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Tupiniquim Hostel Reviews

Rua Paulo Barreto, 79, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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56%

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211 Total Reviews
  • 47%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 73%Location
  • 47%Staff
  • 40%Atmosphere
  • 60%Cleanliness
  • 47%Facilities

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37%

WAS JUST THE OPPOSITE AS WE EXPECTED, READING ALL GOOD REPORTS....WAS DIRTY, NOISY....,OUR ROOM WAS OPPOSITE THE RECEPION AND EVENTHOU THERE WAS BIG SIGN ABOUT SILENCE AFTER 10PM, THERE WERE STAFF FROM THE RECEPTION WHO MADE ALL THE NOISE TILL EARLY MORNING, EVENTHOU WE WARN THEM, THEY DID NOT CARE...THEY ARE FRIENDLY TILL YOU PAQY THEM EVERYTHING...,IN ADDVANCE OF COURSE, BUT AFTER, THER WERE JUST...,HAVE NO WORDS...WE PAYED 60 EOR PER NIGHT FOR HORRIBLE DIRTY, WORN OUT ROOM...NOT WORTH 10 EU,

  • 14th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Slovenia
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


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94%

we stayed five nights at the hostel and we had a really good time. the staff was really friendly. it is hard to find a better hostelteam. we appreciated the breakfast at the roof terrace with a good view of the Christo statue. we will stay at the hostel again because it was very nice. B&V from Germany


74%

We had a nice 4-bed bedroom and luckely didnt got any more guests which made we had a private bath room. The view on the terrace is lovely. about the staff.. let´s say 50% of it was really friendly and sympa. The other 50%... well, not.


89%

The people that working in Tupiniquim are wonderful, very friendly and helpful. The breakfast is very varied. Some problems with dirty bathroom and leaking, but excellent value for money.


77%

Some staff were super friendly and helpful, others somewhat scary. Sometimes difficult, because some did not speak any English (but they did their best!). A bit of money got stolen from our room, but it was our fault (left it lying around). Location is great (Botofogo rules!). Very clean, good shower, and a lovely breakfast!!! Monkeys on the terrace and a great view of Christo Redentor! Rained into our room once... Common room noisy in the evenings, but hey. I recommend it anyway.


91%

We enjoyed our stay at Tupiniquim. A couple of drawbacks: breakfast runs out early and the staff is not very helpful at giving directions... they sent us to the wrong place to take the bus back to the airport!


49%

The staff was always very busy fixing problems (broken toilets, luggage room,...) so that they couldn't give helpful tips for the city. Also, when we booked a tour, they told us 3 different prices and different sights and things that should be included. Most used words: "I'm so sorry" and "don't worry, everything is included" (of course it was not)! Don't go there! Ps.: They also told us to take a bus to the island Ilha Grande (not a boat/ferry) ;-)


86%

Upset we only stayed one day here. The rooms were fantastic clean and spacious. staff were very helpful and hilarious! Only downside the suburb is a bit out the way of everything so you have to take a cab to get anywhere decent at night and during the day


31%

The owner was rude and very inflexible. The rooms were very noisy, the bed was broken and the ceiling was full of holes. We had a room right next to the reception. We had to get up in the middle of the night to ask the (non-english speaking) reception lady to turn off her music and not talk so loud in her phone. Multiple times. Internet cost money even though wifi was free. The owner wouldnt allow us to transfer pictures to the common computer via USB since "guests dont know what they're doing".


80%

The Tipiniquim has a good location in Botafogo, close to métro and buses, not far for Copacabana beach and the Centro. Staff is friendly and the terrasse and the view on Corcovado are nice. The beds are confortable and the showers clean.


20%

Bad hostel, no main room to socialise with friends or anything, scary staff, I don't recommend. Better than sleeping in the street though.


86%

Nice small hostel, friendly staff, good breakfast. Walking distance from major beaches, buses and subway station. 8-person room has it's own bathroom & shower, which is a nice extra.


100%

Very well organised hostel, felt extremely safe and content there! Really great team of staff speaking a variety of languages and they took all the time in the world to answer every single question I had to ask - perfect!


