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Rua Vinicius de Morais, 174 - Ipanema - RJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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89 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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Cheapest hostel in Impanema so very basic but clean. Only 4 showers for the whole hostel. The bathroom on the first floor has 2 showers and a toilet. It also has a lock on the main door so selfish travellers lock themselves in. That leaves 2 showers upstairs for the whole hostel to use. Would be great if that lock was taken off so people could make use of the showers and toilet. Staff were nice but not very enthusiastic. We asked what to do when it rained in Rio and they responded nothing!


The atmosphere in this hostel was bad. A guy that works at the reception entered the girls dorm at night to sleep there. The "meeting area" is very small and not created very nice. Breakfast is bad. Therefor it is very expensive. It is the worst hostel I ever stayed in. But the location is good.


All in one it was a good stay, except for the isolation of the window which was not hermetic letting all mosquitos enter the the (tiny)room night and day. The towels shoul be included in the (high) price. Good breakfast!


The hostel is great, the people who work there too! I had a ver good experience

  • 15th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The location was really good. Facilities are average, but they are much better than those those hostels in Copacabana. However the staffs do not seem to know nor care much about restaurantes or any other activities around the hostel. Maybe the facilities are crab but the atmosphere of the hostels in Copacabana was way better.


Service is below poor. Incompetent staff who are rude and uninvested. One staff member drank with his friends all weekend on the porch instead of doing work. When we asked for recommendation or information, he either said he didn't know or shoved his iphone in our face. Gave us incorrect travel information SEVERAL times. Every time we asked for help he seemed bothered and annoyed that he had to leave Facebook or his online shopping page on his computer. Truly poor service.

  • 6th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The location is perfect, you're in the best and safe neighborhood. The hostel is nothing special, but works rather well. Nothing to complain about during my stay.


The room only had one key, so if your roommates were out then you had to leave the door unlocked all night or lock it and be woken up later. The breakfast was given to you and consisted of fruit salad, two (sometimes hard and stale) rolls & jam(disgusting)/butter/cheese spread.There was not much of an atmosphere in the hostel to meet people. Some of the staff were really friendly and helpful, although others were not. The toilet upstairs does not work properly, and it is not very clean anywhere.


About a couple of days after I had checked-out, I received a message from the hostel staff where it showed they made some sort of confusion about dates, but I suppose the doubts were all cleared after my email replying to it.


Excelent location, great reception, and structure.


We booked the ensuite room and even though it was more expensive, it was really noisy. People would chat and listen to music all night. It was impossible to sleep. We had to ask the staff-guy every night to convince people to tone down. If you want to get some sleep, do not book the ensuite room.


Great location with a good atmosphere. Good breakfast, loads of plug sockets in rooms and lockers for the biggest of bags. Staff are super helpful . We found tours cheaper elsewhere but that's often the case. Highly recommended.


It's not very clean and there is a lot of construction going on at the moment. But the breakfast with the monkeys is worth it. There are not only the monkeys but also humming birds and a lot of other animals around. Even the view from the breakfast area is great. If you want to stay close to the beach choose another hostel. Ipanema is the best place to stay close to the beach.


Staff were not helpful at all. Rooms were ok. Cleanliness was very poor. Breakfast was 2 pieces of bread and a tiny bowl of salad. The only good thing was the location as it was 3 blocks away from the beach, but would not stay here again.


Great location, comfortable beds and good lockers. We stayed in the 6bed mixed and the fan was squeaking very loud. Staff tried to overcharge us (included the amount we paid on hostelworld). Also, they rather sell a tour than actually giving good advice on what to do. The toilets were blocked daily but always fixed straight away. Breakfast was excellent with fresh fruits. We would stay there again, only 5minutes walk to the beach, close to shops and lots of restaurants.


the hostel is in a very good position! it-s a safe area. the staff is friendly and they try to be helpfull. breakfast is simple. there is a share bathroom at the first floor to share boys and girls not very good. secondo floor different toilette and it works much better.


Perfect location, next to bars, beach, bike rentals, and more! Great staff! Although the bedrooms are quite small, they have big lockers that fit your entire luggage, even the bigger ones! Filled with power sockets in the bedrooms, one for each bed. Localização perfeita, próximo a bares, botecos, praia, bikes, Lagoa... O pessoal é bem simpático! Apesar de os quartos serem um pouco pequenos, têm lockers bem grandes, que cabem qualquer mala! Tem várias tomadas no quarto, uma para cada cama.


The room was very small, but besides that I loved it. Ipanema is really nice.


Bedrooms small, but roommates polite, good atmosphere. The bathroom is not so good but has a score 6 in 10.

  • 18th Jul 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Romms too small with no windows (not natural light nor air). Staff not very friendly. Kitchen not too clean. I´m still expecting to find my missing towell hahaha It "disappear" from my room! I cant recomend it! Sorry!

  • 25th May 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Uruguay
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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