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The staff at this hostel are great - very friendly and helpful. Its small and kept very clean. Its within a short walking distance of the beautiful Ipanema beach and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay!
Great staff, very eager to help. This hostel is anything but a party hostel and therefore attracts a specific audience. Good and safe location; close to the metro, beach, bars and supermarket.
The hostel only needs better confortable beds.
Fantastic hostel in ipanema beach area. 2 blocks from the beach there are restaurants and bars all around the hostel area. Supermarket and Metro 2 min walk. This is a small homely hostel with fantastic staff. The staff went above and beyond. They're full of great local tips about places to go and things and how to get there cheaply and safely. Breakfast was very good, everything is cleaned daily, every dorm bed had a plug to charge, we'll stocked kitchen, wifi worked well. Go here!
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 25-30
- (1 review)
Certainly one of the best hostels I've ever been to. Located just some 10 walking minutes from Praia de Ipanema, this place offers everything for a relaxed stay. It's not a party hostel at all, but if you like a quiet athmosphere with more of a "family" feeling, that's the perfect place. Staff is amazingly friendly and does everything to help guests feel at home, and they have many good sightseeing tips. Cleanliness is above-average, and they offer a yummy breakfast buffet. Highly recommended!
Great hostel, walking distance to copacabana and ipanema. Staff and atmosphere is great, located in the compound of other hostels. Only problem was that the aircon in the room wasnt working, and the bed frames and mattresses were old.
The staff of this hostel is simply amazing. I was very well greeted by Chris, the owner. Awesome dude! Than the next day I met Soschia (is that correct?), the dutch woman, another great person. The hostel is very well located, close to metro station, neighboor to the Delirium Cafe. The beds are good, rooms are clean, the bathrooms are very clean and the shower is great. Breakfast is good for a hostel. I enjoyed a lot staying here.
Very good location and very helpful staff. I recommend!
We stayed for 6 nights and it was all we needed. There was hot water, a comfy bed, good internet, and a decent breakfast. The location is perfect for a day at the beach or is a short walk away from the metro to see the sights. The staff were extremely helpfully and fully of energy and enthusiasm!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
A great little hostel- really friendly staff and a good 'chatty' atmosphere among the travellers. Great location but a little pricey for what it was.
stayed in 6 bed mixed dorm. Chris (boss) is a super nice guy, very welcoming and helpful! Saskia and Vanessa are also great people, very nice and helpful! hostel is very sociable, good lockers, good wi-fi, a communal computer (English), decent breakfast - fruit, ham, cheese, bread and eggs, although breakfast could do with being served earlier (8am in my opinion) so people can start their day earlier. Also certain breakfast supplies run short sometimes. Clean
AmazingHostel with exemplary hospitality by Saskia & Chris. (hope i got the spelling correct). Saskia and Chris, your hospitality goes beyond what a 5 star hotel can provide and you guys never once treated what you all were doing as a job but I can tell you enjoy meeting people and are travellers yourself. I was already blown away by the country yet to return to such an environment is priceless. You guys definitely set the benchmark for my future travel accomodations!
Ideally localed hostel in Ipanema. Close to all kind of facilities and bus stations. Great cafés and restaurants around. Very friendly and helpful staff. Would def recommend it.
Good location and safe. People are friendly and very helpful to provide any information I need. I had great stays there.
Very helpful friendly crew at Harmonia. Thx guys
It´s a good hostel in Ipanema. It has a friendly staff (and it´s located in a beutiful building. Although the rooms are a little small, they are clean and the bathrooms are good equipped and have hot water. I definitely recommend it.
I enjoyed the hostel size and the few number of people that it accommodated. It gave me a chance to meet everyone and with the help of the staff made it easy. There was one factor that was truly undesirable that should be mentioned. The room that I stayed in had MANY mosquitos that bit everyone in the room every night. There was no way to control them. Luckily the hostel was not busy and it was possible to relocate to another room. One room had no ventilation whatsoever for a 4 person room.
Good location, friendly staff
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
Very mediocre hostel. Great location - close to the beach, metro/buses, and lots of stores/restaurants. Bedding was old and stained, and the pillowcases didn't even fully cover the pillows. Beds were upstairs, but small lockers (only big enough for valuables) were on the main floor, with a tight spiral staircase in between. Most of the staff was nice, but there was one grumpy guy. Hand soap provided in bathrooms, which was nice. Taxi to/from airport was around R$50 each way.
Was there for world cup. Staff are friendly, great location, nice place to meet people. Only problem was there were so many mosquitoes I had to mummify my body with blankets to prevent being stung at night. I still got 8 bites per night and had to leave 3 days early because of it. The problem is their kitchen is open to the balcony and so mosquitoes can come in unhindered. To make matters worse, they didn't refund me my last 3 days. Bring DEET or don't pay up front.