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New York City, New York
Reviewed 9 June 2013

First time staying in a hostel, and it was a great experience. Lighthouse is located off of a small side "street/ally" behind a newspaper stand (it blocks the view of the gate entrance if you're in a cab), all the way at the end on the left. Many hostels are located in that little hostel alleyway. From when I first...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 May 2013

We booked after reading all the great reviews but I was initially disappointed and thought about leaving. We arrived after dark so that didn't help but the sheets/towels were thin and stained (although freshly laundered) and the bathroom was grotty with a small shower cubicle and toilet for the whole floor (10 people- another one downstairs by the kitchen). The...

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Reviewed 27 April 2013

Fantastic staff, clean room and a nice intimate hostel. The location was perfect, close to the beach, lake, shops and restaurants. Breakfast was great and there was free drinking water and coffee that you could help yourself to all day long. The bathrooms were fine and the guests were all friendly - good to have a chat with and compare...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 21 April 2013

The Lighthouse is a small and intimate hostel in a great area. The hostel staff are available, friendly and helpful. They even organised to post belongings I had left in Brazil back to Australia for me!! I cannot recommend the personalised approach which you are given here more highly! The staff give expert advice on any part of Rio which...

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Ibiza, España
Reviewed 10 April 2013

the room is nothing special but you have you bed and you meet nice people. if have to recomend some hostel in ipanema would be this one or the near to (Harmonia). Both in the same bord walk, quiet, near the beach and the main street. The employes can t be better. explain everything and care about you. shows you...

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 27 March 2013

WE just had such a fabulous stay at The Lighthouse. We currently live in Buenos AIres and wanted to take a vacation and ended up here. If you want to be close to the beach, an amazing lake, hang with awesome staff, and meet amazing travelers, then look no further. What I liked most about the hostel was that it...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 17 March 2013

The hostel is in Ipanema, a quick walk from the beach, which is really nice, and not too far from the next metro station. Unfortunately the room we stayed in was really tiny, just beds, no space for anything else, and the hostel had in total only 2 bathrooms with each one shower and one toilet inside of them, which...

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 22 February 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here the week before Carnival in Rio, in the 8 bedroom dormer. I have to say, I am really happy with our stay at the Lighthouse. The staff was truly a delight and each of them were so helpful to us, especially the owner, Sylvia. She really cares about the experience of her guests; it...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 21 January 2013

This place is in a great spot, down a lovely little alley filled with hostels and plants in the centre of Ipanema. The hostel has super friendly staff and the small size means you can get to know the other travellers well. The staff know everything there is to know about tours and things to do in Rio so they...

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Rotterdam
Reviewed 1 January 2013 via mobile

Stayed here with my boyfriend in the beginning of December. The hostel is located in an alley with a number of other hostels such as casa 6 and harmonia. The area feels very safe. As the hostel is quite small with one dorm and one private room it has a very personal and welcome feel, which is also enhanced by...

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Staying in Ipanema

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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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Amenities

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  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A cute, small and quiet place located within Ipanema, one of the most beautiful and well-known areas of Rio de Janeiro. Only 3 blocks from the beach surrounded by a wealth of restaurants, shops and of course bars and clubs. We have a gorgeous double room and 8 bed mixed dormitory. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The LightHouse

Address: Rua Barao da Torre 175 | Casa 20, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22411-001, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Ipanema
Price Range: €17 - €52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“Choose a bunk bed next to the window if at all possible. The AC blows there during the night, and during the day any breeze that comes in goes right to you.”
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“One 8 bed dorm and one private room.”
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