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Reviews of Ipanema Beach House

Hostel | Rua Barão da Torre, 485, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 22411-003

86.2% Overall Rating

107 out of 126 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (27/08/2013)

Katie Holdsworth thinks…

"Really helpful staff, nice rooms, hammocks for chilling out, really close to the beach, safe area"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Bicycle hire
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 42.82
  • Towel USD 2.04

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

Cancellation policy: Free of charge if cancelled or modified up to 3 days before the arrival date. In case of late cancellation or no show, 50% of the booking total will be charged. Property may require credit card CVV in order to guarantee your booking.

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86.2%

Overall Rating

107 out of 126 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Ipanema Beach House'

Atmosphere
86.4%
Location
97.6%
Facilities
82.4%
Cleanliness
82.4%
Staff
83.2%
Value
82.4%
Safety
88.8%
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82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Thiago Pegorini

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

09 June 2014 Thiago would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the atmosphere!

Disliked: Thiago left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Beau Maddern

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

18 February 2014 Beau would recommend this property

Liked: Great location! Nice atmosphere, handy breakfast, 24 hour curfew

Disliked: toilets and showers are a little cramped but no big deal

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Katie Holdsworth

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 August 2013 Katie would recommend this property

Liked: Really helpful staff, nice rooms, hammocks for chilling out, really close to the beach, safe area

Disliked: No breakfast included No blankets available - really cold at night when I was there

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very sociable and easy to meet people. Lovely communal areas to hang out and helpful staff. The rooms had big lockers to store all your belongings and it felt very safe. Also a great location. I really loved my stay there.

Disliked: Nothing bad to say!

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location.

Disliked: Staff were so unhelpful.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

31 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The pool and location by ipanema.also help from the staff!

Disliked: only one bathroom in the section I was in and at times a little dirty.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

27 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very safe area. Rooms safe and clean

Disliked: Lack of atmosphere. No chill out area.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 September 2012

Liked: Good location, near the metro station and beach.

Disliked: The room was so cramped and dirty, smelt awful. Windows wouldn't shut so it was noisy. The bottom bunk is really just sleeping on the floor. The only main bathroom indoors didn't even have a shutting door. The breakfast was the worst I've had in South America. As a solo traveller I found it unfriendly, didn't meet anyone there. Morning staff were really rude. I decided to leave after 1 night because I hated this hostel so much....

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

17 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel, I was travelling alone and it was very easy to meet others. Basic breakfast and nice social areas. Was pretty clean.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

21 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Atmosphere is lovely. Facilities for chilling out (front deck, pool and hammocks) are great. Staff helpful with all sorts of tours/activities.

Disliked: Sometimes you might find yourself waiting for a bathroom at busy times.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

ruth valentine

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 July 2012 ruth would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly small really Near the beach safe area

Disliked: ruth left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

James Sheerin

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

19 July 2012 James would recommend this property

Liked: It was a lovely hostel with a lot of character, the staff were very kind and hepful and spoke perfect english. The pool area was cool and tranquil and the kitchen was of a high standard to cook your eveing meals.

Disliked: It could of done with a bar which would of allowed for a more social hostel and also to have cheaper drinks before heading out to the more expensive nightclubs of Rio. I also did not like the triple bunk beds I thought this was a cheap move by the hostel to cram in more people which for me stopped me extending my stay further.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

24 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: felt safe and secure in a quiete area

Disliked: open door from ground room floor onto public area in hostel no air con and no fly screens on windows where there was an open pool, mossies everywhere....

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

14 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: 3 Tier Bunkbeds Cramped rooms Too many people for too few showers and toilets

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

12 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Beautiful house in a top location

Disliked: the three tier bunk beds

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

23 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location and nice outdoor area.

Disliked: Staff were often unfriendly and unhelpful. No keys to the room.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Nena Logan

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

29 October 2011 Nena would recommend this property

Liked: The location is superb as are the staff, just so helpful! The pool is great too and we loved the breakfasts

Disliked: Nothing

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Layla Anane

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 August 2011

Liked: Clean facilities, helpful staff, nice patio and pool in the back. Nice atmosphere, free typical brazilian breakfast and Nice people

Disliked: Not really for the budget traveller even in low season. There are many other hostels that are just as clean and less expensive. If you're only looking for a decent placê to sleep só you can be out in the city all day try a cheaper option

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

22 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location in Ipanema...felt safe and secure, and an easy walk to a fantastic beach. Can book various tours, etc from reception.

Disliked: N/A

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

02 May 2011

Liked: Pros- as all things in Rio, location, walking distance to the beach. Also has good common areas and a back deck with a pool.

Disliked: Their rooms are really horrible with bunks stacked 3 high in a small space. No aircon which I can imagine would be really hard in hotter weather. Their bathroom is dirty with no toilet seat. It's a shame really because the common areas are really nice. But the room sucks and for this reason I wouldn't recommend it.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

27 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly, good atmosphere, staff really helpful, excellent location - 24hr security really safe

Disliked: got put into a 9bed dorm instead of 6 but turned out ok cos people in room were cool. all rooms except 2 have air con we only had a fan for 9ppl so really hot

60.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, great for the beach.

Disliked: Staff were dis-interested.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Beautiful house in very good location. The common areas and the pool are very nice.

Disliked: Three-storey bunk beds should be forbidden! Also there is a SERIOUS lack of toilets and showers for the amount of people crammed into the tiny rooms and the kitchen is very scarcely equipped. Information on things to do and how to get there etc. could be improved.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

dupont romain

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

25 March 2011 dupont would recommend this property

Liked: great hostel quiet, 2 blocks from the beach in the middle of Ipanema. Nice atmosphere in a pretty and clean place with funny staff

Disliked: nothing

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

06 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff are great, we had some problems with our Carnival tickets and the staff helped to resolve. The place has a good vibe with great location to the beach.

Disliked: The did not have enough showers.