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Tupiniquim Hostel


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Overall Rating 84%

From 7 Reviews

Hostel rating (7)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 89%
Cleanliness 82%
Location 87%
Security 89%
Service 80%
Comfort 80%
Green rating 78%

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 …

  • Dorm
    From $8.74
  • Private
    From $50.71
10 or more people?



Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

The Tupiniquim Hostel is located in a strategic area in the heart of Botafogo district, near Copacabana and the Sugar Loaf where access to all other regions of Rio de Janeiro is very easy and convenient, whether on foot, by bus, subway or taxi.

The Tupiniquim offers dorms for 3-10 people and private rooms for 1-4 people, most with private bathroom and all with air conditioning, receiving individual travelers, couples and families with comfort, hospitality and much sympathy. The daily rates include linen and wi-fi. Both breakfast and dinner are optional and not included on the rate.

For common room for guests, the hostel offers equipped kitchen, cable TV room with home theater and a massive selection of alternative circuit movies, multicultural library, bar with pool table and a large terrace with BBQ area and table games .

The reception is open 24 hours and is has all the information needed for a wonderful stay in the city.

Eliete Fachini

Eliete Fachini


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 3 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 5 qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of 10 % of rates quoted is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby - Less than 500 m

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning - In selected areas
  • Car parking nearby - At or next to the hostel
  • Cycle Storage
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Open 24 hours
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +55 21 3005-0136

Fax. +55 11 2122-4200

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Sugar Loaf Mountain (3 to 5km)
  • Christ the Redeemer (5 to 10km)
  • Copacabana Beach (2 to 3km)

See the full list of attractions



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Avatar for Francisco Andres

Francisco Andres,

Mon 13 Mar 2017

Staff is very friendly and helpfull! Fair prices for drinks and diner. And good vibe at hostel bar. Good location, 3 blocks away from subway and lots of bus options to touristics points of interests. I would certanly recommend and stay in this hostel again.


Avatar for Marco


Thu 09 Mar 2017

The transfer service to/from hostel is really good. After a long day of travelling around, there is nothing better than an ice-cold beer on the balcony looking at Christ The Redeemer (clouds permitting). Breakfast and dinner are available at the hostel and are reasonable, but if this is not to your tastes, there are other places near by. The air-conditioning in the rooms only runs from 8pm to 8am, but can be extended for an extra fee.


Avatar for Mark


Tue 14 Feb 2017

Yes, the hostel is okay, the location is very simple to reach out....anyway, the room is okay 2....I realizaed that the level of occupancy during the year is around 30%-40% during my sttay...just last week the occupancy increased 80% in my room...


Avatar for ALEXIS


Fri 23 Dec 2016

Hi there, Even though you are brazilian, I will write this in English because that's the language that for some reason you chose to review in. No problem. First of all, thank you for the feedback. It is always important to hear from our guests. But it is also important to understand your review. I just don't get some of your scores: 3 in Security ? I mean, the main gate is always closed, only guests and staff have access. The room is always closed and only guests of that room and staff have the key. Lockers super secure below each bed. Cameras in all public areas of the hostel ... Really, what else could you possibly need ?3 stars is totally unfair :( 3 in Efficiency ? You always reserve through, when you come in your check in is like 2 min., you never have ask from the bar, kitchen service or request anything from the staff, like never ... how can assess our efficiency if you do not put us to the test ? 3 in Location ? Botafogo is in the middle of all the touristic areas, you can walk to the beach or the Sugar Loaf, simple metro or bus rides to get to any other attraction. 15 min. to downtown ... I am not saying it should be 5 stars but 3 is a bit unfair :( 3 in Confort ? I mean, confort is relative to the type of room you reserve. You always reserve in the cheapest possible room, a 10-people room. If you put that in context this is a comfortable 10-people room: the mattresses are top of the line, the bunks are double (never triple) and solid wood (madeira de lei), air conditioning in the room, private ensuite bathroom. Btw, the facilities are identical for any room: it is just that there are less people in other rooms ... Again, I am not saying it should be 5 stars but 3 is a bit unfair :( I don't understand the occupancy comment. I mean occupancy is sometimes completely random. Sometimes you could be all alone in the room, sometimes it could be full. But the service, facilities and efficiency will always keep up. Tupiniquim is prepared for that. I guess that maybe you should try other rooms (say, a 6 people dorm) which is like 5 reals more and I am pretty sure you will be more satisfied next time. Cheers man Alex

Manager avatar

Eliete Fachini,

Sun 25 Dec 2016


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Beach (500m to 1km)
  • Cinema (500m to 1km)
  • City Centre (5 to 10km)
  • Cycle trails (Less than 500 m)
  • Gym (Less than 500 m)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (3 to 5km)
  • Local market (Less than 500 m)
  • Mountainous Area (3 to 5km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
  • National / State Park (3 to 5km)
  • Nightlife (500m to 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (1 to 2km)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (2 to 3km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500 m)
  • Theatre (Less than 500 m)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (3 to 5km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

From the International Airport (Galeao): Take the bus from the 'Real' company to Copacabana (about R$ 13 reais). Ask the driver to drop you at Mourisco stop a big mirror-building (last stop at Botafogo Beach) ... with Mourisco on your left you'll see a viaduct go under it you will be in Rua Prof. Alvaro Rodrigues go straight 4th street on the left is Paulo Barreto ...
From the Central Bus Station (Rodoviaria): There are 2 ways: if you go the Mourisco way (same instructions) take bus 127 or 128 OR take bus 136 170 172 or 178 and drop on the 2nd bus stop of Sao Clemente Street (right after 'Casa de Rui Barbosa') take 19 de Fevereiro St. cross Voluntarios da Patria St. go up half a block to get to Paulo Barreto St....
We are 3 blocks away (500 m) from the Botafogo subway station

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