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Mango Tree Hostel Ipanema
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

I like mango tree. It's pretty basic and they ramp up the prices during peak periods but its clean and close to the beach. It's cool to chill in the (many) hammocks.
Our private room backed out into the bar/backyard, at times it was difficult to sleep with the noise but they made an effort to close the bar at 11pm to limit the disturbance.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

We were looking forward to arriving in this hostel after reading lots of really positive reviews and spending a couple of nights in an unpleasant hotel. However the welcome was very unfriendly and we were treated as an inconvenience. Room and breakfast were very basic but ok, it was the service that was disappointing. That said great location 2 minutes from the beach. The website makes it sound fairly easy to get the bus from the airport but we regretted that decision as it took the best part of 2 hours!! Would opt for a taxi where possible.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Only stayed here for one night. Hostel is located in a great location in Ipanema. I got the impression it was a huge place, a bit impersonal, with tight security measures - havent seen that in any of the other hostels we stayed in over Brazil. Breakfast is OK.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

We arrived to Mango on Christmas day. The first impression was not good, room 11 that we had was about 8m2, only a bed, no closet. We shared a bathroom with the rest of the hostel. The room had a window which we couldn't open cause then anyone climbing to the first floor would be looking at us. The first impression of the staff was awful. The were not nice, unhelpful, not interested.

The breakfast that was included in the price was good, served from 8 to 10.

After a few days we started finding friends and the staff became more and more helpful so we even book a great favela tour throug them. The most helpful stuff members were Ana (our favourite), Renata - helpful manager (thanks for the taxi :) ) and a brazilian guy (forgot the name, very helpful, always awaits with a smile). Maria was good a the bar, making too strong of a drinks :)

The shared bathrooms was cleaned all day by cleaning ladies, as for night times, the guests could be more clean when using them.

On the 31st there was a good party at the hostel, later we went in groups to Copa and had a lot of fun.

All in all I would recommend it, just book a room with bathroom, search for the three very good staff members and you'll have a good trip as we did.

Franjo

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

Mango tree is a clean nice hostel with private rooms available with bathrooms for couples. Morning breakfast is good and booking different tours from front desk is also nice.

It is one block from Ipanema beach so a very easy access to beach early morning. Also lots of restaurants all around but they will be little bit on the higher side.

They have 10pm no outdoor policy in their courtyard, which means people can't gather in the hostel after that. This might not gel with young people who come to hostel to make new friends.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

Vibrant hostel just one block back from post 9 at Ipanema. I was made to feel immediately welcome by the lovely girl working at the bar. My room was spacious with wifi connectivity and effective air con. The rooms are very clean. This hostel draws the right kind of crowd and is great for lone travellers.

What most impressed me though is the care and consideration of the owner and manager towards their guests. I found two bed bugs on my bed after I slept. I don't blame the hostel for this because you can pick them up anywhere, but the response of the owner was amazing. He took care of all my luggage by heating a room to 85 degrees and did my laundry. The bugs were totally nuked. I was really impressed. It is very much my view that ALL hostels have issues with bedbugs from time to time because of the high turnaround of guests so don't let this put you off. These guys are proactive and deal with it if one or two slip through the net.

The location is amazing. My only constructive feedback would be that the hostel isn't well signposted from the street so initially it was difficult for me to find. It might be worth considering this.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 8, 2012 via mobile

It's one of the view remaining period houses in Ipanema, there's a really pleasant courtyard and rooms are well decorated.

Showers are über powerful (and poss for that reason need constant mopping). Breakfast is really generous, with great cakes and staff very helpful.

Best thing is the location, pretty much a block away from Posto 9 on Ipanema beach!

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Additional Information about Mango Tree Hostel Ipanema

Address: Rua Prudente de Moraes 594, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 23065-066, Brazil (Formerly The Mango Tree)
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Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Ipanema
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 835 Specialty Lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: $16 - $237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mango Tree Hostel Ipanema 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in one of the best spots in Rio, just a block away from the world famous Ipanema beach, the Mango Tree recently hosted the bronze medal winning rowers, and sailors, of the Norwegian Olympic team for Rio2016, and offers a relaxing place to sleep, meet other travellers, and taste a chilled caipirinha. At our hostel you will find the comforts of a guest house (sprung mattresses, 100% cotton sheets, towels, a real Brazilian style breakfast that includes cereal, granola, papaya, watermelon, bananas, bread rolls, white and brown bread, ham, cheese, jam, yogurt, fresh cake, fresh juice, coffee, hot chocolate, local tea, Twinings English Breakfast and one hot option per day. Also Marmite and Vegemite when available, and our famous gas heated power showers) coupled with the warm welcome and atmosphere of a backpacker hostel. Ipanema is a safe residential district within easy reach of the Sugar Loaf and Corcovado. As well as the beach, it offers a wide range of bars and restaurants to suit all budgets, and plenty of shopping opportunities such as the weekly Sunday Hippie Market. The Mango Tree is based in a newly renovated 1930's colonial style house in a quiet residential area. It has 13 private rooms (2 triple, 2 twin, 10 with en-suite, all air-conditioned), 30 dorm beds, and all the facilities to make your stay with us the most memorable of your trip. ... more   less 
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