Soaring hotel and hostel prices and an increasingly strong national currency have made finding affordable accommodation in Rio de Janeiro something of a tough call - especially around major holidays such as Carnival and New Year's. But while hotels and even hostels are increasingly charging prices that will have budget travellers weeping into their backpacks, renting an apartment in Rio de Janeiro remains a relatively affordable option. In addition to rates that are generally lower than those of hotels, you will have more space and privacy and can cut costs further by cooking for yourself. Many apartment-hotels also offer maid service, including our top pick Mercure Apartments in Ipanema, so you can have the best of both worlds. Others, such as the lovely Casa da Clara in Santa Teresa, offer complete independence, at prices that will have cash-strapped travelers breathing a sigh of relief. Many hostels, such as the Che Lagarto chain, are beginning to offer apartments and suites as well as dorm beds, which is good news for budget travelers who value their space and privacy. Generally speaking, apartment rates are cheaper by the month than by the week or night, making these great options for extended stays in Rio.
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