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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through Hostelworld.com you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by Hostelworld.com and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • Hostelworld.com are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Once the additional deposit has been made (4 weeks prior to arrival) there will be no refund

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 1 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
8.1
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Need a top quality hostel in Rio de Janeiro? we are all about giving you an authentic experience: sun, sand and sexy samba await you here and at Tupiniquim we can make it happen!
Travelling solo or rocking up in a crew we've got the perfect dorm or private room for you and a legendary rooftop bar onsite with a marvellous view of the Jesus Statue!

Tupiniquim is about the experience of being in Brazil, our cook only makes regional Brazilian food, our film selection has an emphasis for Brazilian cult films, the music that we play is selected among the best in Brazil, we call it 'brasilidade' in Portuguese and our goal is to make you feel that by the end of your stay.

But above all our hostel is all about quality. We don't BS you here: you get clean facilities, bathrooms and linen. This is not a place where you'll be mosquito bitten, where you'll find roaches, bedbugs, or whatever. There are no overbookings or dumb receptionists here. We don't overcharge you like so many hostels in Copacabana and Ipanema do. But also we are not dirty cheap and thus incapable of offering decent services. You'll get the best bang for your buck here, that IS a promise.

I mean, are you really willing to pay up to double the price so you can stay in some dumb-dirty hostel just because it is like 100 meters nearer Ipanema beach ?? ... we are at a 7 min. bus ride from the beach which is at the bottom of the Sugar Loaf Mountain (it is called the Red Beach). Between the Jesus Statue and the Sugar Loaf, and next to Copacabana, we are on the best central location. Near every major tourist attraction.

Perhaps you are willing to stay on just another hostel full of Europeans, Americans, Aussies and Israelis ?? ... what if you could stay in a place where 60 % of the guests are Brazilians? then you would get a real Brazilian experience starting at the hostel, wouldn't that be awesome?

My friend, half of the hostels in Rio are complete crap and most of the other half are just dumb-nothing-to-do-except-for-sleeping places ... so you think you are pretty smart by booking a place 5-10 reals cheaper? a place with triple bunks, 12 + people dorms, no air conditioning, thin mattresses, lousy breakfast, no bar, no fun? Think again...

Important Info: since dec 2021 a valid Covid Vaccination Certificate is mandatory by law in Rio de Janeiro. You cannot check in without it. And please: after you have made your reservation here you will receive our iMessage, Telegram, WhatsApp number and we need you to confirm the reservation directly to us. Reservations without confirmation are subject to cancellation if we do not hear from you on the same day.

We have rooms for all kinds of needs,

• You want to come with your family, parents or kids ?? Private rooms that can accommodate 1 to 4 people are perfect for you.
• You want to come with a small group of friends ?? A quadruple private is hands down your best choice.
• You are a girl and you are old school, or have a jealous boyfriend or just want to feel more comfortable among "sisters", we have a very nice 6-people girls only room :)
• You are the poorest guy on earth? Don't worry, we have 8-bed dorms that are pretty cheap and still have all our free services.

We accept all debit and credit cards:

Debit Cards: Visa Electron, Maestro.
Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club.

All our rooms (except for two 6-people shared bathroom dorms) have their own bathroom inside the room (hence ensuite) and include the following facilities free of charge:

• Mosquito nets in all bedroom windows
• Fans in all rooms during the day
• Air Conditioning at night (dorms only on the summer or very hot days)
• Wi-Fi all over our hostel, also within the rooms - 50 Mbps
• Linen - Pillow with pillowcase, bedsheets and a blanket
• Security lockers (they require a padlock)

Besides that we have many other services, most of them for free:

• Reception is open from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m.
• Free Pool Table, Ping Pong, Darts, Classic Arcade Machine & Bar service: water, sodas, beers, shots and drinks… open from 7 a.m. until midnight
• Open terrace with a magnificent view of Christ the Redeemer open from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m.
• Open kitchen for our guests to prepare their own food open from 7 a.m. until midnight
• TV room with a superb 60" HDR 4K screen - Home Theater, Netflix, Prime Video, HBO Max, Disney +, Star +, Apple +, Mubi and our personal collection of more than 1400 films!
• We have a place for you to wash your clothes by hand and dry them
• Rent (R$ 1 per day) or buy (R$ 20) a 30 mm padlock to use in our lockers
• Towel rent for just R$ 6! - you can use for up to 4 days
• Continental Breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. for just R$ 15!

