The 12 Best Airbnbs In Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

July 1, 2020
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in Rio de Janeiro, you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in Rio de Janeiro and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

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#1 Loft With Swimming Pool Between Copacabana And Ipanema

# of Guests5
# of Bedrooms3
# of Bathrooms2
Nightly Price$524

A beautiful apartment with a pool, a full kitchen that is also suitable for events. This is a place that will make you feel cozy and secure as you enjoy your stay with your family or friends.

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“Renovated apartment of 170m2 between Ipanema and Copacabana with 80m2 terrace and pool”

Amenities

Self check-inFree parking on premisesFree street parking
PoolFull KitchenWasher
DishwasherElevatorsPets Allowed
Suitable for eventsSmoking allowedBathtub

Reviews

“Amazing carioca experience. Flat is very well done with French elegance and chic, felt like home. Definitely for every recommendation!” – Jean Christophe
“Best apartment ever! Great location, wonderful decoration and facilities! Completely accurate with the description. Best in Rio south beaches!” – Nero
“We had an incredible stay at Olivier’s flat. The apartment is massive and impeccably designed. Right in the perfect location. Was the highlight of our Rio trip!” – Gordon
“The neighbourhood feels safe, very pleasant and lively. The apartment description faithfully represents what you will find inside: a really pleasant way of life, a stylish and modern interior, a vast terrace with a pool.” – Celine
“The place is truly extraordinary and could be featured in an Architect magazine: luminous, delightfully decorated with state-of-the-art equipment (AC, pool, kitchen). We felt at home from the first second to the last and cooked a Christmas dinner as if we were back in Paris.” – Remi

#2 Apartment With View Of Mountains Barra Da Tijuca

# of Guests5
# of Bedrooms2
# of Bathrooms2
Nightly Price$54

A bright and charming apartment where modern meets classic. Enjoy your stay here with family or friends as you lounge in the pool, use its full kitchen and also visit the gym within the building.

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“A clean and charming apartment with surprising decorative pieces – such as a beautiful antique glass cabinet, an unusual lamp with dry branches and the Beatles yellow submarine. Its large balcony overlooks the mountains and the Olympic Park.”

Amenities

Self-check-inFree parking on premisesFree street parking
PoolGymKitchen
WasherDryerElevator
Room-darkening shadesAir ConditioningHeater

Reviews

“Fernando’s place was incredible! Really nice stay and I strongly recommend it to everyone visiting Rio that doesn’t mind staying a bit further out.” – Fabio
“Great Condominium! It was fabulous. Very nice, comfortable, clean and well-appointed. The view of the Olympic Park is fantastic, the location is very convenient close to stores and rapid transit.” – Monica
“Great, quiet, child-friendly place. Safe area and everything within walking distance.” – Andressa
“I had high expectations of Fernando’s place, because of the excellent reviews. Those expectations were exceeded by his hospitality and cleanliness of his apartment!” – Jason
“I thoroughly enjoyed my month-long stay with Fernando and Rafael – they are beautiful, warm and generous souls. I was welcomed with open arms from the start and they provided advice about getting around Rio, things to do and places to eat that my friends now enjoy, too!” – Lauren

#3 Colorful Art-Inspired Retro Chic Apartment

# of Guests6
# of Bedrooms4
# of Bathrooms2
Nightly Price$101

This is a colourful yet slightly vintage apartment with beautiful parquet floors, four bedrooms and two bathrooms that you should definitely check out. This apartment is ample and has a full kitchen which is ideal for bigger groups or even families looking for a place to stay in Rio de Janeiro.

