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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Travelled to Rio for the Olympics and stayed in this hostel situated in real Rio. We travelled with a family of 5 and stayed in a 6 bed dorm. Very basic but clean and a real taste of staying with people from all over the world. We stayed also in a hotel but returned here at the end of our...

Thank lesaint1961
Southport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 June 2015

Positives: The location is good; close to shops, restaurants, bars and transport links. The staff are friendly (with one exception) and the check in/out procedure is really organised. The rooms are perfectly fine, with decent sized beds and good a/c. The showers are decent in both the room and elsewhere. The bar and outdoor area are nice places to sit...

Thank Ibo88
Lannion, France
Reviewed 12 May 2015

I went there for the Rio new year's eve, and stayed at a room with 5 other persons. The bathroom was really dirty and no one cleaned it. The breakfast is really poor, specially if you go there after few people, you need to go there at first if you want to serve yourself... The bar is really dirty, and...

Thank nben_bn
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Nice hostel, felt safe and secure, and the rooms were clean and comfortable. The staff were helpful and spoke enough English to communicate, and I was able to leave my bags there between checking out and getting my flight. There's a nice roofgarden dining area and one day of my stay a great fruit and veg market sprung up in...

1Thank gecko_006
Quito, Ecuador
Reviewed 29 June 2014

The rooms are ok, I mean you get that you pay! The room is kind of clean don`t wait that somedody fix your room, always we have hot water, the air conditioner was like doest`n work very well but works. The 2 bad things is: the longest check inn that I did ever, you arrive from a long way of...

1Thank Estefania C
Achern, Germany
Reviewed 13 April 2013

A wonderful hostel! New bathrooms, large breakfast buffet, a good diner (for money), a really nice roof terrace where you can eat breakfast and dinner, a bar with billard and friendly and helpful staff. The only thing to complain is the missing English knowledge of the staff (communication via Google translater). I really enjoied the time at this hostel and...

2Thank Kathrin J
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2013

Positives: perfect location, friendly staff, excellent breakfast and fantastic view from the roof terrace. Negatives: The room needs more maintenance (we had broken bed and broken shower head. It was very late for repair and we used shower in shared bathroom which was fine).

1Thank EwaDana
Reviewed 12 November 2012

Besides having the most unfriendly reception staff ever, they also more or less stole our money by having some strange policy of not returning money paid via debit cards upon cancellations. This of course without informing about this "policy" on beforehand. So BEWARE! The hostel is dirty, we had to ask repeatedly for sheets. Overall a bad experience. On the...

1Thank Krolik_55
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 19 September 2012

During my visit to Rio, I chose the Tupiniquim Hostel. It looked a rather interesting place from the photographs so I thought I'd give it a try. I had a good stay here. I met quite a few interesting people, and the employees Eliseu and Taaisa were very very nice and hospitable. Staff is what helps to make a good...

Thank Eric H
Highland Park, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 September 2012

This place may deserve 4 stars, I would give it 3.5. The 4 star aspects are the following: We stayed in the private ensuite with private bathroom, and my impression is that the room was actually rather good as far as these places go--relatively clean and spacious (and actually the bathroom seemed a step above! Clean, more modern, and about...

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Staying in Botafogo

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In recent years, Botafogo has become one of the hottest neighbourhoods in Rio. It hosts many modern restaurants with contemporary food and many venues to listen to rock and electronic music. Its numerous bars and pubs make this area a great choice for anyone interested in a great nightlife experience - in fact, some bars in the area are open all night. Casa Daros, an art museum that showcases amazing artists from Latin America, is a must see located in a historical building in Botafogo.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rio de Janeiro has so much to offer that we honestly think that you could use our help. Tupiniquim is not just a place to sleep, it is an experience, a dive into the unknown, Terra Incognita … 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) • Continental breakfast, Brazilian style, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Besides that we have many other services, most of them for free: • 24 hour Reception • 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 Maracana Stadium. • 40 min. bus to the Central Bus Station (Rodoviaria) • 50 min. bus or taxi to the International Airport (Galeao) • 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 you will be contacted to proceed and arrange the payment method. Failure to complete the payment in 2 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Albergue Tupiniquim

Address: Rua Paulo Barreto 79, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22280-010, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Botafogo
Price Range: ₹ 972 - ₹ 4,082 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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