Marcelo and his family are very nice and welcoming people. Their house is located in a perfect area of Rio de Janeiro, in a safe neighborhood near the metro station of Gloria, close to Lapa and Santa Teresa. Their house is very beautiful, full of curious artworks and with an interesting design. The room was clean and comfortable, we couldn't ask more for that price. We really enjoyed their company and the conversations we had. If you want to explore Rio de Janeiro with a real carioca point of view, and know more about contemporary life, stay here, you wont regret.