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“Step back from the bustle of everyday life in this inspirational space. The home features detailed parquet floors, curated paintings throughout, contrasting textures and motifs, eclectic furnishings and decor, and a mid-century modern aesthetic. “

Amenities

Free street parkingPaid parking off premisesFull kitchen
WasherDryerDishwasher
ElevatorRoom-darkening shadesAir conditioning
BathtubWindow guardsBeach essentials

Reviews

“The apartment itself is very comfortable with AC units in every room & spacious bathrooms, and the artwork within it is as impressive in person as it appears in the photos. Beyond that though, Marcelo & Sandra are perfect hosts. They were in constant contact with me at all times, making sure that we were set-up to maximize our time in Rio.” – Charles
“Great apartment with everything that my large family needed. Air conditioning in every room, great kitchen, WIFI and great art made us feel like at home. The apartment is in such a good location, just a few minutes from the beach. It was also a good spot to catch a bus, metro, taxi or Uber.” – Zeljko
“The pictures don’t do it justice because it’s a way more awesome experience in his place. Sandra was the most help satisfactory hostess. She was helpful in every way and made our stay great. Location perfect, building perfectly.” – Daryl
“Updated recently but with lots of character- very large and comfortable. The apartment does not have a view but has plenty of windows so it is well lit. Also, because it is not on the street it is very quiet, yet centrally located.” – Doug
“Spacious, well-equipped, special and unconventional. Great for a family with kids. Communicating in emails with Marcelo was an experience in itself – feeling his heart and his giving.” – Schlomi

#4 Stylish Artistic Apartment In Ipanema

# of Guests4
# of Bedrooms1
# of Bathrooms2
Nightly Price$89

A bright, open space with one bedroom and two bathrooms. This cute apartment will provide an ideal stay for newlyweds in their honeymoons or just any couple looking for a nice place to spend their stay in Rio de Janeiro.

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“Ideal apartment for couples, family and business travellers. 90 m with office desk and chair and high-speed WiFi, split air conditioning and garage.
Cleanliness is our priority. Breathe carioca life in this sophisticated apartment, located very close to the beach. Art and comfort in paintings and urban style decoration provide an unforgettable experience, you will feel embraced and at home.”

Amenities

Free parking on premisesKitchenWasher
DryerElevatorRoom-darkening shades
Pets allowedGarden/backyardAir conditioning
Window guardsBeach essentialsWiFi

Reviews

“The communication, flexibility and the apartment itself were first class. At a difficult time for everyone, it was a haven of normality. This apartment is beautifully styled, very comfortable and is a great location.” – Carole
“The apartment is beautifully decorated and fully equipped. Fabian’s tips and recommendations were super helpful to enjoy Rio.” – Lau
“Fabian’s place was incredible and she is always there to help and give you tips to make the most of your stay!! Beautiful home, very friendly and helpful staff, secured entrance, and right in the heart of Ipanema. I felt safe there the entire time.” – Christina
“The place was fantastic. The master bedroom and bathroom were all we could have asked for and more including a large smart tv. The kitchen and living room were beautifully designed and laid out, the only thing that was missing was a tv in the main living space.” – Matt
“The apartment was spotless, amazing decoration and had everything my friend and I needed to feel welcomed and at home. The location is my preferable spot in Rio, close to beaches, bars and restaurants.” – Patricia

#5 Expansive Apartment Just 3 Minutes From The Beach

# of Guests6
# of Bedrooms3
# of Bathrooms2.5
Nightly Price$72

Enjoy this ample and modern apartment only minutes away from the beach. With three bedrooms and a full kitchen and free parking on the premises, this place is ideal to enjoy your stay in the city.

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“Sit back on furniture by Fernando Jeagger, Fernando Prado, and Zanini de Zanini and take in the leafy views through the floor-to-ceiling window wall. The interior also features a wide range of eclectic art and photography, both local and global.”

Amenities

Free parking on premisesPaid parking off premisesFull kitchen
WasherDryerDishwasher
Roo shadesElevatorAir Conditioning
WiFiTVCoffee maker

Reviews

“Mauricio’s apartment was great! We really enjoyed our stay there. He is also very responsive! Love the kitchen! Love the shower! This apartment has everything we need.” – Gia Citha
“The apartment, amenities and location exceeded our expectations. Mauricio is the best host you could ask for, fast to respond and always available.” – Wayne
“Exactly as shown and as promised. Beds very comfortable. Water pressure delightful.” – Ramez
“It was exactly as pictured – the bedrooms are larger than they photograph. Having done a fair bit of things in Rio, I found it to be a convenient location as Copacabana is nearer to downtown and many of Rio’s attractions than Leblon for instance, but also the apartment was a short walk from the beach.”  – Stefan
“This apartment is perfectly situated. Easy to get to all popular sites. We used Uber. Feels like home. Clean. Easy to lock up and go. Host is easy to reach and helpful.” – MarieClaire

#6 Contemporary Pad Near Copacabana Beach

# of Guests2
# of Bedrooms2
# of Bathrooms2
Nightly Price$43

This cozy apartment near Copacabana beach is the ideal getaway for couples who look for a beautiful place to enjoy their time in Rio de Janeiro. With kitchen, heating and air conditioning, no weather changes will affect your stay!

