12 Best Places To Stay In Rio De Janeiro - Updated 2024

places to stay in rio de janeiro
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Every year all sorts of travelers visit Rio de Janeiro. It’s a very interesting city to get to know, and no matter your kind of travel, you will have a good time. It’s important to find a suitable stay for you. Rio de Janeiro offers plenty of accommodations ranging from the best hostels to Airbnb vacation rentals. Check out this list of the best places to stay in Rio de Janeiro.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 14, 2024.

1. Charming retreat with panoramic Rio views (from USD 45)

Nestled in the charming neighborhood of Santa Teresa, this delightful colonial-style house offers a serene retreat with a patio boasting mesmerizing views of Christ the Redeemer. This accommodation features a well-equipped kitchen, a cozy bathroom, and comfortable sleeping arrangements.

The exclusive access to the house ensures privacy and tranquility. Convenient public transportation options make exploring the area a breeze, while the historical and bohemian ambiance makes it a favorite among tourists. Parking is available on the peaceful nearby street, ensuring a stress-free stay.

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Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2.63 km (1.7 mi) from Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí
87 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tiny home 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
raquel’s apartment is absolutely beautiful with an amazing view out over the city including christ the redeemer
raquel’s place was perfect for our stay the view is amazing and the place is clean and cozy
the esthetics is beautiful clean and intimate
raquel was a very nice host
raquel was an awesome host
she was responsive and helpful at all times
the apartment is lovely and quiet and raquel is a nice friendly person
very cozy nice place located on a beautiful hill with crazy good sunrise
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2. Surreal hideaway in artistic neighborhood (from USD 52)

Located in an artistic neighborhood, this contemporary and cozy home offers a surreal hideaway amidst the splendor of nature. With a living area, a well-equipped kitchen, and a comfortable sleeping arrangement, guests can enjoy modern comforts in a picturesque setting. This home also provides complimentary internet access and a private backyard.

Secure parking is available, while the nearby bus stop allows easy access to the city center and downtown area. The iconic Christ the Redeemer is also within walking distance. Artistic souls and tourists alike will delight in Santa Teresa’s vibrant scene, boasting a variety of eateries and bars.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
3.75 km (2.4 mi) from Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí
77 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment is possibly even lovelier than it looks in the photos and the view and location certainly is
hosts were lovely and welcoming
the owners were super nice too
amazing place with great hosts
our host was warmly welcoming and very helpful with our sightseeing plans and language questions
kind regards kevin and deborah
the transportation is very easy and i never waited more than 5 min for the bus
the best place you can imagine in rio
nevertheless this is the perfect spot for a calm stylish and comfy stay in rio
buses pass the gate and i had a car which was useful
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3. Beautiful apartment in the best location downtown (from USD 28)

This cheap place to stay in Rio de Janeiro is a great and comfortable apartment big enough to fit 6 guests. Perfect accommodation for families or groups of friends. It’s very cheap and what you get for this price is incredible. The location is really good, in the downtown of Rio, just walking distance away from the subway station and with easy access to Flemish Beach.

You will find great features like the light that comes in from the seven large windows, the silence since it’s located on the top floor of the building, everything you might need such as TV, DVD, WiFi, air conditioning, an equipped kitchen, and much more. Near the apartment you will find several restaurants and bars, you won’t get hungry in Rio. Make your bookings in advance.

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2.46 km (1.6 mi) from Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí
13 reviews   Wifi Available
Apartment 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

4. Hostel Yes Brasil (from 10 USD)

One best place to stay in Rio de Janeiro is this friendly hostel, just walking distance to the beach, where you will meet a lot of people to explore with. Some of the rooms even have ocean views. It’s located in the exciting area of Copacabana, you couldn’t ask for more! Enjoy a caipirinha in this great location and enjoy the comforts of a well rated hostel.

