probably the main reason why this city is called maravilhosa (marvelous city). Even though it's touristic as hell we really enjoyed the views from Pao de Acucar. The cable car to the top goes in two stages and as we were ascending the second stage, Pao de Acucar looked like an unconquerable fortress. Once we did reach the top, the view just took our breath away. Rio de Janeiro was spread out in front of us like on a map. Only from up there could we really appreciate the city's complex geography. From down below, Rio doesn't seem such a huge monster, but once you're up there, you realise that in between all those mountains, beaches and the ocean, there is space for 8 million cariocas. Unfortunately, we didn't get much of a view from Corcovado because of the fog, but the ride with the slow moving cog train was an experience of its own.

Hanging Orchids

by MM212

The streets of Ipanema are lined with majestic tropical trees. I noticed that Brazilians have a beautiful habit of growing a variety of orchids on those trees, just as they grow naturally in the jungle. Attached are some photos.

Guarana

by acemj

I prefer the Guarana made by the Antarctica company that comes in the green can, however there are many brands of this drink in Brazil. The soda contains an extract from the seed of the Guarana plant that comes from the Amazon region of Brazil. It has a unique taste and a high caffeine content and isn't overly sweet. I really liked it. I first tried Guarana when I visited fellow VTer b1bob in Richmond, Virginia. The boy's crazy about the stuff and orders it online all the time to make sure his fridge is always stocked. If you ever stop by Richmond, I'm sure Nat would be glad to offer you a can.

** For some more info on Guarana, check out etfromnc's Paraguay page.

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