sofa bed of my artistic apt - LAPA

Apartment - Shared room · Rua Riachuelo, Rio de Janeiro, 20230-013, Brazil

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

My home is a stylized apartment on the 11th floor of a safe building with a doorman 24h a day and a great view. It is not a hotel room, but my apartment (where I live when I'm not traveling). So I expect from my guests, above all, RESPECT.

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.

You'll be sleeping on a sofa-bed in the livingroom. Although is not as big as a queen size bed, It is very confortable.
The apartment has just one bathroom, which is used by everyone in the house (it can be one or two more guests staying in the bedroom. Not more than that).

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.

My work is based on trust. I trust you 100% and I expect the same. There are no lockers in the apartment.
I do this for three years, hosting people from all over the world every day.
If you are not confident enough to stay in my place, I'd suggest you to check the other guests' reviews, right below this description.


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: Shared room
Bed type: Pull-out Sofa
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $10
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • I actually stayed at Aline's other apartment nearby after discovering it was available. Both apartments are really cool and at the epicenter of the best nightlife in Rio. Some of the world's best partying right on your doorstep!
    It's near to the domestic airport and the Sugar Loaf Mountain, plus not too far from Metro that takes you quickly to Copacabana and Ipanema, the Maracana stadium, and the stop for Corcovado!

    March 2014
  • Her place is wonderful, really wonderful. While you may be tempted to stay near the beach, the bulk of fun things going on in the evenings occur in Lapa. I found her little travel packet super useful. You can tell Aline really cares that you have a good experience during your stay. Her place is so cool that I found myself just smiling while I looked around. Her view is great! her doorman is quite nice as well. I am so glad I stayed here over my other options and I couldn't recommend this place more.

    March 2014
  • Aline was an amazing host. :)

    January 2014
  • I stayed in Aline's apartment for 3 days and let me tell you, that wasn't enough. Her place, first of all, is beautiful. It has a wonderful view from her balcony and is located in the center of LAPA. I stayed in her sofa bed and it was very big and comfortable. I unfortunately haven't met Aline, but did meet her aunt and she is awesome and makes sure that you first know how to utilize certain things in the apartment. Also, Aline has beautiful art and guidebooks throughout her apt that make it easy to find something to so while your stay. If you are passing by Rio, definitely stay in Aline's apartment and experience all that LAPA has to offer!

    January 2014
  • Aline's apartment is a very charming and a fantastic place to explore Lapa and Santa Teresa. Sharing the space with Aline and other guests was a fantastic experience also. Aline is a very special person, open and full of positive energy. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone wanting to experience the true beauty, happiness and kindness of Rio.

    December 2013
  • Aline is a bright, energetic young lady but she is also an "old soul" (which is a wondrous thing!). She has traveled extensively herself and feels compelled to encourage kindness and compassion in the world and connection among all peoples.

    She is a truly gracious host who made me feel comfortable from the moment I walked in.

    Aline is an inspired artist and her apartment is a work of art itself - filled with colourful, unique creations! Although it is not a large space, it is bright, clean, and airy.

    I slept on a pull-out soda bed that was approximately the size of a "full" mattress. It was not as thick as a real mattress but I found it quite comfortable.

    There is a washer for doing laundry but no dryer. You just hang your clothes to dry.

    The apartment has no A/C but does have fans. I am a bit cool-natured and felt very comfortable even though it was the middle of summer.

    Lapa is a cultural center of Rio, especially for music. You can often hear different types of music wafting in from the balcony, sometimes until late into the night. I am used to sleeping in a quiet environment but surprisingly, these sounds did not disturb me at all. They somehow made me feel more connected to the city.

    Speaking of the balcony, the apartment is on the eleventh floor and the views are spectacular!

    I am a vegetarian, which is not an easy thing in Brazil! Aline told me about a great vegetarian restaurant called Vegecoop, several blocks away (but within walking distance). I ate there a couple of times and enjoyed it immensely.

    If you are used to prices in the States, be aware that restaurants and even grocery stores are generally higher in Rio. My lunch at Vegecoop was about $14 (U.S.) with only drinking water and no dessert. That's not outrageous - just more than what a similar meal in the U.S. might cost.

    There are many other restaurants and bars close to the apartment.

    Aline communicates very well in English, Portuguese, and Spanish but be aware that the typical man or woman on the street, as well as shopkeepers, speak little if any English - including the doorman at the apartment building!

    I could not have asked for a better introduction to this wonderful city and country. If you have a chance to meet Aline, I highly recommend it!

    December 2013
  • I had a very good stay at Aline's place. Many restaurants are within a few minutes walking distance. A binder with comments and maps, which she has prepared in the apartment, gives you the necessary information to find things you need in the neighbourhood. Definitely recommended!

    December 2013
  • I definitely recommend! Aline's place in Lapa formed a great base for exploring Rio, especially if you're looking to get to know the city beyond the beach. She was a a very accommodating host and gave great advice. Also her neighborhood guide is really useful.

    November 2013
  • Aline is one of the most interesting people I have met, she really made me feel at home in her place, and it was a fantastic place to stay in terms of location and the apartment was always spotless (clean).

    November 2013
  • It was one of my amazing experience ever.
    I came to a beautiful apartment in Lapa. One of the most trendiest places and Colorful of Rio.
    The hosting of Aline, was comfortable and warm. She is a beautiful person, with a beautiful sol.
    I had an amazing week, with beautiful experience to taste the culture of Rio.
    I truly recommend!!!

    October 2013
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24 years old - "carioca da gema" ;) I graduated in Tourism but I am an artist by trade. I spend most of my time at home painting and doing my string art which you can view in my ad pictures. I have a lot of experience in hosting people. In two years, I've already hosted more than 200 guests, from 42 different countries, only in the one-bedroom-apartment where I live. I am an easy going and respectful person. My English is not so good yet, but I can understand and speak it well despite the mistakes. Cheers. "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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