This hostel is ideal for young people and backpackers. But we as a familiy with 3 kides (8-12) hat also a great time. The best ist: A good price for a very good location (only a few meters to Ipanema Beach)
Just a little walk from Ipanema beach, the Arpoador and Garota de Ipanema bar, this hostel is very well located. Our room was clean and well organized, and the staff was always very kind and responsive. The only problem I found there was the noise. I was woken up in the middle of my sleep in three out of five nights I spent there. In the second night, I woke up because there was a fight going on between a group of guests in the room besides. During this moment (it lasted thirty minutes), I didn't feel safe at all in the hostel, but I do acknowledge it was not the staff's fault. I would definitely recommend this hostel to those who don't wake up with noises.
We had an amazing time in Rio and this hostel was one of the main reasons why. The People there were super kind and always in for a fun time. The Hostel looks nice and provides enough space to just chill the whole day there and they also offer different tours. The Ipanema beach is literally one block away which is a big plus too. Thank you Mangotree!
We were a big group staying in several private rooms. The staff was super friendly and the reception is always open. The location was perfect - close to a lot of good restaurants, supermarket and the beach is only one block away. We will definitely be back!
If you can avoid staying there please do so! Very noisy guests AND staff. You never know who is actually staff of the hostel and who are guests or random friends / travelers hired to work for a free stay. I've been to many hostels in the past and this is clearly one of the bad experiences
Mangotree is the hostel that was recommended to me by everybody. Without any doubt: the Location is great. It‘s located in Ipanema (safe area) and in 2 minutes you are at the beach. Unfortunately the rooms were not clean, the kitchen really messy and the staff not friendly at all. It‘s unfortunate because the building and the location have everything an amazing stay in RJ needs:
The staff is really and helpful, the location is awesome (I have been to Rio many times, this part of Ipanema is not just close to beach, shops and cafes, but probably the safest place also). I loved room 201, if you're a couple book it! Super big, and the best pillows, like the kind you get in a 5 star hotel). The guy with the dreadlocks on reception is super kind. Buy him a coffee if you stay! He likes a mocha :)
The staff were so nice and welcoming and spoke English! They also had several different options of tours and things to do in the area. They also have lots of different sleeping options and a common area to hang out with people. 10/10 would stay there again.
Location is everything. Very close to the beach and good food. The staff are very helpful, nice, and speak English. The facilities are clean and the beds are comfortable. It also seems they are updating the hostel which is always a good sign. I highly recommend staying here.
The hostel is very well located, near public transportation and general stores, in a safe street and really close to the beach. The hostel is very clean and the rooms are very confortable (we stayed at a private room). We will sure recommend you to try this wonderful hostel!