art + great view - hear of LAPA

Apartment - Private room · Rua Riachuelo, Rio de Janeiro, 20230-010, Brazil

Room in an apartment in the heart of Lapa, the nightlife of the city, with a breathtaking view! Near to everything you need and an exclusive guide that I made to help my guests.

Your host, Aline
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Room in an apartment in the heart of Lapa, the nightlife of the city, with a breathtaking view! Near to everything you need and an exclusive guide that I made to help my guests.

The Space

ROOM with an air conditioning in a stylized apartment on the 11th floor of a safe building with a doorman 24h a day and a great view.
My aunt is the person who is taking care of the place for me (cleaning and helping). She does not live in the place and she only speaks Portuguese.

The building is located on the corner of Riachuelo St. and Lavradio St.
This is the best part of Lapa, right next to the world famous "Rio Scenarium", "Lapa 40º" and many other great bars and places to dance and hear live brazilian music. There are many free street festivals, events, sights in the immediate area including the "Arcos da Lapa" (Lapa Arches) and "Escaria Selaron".

Public transportation is right outside the door and runs 24h a day.

The room is large with a queen size bed and a full bathroom with hot and powerful shower. These are the only bedroom and bathroom in the house so when there are other guests staying concurrently the bathroom must be shared. The sofa-bed in the living room is also for rent, so there is the possibility of one more guest (not more) stay in the apartment.
* If you'd like to rent the entire place, please ask for availability.

Wireless internet, washing machine and kitchen with all amenities are available for your convenience.
There is a balcony for you to relax and admire the Guanabara Bay, Lapa Arches, and the city Cathedral.

Piano and acoustic guitar available.

Although in the ad is written "private bedroom", you will not have a locked room. The biggest privacy you'll have it'll be in the bed, with the curtain (website hidden).: When booking for three guests only advance consultations will be accepted.


Check out more of LAPA at:

...and keep in mind:
Lapa is the heart of Rio - the most active area in the city. You're gonna have things to do even on a rainy day. And as for going to the beach, it is easy to just take a bus or a taxi.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $20
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Great apartment. It is in the center of the city, next to many tourist attractions. The area seemed safe (went during World Cup so there was added security). Night life is fantastic with many places to go and meet people. Aline was not in town but responded to any questions we had. She also has a booklet with points of interest. We met her aunt who was looking after the apartment while Aline was out; she was extremely nice and helpful.

    June 2014
  • We stayed at Aline's over the Easter weekend and it was perfect. The flat is really central, perfect for going out and exploring the city. The flat itself has a balcony with an awesome view and is decorated brilliantly as you'll see from the photos.

    Aline provides great info on nearby bars, restaurants and sites. There's wifi, security, kitchen, everything you need. There isn't air conditioning but fans in both rooms. This was fine for us but maybe not enough in summer for anyone who feels the heat. Rio is unsurprisingly very humid.

    Lapa is one of those places that doesn't seem special in the day and completely transforms at night. There are caipirinha stalls, food stalls, everything everywhere that are super cheap and live music is bars. This flat is in an amazing location for going out (we basically walked everywhere) but Lapa is a party place at night so can get pretty loud (though we were also there during a six-day long holiday so louder than usual).

    The sofa bed is in the main room and there isn't a huge amount of privacy but if you are two couples or a group of friends, it is perfect.

    If you want to actually experience Rio properly, I would whole-heartedly recommend Aline's. Thank you for making our first experience of Rio incredible!

    April 2014
  • This is a quirky flat with lovely artwork and is well located for exploring Rio. However it is urgently in need of a deep clean. Also we were astonished to find we were sharing the apartment with another person who had been there for several weeks. Given the size of the flat which is tiny and the need to go through the bedroom area (which has no useable door) to reach the bathroom it was not not acceptable, especially as we did not expect another person in the flat. If the double bed and settee are being rented separately, as is the case, it should be stated more clearly in the description. As we only required accommodation for one night we put up with the situation.

    April 2014
    Response from Aline:

    Doreen was not fair on this review and I say why:
    First of all, I'd like to copy here the paragraph at the description of the flat that describe the bedroom and its conditions:
    "The room is large with a queen size bed and a full bathroom with hot and powerful shower. These are the only bedroom and bathroom in the house so when there are other guests staying concurrently the bathroom must be shared. The sofa-bed in the living room is also for rent, so there is the possibility of one more guest (not more) stay in the apartment."
    To read carefully the agreement is very important before making any complaints later on.
    By his words seems that he did not pay attention on the conditions of the place, specially expecting the entire apartment for him, renting only a bedroom.
    About the cleaning, I'm going to check it out, but I have to say that he was the first one to complain about -usually the guests praise a lot this topic on their reviews. My aunt goes there every day to clean up the place.

    April 2014
  • My friend and I stayed in Aline's artistic apartment for 10 days in March. The space is beautiful; she has done a lovely job decorating the apartment and making it guest-friendly. She also provides maps and guides which actually turned out to be extremely helpful. The apartment is literally right in the heart of Lapa...very convenient for accessing some of Rio's most vibrant party scene.

    The apartment gets very hot in the mornings with the sun streaming through the windows and no air conditioner. If you do not like the heat, this could be problematic. But then again, it's Brazil, so what do you expect?

    Aline was very responsive and very kindly resolved all questions we had of her. Her aunt took care of us and came to clean the apartment every other day. The aunt speaks no English, so if you don't speak Portuguese this could be tough. But Aline is great with digital communication.

    Overall this was a great experience and a wonderful opportunity to have great access to Rio for an affordable price. Two thumbs up!

