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Hostel Harmonia
2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Rua Barao da Torre 175, casa 18 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Lagoa)   |  
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“Nice hostel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The people who run the hostel are really nice, specially nicolas who was really helpful and really friendly, i got the room on the top which was good enough for me and my husband, the breakfast was better than many other places ive been to, the location was perfect just a few blocks away from the beach, if i have to go back to Rio i will go back to harmonia hostel!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Great place to stay if you want:
- to be close to the beach/ shops
- to have a delicious breakfast (bread, pineapple, banana, cheese, ...)
- want to meet other people
- get tips from Chris and Saskia

We stayed in a private room. It was clean and spacious.
Chris and Saskia were very helpful and gave us a lot of tips.
It's also a really safe neighbourhood.

We only had 2 days to discover Rio, so we tried out the tour from the hostel (R 85) which was great and a lot cheaper than all the other tours. Included: llapa steps, santa theresa, tijuca forest and the christ statue and drop off at sugar loaf at the end of the tour so you can see the sunset.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I spent 2 nights at Harmonia Hostel and loved it! As a solo female traveler with very limited experience with hostels (this was my second time ever staying in one), I was very nervous about my stay in Rio. The staff at Harmonia hostel, however, made me feel right at home. They are all sooo friendly and knowledgeable. Gave me some great advice about places to visit in Rio. I also met some other awesome travelers there. It's a very laid back environment at Harmonia, but at the same time people tend to be respectful of other people's space (i.e. by keeping things clean, not making too much noise) because the staff do such a good job of running things.

The place itself is pretty small, but it is well run and kept pretty clean (especially the bathrooms!). The rooms are tiny, but the beds are comfortable and I slept very well here. Can't beat the location - only a few blocks from the beach and surrounded by good restaurants, stores, and ATMs and a grocery store right around the block. Free wifi and access to a full kitchen (also clean). I felt very safe here - there is always staff around and during the night there is a watchman. This is a great place to meet fellow travelers. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Harmonia was excellent! The staff was super friendly and helpful, the breakfast was delicious, the bedrooms/bathroom was clean, and it was easy to make friends with fellow travelers due to the way the hostel is arranged. It's also on a little street with a lot of other guesthouses/hostels, so it's easy to hang out in the courtyard and make new friends that way as well. And its location, three blocks from the beach in Ipanema, is excellent as well. Definitely recommend and would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

The location of the Hostel is great! It is in one of the best neighborhoods of Brazil, there are a lot of shops, restaurants, bars and most important the beautiful beach is very close! The hostel is clean, the beds sleep very well and the people are nice. The breakfast is fine with fresh fruits, but for me it was a little late (it started at 9). It is not a party hostel, but next to the hostel there a lot of other hostels, the people of the hostels sit all outside in a kind of little courtyard, so you can meet a lot of people! I liked it a lot, I would definitely go back there again!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We stayed in this hostel for five nights in January. We had the top room which got very hot and has only fans (no aircon) but was otherwise great. There is an outside shower but it was good. The hostel has a kitchen so you can cook, although they don't let you leave ANYTHING in the communal fridge which was odd. Luckily the top room has it's own fridge so we were able to store our food in there.
The location is great, very near Ipanema beach and near to shops and restaurants. The staff were really helpful with directions and suggestions. The price was high but we found everywhere in Rio very expensive.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Montpellier, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Located in Ipanema, in a street with lots of others hostels, this place is really a good place to stay and to visit Rio.
The staff is really nice, always helping to book tours or taxi.
There is bars and restaurants around, shops and supermarkets as well.
I'll definitly go back there if i come back to Rio

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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 > Lagoa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 470 Specialty Lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Harmonia 2*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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