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The Mango Tree Reviews

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

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735 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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Really excellent hostel. 9 weeks traveling so far and one of my favourite stays so far. Comfortable beds, clean bathrooms, good kitchen, solid breakfast, very helpful front desk and the location speaks for itself. Stayed up the road at lemon spirit before coming to mango tree. Mango tree is better value for money in every sense. The staff are genuinely helpful and friendly and the whole place lacks that fake "trying too hard to be your friend" vibe you get from some of the party hostels.


Nice hostel with good security and close to the beach. Clean hostel with good breakfast.


Amazing location, but sort of felt more like a hotel than a hostel in that people kept to themselves more and were more vacationers than travelers. Great place for groups who want to go to the beach and bars in the area and are not too limited by a budget (the area is very expensive).


Our room didn´t ligth and the administration only put a advise, room very small and, one door for two rooms, men´s bath in first floor not inside room.


Fantastic Location, just 1 block (hardly 5 min) from the Ipanema Beach. All basic amenities, clean and nice atmosphere, The staff is very friendly, they could guide most of the location to visit around. Will definately stay in Mango Tree whenever back to Rio.Value for money.

  • 27th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I liked everything about this hostel except for the Wi-Fi only seemed to work in the common area, not in the rooms or front part of hostel. A simple fix of adding another router would fix this issue.


My 4 nights there were lovely. However, this hostel attracts families and older individuals. Expect people to go to sleep early and expect you to do the same. The staff consists of foreigners and some Brazilians. If you need recommendations, ask the Brazilians!

  • 13th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Excellent hostel we stayed in a luxury double very clean and luxurious we felt pampered. Set the standard for future hostels! Thank you Clare and Danny liverpool


A good place near Ipanema Beach and many restaurants and pubs. We were in a 6 bed dorm with AC and with the wrong guests it would be extremely crowded. There seemed to be enough bathrooms for the guest. Breakfast was typical fare for Brazil. The best part was the front desk staff, extremely helpful and kind. We would stay at the Mango Tree again.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Great location, amazing breakfasts and nice showers.


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.


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!!


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.


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


Nice staff, confortable beds, quiet dorms and warms showers


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

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