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Accommodation during Rio Carnival 2006

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1. Posted by Spyda (Budding Member 23 posts) 9y

I'm coming to Brazil February 2006 for 3 months (and cannot wait!) and staying in Rio for the first 3 weeks. I've got something sorted out for the first two weeks but the prices for hostels are astronomical during carnival week so I was wondering whether its easy to find somewhere during carnival for cheaper.. maybe people rent out rooms in their homes for reasonable rates? Basically what i'm getting at is - is it really worth booking in advance and paying $R150 a night during carnival for a hostel (my budget 4 accom during carnival week is about $R400/week) or should i chance it and find something cheaper when im out there? Any advice much appreciated.

2. Posted by carioca (Budding Member 8 posts) 9y

Hello,

I read your question about Carnival 2006 in Rio, and I have to say, that this is true, the prices for Carnival in Hotels, Hostels and etc, are astrological high, for sure, and they ask everytime for a package of 4-5 days, payments in advance, it is usual there at Carnival like you told.
As of you asked for any other options, I am not sure of what you wanna do...like if you have to be in Rio at Carnival.
But I guess you probably want to be, 'cause of the parades, right?

If so, maybe this Travel-Help page I created can help you to find some other options in lodging, there are a list of hostels and also some infos on Apartment rentings, please have a look on here:
http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/2c9dc/16f3ed/3/

If this does not help you as much as you want, please contact me again, or for any further info!
I am an experienxced Brazil traveller, helper and also do speeak portuguese fluently as of I have many brazilian friends!
Thanks,

  • *carioca**
3. Posted by carioca (Budding Member 8 posts) 9y

Hi again, thanks for the message to me.

Yes, the page i gave you, does ciontains hostels, hotels and also accomodations in apartments in Rio.

I found a nice hotel in Flamengo district recently too, which is not listed in this page yet, the adress is http://www.scorialriohotel.com.br/index.htm
and it offers a four days stay in a single room for 880 brazilian Reais...
maybe this is in your budget, because the location is next to metro, so you can reach the beaches or the city center well.

Greetings again!

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