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Beach House Ipanema
Cologne, Germany
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4 reviews
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“Not very clean”
Reviewed 3 April 2012

The location is good, but especially the bathrooms are always dirty, I can not recommend this place

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 March 2012

Breakfast al fresco very good, hostely type of ambiance, ( if you like that sort of thing) staff very aloof, price very high for what you get, and small room in courtyard absolutely horrid, smells of damp and mould, no room to swing a cat. and possibly got bedbugs.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

After looking into accommodation around Rio for a while and reading TA comments we thought we would give Ipanema Beach House a go. However I wish we kept looking. We had a private room that had pillows that felt like cotton wool. The bed had sheets that were so old they were see through. The shared bathroom had showers filled with hair and no hot water. The staff were completely unhelpful, uninterested and rude day after day. Only positive is that it is in a great location, and has great wifi in the main area. Don't let that fool you, don't make the same mistake we did!!!!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

This place could be a lot better by spending a little bit of money and a bit more care. Booked a double room and the toilet had old faecal matter stuck to the bottom area. No bath mat in the room so water went everywhere. A bit of fly wire would be good to stop the mossies flooding the room. Also would have been nice if the black mould was washed off the door to prevent that musty/mouldy stench. Also we had a double mattress with single sheets... So imagine sleeping partly on a bare stained mattress knowing a zillion other people have been doing the same. Seriously.. we paid 180 reias for this room a night!!! Chatted to other people in the dorms and they said they had similar problems with their sheets. Seriously it wouldn't cost much to fix these little things so I guess the owners are just too tight or lack care. There was some positives - good location in Ipanema and around the pool area was quite nice however can't believe this place was the lonely planets number 1 choice.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Byron Bay
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Reviewed 18 November 2011

This was my home for 2weeks!!!

I stayed here as I was a solo girl travelling around the world, so paying a little more for a SAFE and nice place was paramount for me. I have to say, Rio can be quiet daunting when you first arrive....especially as a blonde!! haha The beach house has very good security, all backpackers are pretty honest in this hostel, it is quite a diverse hostel with guests arriving from everywhere around the world and all ages!

The rooms are very comfortable, even with the triple bunks!! Definetely pick the middle one!!
My first room was situated around the pool, it was ok because it was still a little cool to use the pool...i think in summer it would be very noisey...the amenities are also outside...which can be annoying (as it rain alot whilst i was there).

I was later moved to a all girls room, this room was very nice!!! We had doors that opened out to the front balcony, with hammocks, our own ensuite and lockers.

The hostel's kitchen was well equipped...but i always needed something to finish cooking! Either no bowl, no knife, no plates...grrr things were being used or went missing.
Breakfast is basic, but i managed to save some for lunchtime...as Ipanema is the most expensive place on my whole South and Central america trip!!!

Internet is great if you have your own laptop or iphone...I got reception from my bed!! You can use your laptops in the lougne area...very comfortable!! However, if you have to use their computers it is VERY expensive!

The beach house is in a great location, great staff and a good mature vibe throughout the hostel!!

I recommend it!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Beach House Ipanema

Property: Beach House Ipanema
Address: Rua Barao da Torre, 485 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22411-003, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Ipanema
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #54 of 784 Speciality Lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,229 - ₹ 4,917
Hotel Class:2 star — Beach House Ipanema 2*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A few blocks away from the beach and located on the best area of Ipanema, Beach House, its staff and guests have been writing summer stories for more than ten years. Connecting cultures, receiving those who come from a distant place and introducing them to those who live around, here cariocas open their arms to present the taste of endless summer in Rio de Janeiro. The city heat mixes a lot of feelings into enough memories to miss it the whole year. This way, our stories build memories, feelings and friendship so deep and intense that they last a lifetime. The truth is that the sweet, salty taste of the beach make it worth all the other months for those who yearned the freedom of summer, even when it’s winter. Our blessed carioca land has the privilege to live summer for 365 days a year. Without hurry, you can stay and drink another beverage, because tomorrow will be a good day to go to the beach. This way, summer stories happened on January, during the carnival, on a weekend of May, during the Brazilian independence day in September, on the November nights and in all the other days of the year. What difference does it make if it’s Saturday or Monday when the sun waits for us with anxiety and the best parties are still to come? Being a scenario for all stories, in our beach house everybody gets together before the epic nights or by the pool, with feet inside the water and singing that beautiful well-known song. And the improvised foods – many times deliciously gourmetized? Suddenly, the waiter start to serve double of people, who snuggle and share all the stories already lived there. And, all of a sudden, someone can give the idea to climb a trail, to drink one more beer, and even an unexpected romance can begin. This way, hours passes by. More than a dozen stories join many others, and all of them being shared with the new friends. Beach House has been living all of this for more than ten years and it’s proud to be considered in Rio, Ipanema the house of summer stories. ... more   less 
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Ipanema Beach House Hotel Rio De Janeiro
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