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The Mango Tree Reviews

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

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752 Total Reviews
  • 68%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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Es ist definitiv zu teuer für ein Hostel. Die Lage ist super, aber das Hostel an sich nur durchschnittlich.


Good breakfast and good atmosphere but terrible WIFI which is not even worth having; I had to leave the hostel in order to send messages to friends and family at home. You're also charged R$15 more per night (excluding deposit) to book through hostel world. Staff were not particularly friendly.


O primeiro quarto que nos deram tinha cheiro de esgoto. Reclamei para a funcionária que era mto atenciosa e ela nos mudou para um quarto muito melhor. A qualidade do segundo quarto era incomparável. Se fosse para ficar com o quarto com mau cheiro, não valeria o preço pago.


Very disorganized and unprofessional. Staff do not know what they are doing and they moved my things out of a locked locker and temporarily lost my bag and passport. Horrible.

  • 24th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Hatten ein Private Room in diesem Hostel das schon einem 4Sterne Hotel gleichkommt, Sehr schönes Hostel in Super Lage mit tollem Frühstück, nur das W-Fii könnte besser sein. Sehr Empfehlenswert.


Minha primeira viagem ao Rio e este hostel cumpriu com as expectativas. Ambiente limpo e agradável, equipe boa com atendimento legal e ambiente descontraído. Pontos que deveriam melhorar: Como parte da equipe é de estrangeiros, às vezes a recepção não entende bem o português, o que pra mim não foi nenhum problema, mas pode ser um pouco chato para quem não aprendeu inglês. E o Wi-Fi tem três redes, e só consegui conexão com uma, e ainda assim, ela só pega em parte do ambiente.

  • 13th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Super tolles Hostel! Die Lage ist unglaublich gut,sehr sicher in Ipanema und nur 3 Minuten zu Fuss zum Strand. Frühstück ist super. Gute Schliessfächer. Das Personal ist sehr nett & hilfsbereit. Auf meine Mailanfragen hat man schnell zurückgeschrieben was ich toll fand.Die Atmosphäre im Hostel war genial, ich habe viele Leute kennengelernt. War sicherlich eines der besten Hostels in denen ich bis jetzt war. Das einzige was ich kritisieren muss, ist das WIFI, welches nicht immer funktionierte.


Great hostel a little on the expensive side but the dorms were nice and clean as were the bathrooms. Reliable hot water. Close to the Main Street in Impanema and one block from the beach. Staff were really helpful


We stayed at a private luxury room and the dtandard of the room is higher than normal hosteldorms. But then again you pay for that. But there is absolutely no place to hang a towel or other things, there is no bin for gabbage and if u ask to get your boarding card printet they charge to 1R pr page (approx. 1/3€) and comes with stupid complaints that ink is so expensive. Taking in mind you just payed for several nights and probably spended alot in their bar this is very unsatishfied. Wifi sucks

  • 26th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Don't bother staying anywhere else in Rio. Mango Tree has it all -- great location, great staff, great guests, great facilities, and a whole lot of charm.


The hostel is good for those who just want a place to stay in a good location in Rio. Actually, the location is its strength, in the heart of Ipanema, one of the best neighborhoods in Rio. The bar is ok and you must shut up after 10pm. They literally ask you to whisper after that time. The staff is ok, not bad but also not friendly. It's not a party hostel, but it's ok for sleeping and have a well located base to explore the city.


This place is all about the location! Really close to Ipanema beach and many restaurants. Common area is nice, but the dorms were rather run down and there were only shutters, no windows, so quite a lot of mosquitoes at night; also a lack of sockets. Bathroom not quite clean enough. However, breakfast was quite good and staff was reliable, friendly and helpful in organizing transportation or tours, which worked pretty well. As said before, the location is excellent in the heart of Ipanema!


The Mango Tree Hostel is a great place to stay in Rio da Janeiro. Good location and excellent staff. In my opinion the only problem is the noise in the rooms 4 and 5. It is a busy avenue , so it is difficult to sleep in these rooms.


We had a bad experience at this hostel owing to a shockingly rude manager. A misunderstanding relating to when our bill was due resulted in us being shouted at, bullied and disrespected. After the manager admitted the error was the fault of the hostel, I got nothing more than an insincere apology and only after he was prompted to do so. I feel this kind of treatment of guests is unacceptable and it is an embarrassing display of the unprofessionalism of the manager/staff of this hostel.


This hostel is in a great location one street back from the beach. However, its location feels sheltered and there is always someone on reception watching who enters and leaves the hostel. The rooms are simple, comfortable and cleaned daily. The bar area is a great place to meet people and has a really good atmosphere most of the time. The staff are generally OK but some members of reception tend to seem a little stand-offish. Not my favourite hostel in Rio but I'd definitely go back!


Thu location is amazing, perfect! But the facilities and cleaness could be much better.


Muy cordial el trato del personal de recepción, superficie atentos y preparados para brindar información. Super recomendable.

  • 20th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Awesome location! You can go walking to the beach taking nothing else than your sandals. Great breakfast and very close to good bars and restaurants. Very easy to take taxis in front of it. Very good private rooms for couples. Staff could be more caring. The TV remote was missing when I got there, so I asked for 3 different people but no one provided it to me in the whole week I stayed there.

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