We felt safe and comfortable. Is is near to the Center of the City and good for night life in the Party Locations in savassi (many Clubs and bars). The staff was very nice and helpfull. They were flexible when we decided to stay two more nights in the hostel. The hostel is hidden, due to the lack of sign on the door. But this makes it just more secure. Just ring at number 67. One of the two owners speaks german what makes it easy to communicate. Thumbs up!
We were absolutely satisfied with the hostel. The staff was very nice and helpfull. The lovely details and supercool hang-out-area are definately to be seen! Trips to Iguassu falls are easy available direct at the hostel and cheaper than by Internet! We were allowed to leave our luggage at the hostel in a seperate luggage-room and to take a shower before we left the hostel in the evening. Thumbs up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We stayed in Ron's appartment in arpoardor for 4 days in September 2013. Ron is well organized and gave us all Information we needed about nightlife, busses, even the weather! The appartment has everything that we needed, even a sandwich-maker! Is is clean and has a security service at the door. So we felt safe. Distance to Copacabana Beach: ca 100m, Ipanema ca. 5 min Walk. Supermarket ca 2 min Walk, many Restaurants (Ron told us everything, he even gave us a map with all informations)