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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013
Nicbug85 Canberra, Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Canberra, Australia
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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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München
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17 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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87 reviews 87 reviews
48 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Ibiza, España
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

the room is nothing special but you have you bed and you meet nice people. if have to recomend some hostel in ipanema would be this one or the near to (Harmonia). Both in the same bord walk, quiet, near the beach and the main street. The employes can t be better. explain everything and care about you. shows you... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

WE just had such a fabulous stay at The Lighthouse. We currently live in Buenos AIres and wanted to take a vacation and ended up here. If you want to be close to the beach, an amazing lake, hang with awesome staff, and meet amazing travelers, then look no further. What I liked most about the hostel was that it... More

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Munich, Germany
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27 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

The hostel is in Ipanema, a quick walk from the beach, which is really nice, and not too far from the next metro station. Unfortunately the room we stayed in was really tiny, just beds, no space for anything else, and the hostel had in total only 2 bathrooms with each one shower and one toilet inside of them, which... More

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Also Known As:
The Lighthouse Hotel
The Lighthouse Hotel Rio De Janeiro
The LightHouse Hostel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
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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Ranked #55 of 328 Specialty lodging in Rio de Janeiro
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