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Canberra, Australia
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 27 December 2014 via mobile

Stayed here with a group of 6 friends, loved the stay from start to finish. Staff were friendly and helpful. Alex gave us a lot of useful information about Rio, where to go, how to get there, and giving us the cheapest option. We met Sylvia on our second day, she was my Brazilian mother. Made us all feel very... More 

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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 10 November 2014

i stayed for a few nights with my brothers and i strongly recommend it. very close from the beach and surrounded by bars and restaurants. The staff is very helpful, Silvia takes time to make sure you will make the most out of your holidays. In terms of facilities, the house is nice, VERY clean, and offers a nice breakfast.... More 

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Thank Eduardo Z
London
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 17 September 2014 via mobile

The hostel is located in the heart of ipanema, 2 minutes from the beach, close to bars and walking distance from Leblon and copacabana. Service is great, with helpful staff, good brazilian breakfast, towels and clean bedroom/bathroom. When we arrived the silvia took 15 minutes to explain all about the city and allow us to enjoy better our time. Maybe... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

Sylvia is amazing. It is so refreshing meeting someone on trip that wishes to make your stay feel like home. She will give you all the do's and dont's around town as soon as you check in. Room is small for 8 people but who goes to Rio to lay in a room? Shower can be tricky to operate but... More 

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Thank borisno3
Boston
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

Generally, I am not a fan of staying in hostels. But the staff at the light house is excellent, and they made the stay there very pleasant. The hostess, Sylvia, gave us a map and told us some excellent spots to eat, including Carretao, which is near by and delicious. It is a nice spot to relax during the day,... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Perfect location in a safe courtyard and close to the beautiful Ipanema beach, lagoon, shops, and restaurants. The hostel is kept clean and breakfast is lovely, with a good selection of fresh fruit. All of the staff are friendly and helpful, making our Rio experience one of the best of our SA trip. We stayed here both before and during... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

Great hostel even though it is small it has a really good vibe. The owner Sylvia is awesome and we were sad to leave!! In a good area in Ipanema, lots of restaurants and bars near by as well as good shopping. Only a short walk to Ipanema beach. Very safe and clean hostel. Thank you Sylvia, we loved our... More 

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München
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

Good location - just a block away from the main street and a couple more from the beach. The double room was o.k., just the shared bathrooms are a bit dirty and smelly. Bit expensive though, but we suppose Rio just is expensive. However, staff were great and helpful. Lots of other hostels in the same area so it feels... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

The staff of this place is incredibly nice (and funny) e-mails before arrival, making the rules for checkin less irritating (cancellation is 24 hours but if you arrive 2 hours later than the estimated times you usually will lose your bed). They are also very helpfull and friendly once you're there. And at the average rate (as displayed on their... More 

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 10 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... More 

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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: ₹ 1,432 - ₹ 8,864 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“Private room has A/C and fan for quiet/cool nights!”
 of 5 bubbles StopPlateTectonics, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Book early as there are 10 beds in total!”
 of 5 bubbles sarahd680, 27 Apr 2013 | Read review
“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.”
 of 5 bubbles Jd_murcia, 28 Dec 2012 | Read review
“One 8 bed dorm and one private room.”
 of 5 bubbles HamiltonTraveller18, 17 Oct 2011 | Read review
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