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Harmonia Reviews

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

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412 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 99%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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Best choice in Rio, I am sure about that, everything was perfect. The staff was the best.


Well, Harmonia is a great little hostel. Its extremely homey and has all the facilities that every hostel has these days. The location is superb, a block from the main street of Ipanema and Metro station, whilst the beach is an extra 2 blocks away. What makes this an excellent hostel are Chris and Saskia. They are a wealth of information and are a joy to chill out and hang out with.


Simple hostel with great owners, great location, always super clean!


Great hostel just a short walk to the beautiful Ipanema beach. The hostel has a good atmosphere and the staff are really friendly and helpful. Breakfast is delicious and includes fresh fruit, cheese and eggs. The only downsides were the air conditioning only worked periodically and the hostel decor isn't as fresh and new as other hostels I've stayed in (although it is still clean and comfortable).


Amazing place to stay in Rio! Safe hostel in a great neighborhood! Excellent location and friendly staff! Highly recommend. Will definitely stay back in the same hostel should I visit Rio again :D


Brilliant little place that feels like home as the hostel can only hold a max of 20ish people. Staff are really interested in your daily activities and all speak English, Sweedish and Portuguese. Good breakfast - amazingly equipt kitchen to cook good meals. Clean with warm powerful showers. My only complaint is that there is no lockers in the rooms for big bags. Definitely recommend - we didn't want to leave.


Beatrix and Brandon were phenomenal. The bathroom was one of the best hostel bathrooms I've been in after 6 months of travel throughout North and South America - large, bright, cleaned several times each day, no issues with hot water, etc. The kitchen was a little dodgy but otherwise the entire experience was first-rate.


Excellent place to stay in Rio. Extremely friendly staff, very safe and conveniently located close to Ipanema beach and the metro. Bars, restaurants and shops nearby. Even the dorm beds are reasonably comfortable, and the breakfast is great for a hostel, with lots of fruits. Absolutely loved it - 10/10.

  • 4th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


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!

  • 9th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Excelente hostel com localização impecável, perto de copa, fica no melhor lugar de Ipanema, perto do metro. Arejado e limpo. O único problema foi o aquecimento do chuveiro, que estava intermitente. Recomendo e voltarei sempre para ficar!


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!

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Armin!! thank you so much for the nice words. Without you guys we could never do it! We will see eachother again. Saskia


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.

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