Travel Day: Santiago, Chile to Rio, Brazil
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I took a bus from near the hostel to the airport for only 1200 pesos. The buses left every 15 minutes and took about 30 minutes. I booked a flight with LAN airlines for 215 US.
Once in Brasil, i arrived too late for a bus into town, so i had to take a taxi for 60 reals. Here again you can somewhat haggle the price. The original price was 75 reals. The hostel was in Ipanema, called Ipanema Sun. The owner was a super nice guy named Fredy. He was constantly making sure everything was good. Unfortunately for him, his co-owner was stealing money from the hostel lockers in the rooms. While i was there this was discovered and Fredy was notified. I did not find out what Fredy did about this however because i was leaving. But i am sure the problem was rectified.
The hostel was very cheap, only 15 reals per night. This was for a giant dorm room. I think there were over 20 beds in one room. No air condition, so it got pretty hot at night. But i was happy, the showers were hot. Here i met back up with Donna and Holly, whom i met in Buenos Aires.