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Rio Hostel Ipanema

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2.0 of 5
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Rua Canning 18, Casa 1 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22081-040, Brazil
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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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Bayreuth, Germany
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hostel is a very nice and clean place. It's located very close to General Osorio Metro Station in a very safe place. There's not even at the bell a sign that there is a hostel. So remember to have the exact address when you get there. The staff there is horrible. Not friendly and they couldn't tell us anything,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hostel was a great first pitstop when we arrived in Rio. It was about 30 mins from the main airport (GIG) and is only 5 minutes walk from Ipanema beach. We had a very friendly welcome and felt safe behind the gated access. We had a private room that had air con and a clean comfy bed. Breakfast was... More 

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Volta Redonda, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The service was horrible and the coffee is pretty weak. The receptionist was very unfriendly. Little time for enjoying breakfast. Only the price paid off but not much. I do not go back and do not recommend. The dependencies of the shared room is not good. The mattresses are bad.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I stayed in this hostel after a recommendation from my friend, and I understood what a wise choice it was. Hostel is just 5 minutes to Ipanema beach on one direction, and to the lake on the other direction. It was also very convenient for the metro line. Although I stayed in a 12 bed dorm, beds were so comfortable... More 

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Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

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 May 30, 2015

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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