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2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Rua Barao da Torre 175, casa 18 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Ipanema)
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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55 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at harmonia for a week over the carnaval period, then ended up there an extra week because I loved the place so much. The hostel is small, about 20 beds, with a great homely feel, and everyone is super social. The staff felt more like friends and they were so helpful over carnaval with a big pile of... More

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London, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here during Carnival 2014 and my time here was perfect! The hostel is in a great location- within walking distance of the beach, lagoa, metro station, shops and local bus routes. Its also a short walking distance from the main blocos in Ipanema. The hostel itself is very safe yet comfortable and inviting. Amazing breakfast, comfortable beds and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were starting our round-the-world trip in Harmonia Hostel. We stayed in the double private room (180 reais per night) which is located under the roof, you have to go through a dorm to reach it. Up there we had everything we needed, a nice bed, a bathroom and a shower located on the balkony :D. It get's hot in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I stayed here for a week in September 2013 and the owners are fantastic, so helpful. I turned up all flustered because the ATMs in rio weren't accepting my card and I couldn't access my money so was seriously panicking. The owner who is from San Diego (?) was really helpful and helped me to sort it out. The place... More

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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

This is a very nice hostel. The neighbourhood is perfect, the beach is close and the staff is helpfull and nice. The breakfast is good with seasonal fruits. And the bathrooms are clean and nice. Without a bar, people instead go out for drinks. And it is therefore quiet in the evenings and nights. Big, fluffy towels are provided. Wonderful... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

The hostel is located in a very good location in ipanema. Beach, restaurants etc are just around the corner. The dorms and bathrooms were clean - nothing special but also nothing to complain about for sure.(towel was provided for free) Really special is the very cool, very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly staff. The included breakfast was also very nice offering... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This hostel is close to Ipanema beach, in safe area and value for money. Dorm room is little small (they only have mix dorm) and the bathroom is little open style(upper window was always opened), but it's clean. Breakfast is just simple and basic. The staffs are kind and helpful. You can also book the tours in the hostel such... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

although i only stayed here for one night, i think i still have enough basis to say this place is superb. I just checked in overnight since I arrived one day earlier than the official start of my tour. during the reservation process, saskia and chris were both prompt during email correspondence. I even admired their flexibility in terms of... More

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Brasilia, DF
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Place is simple but gets all yor needs. Next to restaurants and bars in a great neighborhood in Rio. Great location and next to other hostels. A good chance to meet other traveller and have fun!! Staff always ready to help.. Recomended!

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Geneva, Switzerland
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I stayed there for a few days in July 2013. I stayed in a 4 beds mixed dorm. The dorms are ok, the bathroom are clean and the breakfast is ok too. What really made the difference is the atmosphere. The staff, Chris and Saskia, were very helpful and provided me suggestions for places to see and go. Besides that,... More

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Also Known As:
Hostel Harmonia Hotel
Hostel Harmonia Hotel Rio De Janeiro
Hostel Harmonia Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Address: Rua Barao da Torre 175, casa 18 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Ipanema
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 322 Specialty lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Harmonia 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Harmonia is a small and homely homestay located right in the heart of the famous Ipanema beach district. Just 3 blocks from the beach and only a stone´s throw away from bars and restaurants, the location is great.We take pride in our warm atmosphere and the personal attention we give to all our guests. Staying here at Harmonia is the best way to discover this spectacular city and a big reason why so many of our guests end up coming back year after year! ... more   less 
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