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My partner and I are planning a trip around the world for a year... we are leaving in October ... and our first Stop would be Sao Paolo... we are trying to plan the trip the most cost effective way but most importantly saver ... we are trying to find other alternatives for accomodation to save us a few bucks but also be in the confort of our own savety ... Thank you soo much for any comments you could give us ٩(•̮̮̃•̃)۶

Asked by Julie Moya via Site_iconTravellr.com
  • Good question! I'm heading there in August and am also looking at accomodation options. If I find anything I'll post it here! Ian C almost 6 years ago
  • Thank you Ian, much appreciated :) Julie Moya almost 6 years ago

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    Well you can rent apartments but I wouldn't consider this much of a safer option.

    Then there is always hotels but they are usually much more expensive and where the rich tourists go is where the darker side of Rio will go too.

    Backpackers are actually quite safe, if you see the place I recommended on the question below you will be in an enclosed and guarded area that you feel very secure in.
    http://travellr.com/questions/brazil/27/where-is-the-best-place-to-stay-in-rio-de-janeiro almost 6 years ago

    Answered by Nicholas Roberts via Site_iconTravellr.com
    • Thank you very much Nicholas, I really apreacite the help. Julie Moya almost 6 years ago
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    Julie,
    have a look for "pousadas" - it's kind of like homestay accommodation. Fewer guests than a backpackers (usually only you) but still cheaper than a hotel. And you get the benefit of having a local to let you know about safety issues in the area. almost 6 years ago

    Answered by Ask Phil via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
    • Hi Phil, thank you so much, I really appreciate the help. Julie Moya almost 6 years ago

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