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Hostel Girl from Ipanema
Ranked #275 of 282 Hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Helsinki, Finland
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“Pee hostel”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

- The room smelled very much like pee.
- There was no breakfast like all the other places we stayed in.
- Staff-lady was a little weird and when we were leaving, she got us taxies that we had to pay extra money!
- They asked more money for some trips than other places.

+ free wi-fi and possibility to use computer for free

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

I stayed here for a few days in the winter (May).

It's basically a bunch of little houses located in a small alley, and it actually looks quite nice when you first walk in.

The rooms vary from terrible to pretty good. Make sure you check out the buildings and the rooms. The first 3 days, I stayed in the building located at the very end of the alley on the right side. In this building, the showers were cold, and the bathrooms were grimy. The beds were also moldy. The next 3 days, I changed buildings. In this one, the showers were nice and warm. The bedding was clean. The floors were clean. The difference was night and day.

It's located right in the middle of Ipanema, and is only a few minutes walk away from the beach.

If you talk to Sophia, you'll find that she's a very nice individual. I had a few very nice conversations with her.

Breakfast is not served or included.

It was tolerable, but I feel that you can find better places in Rio (or even in Ipanema or Copacabana) that give you better service at a similar price.

Room Tip: Make sure you check the rooms first. DO NOT pick the building at the very end on the right (Going i...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Granada, Nicaragua
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Really didn't think much of this place. The woman who runs it is bonkers and wasn't very friendly towards us. The room was tiny and unbearably hot. There was no toilet roll in the bathroom in our room and the bottom bunk of 3 in the room was stained and filthy. The location however of the hostel is great and it does feel secure.

Room Tip: Our room on the top floor, described as a "suite" was like a sauna. Horrible.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

It is lucky that we were such a big group of 80 people and that it was only friends staying at the hostel during the time. I do not imagine how would it be possible to stay in this hostel, where you do not get a key for your room or for the building, have no space to put your things, use broken furniture and in general suffer of all the dirty surfaces with someone else.

We stayed in a room of 5. The room had a window without glass, so it was simply cold at night. In addition, there was a big hall in the wall. We laughed, that those who cannot fly can creep in. The whole hostel has a smell of toilet-cat pee. All our things and clothes were constantly wet due to the humidity inside. My biggest criticism is for the lack of cleanliness. For example, when we were making our new bed, we found someone elses used ear-plug in the supposed to be fresh linen...Some bugs were constantly marching from the corner to my suitcase, but the insects were not dangerous. There were no working electricity plug in our room, so we had to charge our stuff in the reception.

26 on the floor had to share 3 toilets, which get stuck every time someone by accident throw a small paper in...

The host is good at English and in general ok friendly. Internet worked.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Malmö, Skåne Län, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2012

First impression, this place smells very much like pee.
2nd impression, this place smells like pee and poo.
There was hardly any cleaning done in our room for the whole week we stayed there.
The hostess claimed there would be breakfast but she screwed us over.
The rooms were VERY cramped and there were almost no surfaces to put stuff (except on the beds) so we had to keep all of our stuff in our bags the entire stay.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2012

great info provided on the walls at reception, but the lady there was very rude on occasion and looked at me with 2 heads when i asked for a change of sheets, even though it says on the wall that it is no problem

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed April 29, 2012

worst place i have ever stayed to be honest and i do have a photo somewhere to back me up but i have hidden it somewhere so as not to remind me of the hellish experience!!! i must add that i stayed in 2008 but still get nitemares so wanted let other people know! my friend and mines room was about 6ft x 6ft with 4 bunkbeds,no paint or decorations on the wall only light fittings and wires hanging out all over the place.to think we paid for this is slighlty baffling and we would have gone elsewhere only it was just for one night and it was late when we booked in.also what seemed quite baffling was that the owners nephew was english and he appeared to be manning the situation.how he ever thought what he gave us was acceptable is unbelievable and i would just like to warn people to make sure you check your accomodation prior to agreement.that is all.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hostel Girl from Ipanema
Address: Rua Barao da Torre 175, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22411-001, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Ipanema
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#76 On the Beach Hotel in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
riosuitegirlfromipanema ( BARAO DA TORRE 175 HOUSE3-IPANEMA) has 12 suites,rooms for groupos of 5 unsuite as well,dorms,free/internete/wfi/kicthen/londry services, 24 hours ckeck in,translado,late ckeckout,english/frenc/spanish speaking stuffs.best location best price garantie. ... more   less 
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