12 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Updated 2023


Are you the kind of person that is just sick of staying in hotels and would prefer to book a real home-like accommodation? That is why Airbnb options are becoming more popular. And for big cities like Rio de Janeiro, this arrangement is ideal. Rio de Janeiro, known simply as Rio, is an impressive metropolis that will guarantee you a memorable stay with its gorgeous beaches and top attractions. You can find a private room or an entire home just for you and your travel companions. Feel at home and be on vacation at the same time. Check out this list of options that are different in budget and style, but all well located in Rio! Read on for the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

1. Pleasant apartment near Glória Station (from USD 29)

This modest apartment is ideal for vacationers or business travelers wishing to make the most of the city’s many attractions. It is on the street next to Glória, a lively area near popular tourist destinations, including Santa Teresa, Christ the Redeemer, and Sugarloaf Mountain. The property is also just a four-minute walk to Glória Station, giving you easy transportation access.

After a long day of exploring, you may go to the bedroom with room-darkening blinds and air conditioning to get some much-needed rest. Spend time unwinding and catching up on your favorite shows using the 40-inch high-definition TV with Chromecast. In addition, it provides free WiFi and a separate working area that is ideal for people who work virtually.

Ap ao lado do Glória Dor, próx à Lapa e Copacabana
Gloria, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
91 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
good value clean good comunication and easy to deal with the hoster
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2. Trendy unit with a shared pool (from USD 50)

From this unit, you can experience the lively nightlife that Lapa offers with only a five-minute walk. On the balcony, you may relax with a drink of your favorite beverage while taking in the breathtaking view of the Arcos da Lapa and the city skyline.

You have the option of spending some time in the unit working out using the available fitness equipment, as well as viewing movies on the TV. You may also spend some leisure time on the building’s communal terrace, equipped with a pool, or at the shared gym.

NEW apartment - Beautiful view of Arcos da Lapa
Centro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
60 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we liked gym coworking space and pool so much ) the view from the balcony is outstanding
great modern building great apartment
it was so clean practical modern safe
very clean with modern touches for urban lovers
the condo is very clean modern contemporary design
mattias's place is extremly clean well organized and stylish
matthias was an amazing host
matthias is a great host he is accessible and communicative
host is very friendly and on point with communicating every step
great value host was very helpful and responsive with all my needs
great apartment in a great location
the location is perfect in center
just perfect perfect location for tourists and business travelers
it’s located in an amazing area very close to lapa and everything else in centro
wonderful chic spot in central rio close to a lot of popular locations
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3. Charming studio pad on the beach (from USD 31)

This vacation rental is located on the beautiful Botafogo Beach and close to many commercial establishments like restaurants, cafes, bars, and more. This means that guests will have access to many fun things to do on land and water. The apartment can sleep up to two, perfect for couples on a romantic Brazilian adventure. It is also fully equipped with everything you will need for a relaxing stay including air-conditioning, adouble bed, and a full kitchen.

Charmoso Estúdio na Praia de Botafogo
Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
166 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
very clean and safe
super clean and tidy place
super host easy and quick to communicate
the location was great
thaís place’s is cute and has a good location
everything was perfect fully functioning and your location just block from metro station was ideal
great location minutes from my favorite vegan restaurants the metro a nice mall
excellent location with basic but comfortable accommodations
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4. Very good room, two blocks from the beach (from USD 44)

Stay in the heart of Leblon, with a beach entrance just two blocks away. There are a lot of bars and restaurants in the area to get in touch with Carioca’s food and enjoy a summer cocktail. The apartment is big, with three bedrooms, and if you choose to stay, you can get an accommodation for up to three guests. You can use the kitchen as you please and feel at home with all of the comforts you need.

Very good room: 2 blocks from the beach
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
326 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in rental unit 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
large air-conditioned bedroom with comfortable bed
my room was as described with comfortable bed nice fan convenient desk and ample closet space
he made sure i had everything i needed (wifi water key etc)
the apartment has lots of beautiful art on the walls
perfect stay in marcos’ apartment
our room was clean and perfect
only issue is cleanliness couldbe improved
the place was clean and comfortable with plenty of towels spacious living room etc
very smooth communication neat and clean house and perfect location
the room itself was spacious clean and well furnished
marcos has been a perfect host for us
very helpful host who quickly responded to any query and was helpful throughout our stay
marcos is the best host ever
marcos was a great host
marcos is a great host and his accommodations are great
perfect location in leblon
the location is perfect
great location right in leblon neighborhood
neighborhood safe and location excellent
really really awesome location
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5. Charming studio in Santa Teresa

This is a great accommodation for two guests (ideal for couples), in the charming neighborhood of Santa Teresa, in a cool studio apartment with vintage architecture from the 1930s. You will get a loft independent from the rest of the apartment, with a private bathroom and kitchen. If you are looking for some privacy, this might be the perfect deal!

