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Help me find housing in Rio de Janeiro!
June 27, 2007 12:50 PM   Subscribe

I'm a student and will be staying in Rio de Janeiro for 1.5 months this summer and need to find an apartment! What are good ways to find a decent apartment (or room in a shared apartment) in Rio without being gouged?

I'll be staying for about 45 days and very flexible about location. All I need is a simple room. My only requirement is internet, as i need to do work while I'm there. I'm happy to not be in the Zona Sul (ipanema, copacabana, etc), and in fact would prefer somewhere interesting like Lapa or Santa Teresa. Do you have any tips on websites or bulletin boards to look at? Most leads I've found seem to be geared towards wealthy vacationers and charge a fortune. Obrigado!
posted by fdhidalgo to Travel & Transportation around Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
I have used http://www.rioapartments.com/ and can vouch for their legitimacy. I used them for vacation, but I know they have long-term rentals available. If the prices do not suit you, I imagine they could put you in touch with someone who does.
posted by eas98 at 12:59 PM on June 27, 2007


I use vrbo.com they have pics and a clickable booking calendar. Also, there are listings on the craigslist Rio page.
posted by generic230 at 2:20 PM on June 27, 2007


Do you speak Portuguese? Considered getting on orkut and doing some networking?
posted by iamck at 3:46 PM on June 27, 2007


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