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Shenkin Hostel: Good hostel in Copacabana

My friend stayed here and really liked it. He left Rio and came back only to go back to this hostel. This hostel is also very social with a bar of it's own. I met up with him there for a beer and met a ton of people. The people who work there are also fairly helpful and there is no curfew

free breakfast, Internet, lockers, kitchen, bar, close to everything in Copacabana, common room

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written October 28, 2004
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Residencial Apartt: Residencial Apartt

Some of the colleagues of the course that I attended lodged in here and I found it really nice. It was really well located in Arpoador area, really calmed and not expensive as Ipanema, just three blocks away, or Copacabana, two blocks away). Half a block away is also the bus station, where you can take buses that drive you to the rest of Copacabana, Rio Sul Shopping Center, Botafogo, Flamengo, the rodoviaria (bus station for going outside Rio) and even the airport!
The apartments are nice and comfortable and besides the bathroom and bed it has a little living room and kitchen. Although the prices of the website goes from US$35-45, you can make special deals if it's low season or you have a longer stay.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Business Travel, Budget Travel
  • Written January 20, 2004
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Rent an Apartment: Check Out Classified Ads of Brazilian Newspapers!

Renting an apartment was an ideal option for me, since I wanted so badly a place for just myself that isn't so madly expensive as any Rio hotel. Besides I didn't mind in doing cleaning or cooking by myself (especially if I could save some bucks by doing so).
Strongly recommend checking out the classified ads of newspapers and other popular Brazilians sites, espcially those marked as "aluguel de temporada" or "apartamento por temporada" (seasonal renting for no more than 90 days).
You will find several options according to location, price and number of people staying in it. However, you may need a bit of Portuguese or Spanish skills to read them, landlords not necessarily are bilinguals :(
That's how I found my cozy, little apartment in Rua Rainha Elizabeth, two blocks from Copacabana beach and three blocks from Ipanema, at US$400 (+ US$50 deposit returnable at the end of the stay) for one month. Good deal, isn't it?

The most useful classified sections that I found were:
- Jornal do Brasil
http://www.keero.com.br/site/categ.php?c=11
(go to "apartamentos aluguel" or renting apartments)
- O Globo Online
http://www.oglobo.com.br
- Yahoo Imoveis
http://yahoo.imovelweb.com.br
(go to the "pesquisar imovel" section (to search the apartment). Then, in the three columns, pick in the first column as regiao (region) RJ-Zona Sul, if you want to be in Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, BArra, Niteroi, Botafogo or surroundings). Then, in the second column, instead of "lançamentos" pick "temporada" (season renting), and finally pick "apartamentos" (apartments).

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Family Travel, Budget Travel, Business Travel
  • Written January 20, 2004
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My apartment -4th floor, rua Rainha Elizabeth


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Copacabana Holiday Ltda: Cheap Apartments in Copacabana/Ipanema

This site offers you several types of apartments for season renting mostly in Copacabana but they have some others in Ipanema, at very good prices. They were trying to rent me an studio half a block away from Copacabana beach, Djalma Ulrich street, for 1100 reais a month(around US$400), and other studios in Ipanema for 1500 reais (around US$550). All of these prices are in low season.
They were also really helpful with any additional requirement (e.g, none of them have telephone, but they can provide you a cell phone). If I had not taken the one in Rainha Elizabeth, I would have taken one of the several offered by them.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Family Travel, Budget Travel, School Holidays
  • Written January 21, 2004
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Rio Backpackers: Rio's Best Hostel !

Well... I can warmly recommand you this place since I have been staying there for almost 6 months !!! I was what you should call a "permanent guest" !

This hostel is unique in Rio. A big house located in a calm street, very safe area and near the most famous beach ever... Copacabana.

You'll have the choice between bunk beds or individual rooms for couple. Very clean and brand new (the place opened in 2003), with a great interior design (one of the owner is an architect).

On the top floor , there is a leisure area with snooker and TV, where backpackers from all over the world meet and make plans for the night.

Adriana and Tina , the two young owners, will give you all the tips you need about Rio's life. .

A unique atmosphere, you don't really feel like staying at a hostel, but more like sharing a big vacation house with friends.
MARAVILHOSO !!!
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NEWS : In 2005 the girls opened a second hostel in Ipanema this time. Check it out !

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Study Abroad, Backpacking
  • Written May 5, 2004
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Albergues - Hostels: Albergues no Rio - Hostels in RIo

Se voce quer conhecer todos os albergues do Rio de uma olhada no site abaixo
http://www.hostel.com/en/br.ri.html

If you want to take a look in hostels in Rio, check out this website
http://www.hostel.com/en/br.ri.html

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Written March 9, 2004

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Apartment Rentals

Prior to our first trip I had no idea about any accommodation options, but after some extensive on-line research we decided to take the plunge on a rented apartment instead of a hotel. Granted with a hotel there is a certain added perceived security (as in you know what you're going to get), but there are many apartment rental options in Rio that will meet everyone's expectations. Plus it's your own place, you can stock up in the supermarket, relax in your own living room and feel more like you actually live there.