Charmoso Studio em Santa Teresa
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
120 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in home 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bathrooms were great; mattresses comfortable; air conditioning efficient and (relatively) noise free
there's good wifi and an automatic lock so one can be completely independent
great shower ac and comfortable bed
comfortables beds great shower and large common areas with extra space and amenities
it was great having our own space kitchen and living area to just chill
anna's beautiful place is impeccably furnished and clean wit large spacious rooms
the place was immaculately clean and the location ideal
our stay at anna's amazing house was great the apartment unit we rented was beautiful clean and quiet
we had a nice large and clean room and bathroom and we met a lot of interesting people
anna was a great host
anna was an excellent host
anna is a gracious and attentive host
anna is very helpful with all our questions
anna was very helpful and available
the location was great as it is in a safe part of the neighborhood
lot's of cool bars and restaurants within walking distance
the neighbourhood is gorgeous with lots of great nearby restaurants and is very much centrally located
anna's place is a beautifully designed house in the heart of the artistic neighbourhood of santa teresa
it’s also close to the best bars and restaurants in santa teresa
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6. Luxury flat for two (from USD 33)

Experience the luxury of Rio de Janeiro in this beautifully curated flat that’s perfect for couples. You’ll surely not get enough of the elegance this unit exudes, starting from its kitchenette, dining space for two, sleek living space, and cozy bedroom fitted with a queen bed. It is also equipped with a cable TV, air conditioning, and WiFi. Guests are welcome to enjoy the property’s shared pool and fitness center. The flat is located near Riocentro, Rock City, Olympic Park, several beaches, and top shops and restaurants.

Excelente Flat lazer e negócios netflix/wi-fi
Jacarepaguá, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
58 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

7. Renovated studio with excellent views of the beach (from USD 57)

If you are looking for a nice stay in Copacabana, near Ipanema, this loft studio good for four is a great option. Aside from having a full kitchen, an HD TV, air conditioning, and Wi-Fi, this beautifully decorated apartment also checks the box for the ideal location. It is several steps away from the beach, fun activities, shops, and dining options. It also has 24-hour security. Guests rave about the unit’s cleanliness and the host’s hospitality, too!

Look Out onto Copacabana Beach from Cozy Renovated Studio
Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
248 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire loft 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi was super fast
roberta has good eye on style for the interior design and lay out of the apartment
roberta was responsive and communicative which came in handy when we had some issues with the air conditioner
bathroom sink and shower are nice and spacious enough
the apartment itself is very cute and thankfully has functioning a/c
the apartment was very clean and modern
it was very clean and had lots of thoughtful touches
it is very clean especially the bed and the bathroom
place is super convenient clean was greeted with nice touches for a warm welcome
renovated clean modern and walkable to anything you need
roberta was a good host
the host was super friendly & helpful
roberta was an awesome host
roberts's place is great and she is a very attentive host
roberta was a really good host she made everything to make my stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible
great location close to everything
wonderful apartment in a fantastic location
place is centrally located near great restaurants and beach all within a few minute walk
nice place in a good location
super close to many restaurant and the beach
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8. Apartment in Rio de Janeiro (from USD 27)

An entire apartment near all the tourist attractions like the Olympic Boulevard, Orla Conde, Museum of Tomorrow, Municipal Theater, Museum of Fine Arts, and much more! Stay in the center of Rio with access to public transportation. The neighborhood is Lapa with very easy access to beaches like Copacabana. The air conditioner included is refreshing on those really warm summer days.

Apartamento Rio de Janeiro Colorido
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
303 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment itself is lovely bright romantic and has an air conditioner
marcia's apartment is perfect for spending together a few days in rio de janeiro
hi we had a great stay at marcia's apartment
it's nicely decorated and clean
a gem - tiny but clean and very well equipped
the place is stylish and clean with nice touches to make you feel welcome
the apartment: is exactly as pictured adorable clean and has so much personality
good location clean and tidy room but can't cook no gas cooker
the concierge was helpful and made us feel very safe
as a host she was always open to answer questions and help us
she honestly is a super host
the doorman speaks english and is helpful
the doormen and staff at the building are sweethearts and are also very helpful
location is perfect nice cute apartment and easy access to everywhere
lovely apartment close to transportation and an easy walk from many downtown sites
location: it is honestly the most strategic location for getting around the city
however the location was not centrally located from main attractions such as ipanema botafogo etc
great location walking distance from lapa restaurants bars and clubs national theatre subway bus and trams
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9. Private studio in a bohemian neighborhood (from USD 29)

Perfect for couples who would like some alone time after a day of touring Rio, this studio offers seclusion, privacy, and peace. Staying here is also highly convenient especially with its amenities that include air conditioning, a well-equipped kitchen, an ample dining area, and a supply of essentials. Guests are also invited to enjoy the property’s pool, fitness center, bar, and restaurant. Parking comes with a fee.

