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This place is fantastic if you are on a budget, looking for the most helpful staff who know the in's and out's of the city and have access to the cheapest tours and best ideas of the city! Clubbing in favelas, hang gliding, rock climbing...More
I cant begin to describe this place. Broken mirrors, piles of dirty clothes everywhere, dark and damp.. not to mention the shady guys sitting around smoking and another nut job screaming at his facebook account on the computers inside the door.
This place should be...More
The very worst hostel in Brazil. The place is a real dump, good for animals, not humans. The kitchen, bathrooms, hallways stink. There is no hot water and the toilets do not flush. The price is the only attractive part, but this hostel is not...More
We arrived in Rio the week before Carnival and there was literally nowhere to stay, so we booked a dorm in Pirates for 4 nights as a last resort. For £6.00 a night each it was extremely cheap, however when we walked in we realised...More
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.