Rent room in Tijuca two blocks from the subway Afonso Pena. Subway you are within 20 minutes from the best beaches of Rio de Janeiro! Also we got a bus back to the door the nights of Lapa.
It is a single room with two mattresses on the floor, bed linens and pillows included.
I'm pretty quiet and not much bothers me. Do not listen to loud music does not bother me but also to listen, since it's not in the morning. I'm a night owl so my mornings are always sleepy.
The Tijuca is a neighborhood very close to downtown and very well served by banks, bakeries, restaurants and nightlife. With easy to get tired driving and leaving, besides being close to the road of New River
I am a regular visitor of poetry soirees of Rio de Janeiro has a full schedule for every day of the week! Always know a cultural option for cool days and nights here in town.
Really great place to stay for a couple of days or even some weeks. It is located two blocks away from a subway station, from where you can go to the Maracanã Stadium, Copacabana or Ipanema beaches, or downtown Rio. It is also close to several food establishments and some supermarkets.
The room itself is cozy and gives you everything that is needed for a short period in Rio. It features a fan, a table, a chair, and a big enough wardrobe. Perhaps the only thing lacking is an air conditioner.
Finally, Lucas is a *great* host. The very same day you arrive he offers a guided tour around the neighbourhood. A few days laters, you may find yourself talking about politics, sports, philosophy, poetry or linguistics with him. He is also very polite and gentle, always asking if you need something or if everything is alright. If you are an outgoing person, Lucas' friends usually hang out in the place, so you may be offered to share a meal, a beer or even join them to the beach. And if you are introverted, you can get in the room and nobody will disturb. In summary, Lucas and friends are the closest thing you'll find to 'family' if you're from abroad.
Um quarto agradavel, com todas as coisas praticas como lavarropa, cozinha..e muito bem ubicado na cidade, otimo.
Alem disso, mesmo que Lucas nao estava ai, a mae dele e amiga dela estavam e elas foram muito gentiles. Recomendo !
We stayed in Lucas' place for almost a week. He was excellent at communicating with us before and during our stay and was kind and accommodating. The location is very convenient being only a couple of blocks from Afonso Pena metro station on the line one. The neighborhood was safe and had a few good local restaurants and supermarkets.
It was just as advertised, a sofa bed in his living room and it was enough for what we needed. Sadly we never got to meet Lucas as he had left for vacation before we got there. His mother and his mothers friend were very friendly and took care of us.
Really good place stay in Río. In apartment was everything that you need (only air conditions was missing, but for me it was okey) and host Lucas was really helpfull and friendly guy. Apartment located good place and nearby metro station. I can recommend this place :)
I had lovely time at Lucas's place in Rio. Basic room in a safe area & just a 5 min walk to the metro (which is frequent & reliable) & takes about 20 min to get to Copacabana. Lucas & friend's Luiza & Pedro were friendly and helpful. Just a general note about Rio - I got my mobile phone stolen out of my hands while I was taking a photo in Centro (thief came from behind, grabbed my ph & ran off . I didn't even see his face & it took only seconds for him to run around the next corner). Apart from that I felt quite safe wandering around Rio by myself. Thank you again Luiza for coming to the police station with me and helping translate so I could file a report.
Lucas was a good host...him and his girlfriend were nice hosts and provided suggestions/advice whenever we asked. The room is basic but served its purpose, as we were home just to sleep and have breakfast and get ready in the morning. Location is convenient to the metro, various city bus stations, supermarket and good restaurants. Only thing to keep in mind is if there are people staying in the other room and the sleeper in the living room, it can sometimes feel like a lot of people for one bathroom.
It is a simple room, but very convenient, very close to the metro station, in a very safe area. It is a bit noisy, but the fresh air that comes through the window is wonderful on a hot night.
Lucas is an awesome host, fantastic cook and just overall a really great guy! I felt at home right away. Lucas helped me to settle in quickly, get to new the cultural side of Rio while meeting lots of new friends. The apartment is located in the neighbourhood of Tijuca, just two blocks away from the "Afonso Pena" metro station, from where you can get downtown and the beaches in no time. There is also a major supermarket and quite a few eateries close by. I would definitely book it again and can only recommend it to others!