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Ipanema B&B
Reviewed April 3, 2013

I stayed in this hostel for 3 nights in May 2012.

The location is incredible. It is a 5-10 minute walk (if not less) to Ipanema beach. There are many restaraunts and a few bars nearby. The hostel is also very close to Praça General Osorio, which is a very busy bus stop (buses can be seen all around the plaza) and includes a subway/metro stop.

I stayed in the 12-person dorms, which were quite decent and pretty clean.

The all-you-can-eat breakfast is incredible. They have a small panini grill which you can use to cook ham and cheese sandwiches. They also always include fresh fruit, juices and coffee.

The terrace is quite relaxing. It includes some couches, some books, and a few hammocks.

The only drawback for me was the price, though in general, hostel prices in Rio de Janeiro are a bit expensive.

A few tips:
*As it was my first time in Rio, I decided to use the hostel's transfer service, which cost 80 reals. That was a little pricey. I definitely recommend taking a taxi instead (or maybe the bus).

*I definitely recommend taking the transfer service to Ilha Grande. If you have 2-3 extra days, I definitely recommend staying overnight and seeing the island. It is one of my favorite spots in Brazil

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

I have been already three times in this hostel. It's in a perfect place, close to ipanema beach and copacabana. The staff is very friendly and helpful if there are any questions. Sometimes it was a bit hot in the bedrooms but now I they installed an air conditioner.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

This hostel is nestled on a quiet residential street, very close to the hustle and bustle of the beach but still very peaceful. The staff was quite friendly and the terrace is gorgeous. The only complaint I could have is about some of the guests, who would talk while you're trying to sleep or spread their things across my bed and then snip at me for moving them aside, but that is not on the fault of the hostel. Just be aware that sharing a small room with so many people can be interesting at times.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

Very well situated, close to both Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, and close to metro station. Great terrasse for breakfast. Private room is small but confortable with shower. I recommend it. Free Internet access.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

Small hostel very close to Ipanema beach and metro stop,great location and cosy athmosphere.
Friendly staff and very nice breakfast in the lovely terrace.
Not so much space in the room but big lockers and light and shelves for each bed.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

Found Rio Hostel Ipanema online and saw the location and thought "Great, that would be a great spot for my week in Rio." Well, it wasn't worth it.

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Location - Right between Ipanema and Copacabana. 2 blocks from Metro and beach. It is located in the middle of a residential block meaning the Hostel is surrounded by high rise residential buildings that block noise/light from the street.
Quiet Setting - No guarantee the other guests will be as quiet.
Hammocks - Nice touch

Cons:
Must pay for full stay upon check-in - Effectively locking you into their hostel. Not only that, but they charge a HIDDEN 5% foreign credit card transaction fee. So include that in your price check.
BUGS - They have bedbugs. They made everyone in one of the dorms move to their sister hostel in Santa Teresa for a day to fumigate it. They have ants. Not just random little ones but an entire colony living in the ceiling on the terrace. They drop on you while eating breakfast.
Unreliable Internet - Internet worked maybe 50% of the time of my week long stay.
Staff - Unremarkable. They only try to sell you tours and extras. Didn't even know my name after a week.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

Rio hostel is a perfect fusion of a easy going and a party hostel. Everyone who works there is great, really helpfull people. Also, this hostel is so close to Ipanema´s beach, near subway system and a bunch markets. If you want to meet gorgeous people, come here !I higly reccomend it !

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Ipanema B&B

Address: Rua Canning 18 Casa 1, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22081-040, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Ipanema
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #85 of 835 Specialty Lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: $40 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ipanema B&B 2*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ipanema B&B is a terrace beach house only a few steps away from the notorious Posto 9, epicenter of Rio de Janeiro surf and beach culture. The two floor guesthouse is located on a private road, providing peace and security. The house decor is soft and minimalist, creating a comfortable living space that fits in with Ipanema indulgent groove. Tropical plants, hammocks and Bossanova tunes help to create the perfect atmosphere for a relaxing holiday which joined to the sensuality and the warmth of Brazilian people becomes an unforgettable experience. ... more   less 
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