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Crab Hostel

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Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 26 February 2014

The only good thing about this hostel is the location. Actually its pretty good, near Ipanema beach but that is not even worth it. I went with my best friend and We have booked a room just for the 2 of us. Our room was in the 5th floor, no elevator. the beds had no sheets, the bathroom was dirty,...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2012

The hostel looks like a garage, there´s even a car inside of the recepcion. Lots of bad things going on , dont usually write bad reviews but the way i´ve been treated there is unbeliveable, the owner is really bad and probably will treat you not like a traveller but like a bug. Talking about bug, be carefull about bed...

4Thank Harry L
Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 25 January 2012

We were, beside of the staff, the only people in the hotel. One employee was really helpful, but the rest rather unappealing. The entrance hall was dusty, there is no place to relaxe, the TV was missing and towels had a chemical smell. Our room remembered us of a hospitalroom. We checked out the very next morning without looking what...

1Thank Vabo V
Haugesund, Norway
Reviewed 17 January 2012

Nice people, good service, clean and probably the best location in rio. can't say more! Don't even think about it, just book it.

1Thank Jone m
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2012

I booked to stay at this hostel over a year ago and was due to arrive in 5 weeks. From the moment I booked (using a well known booking agent) I have had email after email from the owner changing the booking, each time making the room size, amount of beds etc etc slightly worse. Having paid a higher amount...

1Thank WelshFoodie1988
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 10 November 2011

The woman who is the owner of the hostel is very rude, she thinks she always has the reason. We booked this Hostel 15 days Before of our arrival, when we arrived, the whole hostel was under construction, only one room was available but it was full of dust.It really was impossible to stay there, we had to change of...

3Thank Maria B
Rosario, Argentina
Reviewed 4 May 2011

It's the worst hostel I've ever been at. It has lots of floors and no elevator. The stairs are endless, narrow and really dangerous. The rooms are tiny. The beds are incredibly uncomfortable. And if you go there during the summer, you won't be able to sleep because it's like a sauna in there. I stayed only one night and...

1Thank LaPiluRC
Lima, Peru
Reviewed 24 January 2011

It is a real bad hostel. the dorms are very tiny, with thin (almost paper-thin) walls. So you hear all noise of the other rooms. It is very hot, so you need a fan, and the fans make noise like an airplane, so impossible to sleep. It is really horrible!

2Thank ronald654321
Reviewed 24 February 2010

I don't normally bother to write reviews but feel compelled to do so on this occasion so as to try & save some poor people from experieencing what i had to go through & continue to go through. This hostel gave me bedbugs. The owner refused to acknowledge this , reluctantly changed my bed (within the same room so i...

Thank Pstar1
Buenos Aires
Reviewed 30 September 2009

Guys, it's expensive, the rooms are terrible, there is not free wifi, the owner, oh my god, I just cannot believe the things that she said. But the worst part is that there I had security issues, even there are lockers with LOCKs (provideded by the hostel) someone opened it with a second key and stole us some money. If...

1Thank Sue017

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Staying in Ipanema

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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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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
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  • Pool
  • Free Internet

Additional Information about Crab Hostel

Address: Rua Prudente de Moraes 903 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 23065-066, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Ipanema
Price Range: $27 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Crab Hostel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
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