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Hostel Harmonia

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Rua Barao da Torre 175, casa 18 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located a short walk to the beautiful Ipanema beach. Hostel Harmonia is run by two friendly, hardworking people in Chris and Saskia. Both shared a wealth of knowledge with their experiences as expats living in Rio. Chris took a group of us out to a bar for beer and chicken and it was a great way to meet other travellers... More 

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Central Coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel was in a great location, so close to Ipanema beach. There is a nice communal area which makes it easy to meet other people. Chris and Saskia were both really helpful and made great suggestions of places to go that are off the tourist track. We stayed in a private room which was basic but fine because you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Loved Harmomia hostel. Great location in Ipanema and a really friendly atmosphere. Our 3 nights flew by! The staff were top, both Saskia and the Irish lads were great to have around. Would stay here again if returning to Rio.

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I stay there a few nights. Positive aspects : The location : PERFECT ! Next to the beach, to the subway station, to the bus stops, etc. The staff : very helpful and friendly!!! very good vibe in the hostel in general, I met some very cool people! Negative aspects : The rooms are small for the number of beds... More 

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Kirkland, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

This hostel is basic but it was clean, safe and located near the beach. The owner and staff were nice and helpful, and I met some great people during my stay. I stayed in the 4-bed mixed dorm with AC, which was nice to have. I don't think all the rooms have AC, so request a room with AC if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

good hostel! is too near to ipanema beach, has a good localization, many restaurants near and the metro station, also the service is good, hot water, wi-fi, lockers,and confortable beds. The people in the hostel very friendly!

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

I can't say enough good things about this place. Never mind the rooms (the two private rooms and several dormitories are small but clean). The people are what makes this hostel special and the reason it is almost always full. Chris (from southern California) and his business associate Saskia (from Holland) have created a warm, friendly, welcoming environment that literally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

If you're looking for a great hostel, this is the place for you. Saskia and Chris could not be friendlier, making everyone feel at home and helping everyone find something to do in Rio whatever the weather. They also make tasty baked goods for breakfast every morning - yum! The dorm rooms are incredibly clean while the bathrooms are immaculate.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in Harmonia for 6 nights in august. I wish we could have stayed longer! Superb location very near beach, metro and restaurants with such a friendly atmosphere in a charming house. A real home from home with a very good breakfast too. Chris is a legend, his knowledge and friendly advice made our trip so much more enjoyable.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Out of all the hostels I've stayed in during my six month trip this was by far my favourite! A really cool place which makes you feel at home instantly with incredible staff who are willing to help you with anything; they cannot do enough. Chris and his team have helped countless people with any problems they've had or with... More 

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Ipanema
Ipanema is considered Rio's crown jewel. It offers the best view of the sunset from Arpoador and is inspiration for the legendary song, “The Girl from Ipanema.” Ipanema is an upscale area, home to many high-end restaurants and luxury shops, many of which can be found on the charming Garcia d'Ávila Avenue. The neighbourhood is very rich culturally, housing many art galleries that show contemporary art. There is also a great variety of nightlife in the neighbourhood, which buzzes with many options for every taste.
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