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The LightHouse Hostel

Barao da Torre, 175, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20411001, Brazil (Ipanema)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
borisno3 Gold Coast, Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sylvia is amazing. It is so refreshing meeting someone on trip that wishes to make your stay feel like home. She will give you all the do's and dont's around town as soon as you check in. Room is small for 8 people but who goes to Rio to lay in a room? Shower can be tricky to operate but... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Generally, I am not a fan of staying in hostels. But the staff at the light house is excellent, and they made the stay there very pleasant. The hostess, Sylvia, gave us a map and told us some excellent spots to eat, including Carretao, which is near by and delicious. It is a nice spot to relax during the day,... More

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Perfect location in a safe courtyard and close to the beautiful Ipanema beach, lagoon, shops, and restaurants. The hostel is kept clean and breakfast is lovely, with a good selection of fresh fruit. All of the staff are friendly and helpful, making our Rio experience one of the best of our SA trip. We stayed here both before and during... More

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Canberra, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Great hostel even though it is small it has a really good vibe. The owner Sylvia is awesome and we were sad to leave!! In a good area in Ipanema, lots of restaurants and bars near by as well as good shopping. Only a short walk to Ipanema beach. Very safe and clean hostel. Thank you Sylvia, we loved our... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Good location - just a block away from the main street and a couple more from the beach. The double room was o.k., just the shared bathrooms are a bit dirty and smelly. Bit expensive though, but we suppose Rio just is expensive. However, staff were great and helpful. Lots of other hostels in the same area so it feels... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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54 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

The staff of this place is incredibly nice (and funny) e-mails before arrival, making the rules for checkin less irritating (cancellation is 24 hours but if you arrive 2 hours later than the estimated times you usually will lose your bed). They are also very helpfull and friendly once you're there. And at the average rate (as displayed on their... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

First time staying in a hostel, and it was a great experience. Lighthouse is located off of a small side "street/ally" behind a newspaper stand (it blocks the view of the gate entrance if you're in a cab), all the way at the end on the left. Many hostels are located in that little hostel alleyway. From when I first... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

We booked after reading all the great reviews but I was initially disappointed and thought about leaving. We arrived after dark so that didn't help but the sheets/towels were thin and stained (although freshly laundered) and the bathroom was grotty with a small shower cubicle and toilet for the whole floor (10 people- another one downstairs by the kitchen). The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Fantastic staff, clean room and a nice intimate hostel. The location was perfect, close to the beach, lake, shops and restaurants. Breakfast was great and there was free drinking water and coffee that you could help yourself to all day long. The bathrooms were fine and the guests were all friendly - good to have a chat with and compare... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

The Lighthouse is a small and intimate hostel in a great area. The hostel staff are available, friendly and helpful. They even organised to post belongings I had left in Brazil back to Australia for me!! I cannot recommend the personalised approach which you are given here more highly! The staff give expert advice on any part of Rio which... More

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Address: Barao da Torre, 175, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20411001, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Ipanema , Lagoa
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