Piratas de Ipanema
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPiratas de Ipanema Rio de Janeiro
If you dont mind ruffing it, the hostel is in a great location. The staff is friendly and knowledable and it`s cheap, cheap and cheap. just don`t expect much from the amenities.
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