Private room in cozy house in Rio!
Private room in cozy house in Rio!

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

2 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 bath

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About this listing


Extra people: $11 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $34
Security Deposit: $112
Weekly Discount: 8%


The space

The bedroom is in a cozy two floors house in the heart of Botafogo. Five minutes walk from the nearest subway station, between the beautiful Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas and Botafogo beach.

The house is very well located and the neighbourhood offers many restaurants and a great night life. You can walk to two of the best clubs in the city and to the called "Baixo Botafogo", a complex of bars.

The house is very cozy and you'll feel as if it was your home. There are two bedrooms on the top floor, two toilets (one in each floor). The living room on the first floor is large and there' a nice area where people usually have their meals. Guests can cook and use the kitchen as they need and use the washing machine.
You are welcome to share the house with me, Chico (my wonderful roomate) and my cat and stay in one of the rooms. The bedroom is private.

House rules:
-Don't throw toilet paper in the toilet. There is a bin for that.
- Guest are not allowed to invite people in without the host's permission.
- Must wash the dishes they've used.
- Can smoke at the area outside the kitchen or outside.
- If a guest breaks anything, he should pay for it or buy a new one.

House Rules

- Are not allowed to invite people in without the host's permission.
- Must wash the dishes they've used.
- Must replace anything they break.
- Can smoke at the area outside the kitchen or outside the house, still in the interior of the villa.

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) lives in the house



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3 nights minimum stay

27 Reviews

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Maja User Profile
January 2016
Amina is a gentile and sweet person, she and her friend Chico made me feel really welcome in their home, showing me around the neighbourhood and the city and helping me with advice. The house is cosy, I especially liked the hammock :) They also have a very cute cat! Nice accommodation, I would recommend it!

Stefanie User Profile
January 2016
Amina's house is very beautiful and the location is probably the best you can get in Rio. It is close to the beautiful beaches and most of the sight seeing spots, which are easy to reach with a taxi or metro or even by bike. We could use two bikes of Amina, which was a fun experience! Amina was not there upon our arrival but she gave us instructions/tips&tricks via email and message, so everything was nicely organized. When she was there, she tried to introduce us in the carioca way of life, which was a really nice experience! Thank you for your hospitality Amina and for the great stay at your cozy home :)!

Neil User Profile
November 2015
Amina is fantastic! I didn't actually stay with her because of an unexpected itinerary change, but because she was so kind and helpful with my changes I let her keep the payment anyway. She took time out of her day to with me and made phone calls for me since I don't speak the language. I can only imagine how nice she would be as a host.

Ellie User Profile
October 2015
It's sad that we didn't get to stay at Amina's place during our trip in Rio , instead, we stayed at her mum's listing which is in Botafogo too. The place is quite convenient and has a view to the mountain which is quite special, but the room's different from what we've expected though. Nevertheless, Cybele's a very nice host and it's very nice of them to accept our last minute booking request.

Andreas User Profile
August 2015
I stayed the second time in Amina's house and I can only say that it is as great as the first time I was here. Rio is still amazing, the house is still cozy, the cat is still cute and Amina is of course still very nice and helpful.... what else to say? Nothing! Super recommended!

Gemma User Profile
March 2015
If you want to really feel the real "Carioca" experience go to Amina's place. The house is located in a very nice area, close to botafogo's metro station and surrounded by stores and bars. It's a very cozy house, the bedroom is quite big and Amina was a great host making me feel like at home. She provided me with inside tips and I had a great time with her and the other inhabitants of the house Chico and Ramona. 100% recommended.

Jeremy User Profile
February 2015
Amina is without a doubt one of the kindest, friendliest, happiest, accommodating, people to have hosted me. She is always ready to help and always has so many fantastic suggestions. The place was exactly as described. The experience was far better than I could have imagined. In a nice bohemian part of Rio. 5 min walk to subway. Great local vegan restaurant and many other food options. Cool bars nearby! Fun house. Fantastic room. Amina has amazing friends too. Can't say enough good things of things about my experience. Would definitely do it again! Better than I ever expected!

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil · Joined in November 2011
Amina User Profile

I am relaxed, easy going, I enjoy travelling but also enjoy spending time at home. I love to meet and host different people from all over. I work with theatre and television and travel a lot because of my work.

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