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Rio de Janeiro
Reviewed 28 September 2009

Like some of my fellow reviewers, me and my friend forgot to check the reviews for this place. Location is fabulous but good things end there. Our room was a prison cell, the place is dark, dingy and absolutely no atmosphere. But the worst part is the OWNER!! OH MY GOD, that woman is worse than a high school yard...

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Córdoba
Reviewed 17 March 2009

This hostel has a great location, but her owner is so annoying that makes of the place a very bad hostel to stay; she is only interesting about money. Really bad breakfast, full of banners about you can't do, without a place to relax. Don't stay in this hostel

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rotterdam
Reviewed 23 September 2007

DONT stay here!!! Unfortunately we didnt check this site before coming but its horrible. Like has been said before, there s absolutely no flexibility. Only rules like you have to do this and have to do that. The rooms are tiny and you can hear veryone. Also not a luggage service, you have to pay to keep your bags in...

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cork
Reviewed 28 August 2007

Just returned from 6 weeks in South America and without doubt this was the absolute worst hostel we stayed. It was totally over priced, the room was drab and you barely had enough room to put your ruck sack down, there was no atmosphere in the place, although there was a bar there it wasn't opened as there was nobody...

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Brazil
Reviewed 22 August 2007

I have always used trip advisor to review places to stay & this time unfortunately i didnt for crab hostel in ipanema! I cannot emphasise enough how terrible this place is..... We arrived at 12 midnight and were asked for money upfront, we wanted to pay for the first night only & the owner went crazy with us she started...

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Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 28 February 2007

Although this hostel is in an absolutely brilliant location with clean, very (VERY) secure facilities the service and attitude of the owner causes me to advise you NOT TO STAY HERE!! The staff and owner have absolutely no flexibility, no desire to make your stay easier or more enjoyable and have a reputation among tour operators within Rio as being...

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 15 October 2005

The Crab Hostel, aside from the discouraging name, is a very nice place to stay by North American standards; by Brazilian standards it is an outstanding place to stay with unheard of amenities. Everything is new and very clean. The staff is extremely friendly and always go out of their way to help you. It is a fantastic place to...

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Urbana, Illinois
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Reviewed 26 June 2005

Very bad breakfast, lousy room and a very annoying owener who asks money for everything.

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  • Pool
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Additional Information about Crab Hostel

Address: Rua Prudente de Moraes 903 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 23065-066, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: €19 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Crab Hostel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
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