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Reviewed 10 July 2012

Had a great time here, basic hostel but very friendly and hospitable hosts. One of the best I stayed in sth america but prob not one of the best western standards. I would definitely return. Thanks guys.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 11 May 2012

I stayed there for carnival 2009. I stayed in a 6 bed dorm, which ended up being 7 beds in a very small room. The beds were more like cot beds than single beds- very small! The room had no ventilation, was VERY hot in the room. There were only cold showers. But the receptionist was nice, and its right... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2012

We booked a private room in this hostel and ended up in a one room flat-kind place in the middle of ipanema. bars were all around us and rhe ipanema beach really close. the towels we got looked so stained we used our own. showering wasnt oossible without the company of all sorts of insects. Breakfast was offered to us... More 

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Reviewed 17 July 2011

I´ve been travelling to many countries and have stayed at many hostel but this one is probably the wors ever. We payed for private room with privat toilett but got a room for 6 shared with other people. When we protested he (Alex, who is definitly the manager but says that he is not) said that he did this for... More 

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Reviewed 23 March 2011

Stayed here during Carneval 2011. Had booked a private room for 4 with bathroom. We were given a 6-bed room with two guests in it already and no bathroom. The level of cleanliness...you can't even begin to use the word clean. The mattresses on the beds are so worn that you basically sleep on the boards beneath it. Several other... More 

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Bristol UK
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Reviewed 23 August 2010

We foolishly arrived in Rio without booking anywhere in advance and as we had had a delayed 36 hr bus journey we got in about 10.30pm at night. Everywhere in Ipanema was booked up so we had to take 2 dorm rooms in Ipanema Wave Hostel. The main employee Alex is lovely, very helpful and friendly. However the hostel is... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 5 December 2009

wake up early for the complete breakfast. Alex is the employee that greeted us here and he is awesome. Very laid back atmosphere with a lot of friendly travelers. I think in comparison to the three hostels RIGHT NEXT DOOR this one hostel is better.

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London
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Reviewed 27 June 2009

On arrival on the first day of Carnaval '09 it appeared my booking had been ignored and there was no room at the Wave. The staff tried to claim I had cancelled my credit card so they couldn't take a deposit and so they had given my bed away, even though on checking my bank account I could see they... More 

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Ipanema
Ipanema is considered Rio's crown jewel. It offers the best view of the sunset from Arpoador and is inspiration for the legendary song, “The Girl from Ipanema.” Ipanema is an upscale area, home to many high-end restaurants and luxury shops, many of which can be found on the charming Garcia d'Ávila Avenue. The neighbourhood is very rich culturally, housing many art galleries that show contemporary art. There is also a great variety of nightlife in the neighbourhood, which buzzes with many options for every taste.
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Additional Information about Ipanema Wave Hostel

Address: Rua Barao da Torre 175 05, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22411-001, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Ipanema , Lagoa
Number of rooms: 30
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Ipanema Wave Hostel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
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