Piratas de Ipanema Guesthouse
Rua Joaquim Nabuco 165, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Travel like a pirate. Live like a local. Cheap, way laid back, drunk & next to the beach.

This is an old-school hostel with active-travel sensibilities. Home to the 'Pirata Challenge', you will recieve at check-in a to-do list that covers absolutely everything worth your time in Rio. If you check enough of them off the list, you can win a free night... who else does that? Nobody.

We do weekly beach football matches, weekly beach barbecues, we give you free chairs and umbrellas on Ipanema beach, and we hike Dois Irmos the first week of every month.

Bar? Why would we want to rip you off with a bar? Bring in your own booze... mix your own caipirinhas in the kitchen, then take 'em down to the beach for the sunset or sunrise. Thiis is that place... this is Piratas.

One last thing: if you're looking for comfort... look somewhere else. If you're looking to leave Rio feeling like you really saw, heard, tasted & DID the place... we're your huckleberry; see you soon.