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Tupiniquim Hostel

Hostel

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

Rio de Janeiro has so much to offer that we honestly think that you could use some help through our music, films and culture ... Tupiniquim is not just a place to sleep, it is a 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, our music 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 we are by all means perfect, it means that we improve by the minute, we have been like that for the last 9 years.

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Atmosphere 74%

Cleanliness 77%

Facilities 66%

Location 89%

Safety 86%

Staff 82%

Value 78%

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Games Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Pool Table
  • Restaurant
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk

Important Information

Bookings for World cup 2014
~**Payment Method: Credit Card or wire transfer.
** Payment policy for World Cup: 40% in advance is required. After your booking is confirmed by hostelbookers You will be contacted to proceed and arrange the payment method. Failure to complete the payment in 7 working days will result in cancellation of your booking. )
**Cancellation Policy for Carnival: Non Refundable


The New Years' package is for 5 nights minimum and a check in date of 28 December ONLY. Even if the booking engine allows you to book other nights, you must check in on the 28th.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 12:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Rio de Janeiro?

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Rio de Janeiro has so much to offer that we honestly think that you could use some help through our music, films and culture ... Tupiniquim is not just a place to sleep, it is a 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, our music 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 we are by all means perfect, it means that we improve by the minute, we have been like that for the last 9 years.

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About Tupiniquim Hostel

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 a really nice-not-overcrowded beach but we are light years ahead the vast majority of the hostels in terms of service, staff, personality, fun, etc ...

Perharps you are willing to stay on just another hostel full of europeans, americans, aussies and israelis ?? no ?? yes ?? ... what if you could stay in a place where 60 % of the guests are brazilians ?? then you would get a real experience WITHIN the hostel, wouldnt that be bloody cool ??

Man, 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 reals cheaper ?? a place with triple bunks, 16 + people dorms, thin mattresses, lousy breakfast, no bar, no fun ??

We accept visa, mastercard and american express !!!

Free WIFI for all our guests
Free pool table
Free TV / DVD room
Free Lockers at each bed
Free Luggage Storage Room
Free Brazilian style breakfast: 08-10 am

But you see, the core of a hostel is not a beautiful and charming house (like ours), or plenty super-duper hot showers (which we have 13 of, in fact) or any of those welcome features ... The core is the people ... In this case the interaction between us, your brazilian hosts, and you ... We are here because of you ... Attention to detail and quality in every possible human aspect ... Command us ...


General Policies for New Years Eve, Carnival & Olympic Games:

** Minimum Stay: 3 nights (5 nights for Carnival)
** Payment Method: Credit Card or wire transfer.
** 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 Hostebookers Reservation (which is 12 %), we will contact you to further pay another 38 % (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'

Accommodation Information

- multi-lingual staff: Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Hebrew ...
- 24 hour reception ...
- Free WiFi if you prefer (speed according to your wifi setup, up to 50 Mbps) ...
- air conditioning in all rooms (from 08 PM till 10 AM)...
- security lockers big enough for your backpacks (1 x 1 x 0,50 meters each)
- bar and chilling area with a gorgeous view from the Christ ...
- Our TV room has a massive 55'' LCD in which you can enjoy cable tv (with all your favorites shows) and more than 400 films, all free of charge ...
- Pool table
- All rooms (except for 2 6-people shared bathroom) have their own bathroom and there are shared bathrooms at the 2nd and 3rd floor if you are in a hurry ...
- spacious rooms with extra big windows for maximum ventilation (except for 1 windowless shared room, but this got extra air conditioning: 6 PM to 12 pm ...
- solid-noble-wood double bunks with plenty of space (1 meter) between each bed ...
- 6 double, triple or quadruple private rooms ...
- free bedsheets and blankets
- free Brazilian style breakfast (08:00 to 10:00)
- fully equipped backpackers kitchen where you can fully use all things (except for the fridge)
- luggage room ( in case you check out and want to hang around)
- plenty of space in our courtyard with it's BBQ area and Christ the Redeemer view ...
- lots of the most popular board games such as: chess, backgammon, checkers, risk, domino, cards, etc ...
- no minimum or maximum stay (except for New Year's Eve, Carnival and Olympic Games)
- all extra items are subject to availability
- taxes included
- no minimum or maximum stay (except for New Year's Eve, Carnival or Olympic Games)
- no lockout or curfew

Location Information

Rua Paulo Barreto, 79 - Botafogo - Rio de Janeiro

3 min. subway (one station) to Copacabana Beach
10 min. bus to Lapa, Domestic Airport (Santos-Dumont)
15 min. bus to Lagoa, Botanical Garden and the Sugar Loaf Mountain
15 min. subway (4 stations) to Ipanema Beach
25 min. bus to the Statue of Christ the Redeemer and Ipanema Beach
30 min. subway to the Maracanã Stadium (temple of football in Rio)
30 min. bus to the Central Bus Station (Rodoviária)
40 min. bus or taxi to the International Airport (Galeão)