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“Make a refreshing start to the day in the timber, sauna-inspired shower, then pull up a stylish, black chair at the glass-topped dining table. Lots of natural light and sliding translucent screens create a flow-through this bright, modern retreat.”

Amenities

Self check-inKitchenHeating
ElevatorAir ConditioningWiFi
TVCoffee MakerHairdryer
IronBathroom essentialBedroom comforts

Reviews

 “I’d recommend her and any of her Airbnbs to anyone seeking an affordable stay in Rio in great style! The place was spotless and it has everything you could possibly need!” – Barbara
“Best place, best location, extremely clean. We had an amazing time in Harmony’s apartment!” – Fiona
“Harmony’s place was amazing! It was right off one of the main street so it made it super convenient to leave or go to nearby stores that were super close. All of the door guys were extremely friendly and helpful with any questions we had. I never felt unsafe in the building.” – Selena
“Everything was clean and comfortable. The doormen were friendly and very helpful. The host was very easy to reach, friendly and provided many great tips.” – Angela
“We’ve just returned from 9 days in Brazil and our stay in this apartment was absolutely amazing. It was clean, contemporary and had everything we needed. The building felt secure with 24 concierges that let you in and out – and the location was perfect for Copacabana beach and exploring Rio.” – Stacie

#7 Modern Apartment In The Heart Of Copacabana

# of Guests4
# of Bedrooms2
# of Bathrooms2.5
Nightly Price$76

This spacious and bright apartment located right in the heart of Copacabana that offers an excellent place to stay during your visit. In this place, you and your loved ones get to be able to visit all restaurants, bars and the nearby beach as well.

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“Live on Brazilian time with this spacious renovated and comfortable apartment. Bathed in light and beautifully decorated, it is a real haven of peace after a day of relaxation at the nearby beach.”

Amenities

Self-check-inFree street parkingKitchen
WasherElevatorSuitable for events
Smoking allowedAir conditioningWiFi
TVCoffee MakerHairdryer

Reviews

“A great apartment right next to the Copacabana beach. The area is lovely, I loved to walk to the beach early in the morning and see people doing their things: fishing, swimming, doing sports etc. The apartment has space for four people, so a great space to share.” – Klaus
“What a lovely space in Rio, Olivier was more than nice and made us feel welcome from the first day. We were literally next to the Copacabana/Ipanema beach and the location was very secure. Air conditioning was a bonus we didn’t think we needed but thankfully, it had it because it is extremely humid and hot in Rio!” – Ann
“Olivier’s place is a beautiful home away from home and had everything we needed to make our stay in Rio memorable. I wish we had booked Olivier’s place earlier and stayed there for the entire duration of our stay in Rio.” – Christiano
“Amazing apartment in Copacabana, very well situated and well decorated! Olivier is very nice and responsible. The perfect place to discover Rio’s Zona Sul!” – Celia
“Awesome little spot wedged between Copacabana and Ipanema. Olivier was super helpful with plenty of recommendations of where to eat and easy to contact at any time.” – Andy

#8 Look Out Onto Copacabana Beach From Cozy Renovated Studio

# of Guests4
# of Bedrooms3
# of Bathrooms1
Nightly Price$46

This slightly eclectic studio apartment located nearby the Copacabana beach is a perfect stay for a couple or group of friends who seek a comfortable, open space for their stay.

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“Sleep easily on the comfy mezzanine bed with its high thread-count linen. Classic features such as exposed brickwork are offset with fun aspects like the kitchen backdrop of vintage advertising, plus some welcome luxuries such as a Smart HDTV.”