Often the per night pricing of a hotel vs an apartment may not be too different. There were three of us sharing a 3 bedroom apartment on the beach in Ipanema, with A/C, large kitchen, laundry area, living room, 24hr security, cell phone, 2 bathrooms and parking, if you choose to rent a car for approx $65 / night per head, during late March. There are less expensive places available, but this was one of the better ones and really was what helped to make our trip what it was.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written July 9, 2004
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Renting an apartment in Rio for tourists: Apartment Renting in Rio -4.

If you are not fluent in portuguese there is for example a very nice brazilian web-portal to rent apartments in all Brazil, the special page for Rio is:
http://www.aluguetemporada.com.br/scripts/imovel-list.cfm?Cidade=Rio%20de%20Janeiro

To use it you simply click on the sentence:"Clique aqui para detalhes e fotos.." and if you want to see the available dates of the apartment you choose then click on the little "Calendario". The greeen marked days means that the apartment is still available, the red marked means that the apartment is still rented.
To get a forecast for another months simply click on "Proximo mes".

Well, and if you want to see the apartments from the agencies who does offer it, here they are:

http://www.atemporada.com/
http://aluguelcopacabana.rioimoveis.com/
http://www.geocities.com/eduardo_tsouza/
http://www.ibibras.com/
http://www.copacabanaholiday.com.br
http://www.innrio.com
http://geocities.yahoo.com.br/degenringbr/Rent_Alugue.html
http://geocities.yahoo.com.br/rentapartbr/index2.html
http://www.rioapartmentservices.com/
http://geocities.yahoo.com.br/apbiarj/
http://www.apartmentsinrio.cjb.net/
http://www.carmenfeitosarentalflats.cjb.net/
http://www.claude.andre.nom.br/
http://www.rioapartments.com/coberturas/
http://www.41000.com/apart/
http://go.to/copacabana/
http://www.gringomanagement.com

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Family Travel
  • Written February 12, 2004
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Apartment in Rio -with pool


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Renting an apartment in Rio for tourists: Apartment Renting in Rio- 3.

Renting an apartment is an ideal option for those tourists who come to Rio de Janeiro with more than 2 or 3 persons, or for those who want to live there a period of time.
It is in almost all the cases a nice and better option than a hotel, because you will have your own privacy.
It is strongly recommended checking out the classified ads of newspapers and other popular Brazilians sites, espcially those marked as "aluguel de temporada" or "apartamento por temporada" (seasonal renting for no more than 90 days), because the specialized agencies does offer most apartments more expensive than the private people do.
You will find several options according to location, price and number of people staying in it. However, you may need a bit of Portuguese or Spanish skills to read them!

The most useful classified sections in Rio(Classificados) are:

- Jornal do Brasil
http://jbonline.terra.com.br/achei/imovel/imovel.asp?opcao=T

- O Globo Online
http://classificados.oglobo.com.br/retranca.asp

- Yahoo Imoveis
http://yahoo.imovelweb.com.br

(go to the "pesquisar imovel" section to search the apartment).
Then, in the three columns, pick in the first column as regiao (region) RJ-Zona Sul, if you want to be in Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, Barra da Tijuca, Niteroi, Botafogo or surroundings or pick "RJ-Centro" if you want to stay near the city centre.Then, in the second column, instead of "lançamentos" pick "temporada" (season renting), and finally pick "apartamentos" (apartments).

Another good source of classifieds on seasonal renting in Rio is:

http://www.imoveisvirtuais.com.br/alugueisofertario.htm
(rentings for more than 90 days)

http://www.imoveisvirtuais.com.br/temporadasrio.htm
(seasonal renting)

There you have the advantage of that most of the ads are with E Mail adress, so you can contact the persons directly, and not only by phone.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Family Travel, Work Abroad
  • Written February 6, 2004
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Atlantico Palace Residencia: Apartment Renting in Rio -1

Well, lately there were a lot of questions on apartment rentings for Rio de Janeiro here at VT, so I have searched at the Internet and found one possibillity (maybe) for you to lodge in Rio:

The Atlantico Palace Residencia is located near Copacabana, Ipanema and Arpoador
beaches; surrounded by a wide range of shops and boutiques, coffee shops,
restaurants, cinemas and theatres.
You can choose from 1 room to two rooms, and the price seems to be okay too

1 Bedroom
Living room, 1 bedroom, 1 toilet, kitchen and 2 balconies
Daily: R$ 120,00 gas and electricity included
Monthly: R$ 1.800,00 = 644 US Dollar gas and electricity apart

2 Bedrooms
Living room, 2 bedrooms 2 toilets, kitchen and 2 balconies
Daily: R$ 180,00 gas and electricity included
Monthly: R$ 2.100,00 = 751US Dollar gas and electricity apart

Each flat is entitled to park one car at the garage;
Condominium and IPTU taxes already included.
Meals not included.
Above mentioned prices can be changed without any previous notice.
Payment upon checkin.
Above mentioned prices are valid during the low season only.

http://www.atlanticopalace.com.br

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Study Abroad, Work Abroad, Family Travel
  • Written August 17, 2003
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Residencia Maricarmen: Apartment Renting in Rio - 2

For those of you who doesn't nessesarry have to stay near the beach, but want a central location not far from public transportation I would think that the Residencia Maricarmen is a perfect place for a reasonable price. It is situated in Flamengo district, next to a metro stop, supermarkets and only around 10 minutes metro-drive from Copacabana away.

