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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bennebroek, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice hostel with superfriendly atmosphere! Perfect location in Ipanema, close to the beach, shops, bars and restaurants. Clean, modern bathrooms upstairs, small outside terrace and a delicious breakfast with fresh fruits etc. I have stayed several times in this hostel during my trip to Rio and everytime when i came back it felt like homecoming! Chris (owner) and his... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Turned up with out a booking and the guys made us feel at home right from the start of our stay. In 8 months of traveling I have only written 3 reviews as I only write a review when I beleive that the hostel is outstanding. Harmonia tick´s all the boxes great staff in Saskia (the manager) and Hakan( one... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Location was good, walking distance to restaurants and the beach. Lockers downstairs were handy to leave your valuables in. We were there December 2013, it was hot in the rooms and not the most comfortable to try and sleep. Top bunk beds were difficult to get up and down from during the night, the steps were quite far apart so... More

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Roselle, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I stayed at this beautiful place for Carnaval 2014. Chris the owner was truly the reason my stay went so well. Being that I am from New Jersey he felt the tension I had from the ridiculously busy life where I live. He would explain to me the Brazilian culture and how they looked at life which has changed me... More

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New York City, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Finding a place to stay in Rio is all about balancing how much you want to spend with what neighborhood you want to stay in. Ipanema being one of the most expensive areas or Rio, finding reasonably priced accommodations can be very difficult. This makes Hostel Harmonia ideal. It is only three blocks away from Ipanema beach, one of the... More

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Cairns, Australia
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162 reviews 162 reviews
28 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This hostel was quite good, but not incredible. We stayed in a double private room, share bathroom for $75 Australian a night. The wifi is very good but only available in common areas, air-conditioning worked well in the bedroom - no windows so lacks fresh air. Breakfast is great, served from 9-11am which includes fresh bread, ham, cheese and fresh... More

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Hawakai, Owner at Hostel Harmonia, responded to this review

We would just like to clarify some points made in this very informative and good review. WiFi works in all parts of the house except the room they stayed in. Unfortunately we have found no good way to make the signal get there, it is located behind two thick walls. The low pressure in the showers, that can only mean... More

Orange, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Located in Ipanema it is super close to shops, restaurants and the beach, and a short walk to the busy Copacabana. We felt very safe staying in Ipanema and we were there over new year so it was very busy. Hostel harmonia was great, its a small hostel with friendly and helpful staff. We managed to end up in the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
55 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

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
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

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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6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

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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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
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Harmonia 2*
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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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