Amenities

Self check-inPaid parking off premisesKitchen
ElevatorAir ConditioningWiFi
TVCoffee MakerHairdryer
Bathroom essentialsBedroom comfortsSmoke alarm

Reviews

“Hosts are excellent, communicative and helpful. We encountered a slight hiccup at check-in and Rodrigo was immediately available by phone and came to the apartment quickly to help us resolve.” – Andrea
“The place is very well located. Close to a lot of restaurants and bars. Nice and cozy studio with all you need. Nice touch to get a free beer upon arrival. I definitely recommend this studio if you ever in Rio. I will be back that is for sure.” – Ines
“Close to Copacabana and Ipanema, safe area, modern well-equipped loft. Rodrigo was always just a message away whenever I needed anything. Highly recommended!” – Alheit
“Really cool place, close to everything. The apartment had everything I needed to enjoy my stay, and then some. The apartment looks as cool as in the photos. Everything was clean and tidy. Good place for a couple.” – Melissa
“We had a really nice stay in Roberta’s studio. It is nicely decorated! Communication was very efficient. The location is ideal near Copacabana. The centre of Rio is easily accessible to Uber.” – Valerie

#9 City Pad With Dine With Stunning Skyline And Mountain Views

# of Guests8
# of Bedrooms3
# of Bathrooms3.5
Nightly Price$561

This modern and luxurious space is a great option for those looking for a more lush experience for their stay in Rio de Janeiro. This place has a private pool, a full kitchen and also offers free parking on the premises. Check this apartment that will make a great stay with your family and friends.

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“Pick some mellow tunes on the sound system, then chill under the gazebo with a cooling drink before taking a refreshing dip in the private pool with views of the Dois Irmãos hills. Smooth marble adds a luxurious edge to the urban feel of concrete.”

Amenities

Free parking on premisesPoolFull Kitchen
WasherDryerDishwasher
ElevatorAir conditioningWiFi
TVCoffee MakerHairdryer

Reviews

“The building was central to all the places we needed to be and the view was exceptional.” – Vanni
“Host was easy to communicate with before and during the stay. The house is well located. Clean and all appliances work well. Great terrace and bbq. The pool is not heated. Beds are comfortable and everything was very clean. I would come back and will recommend to other friends. Wifi works well. There is a supermarket 100m away.” – Paulo
“Frederic is the most dedicated host I’ve met so far. He strives not only to meet expectations but to exceed them. The attention to detail is amazing and the place has everything you could possibly need.” – Gudmundur
“I was lucky to travel a lot around the world and I highly value the beautiful, comfortable, clean places and above all with what I consider good taste.” – Sebastian
“Well placed, well-decorated apartment managed by an agency. Perfect security.” – Muriel

#10 Apartment In Ipanema Between The Beach And Lagoa

# of Guests4
# of Bedrooms2
# of Bathrooms1
Nightly Price$92

This cute and airy apartment is right between the beach and the lake. With a full kitchen, free street parking and a travel crib, this apartment is ideal for couples, groups of friends and even families looking for a cozy place to stay.

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“The cool atmosphere of this spacious and airy apartment is the face of Rio de Janeiro. When you return to the beach or take a walk around the neighbourhood, discover the flat’s charming little corners, or take a nice nap in the comfortable rooms.”

Amenities

Self-check-inFree street parkingPaid parking off premises
Full kitchenWasherElevator
Room-darkening shadesAir conditioningPack ’n Play/travel crib
High chairBaby bathCrib

Reviews

“After staying at the place again I can only confirm my previous positive review. The place is great, the area as well and the hosts are awesome. It’s the full package! :)” – Pawel
“This is a great place for the price in a perfect location. The apt is clean and has a traditional Rio vibe. Denise was super helpful and fast to respond with any issues or questions.” – Kristopher
“Beautiful apartment, clean, and well-amenitized. Great location as well – about 5 mins to Ipanema beach, 5 mins to the nearest supermarket, and less than 10 mins to the nearest metro.” – Evan
“Great entire apartment for travellers and business people alike. We felt safe and enjoyed this home thoroughly. There were coffee and filtered water, we especially enjoyed having a washing machine! The beds were very comfortable and a great shower!” – Rebecca
“A nice apartment on a safe street in Ipanema. Was ideal for our family of 4. Close to the beach, restaurants and Lagoa. Easy check-in!” – Kristjan

#11 Design Apartment At Ipanema

# of Guests2
# of Bedrooms1
# of Bathrooms2
Nightly Price$124

This is a sleekly designed loft with parquet floors and very elegant furniture that you won’t want to miss. This apartment also has a full kitchen, a dishwasher and air conditioning for those hot summer nights! This a great stay for couples or solo travellers.

