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Tupiniquim Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
8.6
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

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.

Tupiniquim is also about quality. Given the few resources that hostels usually have, we make the best out of them, our customer support level is unheard of ... think of Leonidas and his 300 Spartans, they were in another league compared to the Greeks of their times, so are we in hostel management. Of course, that does not mean that we are by all means perfect, not in the slightest all, it only means that we try to improve by the minute, we have been like that for the last 10 years.

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 5 min. bus ride from the beach with is at the bottom of the Sugar Loaf Mountain (it is called the Red Beach) but we are light years ahead the vast majority of the hostels in terms of service, staff, personality, fun, etc ...

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 bloody cool ??

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 ??

We have rooms for all kinds of needs, I am pretty sure there is one that will fit you perfectly:

• 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 a 10-bed dorm that is pretty cheap and still has all our free services.
• You do not want to deal with lots of people but do not have the money to pay a private ?? our 3-people mixed dorm is almost like a private room.
• You want the best cost/benefit, not a private, but not an overcrowded mixed dorm ?? We have 6 and 8 people dorms.

We accept all debit and credit cards:

Debit Cards: Visa Electron, Maestro.
Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner’s 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:

• Air Conditioning from 8 p.m. to 10 a.m. (full day costs an extra R$ 20 (aprox. US$ 5)
• Wi-Fi all over the hostel, also within the rooms: 50 Mbps speed.
• Linen included: pillow with pillowcase, 2 bedsheets and a blanket.
• Security lockers big enough for your backpacks (1 m x 1 m x 0.5 meters each)
• Solid-wood double bunks with plenty of space (1 meter) between each bed ... I said double and not triple bunks :)
• 17 cm high and 120 kg resistant, comfortable, mattresses (not those cheap and dirty ones you get in many hostels)

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

• 24 hour Reception
• Continental breakfast, Brazilian style, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. for R$ 12 (aprox. US$ 4)
• Multi-lingual staff: Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Hebrew.
• Free Pool Table & Bar service, open 24/7: water, soda, beer, whisky, caipirinha, etc …
• Open terrace with a view of the Christ the Redeemer Statue open from 7 a.m. ‘till 10 p.m.
• Dinner service from 7 p.m. ‘till 10 p.m. for R$ 20 (aprox. US$ 5), regional Brazilian food, self-service style.
• Open kitchen for our guests to prepare their own food (except for the fridge)
• TV room with a massive 54” screen, full cable TV (HBO, Telecine, Cinemax, etc …), Netflix and a selection of more than 1200 selected films, all of this for free …
• We have a place for you to wash your clothes by hand and dry them.
• Rent (R$ 1 per day) or buy (R$ 15) a 30 mm padlock to use in our lockers.

• Luggage storage room (in case you have already checked out and want/need to hang around)
• Lots of the most popular board games such as: chess, backgammon, checkers, risk, domino, cards, etc ...
• Multicultural library for all your reading needs.
• All the travel info you might possibly need, tours as well.
• Car parking (third party) available near the hostel.
• Taxes included.
• No minimum or maximum stay (except for New Year's Eve, Carnival or Olympic Games)
• No lockout or curfew.


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.
• 40 min. bus to the Central Bus Station (Rodoviária)
• 50 min. bus or taxi to the International Airport (Galeão)
• 70 min. bus to Barra da Tijuca Beach.


General Policies for New Years Eve, Carnival, Rock in Rio, Olympic & Paralympic Games:

• Minimum Stay: 3 nights.
• Payment Method: Credit Card or Wire Transfer (Western Union or Moneygram)
• Payment policy: 50% in advance is required. 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.
• Cancellation Policy: Non Refundable.
• No-Show Policy: It will be charged the remaining due at check in.

Please consider that only for those special dates and after you have made your Hostelworld Reservation (which is 20 %), we will contact you to further pay another 30 % (by credit card or Western Union Transfer) prior to arrival. 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 periods and we cannot afford to have people 'not showing up’. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 7.9


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    03 May 2019
    The staff could not have been more helpful. The most welcoming and amazing guys ever! Went above and beyond. Would recommended tenfold!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    27 Apr 2019
    Excellent hostel in a great location close to Botafogo's lively bars, restaurants and Metro. Fantastic facilities and cool vibe for guests. I loved the upstairs bar, roof terrace and pool table. Staff spoke very good English and helped with any questions. Ana, in particular, was very friendly and welcoming. The WhatsApp group for guests with updates on daily activities was a really nice touch! My only disappointment was that I was unwell during my stay, but I will be back! Highly recommended!
    Scotland, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    04 Apr 2019
    Great location in cool area very close to Metro stop. The staff are incredible, friendly and read to help with any questions you may have about sight seeing etc. Roof top patio has a view of Christ the Reedemer, very cool.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    24 Mar 2019
    I went a couple of weeks after carnival but felt like the city was still in a party mood. Got a couple of very good samba party tips from the staff. Rio is a marvelous city to explore and the hostel is very well located to do that. Beaches and mountains are walking distance. You can hike, rock climb, refresh in a waterfall or just chill on the beach. Look out for Alex if you are interested in rock climbing, hiking or any outdoor activity, he works at night.
    Norway, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    08 May 2019
    Great staff, very friendly and helpful. Lots of good restaurants and bars right around and close to easy to and get to all the hot spots in Rio, about 5 minute walk to metro or Uber’s super cheap. The beds were also more comfortable than the other spots I stayed in Brazil.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    11 Mar 2019
    Awesome and safe location, a metro station nearby to go to the center or to the beach. The vibe is different on different days. AC is turned only from 8 to 8 so it gets super hot in the rooms. Staff is nice and helpful. Rooms are small. Breakfast is nice. The view from the terrace is awesome. Note that there is no fridge so cooking is limited. I recommend to stay here because of the location, Botafogo is a good place. Price was also decent.
    Ukraine, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    07 Mar 2019
    This is a very nice hostel with very cheerful and helpful staff. Great neighborhood. The beds are comfortable, showers having good hot water. The patio has a great view of Christ the redeemer. Breakfast is pretty good, with a ham & cheese sandwich, cake, fruits, butter, jam, coffee, milk and juices. My concern was the A/C that works only from 8pm-8am. I would suggest for customers' convenience to make it from 10 pm-10 am when most of the people need it, as almost no one is there at 8pm.
    Egypt, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    12 Apr 2019
    Happy with almost everything but as often is the curse of the cheaper hostel the facilities were lacking in the bathroom department and AC was only aloud to be on at night
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    25 Mar 2019
    It's a good, central location. You can get around via metro or Uber (super cheap). The patio has a nice view of Christ the Redeemer. Air conditioning is available only from 8 pm to 8 am, so it can get very hot and uncomfortable during the day. The showers also don't have soap or shampoo, so you have to bring your own. Fortunately, there is a drugstore nearby, where you can buy your bathroom essentials. Staff are friendly. Breakfast is included.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    11 Mar 2019
    good value, includes a nice breakfast. room quite basic/small but Aircon works at night and beds comfy enough with a place to lock your bag underneath. ran by sound people, helpful but also up for a laugh and a chat or a game of button football! bar is always open. we stayed just after Carnaval so it wasn't that busy, ideal for what we needed, would stay here again
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • 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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