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Karisma Hostel Ipanema Reviews

Rua Bar�o da Torre 177, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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167 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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Nice hostel, a little frustrating it only has 2 bathrooms - I had to wait on numerous occasions for a shower etc.


This hostel was very basic but comforatble and clean. The breakfast were really good with lots of fresh fruit, and its only a 5 minute walk to impanema beach. Very central to the Impanema area. Staff were very helpful, and showers were hot! A little frustrating that wifi hardly worked.


Arriving at the hostel, staff were prompt, friendly and helpful. The room seemed small, but everything was clean, the AC worked very well. The location was great, a minute from the beach and other fun places in Ipanema. That was very pleasant. I'd recommend the Karisma Hostel to anyone and we would very happily stay there again!

  • 24th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Our room didn't have air conditioner. Just two bathrooms for the hostel. (about 20 beds) There's no bar and the common areas are uncomfortable. Staff only speaks Portuguese.

  • 24th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Karisma is an excellent place to stay. The location is superb, being only 3 blocks from the beach, and in an area where it's east to meet other travellers. The staff are especially helpful and friendly, whether it's your first time in Rio or you're an old hand. The breakfast was great, there being lots of fruit, as well as the expected bread, coffee and jam. Thanks Karisma, for making me feel right at home in one of the world's most exciting cities.


run by a super nice brasilian who has lived in switzerland for 20 years! we stayed there over new years so it was a quite expensive but ok compared to rest...


great hostel, because great staff, they are locals and know everythink about the City. provide good trips. breakfast was good, dorms were clean.

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