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Ipanema B&B
Reviewed May 5, 2010

Perfect in every way! People were really cool and fun!
Only problem was that there was no A/C

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 25, 2009

The staff are friendly and the place is well located close to the beaches, bars and restaurants of Ipanema. The hostel is fairly hard to find unless you know where it is and most taxis from the airport probably wouldn't so if you are staying there, book a transfer.
We stayed at the start of summer and the dorms were hot, there are fans but they don't quite do the job. That said if you are spending a few days partying then you'll be fine. The dorms are small and the bunk beds the highest I've ever stayed in - 3 high - yikes! Still the bed was comfy. There is also a nice terrace at the top with some hammocks for chilling out in.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 20, 2009

I stayed at Ipanema Hostel for a few nights while traveling with my brother, in the private room. The room is tiny, although it was clean enough, and right next door to the bathroom, which was also very small, with a lukewarm shower, but ok. The receptionists were very friendly and helpful, and the general atmosphere of the hostel was friendly, although the communal areas are very small.

Apart from the small size of the rooms, my only bad experience was, arriving back late one night, when the night guard fell asleep, and did not wake up when we rang the doorbell to be let back into the private courtyard that the hostel was on. Thankfully my brother woke up and was able to wake the guard up - but if he hadn't, I'm not sure what we would have done!

Others who I met had had a few bad experiences - one girl was staying in a room that she was told was female only, then woke up to find 3 men staying there too (although they ended up getting on well!) - and there is a slightly strange old lady who sits in the foyer watching soaps on TV every day...

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled with friends
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Thank Katie H
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Reviewed June 15, 2009

We booked a room w/ private bathroom for eight days. During this time the following setbacks happened to us:
- Cocroaches in the room (3/8 nights) - big size.
- Workers of the hotel clean the floor shouting at 6 in the morning. The hostel gets quiet again at 8 in the morning.
- No hot water in our private bathroom. We had to to use the shared showers. When we complained they answered saying that they charge the same for a room with private or shared bathroom.
- The guard bakes cakes at 3 in the morning making a lot of noise (no kidding!).
- The room smelled like a hospital.

As we thought they were serious we asked them to be compensated in some way, and ther discounted R$30 out of most than R$1000!!!!
I would not recommend this hostel to anybody who wants to have a nice stay in Rio!

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 18, 2009

We stayed there with my boyfriend on the private bedroom for two nights becasue we had no other choice and wanted to be in Ipanema rather than Copacabana, The hostel is just okay but you better avoid it if you have an other choice. The price is cheap though, R$ 130 / night including breakfeast for both of us.
We loved Rio so much that it didn't matter much anyway. Enjoy your trip! :)

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 29, 2008

Double room is stuffy and had no ventilation.Cleaning lady has to go through the room to hang the wash in the terrace, therefore no privacy. Staff put alot of pressure to pay all at once upon arrival, if not you get bullied by a "fake-come -bodyguard-police"outside premises!Breakfast is terrible and always late...no towels or mosquito repelent..bathrooms dirty and tiny..no hot water. Nearby hostels much better value and friendlier! And too expensive..shop around!

  • Stayed: January 2008, traveled with friends
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Thank Candy M
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Reviewed December 13, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: January 2017, traveled with friends
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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 #79 of 842 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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