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“A loft-style luxury apartment on the sixth floor of an Art-Deco building with an elevator as well as 24 hours doorman and security cameras located at a calm street surrounded by trees right in the heart of Ipanema awaits you!”

Amenities

Full kitchenWasherDryer
DishwasherAir conditioningWiFi
TVCoffee MakerHairdryer

Reviews

“Perfect location – two blocks from the beach and steps away from a number of great restaurants, bars, pharmacies, and markets. Everything you need is less than 5 minutes away. The apartment is as nice as it looks in the photos – very clean and well-appointed.” – John
“This is a nice upscale apartment in a great location. Less than a five-minute walk from the beach, as well as restaurant options and a grocery store around the corner. The apartment and surrounding area also felt safe. The hosts were readily available and helped us check in early.” – Zach
“The apartment is in a great location, very close to Ipanema beach and also only minutes from Copacabana. Nearby there is also General Osório metro station, Zona Sul supermarkets and many great restaurants (we especially liked Le Pulê, at the back of the apartment). All communication with the hosts was good and easy.”  – Chris
“I loved this apartment! After so many trips to Rio. Macon and Christian’s place had everything I needed to feel at home. It was so nice to have a large kitchen to cook in, with all new appliances, and a great washer dryer so I didn’t have to travel with so many clothes.” – Peter
“The apartment felt like home from all aspects. The location, the touches, the design and the upgrades, all lead to an apartment that anyone would be happy with. The management and the communication and service is outstanding and we would highly recommend this apartment to anyone who is looking for a high-quality apartment in Ipanema.” – Luca

#12 Romantic Penthouse For Couples With Private Pool

# of Guests4
# of Bedrooms1
# of Bathrooms1.5
Nightly Price$103

This small yet delightfully decored and functional apartment is the perfect stay for couples on their honeymoon. Full kitchen, air conditioning and a washer are some of the amenities this place has to offer. Be swept by the amazing views this apartment has to offer!

Here’s the description from Airbnb:

“Start the day with a quick swim in the azure pool and follow up with breakfast on your own private balcony with an amazing view of Flamengo Beach and Sugarloaf Mountain.

The interior is decorated in Thai style and features a full Gourmet Kitchen, deep oval free-standing bath, a King-sized sofa-bed and a Large screen smart TV perfect for streaming content or music.

The main bedroom is air conditioned and Ideal for couples.”

Amenities

Free street parkingPoolFull kitchen
WasherDishwasherAir conditioning
Smoking allowedRoom-darkening shadesWiFi
TVCoffee MakerHairdryer

Reviews

“Alexander’s place was amazing. The view is beautiful, and the apartment itself was extremely comfortable. Alexander himself was very communicative and helpful during our stay.” – Kevin
“Stunning views, safe area, great interior – everything you need for your stay in Rio. Would love to come back some time again!” – Mako
“I mean, why wouldn’t you stay here? This place is PERFECT! It has an amazing jacuzzi with gorgeous views. Everything about the apartment is perfect. The bathroom has a tub where you can relax in as well.” – Pricelis
“This is a truly amazing place in Rio. The view is spectacular and the apartment itself is very well designed with windows from every side to make the most of it! Alexander the host was great and we will definitely be back here for the next trip.” – Ali
“Beautiful beautiful place! The view is absolutely gorgeous and the place is very comfortable with everything you need for a pleasant stay. One thing to note is that it is a residential area, stores and places to eat are nearby but it’s good to know that it is uphill (or stairs) to get to the place. It didn’t bother us at all, we Uber’ed everywhere anyways, which is safe, quick and cheap!” – Sylvie
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