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Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 15 September 2013

It is a really nice hostel, with great location in Ipanema (very safe, walking distance to the best beaches and next to the restaurant area) and excellent service. Really beautiful garden inside and great atmosphere. Perfect value for money. However, keep in mind it is a hostel, therefore do not expect much from the rooms and the beds. Perfect for...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Location, staff & decoration are great and charming. Breakfast is abundant and delicious. BUT, it's impossible to sleep at night (try sleeping during the day, much calmer). There's a rule saying no noise after 10pm, unfortunately even the staff members don't respect it (and then you see them sleep and/or relax in the patio during the day). So basically avoid...

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Bonita I, Gerente de relações com clientes at Bonita Ipanema Pousada & Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, Vio S, thank you for your comments. Feedbacks are always very important to our team and we are happy to know that you liked our localization, breakfast, decoration and staff. However we are deeply sorry that your experience was not fully satisfactory. We do pursue a high standard of service, but naturally there are differences, including infrastructure, from hotels...

London
Reviewed 17 July 2013

Im genuinly surprised reading through some of the negative reviews this hostel has recieved on here, I dunno whatås wrong with some folks.. Unless youve burdened yourself with some ridiculous false sense of expectation I just dont get it.. The place has a great feel to it, its got a nice mellow atmosphere and is in a truly great location...

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
Reviewed 14 June 2013

I was forced to stay here with the rest of my school group - we had dorm B, the one past the managers office across from the luggage storage. The room to the cleaning supplies is right next to it and smelt so strongly of chemicals I felt sick. The bed sheets were stained, moldy looking (ever heard of hot...

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Bonita I, Gerente de relações com clientes at Bonita Ipanema Pousada & Hostel, responded to this review

Hello, AmericanGeographer, thank you for your comments. Feedbacks are always very important to our team and we are happy to know that you liked our localization, breakfast, decoration and staff. However we are deeply sorry that your experience was not fully satisfactory. We do pursue a high standard of service, but naturally there are differences, including infrastructure, from hotels to...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 June 2013

The positives: nice bar area, very social, fantastic location, comfortable bed, some very friendly staff The negatives: the bathrooms need more regular cleaning, some (but definitely not all) of the staff had a very lazy sour attitude, the private rooms are expensive for what they are (especially at weekend rates) and the 11pm noise curfew was not enforced meaning that...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2013

When you enter Bonita it has a lovely feel, relaxed and friendly vibe. The communal area where breakfast is served and the small pool are lovely, and I was very happy lounging and reading my book here. The room itself however was very small. we had a private room with shared bathroom. The bed was comfortable and the room was...

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Bonita I, Manager at Bonita Ipanema Pousada & Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your time in describing your experience at Bonita Ipanema. All comments encourage us to go forth with our continuous work. The specif room you refer to has just been renewed. Walls were painted white and one colored. Paintings were set up together with a wooden protection on the wall that also reinforces the...

Lima, Peru
Reviewed 22 March 2013

Sheets and towels were stained. The mattress was awful. The walls were dirty. The room was too small. Two of the front desk people had an attitude. When you complained about something they always had an excuse and didn’t solve the problem. The common areas were ok.

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Bonita I, Manager at Bonita Ipanema Pousada & Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your time in describing your experience at Bonita Ipanema. All comments encourage us to go forth with our continuous work. Our bed linen is washed with a professional laundry company and two weeks ago new bed linen and towels arrived to change with the older ones. Last year we renewed 50% of our...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 22 February 2013

My friend and I booked this place at the last minute and it was the only hotel available that was under $200/night. It is not really a hotel, but it is more of a mixed hostel with private rooms as well. It has a hipster type flare, and caters to a younger group of people rather than families. The decor...

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Bonita I, Manager at Bonita Ipanema Pousada & Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your time in describing your experience at Bonita Ipanema. All comments encourage us to go forth with our continuous work. We do settle many efforts in keeping the noise down, as our bar only works untill 10:00 PM. When other guests arrive during the night we do ask for silence. Guests that travel...

Amsterdam
Reviewed 31 January 2013

Bonita is a friendly home along Ipanema Beach. It lies right next to the General Osorio Metro station and is close to many bars and restaurants in Ipanema. The hostel has a pleasant common area with affordable drink, and a tiny pool, but creates an atmosphere in which it is easy to connect with other travellers. The dormrooms are a...

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Bonita I, Manager at Bonita Ipanema Pousada & Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your time in describing your experience at Bonita Ipanema. All comments encourage us to go forth with our continuous work. Hopefully we will have you stay with us again on your next trip to Rio de Janeiro. Kind regards, Bonita Ipanema | Management Team

Mendoza, Argentina
Reviewed 2 January 2013

We walked through Ipanema looking to book a hostel and when we went in here we were won over by the cool common space, pool, and bar area. We didn´t check the bedrooms or bathrooms though and it turns out those were nothing to write home about (note, we stayed in the dorms). The Pros: 1) Awesome location in Ipanema...

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Bonita I, Manager at Bonita Ipanema Pousada & Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your time in describing your experience at Bonita Ipanema. All comments encourage us to go forth with our continuous work. We have upgraded our internet account, but there are days, that for some reason, internet just does not work correctly in Rio. Very nice tips. Hopefully we will have you stay with us...

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bonita Ipanema is located in one of the best spots of Rio de Janeiro, in the heart of Ipanema between Leblon, Copacabana and Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas. The Pousada & Hostel is only 3 blocks away from Ipanema beach, next to all transports (subway, bus and taxi) and just a few steps from a great variety of restaurants and bars. ... more   less 

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Address: Rua Barao da Torre, 107, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22411-001, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Ipanema
Price Range: $28 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Bonita Ipanema Pousada & Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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“Don't accept people over 30 years old.”
 of 5 bubbles bocklerm, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Chose a 2nd or 3rd floor room if you want to leave your balcony doors or windows open.”
 of 5 bubbles th27701, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Dorm rooms have huge lockers for all your stuff!”
 of 5 bubbles nburgess12, 13 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The private rooms are excellent but the dorms are too tight”
 of 5 bubbles biabianunes, 22 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Free wifi at the pool and reception, not in the rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 681mashat, 11 Oct 2015 | Read review
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