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“Give this place a chance.. The experience beats the cleanliness!”
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Piratas de Ipanema
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“Give this place a chance.. The experience beats the cleanliness!”
Reviewed 23 March 2013 via mobile

Ok so Piratas isnt the cleanest hostel we've stayed in though the new girls dorm is fine, there is a big mirror and new mattresses (so no bed bugs)

The place could do with a good scrub, a lick of paint and an overall tidying up but because it doesn't have this it's really cheap and actually it's the most fun we've had so far.

Piratas has such a fun vibe and a real sense of family spirit.. There are people staying who practically live there and will do anything to make sure you have a good time and make the most of your stay in Rio.

Also the location is excellent!! In between Copacabana and ipanema beach and the street itself feels very safe.

If your and adventurous traveler on a budget looking for a good time and not that bothered about a bit of dirt then definitely stay at Piratas.. We are a group of 4 girls who usually wouldn't go out without hair straighteners and fake eyelashes and we loved Piratas!

  • Stayed February 2013
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Tallinn, Estonia
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Reviewed 23 March 2013

This place is defenetly not for those ones who want a fancy place to stay. But for people who only want a roof on the head for a low cost and take the maximum of the Copacabana and Ipanema beach, this is probably the best location you can get. If You have a pirate spirit, this is THE place to go!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

The decision to stay there was not an easy one. I was panicky afraid of bed bags, which definitely are there. Fortunately there is a "new" girl's room, which was way better then the big dorm. Bed bags got to my skin, but after changing the bed it was fine. Other girls in the room didn't have this problem, so there is a hope that you can avoid them. It is a perfect place for getting alleges - after four nights day my nose almost exploded.

Anyways it is a perfect places for adventurous backpackers travelling alone on a budget. you can feel like on a high school camp - because it is very social, people stay together on the beach (the beach chairs and umbrellas included in the price of the hostel), they go parting together and you always find some people who want to go with you to do tourists staff.

It is a perfect place to check out a life night, they will take you to lapa, and favelas party, which is very peculiar. I was lucky, one guy there had a motorbike and took me to favelas and waterfalls - it was great experience.

I can recommend this place for adventurous people who can deal with inconveniences.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 9 February 2013

If you are not a pirate, please stay OUT of this place.
Piratas is not a hostel, it's an experience. Less pros than cons, but the cons are waaay heavier, they are not contemplated in this charts. Atmosphere: excellent, Connected to the real life of Rio: excellent, Personal experience: excellent. However, the first day may be a bit rough for anyone.
I'd love if it was cleaner, but then it couldnt be as cheap. For me it works, but then, I'm a pirate!!

Room Tip: No real choice. Hammock or dorm.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Florianopolis, SC
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Reviewed 20 January 2013

This place is truly amazing, cool crowd, friendly and helpfull staff! This is definently a place to stay in for a couple a days at least! Get the feeling of it and enjoy! Great location! Just give it a try you might like it, I sure did! And Sure its dirty but still worth it, the atmosphere makes up for the dirt! Go and enjoy!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 January 2013

If your looking for an awesome atmosphere and great people from all over the place, id recommend this place. The owners of this hostel go that extra mile to organise events for us like the beach hash which took place while we were there. The environment is very lively and everybody gets on. If you want to party and and have the best of both worlds (copaccabana and Ipanema) location wise id say go for it. Very basic but that wasnt a problem for us. Cheers Briao and Priscilla.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 January 2013

My group of 3 booked this hostel due to its location for New Years and reasonable price considering the time of year. However, We wish we had paid for a different hostel a block or two back. The description of the hostel is a complete misrepresentation, "24 hr hot showers" - a complete joke, it was freezing cold water and the state of the bathrooms were worse than a prison. "kitchen facilities" - well there is an oven and cook top, fridge and a collapsing table to sit on, we used it one night to cool spaghetti so I guess that's a plus, the "tv/sitting room"- it exists however, it is filled with guests sleeping on floor on blowup mattresses and no lighting or clean areas to sit. There is "wifi" so that's a second positive. The "swimming pool" depicted in the photographs of the hostel is non existent, instead it's a clothes drying line and place for where more guests were sleeping in tents on the floor of the "pool". We booked a 15 bed dorm, however we had 28 people sleeping in a bedbug infested,non ventilated and non secure room, which looked like the set to Waterwolrld with Kevin Costner.
Even if you were low on cash, I recommend sleeping on the beach or sleeping in the airport to avoid this hellhole.
It's rating is not correct on tripadvisor or any hostel booking site, it doesn't deserve more than half a star. AVOID!!!

  • Stayed December 2012
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Property: Piratas de Ipanema
Address: Rua Joaquim Nabuco 165 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22080-060, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Ipanema , Lagoa
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Ranked #400 of 805 Speciality Lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Number of rooms: 24
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