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The Mango Tree Reviews

Prudente de Moraes, 594, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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84%

Rating
667 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 99%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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94%

Great hostel, amazing kitchen and really helpful staff. Brilliant communal areas, an outside courtyard and tv room with lots of DVDs, just a shame that the communal area closes at 10pm. Staff are really helpful and friendly and the breakfast is great, includes granola and fruit. Only downside is there are not enough bathrooms for the dorm rooms.


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94%

Staff was really friendly & helpful. The rooms were great, way more than what we needed or expected. The breakfasts were full of variety and the overall atmosphere at the hostel was comfortable & friendly.


60%

This hostel was so awkward, it was hot and crowded, bathrooms are up and down the stairs, and the wifi was awful. The staff are in the kitchens cooking more than the guests so you can forget about making your own food, plus they lock it at night so you're own for fresh water after it's closed. Besides the location, which is perfect for the beach, I did not enjoy my stay here.


97%

My favourite hostel in South America. Ended up cancelling my xmas and new year in Buenos Aires to spend it here. Hostel is perfectly located one block from the beach, in a very safe neighborhood. Staff very helpful and good fun. The Capoeira entertainment provided for free was excellent.


86%

Great location, amazing breakfasts and nice showers.


86%

What I didn't like was how the plastic shower curtains on the ground floor were moldy. And the bathroom floor in our room was always flooded, cos the curtains are too short. Internet connection was bad, which is unforgivable in the 21st century in this city :) One night my friend lost his debit card and they didn't let us in their office to use the phone to call the bank, we even wanted to pay for the call. In the end we used Skype, but with extra hassle- again bad internet connection.


100%

We had the best time here. Location is perfect. Right in the middle of Ipanema, which is a very safe place in Rio. The beach is only one block away. Staff was very friendly and supportive. We would definitely recommend this hostel!!


100%

Great hostel. Only complaint is hostelworld.com is blocked on the wifi....which makes no sense

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Ah....pardon. Certainly makes no sense. Will look into it.

80%

Clean rooms, comfy beds, good facilities, nice common areas, helpful staff. A good place to base yourself for a few days.


80%

Nice staff, confortable beds, quiet dorms and warms showers


97%

The staff was very friendly, since we arrive until we left. Thank you very much for your hospitality, specially to Renata and Matheus!


89%

Very good Place. Located in Ipanema, a high class location in Rio; near to beach and interesting points like good bars and restaurants. The hostel has a familiar atmosphere and breakfast is very good.

  • 12th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


83%

This was our first hostel on our 3 month trip around in south america. Great place to stay - nicest-safest suburb of Rio to stay, just up the road from Leblon beach (1 block literally), also plenty of restaurants, etc. Not a party place at all, but had a pretty good time there. Staff were cool, and helped us out a few times. All round, a good stay. Stayed in a private room - couple

  • 10th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


89%

One of the better hostels. Staff very helpful. Location 2 minutes walk to beach and in the middle of nice restaurants. Cleaners every day. Nice breakfast included. There is a bar on the hostel, but not too hectic and quietness from 11pm onwards to allow get some sleep.


86%

amazing location close to everything that is important


80%

In general, is a very good choice, considering its location and security. Could have been better if it wasn't for the bad smell in the room, although it was clean (probably cat pee - yes, there is a cat in the hostel).

  • 9th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


49%

Place is great, however the staff are horrific- made a complaint to management after a skinny member of staff made physical threats to customers (he really was an a***hole) and was given a non caring shrug in response! Better places to stay near by...

  • 4th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

It is an amazing place to stay the location is moreeee than amazing and the people there are amazing .....i didnt communicate lot with the staff but the owner is a good person and he is really funny so if i am going to rio again definetly will be the mango tree

  • 2nd Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Egypt
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Great location, great bar, easy to meet people. When I first arrived they said I couldn't have a locker, and I had to switch beds to get one. Otherwise no probs. Also breakfast is pretty good

  • 1st Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

The location is the best, a stones throw for the beach and within easy walking distance for everything. This hostel could be improved by cleaner bathrooms, the bathmat was never clean any of the shower rooms! The room was comfortable enough and bed sheets were changed which was really nice, it would have been great if the room fans and air con worked as we got bitten to death and had to shut the windows!


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