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Harmonia Reviews

Rua Barao da Torre 175, casa 18, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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95%

Rating
448 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 94%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 92%Facilities

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97%

The owner Chris is just an impeccable host. He would go out of his way to help you and make your stay as enjoyable as possible. With vast knowledge of and great love for the city, he gave wonderful suggestions for activities and warnings on day-to-day things to watch out for in Rio. The hostel has a great vibe and attract friendly guests. There are a few other hostels next doors so it's great to meet fellow travellers and hang out as well.


91%

Harmonia has a fab location in Ipanema, close to the beach and metro for easy, fast access to the rest of Rio. The owner and staff are an utter delight - lovely, helpful and friendly people! This hostel is popular with couples, friends, longer term guests (who are not there for the nightlife) and solo travellers. As such I found it easy to meet people but going out for food or drinks together was not as common as in other hostels - several evenings were lonely!


97%

Enjoyed my stay at Harmonia. Quiet and clean. Owner Chris really loves sharing his knowledge of the city with guests. Great environment if you are looking to relax. Beach is a few blocks away and lots of terrific restaurants in the area. Only good things to say about my experience here.


94%

Great hostel. Maybe a little quiet but it is low season. Awesome breakfast of fresh fruit and ham and cheese rolls. It is also kept spotless and super clean. Security is great with a night watchman and someone on reception all the time. The staff and owner are amazing. Really great place to stay in Rio.


97%

Great hostel friendly staff and owners, excellent breakfast. Lots of available infomation. Hostel has a relaxed feel; but very secure.


100%

I stayed at Harmonia for about 3 weeks and it played a big part of extending my stay in Rio. Everything begins with the owner Chris, who is really nice and caring and would allways help when he can. The athmosphere is really nice and the hostel attracts really nice and interesting people. The location is great: 3 minutes from Ipanema beach and metro with great restaurants and bar around. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I stayed in a lot of hostels before and this is truely my favourite.

  • 8th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Israel
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

This pousada is one of the best place to stay in Ipanema, moreover the owner Christian is really helpfull for anything in Rio he gives the time needed to arrange you what you want. The entire staff is so friendly, really cool, anyway Harmonia makes you feel home. Nothing to say about the breakfast, here is all the energy you need for a day in Rio 😊 I really recommand this pousada for friends, people travelling If i could have grade more than "excellent" i would have to it!

  • 3rd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Supurb location, lovely staff (with excellent knowledge of the city) and great brazilian breakfest to start your day. Support the little guy and book your stay here. Call them to get the best spot.


100%

Had an amazing stay at Harmonia. It was my first time in Ipanema and right away, they made me feel safe and at home. Chris has a wealth of information about the area, the country, what to do, and how to make the most of your stay. The beach is a quick walk and there are so many great food options. Most of all - the vibe at Harmonia is excellent. Great staff, happy and friendly guest. I have only good things to report about my stay.

  • 29th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the kind words Amanda!! Hopefully we will see you again soon. Kind Regards Chris

89%

Really really enjoyed our stay at Harmonia! Will definitely head back there when we next go to Rio. The staff helped us fall absolutely in love with the city! 5 days really wasn't enough.

  • 23rd May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Hostel had a very cosy feel. The beds were some of the most solid, non wobbly beds i've slept in at a hostel! Very safe and in a great location. Also the breakfast was amazing.


86%

+best staff I have ever met (incl. the owner) +very good breakfast buffet -mosqitos in room -shower goes very hot and very cold all the time

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey Petri! The showers have been fixed, it was a problem with a pressure tank. Now they are fully functional again. Sorry for the inconvenience.

91%

Love this hostel! Great location - close to the beach and your choice of supermarkets, restaurants, bars, etc. Great space and very clean. Best of all is the vibe. A few drawbacks: cash only, which is more common in Brazil than in other countries, but it's a bit frustrating since it's one of the more expensive hostels. Also, the showers are a bit wonky. Hot water for 30 seconds, then cold, then hot, etc. Would definitely recommend, though. By far one of the best hostels in Brazil!


100%

It was by far the best hostel i've ever been. It's very close to the beach. The staff is amaizing. Thanks Andrea, Yai, Ari and Cris. You contributed to make my trip the best experience of my life.

  • 2nd May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Great location, very friendly staff, very good facilities and a chance to meet travelers from all over the world.


86%

Very friendly staff, very helpful. Nice communal space, relaxed atmosphere and a cool crowd.


86%

Could do with air con in all the bunk rooms as despite the fans provided it was very stuffy at night. Staff were great and a credit to the hostel.

  • 16th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

My stay here was a memorable one. I just loved the vibe, the people and the staff here. Due to its categorization it tends to attract a certain type of traveler. For me this worked well as I got along well with them quite well :) The staff here are really nice, they go out of their way to ensure you're settled in. The place is super clean and very comfortable. I must admit that I am not a traveler that stays at hostels but after this experience I am definitely going to try a few more.

  • 13th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Lovely place, everything was great. Highly recomend it!


94%

Harmonia is in a brilliant location in Ipanema, close to the beach and the metro. There's a great mixture of people from all over the world and Chris and Saskia, who run it, are always so friendly and helpful.


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