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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2010

This hostel is the worst i`ve ever been to...the bathrooms are dirty and you have to share it with everybody...the breakfast...the worst ever...there are no words to describe how horrible this place is..

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2009

After a 12-hour delay due to traffic gridlocks in Sao Paulo, we arrived at Rio past midnight. We had booked a room at another guesthouse along the same street as Arpoador Beach House, but could not locate our guesthouse.

Lost and wet from the rain, and extremely worried for our safety, we rang the doorbell at Arpoador Beach House and asked for help in locating our guesthouse. The large unsmiling lady who appeared to run the place refused to even let us step through the gate unless we agreed to pay 80 Reals for a room at Arpoador Beach House. She then tried to stop her English-speaking staff from assisting us any further.

Not wanting to spend the night there, we begged to use their computer and phone to locate the number of our guesthouse and call the guesthouse owner for assistance. Large Unsmiling Lady flatly refused. No, she said, we had to pay for a room or stay out in the rain. She again told her staff to stop helping us resolve our problem and to close the...
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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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Arpoador Beach House is a house from 1920 located in one of the safest and most desirable district of Rio de Janeiro- Arpoador, just 5 minutes walk from the world famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. Take advantage of the wide variety of bars, restaurants, nightclubs and shops, relax on our rooftop terrace, or get to know the city on the many tours which our hostel has to offer. Our staff are guaranteed to make your stay an enjoyable and unforgettable experience. ... more   less 

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Address: Rua Bulhoes de Carvalho, 470 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22081000, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Ipanema
Price Range: RM223 - RM1,072 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
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