Ipanema Beach House

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Rua Barao da Torre, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A Place to Stay if you Want a Good Location Apr 22, 2008
Ipanema Beach House

Rua Barao da Torre, 485 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

This is a good hostel the Ipanema Beach House is the type of accommodation that is located with a converted two-storey house on one of Ipanema's most charming streets. The experience of being here is like being in a tropical environment with 30 strangers who may just become your closest friends by the end of your stay.

This place seems to attract a crowd of being a fun but laid-back.Tthe Ipanema Beach House is situated in two separate houses. The main house has six- and nine-bed dorm rooms in the main house with two-toned wood floors and tall ceilings adding character to the otherwise basic quarters. The veranda in front of the house, a lounge, a kitchen and plenty of space for relaxing. A separate house behind the hostel houses three private rooms which gives you more space and private.. Between the two buildings is a stretch of grassy lawn and an inviting swimming pool, with lounge chairs scattered about. There is also a nice pool here near the outdoor bar, where travellers can exchange neighbourhood tips or surf tales over caipirinhas in the evening.

I stayed here as my start of my first trip to Brazil. I had good service with the airport transfer with this place. The driver was friendly and very helpful.

The front lobby area was basic but offered the needed space. There was good areas to sit around and relax. The main aspect is it was a good place to meet new friends for sure. The bar area was simple, but nice as you just relax on simple lawn chairs and access to a good bar. The private room I had was like a prison cell, but it was place to stay, nothing special. It was a loud place as no matter where you are, you face the bar area. The kitchen area seemed to be missing some forks and knifes but was a good size. The pool was small but enough to sit in and relax.

The oddest thing was some guy was in the luggage storage room sleeping the whole time I was here. As well this one guy was sleeping in the TV room for the entire 2 days I was there. I do not think he had a room for himself, he sort of was just there so to speak.

Overall, I would recommend this place as low priced place to stay in a good location.

Ipanema is a good location in this city, and recommend it big time. This place is good for singles and anyone looking to really be on a budget.

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