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Cozy private room in great location
Cozy private room in great location
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
2 baths
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This is the spot where you get to know the real Rio de Janeiro! Casa do Selarón is located right in front of the famous Selarón stairway in the Santa Teresa neighborhood - the nightlife and culture hotspot of Rio de Janeiro. The house has a unique history – it was home to Rio´s world famous artist Jorge Selarón who lived here until January 2013, while constructing the stairway that eventually became one of Rio´s main landmarks.

The private room offered is equipped with a double bed. Of course you can make use of the accommodation´s shared kitchen, living room and bath rooms.

Casa do Selarón is located in a safe area between the artistic Santa Teresa neighborhood and the nightlife hotspot Lapa. Besides, the subway station Cinelândia is just 4 minutes walking distance away. Rio´s famous landmarks as for instance Christ Redeemer or the Maracana stadium as well as the stunning beach neighborhoods Copacabana and Ipanema can be reached using public transportation within a couple of minutes.

At Casa do Selarón you are in the middle of one of the world´s most beautiful metropolis! Events such as the Fifa World Cup 2014, the Olympic Games 2016 and the famous Rock in Rio festival are within walking distance or can be easily visited making use of buses or the subway.

My name is Carlos, I study Law at Rio´s Universidade Cândido Mendes and enjoy the experience of showing my city to people from all around the world. I will do everything in order to ensure that your stay at Casa do Selarón will become an unforgettable experience!

Besides of clean rooms and a pleasant, international atmosphere, Casa do Selarón offers you some important amenities: The shared kitchen and bathroom are fully equipped, while the use of the fast WIFI connection and the grill in the backyard are free. Furthermore I will provide you fresh bed linens.

Discover the best side of Rio de Janeiro and make a unique experience, spending your holidays in the house of the world-renowned artist Jorge Selarón!

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8 Reviews

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Christine User Profile
August 2015
We had two days in Rio and stayed in a shared room, traveling as a couple. Was supposed to have a private room but there had been a mixup. But the girl who met us when we arrived was very nice and helpful and Carlos offered a full refund if we didnt want to stay in a dorm. We met alot of nice people there and it was a really social and relaxed vibe there. Can recommend this place to anyone who wants to live close to everything Lapa has to offer, this area was really alive and there was a big party the whole weekend!

Thomas User Profile
May 2014
Carlos and his staff are really nice people. The location is in the heart of Lapa so if you´re young and looking for fun this is the place. However, in Lapa (where the house is located) you'll find a bit of everything, drunks, musicians, hippies, drug addicts, tourists, backpackers etc. So if you're sensitve to a bit of noice late night or drunks sleeping next to your door entrance you better find another place. But having said that I never felt unsafe at any point. But for a first timer and back packer visiting Rio the location is great. Personally I think the house need a reformation, especially the kitchen that has no space for cooking, not even a light meal. An ironing board is used as a kitchen table. But I think Carlos is planning on some construction work in the near future. Breakfast is very simple but it´s there. So expect a piece of bread with ham/cheese and a coffee. Overall I think the place has what you can expect from a house for young travelers, however, the cleaning should be better. And even though the house is a bit desorganized the friendliness of the staff compensates for this. So in Casa do Seláron you're located in the heart of Lapa and it's value for money!

James User Profile
March 2014
Really cool place, really cool location. We were very well looked after and had a great time checking out Lapa and hanging out on Escalarde Selaron. Carlos and his staff were welcoming, helpful, and make a mean marmalade toast and coffee for breakfast. The facilities suffice and everything is clean.

Rick User Profile
February 2014
We had a great stay with Carlos and his friends. The location was great, the rooms were clean and the breakfast was nice and healthy. Carlos and his friends were very helpfull and took great care of us. They gave us good tips to travel and invited us to join them to go to a party.

Anna User Profile
February 2014
The location is amazing, in the center of the most colorful district in Rio- Lapa, right next to the famous stairs Escadaria de Selaron. The next subway station is also really close so it's easy to get everywhere quite quickly. We didn't get to know Carlos personally but we were hosted by Sona, a really nice girl, who spent also one night with us hanging around on the crazy Lapa's streets. We fully recommend this place to stay in Rio and to see the real soul of the city.

Federico User Profile
January 2014
La casa está ubicada en un lugar único en Río de Janeiro. Está cerca de todo, en un lugar seguro, justo entre Lapa y Santa Teresa, y además es parte viva de la historia reciente de río de Janeiro: en esa misma casa vivió el artista Selarón hasta el 2013. El desayuno de cada mañana fue muy bueno y variado. El lugar limpio y cómodo. Tanto Carlos, como Soná y Joel (sus colaboradores españoles) fueron excelentes anfitriones. Siempre dispuestos a dar una mano para que nuestra experiencia en la ciudad sea maravillosa. Además Carlos es una persona que trabaja día a día para que la "Casa Selarón" esté cada vez mejor, consultando a sus huéspedes sobre qué se necesita para mejorar la experiencia BNB. Agradecimiento para todos. Celeste y Federico.

Marine User Profile
January 2014
Nous avons passé un super séjour, dans l'appartement idéalement situé de Carlos, au milieu du célèbre escalier Selaron. Merci pour tout !

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Carlos User Profile

Ola, Sou Carlos sou peruano e estou morando no Rio de janeiro já quase 5 anos, sou estudante de direito na universidade Candido Mendes, o que mais gosto é conhecer pessoas principalmente de outros paises para assim poder tambem conhecer outras culturas e por esse motivo tambem gosto de viajar muito, preferencialmente para lugares com praia, onde gosto muito de experimentar novas culinarias, sou uma pessoa tranquila e pouco complicada ja que nao preciso de muito para estar feliz.

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