    - Daniel

    March 2014
  • I never had the honor of meeting Aline since she was out of town during my stay, but my, what a lovely apartment! The view is indeed breathtaking and the interior is... well, exactly like in the pictures. Creative, homey and VERY clean.
    Aline left post-its all over with cute little messages/instructions, I guess you could say that even though she was absent at the time, she was being a great host!
    I'm ragingly jealous of your apartment, Aline, but glad I got to spend my final week in Rio drinking tea and watching the sunset on your wonderful balcony 11 floors up!

    March 2014
  • My boyfriend and I had an amazing stay in Aline's apartment during Carnaval 2014. Her apartmentis located in the heart of Lapa within walking distance to tons of bars/restaurants as well as metro stops and bus lines. Aline's apartment is nicely decorated with ample space for a couple. She also provides a helpful personally-made book with recommendations for what to do while you're in Rio. Would highly recommend Aline's property to others!

    March 2014
  • The stay was really nice: we enjoyed the location, the area and the host - the balcony and the bathroom are really great. The apartment was a part of a fantastic trip to Rio that we'll never forget. As well as Aline's guide to Lapa for her guests can't be overrated)

    January 2014
  • Aline was my first Airbnb experience and she will be the one used to rate others.

    She is the absolute best! Kind, organized, fun, inspirational (I plan to list my home on Airbnb and (website hidden) after staying with her) and a host to emulate. She gets you thinking about the things you have considered important in life before especially when you hear her hitchhiking stories across Europe...with no cash. She believes in "paying it forward" and if you are lucky to stay with her, you will be a recipient of her goodwill.

    In addition, her apartment is in a great location. I stayed in Copacabana for New Years and its not the same. Besides the beach, there's little to do there in the evening.
    Lapa has great food options, best dancing (and caipirinha) spots and warmest people. Her apartment is right in the center of it with great options all around yet high enough that you get the peace you need to rest.

    She has a manual she made which not only gives you lots of options of things to do but also how to get there and back. The art around the house will amaze you and if you are lucky to watch her at work, you will be even more amazed.

    If you are reading this review, you do not need to go further. I am her many guests with positive reviews want you to enjoy your time in Rio like we did.

    December 2013
  • La estancia, especial, muy cortita, pero bonita. La casa está muy bien ubicada con un encanto especial y Aline facilita todo lo que necesitas.

    November 2013
  • I spent 5 nights at Aline. Her apartment has a beautiful view of Lapa. The area is secure. This is undoubtedly the most lively district of Rio. He filled it with bars with live concerts. The bus station is just down. We are 15 minutes walk from the center and 20 minutes walk from the Flamengo's beach. It takes 45 minutes by bus the day to go to Ipanema but only 25 minutes at night.
    Aline was very accomodating with me (time of arrival and departure) and answered all my questions and requests. This is a very easy going girl who loves people. She even accompanied me to the hairdresser. Thank you !!

    November 2013
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25 years old - "carioca da gema" ;) I graduated in Tourism but I am an artist by trade. I have a lot of experience in hosting people. In three years, I've already hosted more than 300 guests. I am an easy going and respectful person, who likes to travel and meet people. --- "Different and totally original." Pedro – Colombia "Thanks Aline for making my trip memorable!" Mohan – Malaysia "She taught me how to make the perfect Caipirinha!" Manal – Palestine "What a wonderful stay!" Benny – Ireland "My stay in Rio was really amazing, mostly thanks to her!" Vit – Slovenia "The best host and the nicest apartment in the best location in Rio!" Agata – Poland "Aline made my last days in Rio the best! Enjoy her positive energy!" Ricardo – Nicaragua "Her smile says it all! Good heart and soul!!!" Bea – Israel "En el corazón de Río!! Arturo – Mexico "She provided me with one of my most interesting experiences in life by taking me to favelas and having a walk there - without taking part any pre-organized tours." Gyorgy – Hungria "The decoration of the place is outstanding." Christian – Guatemala "One could say that her inner beauty comes right through to her art!" Maria – Finland "Aline hosted me in my first night in Rio and took me to a Friday night Lapa party :) My welcome day couldn´t have been better! P.S.: Caipirinha is reeeally good." Kristyna – Czech Republic "I really enjoyed this experience!" Justine – China "I wasn't strictly in vacations but anyway she found the time to show me the beauty of Santa Teresa neighborhood and its amazing view from the top." Fernando – Chile "My heart stayed in LAPA." Pablo – Bolivia "A great Brazilian person = positive, easy going and friendly." Magnus – Sweden "The top option if you wanna be in the best part of Rio." Vicente – Spain "Aline is an excellent host with always a great smile." Eduardo – Portugal "She really is a Superhost!" Huub – Netherlands "Aline is one of the angels that I met in Brazil." Roxana – Ecuador All that she does is ART & TRAVELLING. She travels with you even when she hosts you. Aníbal – Argentina "You are very welcome in Scotland!" Laura and Andrew – Scotland "Aline is weird, positively weird." Alex – Russia "I can highly highly recommend Aline to everyone." Benedicte – Norway "I really felt lucky and privileged for being her guest." Stefano – Italy "No words will give justice to what she did for all who stayed at her place." Kalpesh – India "Simply a great host." Florian – Austria "I liked her omelet! ...and, for sure, her Caipirinha :)" Tom – Switzerland "She spends more time sleeping on her sofa-bed than in her own room!" Victoria and Steve – England "Aline herself is a creative multiartist." Martin – Denmark "She doesn't just provide a bed to sleep, but a full social experience." Alexander – U.S.A "One day I'll come back to throw water balloons from her balcony." Lisa – Germany "I laughed more than I could during my stay in Rio!" Fellipe – Brazil "On va boire un coup!" Cécile – France "My first airbnb host, but that's not the only reason to never forget her." Tom – Belgium "I really enjoyed all the intricate details of the artwork displayed everywhere. A charm!" Melanie – Canada
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