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“A perfect little oasis”
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Ipanema B&B
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
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“A perfect little oasis”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

This is a beautiful and peaceful little hostel that creates a lovely little oasis in a fantastic location. The rooftop terrace is super comfortable - great hammocks and daybeds to relax in. The staff were wonderfully friendly. If you want a quiet base in Rio very much recommend this place. Super clean. It is hard to find the place - no sign out the front - just ring the way bell in the gate.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Ratingen, Germany
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

The Hostel is between the two main beaches Ipanema and Copacabana. Very central, but a little bit hard to find. It is easy to get to both beaches by a 5 minute walk. The hostel is not very big, it has just a few rooms and a nice rooftop, very familial. The rooms are clean, but very small. We didn't use the kitchen, which was small too.
The staff is very helpful and offering advices about how to get around the city.
The hostel is 40 minutes away from the airport, which is around 50R$ with a taxi.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

the staff was very friendly & helpful. our room was small, but very nice and bathrooms and kitchen were clean. and there is a extraordinary good breakfast at the roof terrace, well done! so we were lucky that we have found this hostel:)

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Noordwijk, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

With only a 5 minutes walk to the beach and close to a supermarket was this hostel a perfect stay. We were staying in de double room, wich was nice. The bathrooms are clean and the staff is friendly.

If you want to stay in ipanema, this is just a nice hostel!

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Holland
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

I stayed in Rio Hostel Ipanema from the 27th, of Sept until October the 2nd, 2013, where I slept in a private bedroom.
The bed was comfortable and the room was being cleaned every day.

I did not experience anything negative such as insects or loud hostel guests at night. The bathroom was clean. Maybe I was lucky that the other guests did not behave as swines, who knows, but I met some very friendly people, as well from the hostel as the guests. I would definitely take this hostel again if I go to Rio next time. The hostel provides you a good breakfast every morning from 8 tot 10 am (bread, fruit, coffee, tea) which I appreciated very so that I did not have to eat breakfast outside of the hostel every day.

The hostel is at a very good location in Ipanema. I experienced the location as very safe. I do advice people to learn some Portuguese sentences/words, but that applies to every country you visit. A walk to the beach from the hostel (Copa or Ipa) is not more than 15 minutes. There are a lot of cafeterias, juice bars, supermarkets and other shops nearby. The General Osorio Square is not even 10 minutes from the hostel, where you can take a bus to different areas.

In a nutshell: I can recommend this hostel

Room Tip: Depends, if you do not mind to sleep in a dorm, you can book a bed in a dorm. If not, the private ro...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Brazil
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

The staff at Rio hostel went out of their way to advise me the best way to enjoy the rest of my time in Brazil with limited time and all the staff were really helpful with information about Rio. The breakfasts are great, alot of choice and there is a freshly made cake available in the morning made by the night security guard! Its really close to the beach, supermarkets and to the airport bus stop. I really recommend this hostel if you want a friendly and relaxed place to stay in Rio.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

We really enjoyed Rio Hostel Ipanema. We booked the private double room for our first stay, and it was a really peaceful setting to rest and relax after our flight. Because it's a small hostel, you get to know all the faces after a day, and a lot of names after three days. We got to know the staff too, and enjoyed practising Portuguese with them. They were always happy to help out. Breakfast was the best! I liked the range of herbal teas, tropical fruits, French bread, cheese, jam, always a freshly-baked cake (it's a Brazilian thing, I gather). The terrace is lovely, but it has to close at 10pm because the neighbourhood is really residential. Easy walk to Ipanema beach, public transport is accessible. After travelling to other places, we chose to come back and stay in the shared dorm. It has 12 beds, but lockers are provided, and ventilation is good. I do think the weekend surcharge is a bit steep though. The price was BRS50 during the week and BRS65 on the weekend and public holidays (a bit irrelevant when you're an international traveller), which also coincides with the dorm being fuller, so you pay more, but enjoy it less because you have less space. On the whole I would recommend it highly. It has a great, warm vibe.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ipanema B&B
Address: Rua Canning 18 Casa 1, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22081-040, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Ipanema
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #96 of 784 Speciality Lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Ipanema B&B 2*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ipanema B&B is a terrace beach house only a few steps away from the notorious Posto 9, epicenter of Rio de Janeiro surf and beach culture. The two floor guesthouse is located on a private road, providing peace and security. The house decor is soft and minimalist, creating a comfortable living space that fits in with Ipanema indulgent groove. Tropical plants, hammocks and Bossanova tunes help to create the perfect atmosphere for a relaxing holiday which joined to the sensuality and the warmth of Brazilian people becomes an unforgettable experience. ... more   less 
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