100%

I loved this place, feel like home! Everything is correct! For sure you will have a great time, it's just the perfect place to stay in rio!


80%

Good value for money.


77%

Not a place you will remember probably, but good enough for just a night if you couldn't find anything better. Check in took quite a while, but the guy at the reception was very friendly. The rooms are very small, and the wifi doesn't work in the common rooms, so I used it sitting on the stairs. Mainly Brazilians where staying here. Breakfast was very good. Location and neighbouthood are not so great. Rio has many better hostels, so won't stay here again.


57%

Hostel location is ok, although still far from the most popular beacheas. The building needs some maintenance as it appears old and decaying even though they have cutting edge computers at the entrance and bar.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, The 2 most popular beaches in Rio are Copacabana (1 metro station away) and Ipanema (4 metro stations away), the first 5 min., the second 20 min. ... this is certainly not walking distance but classifying as "far" is still a little bit exaggerated :) As for the maintenance that is really really so misleading, the building is less than 20 years old (where the average in Botafogo is more than 60), and all the systems (hydraulic, electric, gas) are top notch, perhaps you are referring to painting ?? i concede it is not top notch but it is certainly not decaying ...

46%

very small rooms. got cold from the air-conditioning that was directly blowing onto my head in that tiny room. Awful breakfast.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Alireza, 1 - I do not see how a 5 x 5 meters room (with an additional 3 x 2,5 meters bathroom) is "very small" for a hostel. 2 - All of our air conditioning are automatic split models which can be easily regulated, you could have done it yourself since the remote was at all times in your room, or you could ask for help at the reception to set it, or, in the last case you could just unplug it. 3 - As for the awful breakfast could you be more specific ?? perhaps it is awful compared to iranian breakfast ? (no offense intended) because it a normal, good, brazilian standard, breakfast: break, 2 types of cheese and ham, jelly, seasonal fruits and juices, tea, coffee ... I am sorry your perception of the hostel is not as good as it could be but in my experience it most of the time comes down to expectations that guests have according to their own experience. Hope to see you on another time and cleanse our path.

20%

I've made a reservation at Hostelworld at Tupiniquim Hostel and paid a 10% deposit fee plus services fee. When we arrived at the hostel for our night stay we had a big surprise, there was no room for us! Staff said we didn't have a room available and that we were notified by e-mail. This so called e-mail notification was never received. They never worried that they didn't receive a response back to their e-mail and never tried to contact us by phone (we live in the same country!) ...

  • 30th Mar 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Caro Fernando, Overbookings acontecem as vezes, mas sempre a gente notifica por email para achar um outro albergue próximo, você viu o email que te enviamos o dia que você chegou, a gente guarda no sistema sempre e foi te mostrado quando chegou. A recepcionista ficou 2 horas tentando achar um lugar pra você o dia que chegou mas não conseguiu. Não digo que não ficou uma situação chata para você mas também não é justo pintar uma imagem de que agimos de má fé ou que não nos importamos pois isso não é correto. Tudo o que tinha que ser dito foi dito na hora e no dia e realmente não vamos chegar a lugar nenhum pois você tem uma versão dos eventos e a gente outra. Ficou chato para ambas partes ? ficou, mas paciência ...

34%

Me disiludi . O que é mostrado na internet sobre o albergue , o que é mostrado não corresponde a realidade que encontramos , tinha um copo descartável debaixo do meu travesseiro , e faltava toalhas . A porta do quarto privativo caia cada vez que abríamos. Sujeira por todo lado .Sou alberguista e fiquei bem chateado com o custo benefício .

  • 9th Mar 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Caro Gustavo, Visivelmente houve problemas de limpeza (pelo que você fala) no teu quarto, em cujo caso tudo bem dar 1 na limpeza, mas e os outros quesitos ?? a galera não te tratou bem para você ter dado 1 ? todo e qualquer problema a gente sempre dá um jeito sempre e quando nos falem ... muitas vezes o que acontece é que há algum problema (tipo queimou a resistência do chuveiro) e a galera não fala, ai fica dificil corresponder à expectativa ... Enfim, espero que volte para tirarmos essa má impressão que tenho certeza foi um malentendido.

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