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Hostel New Ipanema Reviews

Rua: Bar�o da Torre, 175 casa 1, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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245 Total Reviews
  • 73%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 68%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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This hostel has a great location, though it is fairly dark and dingy with little atmosphere. We left early to return to our previous hostel.


nice hostel, we had the double with a wonderful balcony in the rooftop


Excellent location, felt very safe. Having breakfast included would make the price more reasonable compared to other hostels close by.


Excelente lugar. La gente y los amigos que se hicieron siempre los recordare. Buen ambiente, limpio, muy agradable....

  • 8th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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strange staff> poor english, not helpful>didn´t even know how to get to the Airport...dorms were alright, clean. no breakfast and no hostelatmosphere at all


Good Hostel, the people there is nice, no problems at all


Very good hostel, very friendly staff. Clean, with air conditioner in the rooms (which is quite necessary at Rio de Janeiro). The location is just perfect (especially for gay people, as it is just tree blocks away from the famos gay Ipanema beach. Although it is not a hostel for parties (you cannot make loud noises after 10PM because of the neiborhood) I met really cool people and made nice friends. I definetely recommend it!


Franklin is a hero. Really nice place, we had the private room and had a small balcony with a hammock - clean and well kept. Only stayed the one night to wait for bus but close to beach


Poor atmosphere, difficult to meet people, uninterested staff, no breakfast, good location.


Basic hostel. Air conditioned bedrooms. Relatively clean showers and toilets. Free wifi.


The hostel was charging twice as much as the one next door, at about the same standard. We eventually moved up the road to one with breakfast and a pool for the same price. I'd booked 5 nights, stayed 1 - we gave 24 hours notice and paid the first night owing (-deposit). The owner said that we needed to pay more as hostel world took the initial 10%. We eventually gave him more money, but were unsure about this requirement. Hostel world weren't answering the phones...I think we were ripped off.


Dirty, hot, cramped. Frank on reception was a lovely chap but this Hostel is not any cheaper than the much better accommodation others will offer. The showers are cold the floor was sandy the entire time, there was nowhere to meet people, there was no breakfast, not even remotely enough plugs for charging, the kitchen was a state we didn't even bother trying to use it and there was little to no room for bags. I feel bad because I liked the guys there but this place was no good. Good Location!


The staff was worthless. We changed hostel after 2 night to a hostels next door. The "Lighthouse" offered much better value for money and the atmosphere is a lot better.


good location but no atmosphere, small common area, no kitchen, no breakfast


Excellent location, good space and extremely friendly staff. One thing they could improve is the cleanliness of the bathroom. Since they are all shared, the staff should always walk around twice or three time during the day to check everything is ok. Bathroom could be better. Other than that, a more than good (almost excellent) hostel.


Great hostel with friendly and helpful staff.

  • 18th Nov 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


It's hostel very simple,but very good to stay,very clean,stay in a very good point of the city,very safe...

  • 13th Nov 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I just missed the offer of a breakfast. Franklin, the host, is a nice guy and is ready to help you in any situation. Really.


I arrived here for the start of my 3 months trip, I felt welcome and safe and the location is great, near the beach and the metro. Staff are friendly and helpful, not amazing rooms but they did the job


Had a lovely stay here, the top floor double room had a really nice balcony with hammock, loved it!

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