Central location to all major attractions:
• 4 min. subway (one station) to Copacabana Beach.
• 10 min. subway (4 stations) to Ipanema Beach.
• 12 min. subway (5 stations) to all the Historical Downtown of Rio.
• 15 min. bus to Lapa, Domestic Airport (Santos-Dumont), Lagoa, Botanical Garden and the Sugar Loaf Mountain.
• 25 min. bus to the Statue of Christ the Redeemer.
• 30 min. subway (12 stations) to the Maracanã Stadium.
• 35 min. subway (9 stations) to Barra da Tijuca Beach.
• 40 min. bus to the Central Bus Station (Rodoviária)
• 50 min. bus or taxi to the International Airport (Galeão)
• And of course: Uber is always available and pretty cheap everywhere in Rio :)

Specific policies for special events such as New Years Eve, Carnival, Rock in Rio, etc...

• Minimum Stay: 3-5 nights
• Payment Method: credit card
• Cancellation Policy: Non Refundable in all cases
• No-Show Policy: It will be charged the remaining due at check in.
• Standard Rate policy: 50% in advance will be charged after your booking. If cancelled 7 days or less before check in the other 50 % will be charged as well
• Non-Refundable Rate policy: 100% in advance will be charged after your booking.

So even if you choose Free Cancellation, and because of the special dates, there are no refunds, ok?

After your booking is confirmed by hostelworld.com, you will be contacted to proceed and arrange the payment method. Failure to complete the payment in 5 working days will result in cancellation of your booking. Unfortunately it has to be done after the initial reservation because we cannot do it within Hostelworld Also consider that this is non-refundable: we take all these precautions because loads and loads of people ask for these specific dates and we cannot afford to have people "not showing up"

Official Carnival 2022 dates are still at the end of February but the Samba School Parade has been moved to apr. 21st and thus will be considered as "Carnival Period" View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 7.3

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 7.2


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 May 2022
    This hostel is the best in Rio, the staffs and Alex are totally nice people. I came for a couple of nights then stayed 9 days. Totally value for money, good terrace and also the location is great, in Botafogo that is a good and secret neighborhood. Always have good wifi connections, the other hostels in Brazil has big problems about wifi. I like the TV room as well, there a lot of movie options in there, was my best friend without party nights. See you in next Carnaval!
    Turkey, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Mar 2022
    This place is wonderful! Clean, friendly staff, and the best location!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    21 Jan 2022
    One of the best hostels I've stayed in! I traveled with another female friend & we were concerned about safety. After meeting the staff, seeing the neighborhood and checking out the facilities we were no longer worried. As a previous solo traveler, I appreciated this hostel had great common areas that were lively and social. The staff consisted of locals which was a great way to get an authentic Brazilian experience and learn more about the culture. Cold A/C, clean facilities, and strong wifi.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    14 Jul 2022
    Great hostel in a quiet, central place, with many cool bars and cafes around. Metro to go anywhere close by, rental bikes on the corner, sympatic rooftop terrasse with div erse breakfast....... and with Rio all around, what more would we need? Enjoy!
    Belgium, Female, 41+
  • 9.1

    Superb

    23 Jan 2022
    The refrigerator was not very good. Other than that great hostel. I recommend more air conditioning in the living rooms. It gets really hot and people are just sweaty and tired. Other than that great.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    25 Feb 2022
    We had a great time at this hostel. Met a load of nice people.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    09 Apr 2022
    Pros: The staff (specially Vinicius) is super helpful and kind. Cons: We can't use the fridge, just the staff is allowed to open it
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    16 May 2022
    Friendly helpful staff. Great view of Christ the Redeemer from the deck. Reasonable rooms. The only issue was limited or no access to the fridge and very uncomfortable furniture in all common areas. A couch and some padded non plastic chairs could go a long way.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 6.9

    Good

    07 Apr 2022
    People were nice but most people spoke Portuguese not english so not able to meet people, no events to encourage bonding and its dangerous as a single traveler in rio and was expecting bar crawls to help me explore but had none, some guy there would follow me around saying i was beautiful it was creepy so i never left the room except to leave, had to uber way more than i thought since not close to the beach and not super safe around, not a fun place but helped with covid test, but comfortable
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 3.4

    Rating

    27 Dec 2021
    No se puede usar el refrigerador, el staff poco antipático
    Mexico, All Male Group, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


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