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The LightHouse Hostel

Barao da Torre, 175, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20411001, Brazil
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The LightHouse Hostel is fantastic for a hostel stay in Rio. Located in the lovely neighborhood of Ipanema just a few blocks back from the beach and on the opposite side the lake is only a short distance. The hostel is also close to the metro station as well as restaurants, bars, cafes and nightclubs. I was very comfortable staying... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

A truly brilliant little hostel. Silvia and her staff are fantastic - kind, thoughtful and helpful. Excellent breakfast. Excellent internet. Clean. Good hot showers. Very well located in Ipanema - close to the beach, metro and bars and restaurants. Rio does have a security problem but Ipanema is gentler and more refined than adjacent Copacabana.I recommend The Lighthouse without reservation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Very friendly staff. Very good location. Lots of bar & restaurants in the neighborhood, small hostal, clean & safe... I d recommand. Very close to the beaches, nightlife and major attractions. 24 hours security

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

It's an okay tiny hostel. We couldn't find anything else in then area. The location is good but the hostel is basically a tiny duplex with 2 small bathrooms . You have no privacy anywhere except in the bathrooms. the AC is only allowed to be turned on from 10 pm to morning . In January and December is very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Stayed here with a group of 6 friends, loved the stay from start to finish. Staff were friendly and helpful. Alex gave us a lot of useful information about Rio, where to go, how to get there, and giving us the cheapest option. We met Sylvia on our second day, she was my Brazilian mother. Made us all feel very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

i stayed for a few nights with my brothers and i strongly recommend it. very close from the beach and surrounded by bars and restaurants. The staff is very helpful, Silvia takes time to make sure you will make the most out of your holidays. In terms of facilities, the house is nice, VERY clean, and offers a nice breakfast.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The hostel is located in the heart of ipanema, 2 minutes from the beach, close to bars and walking distance from Leblon and copacabana. Service is great, with helpful staff, good brazilian breakfast, towels and clean bedroom/bathroom. When we arrived the silvia took 15 minutes to explain all about the city and allow us to enjoy better our time. Maybe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

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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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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