TravelPod Member ReviewsCasa6ipanema Rio de Janeiro
we came back to this hostel twice mostly because of the super lovely guys on reception. the guy from london was immense very friendly and helpful. ask him about the local steak restaurant. he was a real joy to chat to, very good at his job. there was also a really helpful chatty guy from brazil who was ace.
when we were there the second time there was also the most life changing banana cake that the cleaners had cooked. delicious! the free breakfasts were really good too.
rooms were ok, quite expensive for what they were though.
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... a place where I could chill and get my Vitamin D on until the game.
As kick off started to approach I wanted to stand where we stood for every game which was 20 meters in front of the goal posts but this was right in the middle of the hardcore. I posted a video on Facebook at the time which doesn't really do it justice. I knew that as I could get away with looking Argentinian I wouldn't get any trouble as long as I didnt speak. To my horror ...
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