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Im looking for a youth hostel or backpackers near a beach?

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    The place I stayed while I was in Rio de Janeiro was an awesome little side street that had about 5 hostels in it.
    It was 3 blocks from Ipanema beach on 175 Rua Barao da Torre on the eastern end.
    The five hostels were:
    Ipanema Waves Hostel
    Harmonia Hostel
    Rio Backpackers Ipanema
    The LightHouse Hostel
    Girl From Ipanema Hostel

    As you can imagine having 5 hostels right next to each other means everyone parties together and it is very secure with guards and a locked gate to make sure your things are secure. almost 12 years ago

    Answered by Nicholas Roberts via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Niko's recommendation is pretty good. In a less specific perspective, your goal is to stay in Copacabana, Ipanema or Leblon. Close to the beach. almost 12 years ago

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    Another thing to remember.

    When you get to the airport you will be approached by plenty of people offering to rent apartments in Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon.
    Don't just refuse them. Check it out as prices can be bargained down to a reasonable price depending on what time of year you are there.

    The place will always be a bit less than what is advertised and try and travel with the person back to their apartment or you may be duped by a taxi driver with his own apartment deal (this happened to us) almost 12 years ago

    Answered by Nicholas Roberts via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Ipanema is certainly a much nicer beach and location, overall. Copacabana beach faces Guanabara Bay and gets a lot of pollution, which Ipanema/Leblon miraculously avoids.

    The Barao de Torre hostels are all good locations, albeit a bit more costly, but worth it in the end.

    * We did a bit of drinking at the "Ipanema Beach House" which is a bit further down Barao de Torre, and has a really nice pool and a good little poolside bar. Because it's enclosed in apartments, you'll need to stay quiet/move on elsewhere by 10pm.

    * "Che Legarto" on Rua Paul Redfern, towards the southern end of Ipanema is a big hostel complex surrounding by good backpacker and local bars/clubs, too. over 11 years ago

    Answered by Tom Kelshaw via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Run out from Copacabana, you will prefer to stay in Ipanema, Leblon or Gavea.You can go check Copacabana, but I really recomend you guys to stay in one of these other areas mentioned above. almost 11 years ago

    Answered by Wallace Faria via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Ipanema and leblon arebthe best places.
    Run out from Copacabana! over 9 years ago

    Answered by Dt via Site_iconAsk a Nomad iPad app
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    Stayed in Lappa in Books hostel. Pretty nice if you wanna walk around historical and cultural part of Rio. about 9 years ago

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    While I'm not sure of which hostel is the best, I do know that if you're traveling solo or just want to meet other travelers there is a new website called http://inbed.me where you can book hostels without paying a booking fee and then can see who else will be at your hostel before you get there. Really neat site! about 9 years ago

    Answered by Jessica Festa via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    We stayed in Rio Backpackers which was good. It was small but friendly with free caipirinhas for newcomers! It was also close-by to Copacabana Beach. The area felt really safe to me. about 9 years ago

    Answered by India via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Look to itacoatiara niteroi the more beautyfull beach of Brazil almost 9 years ago

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    Anywhere along or near Avenida de Nueva de Julio. Be sure to check out Teatro Colon and it's brilliant ceiling and design. almost 9 years ago

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    well, i live in rio and think that the best plCe to stay is certain ipanema. the system of transport is better than in the other places here and it's really near to one of the most beautiful beaches in here. almost 9 years ago

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    Well, the best place to stay in RIO DE JANEIRO is IPANEMA.. is the coolest and safest place in rio. BARAO DA TORRE STREET 175, has many hostel, in a cup de sac in a beautiful vila with houses side by side, we stayed in GIRL FROM IPANEMA HOSTEL HOUSE 3- cheapest price, homely atmosphere, we felt absolute happy to have found such a fantastic place to stay, free internet wfi, a kitchen for us, a GEM of a hostel, highly recommended.. best place we stayed in the whole of south america... over 6 years ago

    Answered by Graham Williams Cook via Site_iconTravellr.com

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