Private Studio Lapa para 2 pax
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
351 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire serviced apartment 2 Beds 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
internet access from the apartment is dependable and excellent
amazing rooftop pool area - views of the city and mountains
giorgio is very responsive and apt is as described by the pictures
nice place pool view amazing possibility in summer time
has everything what is needed and the pool on the rooftop provides a nice view of the sunset
the apartment is small but clean and well furnished
the apartment was clean and had a great shower
we felt the apartment could use a good deep clean in shower and around walls
it was very clean when we arrived and had everything we needed
it was cozy clean and with very comfortable bed
building staff members where very helpful
one of the best host
giorgio was a great host
giorgio was a great host and very responsive
responsive host who put a lot of thought into the pad & helpful info
amazing location for lapa nightlife
nice apartment in a very secure building close to the metro station
convenient location and a nice cosy apartment
nice place close to many places walkable
best location and amazing apartment nota 1000
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10. Apartment with small balcony and view of the Flamengo Park (from USD 20)

This is an entire apartment, perfect for couples, located in front of the Flamengo Park. Can’t get a better location than this. It’s close to the city center and Lapa, where you will find a great selection of bars, restaurants, and a very exciting nightlife. There are enough transportation options to make your way around the city and get to know the real Rio.

Apartment with small balcony and view of the Flamengo Park
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
127 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
it was clean and very charming
the apartment was clean and satisfied all our needs
rosario is really helpful
i highly recommend rosário as a host
rosário is a very kind and helpful person
right in front of the house is a metro station check in / out without problems
nice little place in the heart of gloria although small it has everything for a comfortable stay
i recommend rosario's place to discover well rio
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11. Classy studio in a prime location

Get style, comfort, and accessibility in one stay when you book this nice studio located in a quiet area in Copacabana. It is packed with things that can make your stay more comfortable. It has a double bed that’s perfect for two guests. There’s also a kitchen, a working space, air conditioning, and WiFi. Guests love the studio’s location as it is close to a subway station, major tourist attractions, and amazing beaches. Your host can even arrange tours for you for a fee.

Studio for 1 or 2 people on the best place in Rio
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
122 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
clean and looks brand new
place is super clean and well located
sebastian is a wonderful host
sebastian has been a great host
sebastian is an excellent host
the studio is located in a perfect spot with everything super close by
great location very nice flat
the location is ideal just a few streets away from both copacabana and ipanema
the apartment is very well located just a walk away from the beach
nice place good location good communication
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12. Spacious apartment with great views

Surrounded by nature and away from the noise of the city, this rental is perfect for solo travelers, couples, and families who wish to experience a refreshing Rio stay. This apartment has a bedroom and several extra beds to accommodate up to four guests. It is air-conditioned and complete with a kitchen, a laundry area, and a spacious living area. There is also a balcony that looks over the beautiful sceneries and other views. This rental is near Cristo Redentor, Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, Parque da Ruinas, and Lapa. Pets are welcome to stay.

Amazing Terrace, lovely balcony and fantastic view
168 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this apartment has a fantastic balcony with a cool view
this apartment has the best view in rio it literally took my breath away beautiful space and decor too
the apartment was exactly as shown on air bnb and we found the space very user friendly
other than these points we enjoyed our time in the apartment and the aircon is very good
the apartment itself is fantastic extremely stylish and modern and has everything you need
super clean and big
it is spacious and clean
the apartment is very lovely nicely decorated and very clean
surrounded by nature clean and luminous
lilian clarice' mother was an amazing host
the host was very friendly and always willing to help and answer any questions
clarice's mom is really friendly and welcoming
great appartment and hosts lovely view
interesting laid back big place to relax
beautiful apartment in a great location with a wonderful view will come back for sure
cute spacious place to stay bring in food after a day out
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Find the perfect accommodation for you

Can’t wait to explore fabulous Rio de Janeiro? It awaits you with the best possible accommodation for you. Choose an Airbnb from this carefully curated list, and you can’t go wrong.

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