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Ipanema Beach House

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua Barao da Torre, 485 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Ipanema)
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Ranked #157 of 210 hotels in Rio de Janeiro
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Munich, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This hostel has a great location right around Ipanema Beach. But the rooms are more than basic, and the bathrooms are actually very dirty. So bring your "Adiletten" if you wanna walk into the shower. Also, this place is definitely directed towards very young people, It's very loud at night and people keep walking in and out of the rooms... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Ipanema is very much the upper class part of Rio, you will feel very safe in this area. Hostel staff were friendly and the place has great facilities in respect to kitchen, pool area and space to lounge about. Recommend using the toilets and showers towards the back of the building, bathrooms in the main building are overused. The hostel... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Certainly not as bad as previous reviews have stated. At no point did any room I stay in smell of urine and trust me, I went looking for it. The major flaw in my stay was the subhuman scum that stayed in the hostel over the same 6 nights I did. 3 Australians, head to toe in yellow onesies making... More

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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We booked this hostel in January fearing World Cup fever would hit Rio. When we arrived, check in was simple and straightforward. The room was ok (expensive for the standard), though the mattresses were thin and the room smelt a little from the bathroom next door. The breakfast was good and the pool was an added bonus. Most of the... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The hostel is very good located, the private room we had was very basic, the swimming pool is ok and the kitchen is ok as well and the staff was helpful. It's an ok hostel, but not very good. In case you want to save money then you have to stay in another area then Ipanema...

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Don't stay here - the location is good but that's about it. We stayed in a tiny, tiny double room with a terrible old bed and a bathroom that stank of urine despite cleaning. This place is ridiculously expensive for what you get. The breakfast is inadequate, the staff at the front desk pretty unfriendly and certainly unhelpful and the... More

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Rome, Italy
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We arrived in the Hostel few days ago. We booked a room for 3 persons and we found a very small room with two beds and a mattress thrown on the floor. The accommodation was inadequate. Furthermore I regret to highlight that the structure is inadequate : no sufficient power points, some devices are too old and the mosquitos rule.... More

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117 reviews 117 reviews
108 hotel reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Walked into this hostel without making prior reservation during Easter weekend is my mistake. The location is superb and you don't have many option around Ipanema area. They knew it and they charge a premium for that. The same rate allow me to stay in a single room in centro area, but over here, I got a bed in 9... More

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London, United Kingdom
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29 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

It is rare to find Hostel staff so indifferent and 'otherwise occupied' than the charming selection of workers who sit behind the desk at Ipanema Beach House. They really do make you feel that YOU are invading their precious time. Questions are met with abrupt answers and heavy sighs (even if you are asking to purchase a beverage from the... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

I read some reviews and I totally agree with the other negative reviews! I stayed there with my boyfriend this year during the carnaval and turned out they charged us too much! Now almost 2 months later we still havent got our money back. We have been sending emails and tried calling there. Finally when someone answered I tried to... More

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Address: Rua Barao da Torre, 485 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Ipanema
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Ipanema Beach House 2*
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Ipanema Beach House Hotel Rio De Janeiro
Ipanema Beach Hotel
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#47 On the Beach Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
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