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Ocean Hostel Ipanema Reviews

Rua Barao da Torre 175, Casa 15 / House 15, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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32 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 96%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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The best location in Ipanema, also the staff is very friendly. Pretty clean and quiet.

  • 9th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Horrible private room turned into dorm. Room 2 I think. Humid so much that there was some kind of mold on the wall. Ripoff during the world cup...paid USD 50 or more to share a tiny room with two more guys. Good bathroom. No breakfast and no atmosphere. Good location though.


Perfect location for Ipanema beach. Nice and clean. Well run hostel. Very small space to socialise and meet other guests.


Great place to stay in a great location. I would definitely and probably will go back there. Manu and Jack both speak English very well and are resourceful in navigating you around and in helping you plan trips/activities. Triple thumbs 👍👍👍

  • 12th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The hostel is very clean, kitchen facilities are nice. It is in a good location and the front desk staff are very helpful. Not a party hostel so nice for those that want to have a nice clean place to stay.


The cleanest hostel I have ever stayed in.


Manu is an excelnet staff. Bathroom always clean. Locker very big for package.


Really clean, really friendly, well-located hostel. Price doesn't include breakfast and there isn't really a nice common area, but you can tell they're thought through your stay (plugs over bed, clean sheets, clean towels, clean bathrooms). Would definitely stay here again.


Huuuuge lockers in rooms: you can keep all your luggage there, not only smth small and the most valuable; really spacious dorm room-i managed to sleep well in 10 people mixed dorm,which usually is not so easy)) big towels. Very comfortable and superclean hostel


Great location close to the beach but breakfast is not included and it's expensive for what it is. And there no real common area to meet people and hang out. I still enjoyed the staff and the lodging but things to be aware of.


Extreme helpfull staff and big plus for the water cleaning machine! We recommend the hostel definitely for other travellers.


Great new hostel, very clean and secure. Mano and Jack are really great guys. Will definitely come back.


A very clean, small hostel with a nice kitchen.


We really enjoyed our stay at the Ocean Hostel Ipanema, great location, very cosy room, absolutely reasonable prices! Only suggestion: soap in the bathrooms!


The location is great, with the hostel located on a cobbled alley, with a big gate leading onto the main street. It is incredibly clean, with excellent bathrooms (at least the one available to guests in the private 3-bed) and a sparkling kitchen. The staff were helpful with getting my laundry done and returned to me very quickly. It is small, however, and it did not seem very likely to meet new people and socialize in the hostel. That did not really matter however. Location and cleanliness does.


Just recently renovated, its above the nearby hostel standards, very clean toilets and cozy rooms, plus a polite, full of attention staff. Highly recommended!

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