The LightHouse Hostel

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175 R. BarĂ£o da Torre, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(21) 2522-1353

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The LightHouse Hostel Rio de Janeiro Reviews

jaimito_reyes jaimito_…
4 reviews
An incredible place to make friends Apr 18, 2011
the lighthouse hostel is close to the Ipanema Beach in Rio. It's owner is an incredible woman that is really a traveler. She will make group parties, samba dancing lessons, trips to the favelas and will be a great advisor. ALthough the hostel is great , the environment of people all over the world that behave as brothers and sisters is awesome!
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10 reviews
Great hostel--miss it already!! Oct 15, 2008
Great place and I was sorry that I had to leave after 1 day

The only reason that I left is the LightHouse is a small hostel and they did not have a spare double available for the weekend that I was in town.

The owner treats you like an adult---use the internet and record your time that you use it.

The owner spent 15-20 minutes going over tours and places that she felt that I might to visit in limited time. She was not trying to push any place but places of interest and how to get there on my own using public transport.

Breakfast was OK--ham, cheese, coffee, bread and fruit. The only thing that might have been differant would have been to offer a fruit drink. She did have beer and soft soda for sale and I did not feel that she was trying to push her drinks--they were offered to be convienant.

The shower was nice and hot.

There is A/c in the dorm room---just make certain that it is not pointed at your bed at night or you will be cold.

The staff is what makes the Lighthouse a great place to stay. They will do go the extra mile for you. They will call a taxi for you, or shop if you need information and not trying to charge you an extra real for a 1 minute local call. The lighthouse even has a map of local places eg supermarket, etc that you may need near the hostel.

Location--great. What else could I ask for? Nothing.

Read all the reviews and go from there.
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eddie8498 eddie8498
9 reviews
Jan 15, 2008
I'm writing this review because if you're traveling to Rio and not staying at The LightHouse Hostel, you'll really miss something.

If take a look at hostelworld, you can see that this amazing hostel always has the highest rating in the city.

The place is good and cozy, but the wonderful feature is its atmosphere. You can find a wonderful couple namely Sylvia and Rob. They will provide you everything you need to enjoy the city. You can also find some other interesting people there like Julio.

My stay backs to 2 years ago, but I still did not forget those happy days, and I am sure that will visit there again.

In addition to the atmosphere, the location is great, the best place in Rio i.e. Ipanema Beach.
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spalloned spalloned
8 reviews
Filthy, smoky, roach infested Sep 20, 2008
This place was DISGUSTING!! I really believe the reviews on are fakes. I walked in and people were smoking in the tiny little "common area"...literally about 5 feet wide by 10 feet long and smoky. The woman who ran it was a really loud, aggressive woman. The beds are on the second floor with only one staircase that is so narrow it is difficult to even get luggage upstairs. Filthy, filthy, roach infested place. The woman who ran it must have told not to allow me to write a review because they blocked me access to writing one so she must do this to all people who try to write bad reviews...hence the "good" rating on hostelling sites.
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