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Rio Hostel Ipanema

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Rua Canning 18, Casa 1 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22081-040, Brazil
Rio Hostel Ipanema
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything in this Hostel was old, dirty and rundown. Clearly the most disappointing hostel experience i had in Brazil. We stayed in the so called "Suite" which appeared to be a smelly, humid room hardly big enough to host the bed. The room was full of mosquitos ( Living ones and a lot of dead ones on the Walls). No... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I picked this hostel for one night as we had a stop over before going to ilha grande. We booked the private suite room. The good -the staff was very friendly -it was in a secure location with buzzing code to get in -it was close to copacobana and ipanema beach The bad -the room was very dirty: (I don't... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I stayed 2 nights in March here. The location is excellent, a few blocks from Ipanema beach, walking distance to excellent restuarants (Brasilnheiro, Casa do Feijoada), Gen Osario Metro. It is very secure, there isn't even a sign showing that it is a hostel. To get in, you have to ring a bell of an apartment complex. It is in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

After a 18h trip I arrive at 07.30 at the hostel. The door opens but nobody at the reception, just 2 girls hanging in the commun area checking their phones. After 10min. waiting I figure out that one of the girls is working here. I tell her in spanish that i have a reservation. She just plainly looks at me... More 

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Mannheim, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We stayed at the Rio Hostel Ipanema for five days, and the location is great - very close to Copacobana as well as to the Ipanema beach and good access to the Metro. The neighbourhood is very safe and the staff is friendly and helpful. We stayed at the private room with our own bathroom, which I can highly recommend.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I planned to stay here for 5 days and ended up extending it to 2 weeks!! I had an amazing time, met lots of lovely people. Everyone who works there is absolutely lovely and helped me with anything I needed :) Definitely want to go back!!! Clean and very relaxing.

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Grenoble, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Nice, quiet, clean and little hotel in Ipanema. Very good location because it is near the beach (200 m), the metro (200 m) and Copacabana. Breakfast is good, especially the cake ! Hotel keepers (Ana and Marcella) are very nice, do not hesitate to ask them for help or advices. Juste one thing which can be improved : a shelf... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I was thrilled with this hostel. I was very tired when I arrived, having just volunteered for two weeks at an event, and therefore was pleased to find it was clean, small and quiet. The roof terrace is fantastic for relaxing. I spent a lot of time up here. The location is great; Ipanema beach is so close and Cobacabana... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Fantastic location but that is about the only good thing I can say about it. We requested and received confirmation for an all-female room to stay in when we booked in October. However, since our stay was during the World Cup the hostel decided to put men in our room on our second day there, and they did this without... More 

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

the hostel was centrally located, safe and secure, filled with friendly and helpful staff. they were able to answer all of my questions even when one of them didn't speak english. it was a great place to stay at during the world cup.

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