Hostel Yes Brasil

Address: Rua Noel Rosa 60, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, CEP 22071-060, Brazil (see map)

Price: from 10 USD

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5. Apartamento Rio de Janeiro (from USD 27)

Wondering where to stay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during your romantic getaway? This accommodation is perfect for couples looking for privacy in an entire apartment. It’s really well located in the Lapa area, with many features and comforts. It’s the perfect location from where you can easily explore Rio. The apartment is nicely decorated, with a lot of color and flowers. Comes with a fully equipped kitchen and everything you might expect from a real home. Don’t miss out on this one! It’s really cheap.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1.96 km (1.3 mi) from Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí
369 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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6. Apartment with small balcony and view of the Flamengo Park (from USD 17)

Another one of the best places to stay in Rio de Janeiro for nightlife is this adorable apartment. Located in front of the famous Flamengo Park, with great views and a good location, this getaway is close to the center of Rio and the very alive neighborhood of Lapa, with plenty of restaurants, bars and nightclubs to get out. Enjoy this stay and all its comforts.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2.72 km (1.7 mi) from Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí
183 reviews   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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7. Elegant space for two (from 38 USD)

Continuing with the great accommodations for couples, this one is very stylish and fully furnished, with a big bed and a lot of light. Well located in Lapa, where the night comes alive with plenty of bars, restaurants and nightclubs to choose from. It’s a bohemian neighborhood, really pleasant to walk around during the day. Close to beaches and tourist attractions. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Elegant space for two

Price: from 38 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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8. Charming 1930s room (from USD 107)

Get a private room for two at this lovely 1930s house. It’s beautiful and well preserved. It has an independent loft for guests where you would enjoy some privacy. Get information from the hands of locals and explore the city like it were your own. You would have access to the shared living room and the main kitchen, as you please. The room has a private bathroom. Lovely for couples or solo travelers.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1.64 km (1.1 mi) from Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí
124 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Shared room in home 3 Beds 2 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

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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9. Aquarela Cama & Café (from 41 USD)

With great reviews and atmosphere, this hotel promises you a good time in Rio de Janeiro. It’s located right near the Maracanã Stadium. You get complimentary continental breakfast for your stay. It’s hard to be hungry with Brazilian food! There’s also a shared kitchen available for guests who wish to cook their own meals. Hard deal to pass on!

Aquarela Cama & Café

Address: Av. Maracanã, 351, Rio de Janeiro, CEP 20271-111, Brazil (see map)

Price: from 41 USD

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10. Hostelzinho Vidigal (from USD 7)

A nice hostel located near nature, beaches and the best nightlife in Rio. The decoration of the hostel is modern, fun, and gives an extra touch to the clean atmosphere. Here you will rest in peace, but you will also make a bunch of new travel friends. Make your money’s worth!

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Hostelzinho Vidigal

Address: Rua Doutor Olinto de Magalhães 49A - Vidigal
10.05 km (6.3 mi) from Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí

11. Vidigal Guest House (from USD 17)

This is the best option for adventurers looking to experience a different side of Rio. At this guest house, you’ll be staying at a famous Favela. Have you heard of them? The poor side of Brazil. Might be tough, but if you want to know the true side of Brazil, there’s no better way than to explore even the darkest side. You can choose to do just the normal tourist experiences or get involved and participate in the neighborhoods sport and cultural activities. It’s up to you! The guest house offers 3 independent rooms in a lovely house.

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Vidigal Guest House

Address: Rua Samuel Rodrigues Muniz, 15, Vidigal
10.57 km (6.6 mi) from Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí

Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Hiking Internet services Laundry Free WiFi Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Non-smoking rooms

12. Windsor Asturias Hotel - Superior Room

Everything you could dream of to feel comfortable on your vacation. If you wish to book a classy hotel with all the needed features and a good location, this is it. You can ask for a double bed or twin beds. The room comes with air conditioning to keep you fresh on the warm summer days. It’s cheap and efficient, with blackout curtains to be able to sleep late. Enjoy the comforts of this hotel!

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Rio de Janeiro, BR
3 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Don't miss out on these opportunities to stay in Rio

No matter if you travel alone or with company, if you are looking for adventure or to relax. There’s always an option available at Rio de Janeiro and you just need to find the right one to make your vacation perfect. We hope to help out with your search!

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