Adress:
Rua Marques de Abrantes, 78
Flamengo - Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brasil
CEP: 22230-061
Tels.: (21) 2557-7255 ou 2285-3663 - TeleFax: (21) 2225-0769
http://www.maricarmen.com.br/

Since US$ 25 / day
(Special Discounts for periods over 30 days)

- Surrounded by Restaurants, Gym's, 5 Super Markets, Laundry, McDonalds, Pizza Places, Movie Theaters, Theaters, Banks, Drugstores and Bars
- 300 meters away from Flamengo Beach Park, ideal for fun and sports
- 500 meters away from Botafogo Beach and the main malls of the south zone
- 100 meters away from Flamengo Subway station and buses to anywhere in the city
- to Copacabana just 2 subway stations and 4 to downtown
- In front of Bennett University and near by Santa Úrsula University and Getúlio Vargas Foundation

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Family Travel, Study Abroad, Work Abroad
  • Written August 17, 2003
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Hotel Monte Blanco: Moderate Hotel in Catete district

There is another moderate option for traveller's to accomodate in Rio, in Catete area. Unfortunatelly this hotel does not have any webpage or E Mail-adress, nor I could not find any picture from outside or inside, ...
but have a review from two traveller's who stayed there:

"...we are staying at the Hotel Monte
Blanco in Catete which is 50 Reals so well within our budget, it´s shabby chic
but has a good feel and is next to a metro stop. All rooms come with a bathroom, terrestrial TV and noisy air-conditioning. Discounts are available if you are staying for a week or more although a couple of days here, while you find your feet, may be enough. The staff speak English and on the whole are helpful."

Adress:
Hotel Monte Blanco
Rua do Catete, 160
Tel.: 2225-0121
Fax: 2558-5042

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Study Abroad, Backpacking
  • Written July 11, 2003

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Home in Rio: Homestaying

This is your opportunitie to know rio spending little money and getting imersion in brazilian life stile:The house is located in Laranjeiras a quiet and nice neighbourhood in the south zone of the city close to corcovado train station, flamengo beach, copacabana and downtoun.. offer accomodation in private or
shared bedroon.

home facilities include:
-cable tv (bbc, cnn, rai, wwk, tve, tv5, sony, fox, etc) cds, videos.
-internet
-hot shower
-kitchen
- a relaxing hammock
offer acomodation, meals, guide, home facilities and extras like portuguese classes.speak: english, german, spanish and italian
Contact Details:
Flavia Rezende
Rua das Laranjeiras 336
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
22240002
Phone 55 21 21 32354184

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written May 24, 2003

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San Marco Hotel: Hotel in Ipanema

Family Owned Hotel in a good location for visiting all areas of Rio.

All rooms, SUPERIOR, STANDARD, ECONOMY are similar, except for size and internal location.
All rooms include: en-suite bathroom & WC, Air Conditioning, TV, Safe Box, TEL, Fridge Mini-Bar.

The Ipanema beach is a 5 mins walk, 2 blocks away, and the hotel is situated closer to the most prestigious part of the beach. A very safe area for Tourists.

Ipanema is perfect for walking, sun bathing, surfing, cycling and jogging. Copacabana beach, the next beach along the shore, is separated from Ipanema beach by an avenue about 1/2 a mile long. It will take about 20-30 minutes from the hotel to Copacabana. A nice panoramic walk. Breathtaking sunsets.

HOTEL SAN MARCO
Av. Visconde de Pirajá 524 - Ipanema
Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil,
CEP 22410-001
Phone: 0055 (21) 2540 5032
Fax: 0055 (21) 2239 2654
E Mail: email@sanmarcohotel.net
http://sanmarcohotel.net/index.html

Room Rates in US Dollars $
Superior: single/double:$41 triple:$51
Standard: single:$33 double: $35
Economy: single:$29 double:$32
Includes All tax & Tropical Buffet Breakfast

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written March 14, 2003
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Residencial Maricarmem: A flat for the month

It's a building in Flamengo residential area in which you can rent a studio for a day ( 70 reais ) or for the month (950 reais + electricity,telephone and gas consommation ). In US$ it will cost you about 300 US$ for the whole month.
It's perfect for people who want to stay in Rio for a month to work or study, because is near the center and metro station Flamengo.

It's cheaper than staying in a hotel if you want to stay for a whole month in Rio. It's in a good area where you have restaurants and it's easy to get around.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Study Abroad, Business Travel, Singles
  • Written March 24, 2003
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