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“CRAP Hostel”
27 Feb 2012
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Reviewed 28 September 2009

Like some of my fellow reviewers, me and my friend forgot to check the reviews for this place. Location is fabulous but good things end there. Our room was a prison cell, the place is dark, dingy and absolutely no atmosphere. But the worst part...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2009

This hostel has a great location, but her owner is so annoying that makes of the place a very bad hostel to stay; she is only interesting about money. Really bad breakfast, full of banners about you can't do, without a place to relax. Don't...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2007

DONT stay here!!! Unfortunately we didnt check this site before coming but its horrible. Like has been said before, there s absolutely no flexibility. Only rules like you have to do this and have to do that. The rooms are tiny and you can hear...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2007

Just returned from 6 weeks in South America and without doubt this was the absolute worst hostel we stayed. It was totally over priced, the room was drab and you barely had enough room to put your ruck sack down, there was no atmosphere in...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2007

I have always used trip advisor to review places to stay & this time unfortunately i didnt for crab hostel in ipanema! I cannot emphasise enough how terrible this place is..... We arrived at 12 midnight and were asked for money upfront, we wanted to...More

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Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Ipanema
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Crab Hostel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
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
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