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Hostel Harmonia

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 3 December 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for a couple of weeks and could not have been happier with the hostel. Staff were lovely and went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable. Hostel was clean and homey and in a fantastic location. Good breakfasts too. Would definitely come back.

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Reviewed 22 November 2014

perfect location, felt super safe the whole time and the owners really made you feel welcome and right at home. It's a small hostel with a chilled vibe. really good value especially since we stayed here just after the world cup ended so a lot of other places still had inflated prices

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Reviewed 11 November 2014

In my opinion the best hostel in Rio, perfect location in the lively neighborhood of Ipanema, surrounded by restaurants and bars and 5 minutes walk from Ipanema beach. Very nice atmosphere, the hostel is owned by travellers and offers everything a traveller needs: a good lounge area to socialise, international atmosphere, the staff made me feel at home and even...

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Ithaca, New York
Reviewed 3 September 2014

We stayed here at the recommendation of a friend for a week in March. It is in a good spot in Ipanema for beaches and exploring on a budget. We stayed in a small, private first floor room and it had A/C. Very basic, dark and good for sleeping. Breakfast was plentiful and Chris the owner was great and even...

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

Very nice hostel with superfriendly atmosphere! Perfect location in Ipanema, close to the beach, shops, bars and restaurants. Clean, modern bathrooms upstairs, small outside terrace and a delicious breakfast with fresh fruits etc. I have stayed several times in this hostel during my trip to Rio and everytime when i came back it felt like homecoming! Chris (owner) and his...

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Turned up with out a booking and the guys made us feel at home right from the start of our stay. In 8 months of traveling I have only written 3 reviews as I only write a review when I beleive that the hostel is outstanding. Harmonia tick´s all the boxes great staff in Saskia (the manager) and Hakan( one...

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Thank Steveomicko
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Location was good, walking distance to restaurants and the beach. Lockers downstairs were handy to leave your valuables in. We were there December 2013, it was hot in the rooms and not the most comfortable to try and sleep. Top bunk beds were difficult to get up and down from during the night, the steps were quite far apart so...

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Roselle, New Jersey
Reviewed 22 May 2014

I stayed at this beautiful place for Carnaval 2014. Chris the owner was truly the reason my stay went so well. Being that I am from New Jersey he felt the tension I had from the ridiculously busy life where I live. He would explain to me the Brazilian culture and how they looked at life which has changed me...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Finding a place to stay in Rio is all about balancing how much you want to spend with what neighborhood you want to stay in. Ipanema being one of the most expensive areas or Rio, finding reasonably priced accommodations can be very difficult. This makes Hostel Harmonia ideal. It is only three blocks away from Ipanema beach, one of the...

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Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

This hostel was quite good, but not incredible. We stayed in a double private room, share bathroom for $75 Australian a night. The wifi is very good but only available in common areas, air-conditioning worked well in the bedroom - no windows so lacks fresh air. Breakfast is great, served from 9-11am which includes fresh bread, ham, cheese and fresh...

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Hawakai, Owner at Hostel Harmonia, responded to this review

We would just like to clarify some points made in this very informative and good review. WiFi works in all parts of the house except the room they stayed in. Unfortunately we have found no good way to make the signal get there, it is located behind two thick walls. The low pressure in the showers, that can only mean...

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Staying in Ipanema

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Ipanema
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.
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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Harmonia is a small and homely homestay located right in the heart of the famous Ipanema beach district. Just 3 blocks from the beach and only a stone´s throw away from bars and restaurants, the location is great.We take pride in our warm atmosphere and the personal attention we give to all our guests. Staying here at Harmonia is the best way to discover this spectacular city and a big reason why so many of our guests end up coming back year after year! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostel Harmonia

Address: Rua Barao da Torre 175 Casa 18 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22411-001, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Ipanema , Lagoa
Price Range: $25 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hostel Harmonia 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Ask for the room with A/C and window to the interior walkway”
, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Pick a room with air con!”
SarahBadmanF, 16 May 2016 | Read review
“The apartment is a great place to stay if your looking for some privacy, and the price is definitely fair.”
760deniset, 30 Mar 2016 | Read review
“If Chris recommends going to a Samba school a little out of town on a Sunday, take his advice. We did and we had a fabulous time.”
drealph, 20 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The private room downstairs is quieter but the showers upstairs are the best.”
stuartc931, 10 Nov 2015 | Read review
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