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Tupiniquim Hostel


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Overall Rating 88%

From 7 Reviews

Hostel rating (7)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 92%
Cleanliness 85%
Location 94%
Security 91%
Service 83%
Comfort 85%
Green rating 86%

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 $8.13
  • Private
    From $43.89
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.

Alexandre Campista

Alexandre Campista


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



I stayed in a lot of HI hostels so far and this is one of the best. People working here are very friendly and helpful, and put a lot of effort into their work, they make you feel at home. The location is good, Botafogo metro station is just 5 minutes away, from where you can reach any sightseeing point and the beaches. I have stayed a couple of times in this hostel during my South-American journey, I would definitely return here next time and I highly recommend it.


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Sat 08 Apr 2017

I have stayed in a lot of HI hostels and this hostel has been one of the best. The people working here are very friendly, put so much effort into their work and making their guests feel at home. The location of the hostel is good, a safe neighbourhood, just 5 minutes walk from Botafogo metro station which is ideal to reach any famous spot of the town. I returned a couple of times to this hostel during my South-American journey, I highly recommend it and I would definitely return another time.


Avatar for Annamaria


Thu 06 Apr 2017

Necesita mejorar la comunicación entre hostelling international y el hostel conveniado. Tuve problemas en mi ultimo viaje con respecto a documentos necesarios para poder hospedarnos con mi hermano menor de edad.


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Francisco Andres,

Mon 13 Mar 2017

Look at the scores he gave us: Friendliness: 3 Efficiency: 2 Security: 4 Comfort: 5 Cleanliness: 4 Location: 5 See a pattern here ?? low scores in friendliness and efficiency, do you know why ? because they were traveling with two 17 year old boys. Minors under brazilian law. And they didn't bring with them the proper authorization to stay signed by their legal guardians. That would be Brazilian Federal Law 8.069 of 13 july 1990, you can check it out here: According to article 82: "Art. 82. É proibida a hospedagem de criança ou adolescente em hotel, motel, pensão ou estabelecimento congênere, salvo se autorizado ou acompanhado pelos pais ou responsável." Translation: It is forbidden to accommodate a children or teenager in hotels, motels and any other similar establishments, unless it is authorized or they are with their parents or legal guardians. That is a federal law by the way, and we at Tupiniquim have to abide by any federal, state and local laws. These two teenagers were born in Brazil and live in São Paulo so they can't say they didn't know about the law. But even if you don't know the laws that is not a valid reason not to follow them. That is common sense and civility, here in Brazil and in the rest of the world. Now, we only asked if the mother or father of them could send by email or WhatsApp a written authorization as per the law. The problem is that they arrived at 23:00 and were tired of travelling. And they took more than an hour to reply, and until it was done we could not proceed the check in. Of course they got upset. They had already paid us so I offer them to try to cancel the credit charge with American Express but they preferred to wait for the authorization and stay with us. I have to stress that it is completely unfair to us to receive a 2 score (40 %) in efficiency. Actually we were being extremely efficient by denying them the lodging precisely because these laws are made to protect under 18-years old minors. We understand that it must be annoying but it is not our fault that they arrived that late, and that they didn't not brought the proper documentation. They gave us Friendliness at 3 (60 %) for the same reason. Btw, they extended the stay for one extra night (night of march, 5th), so if we are so unfriendly (60 %) why would they extend the stay and not search for another hostel ?? contradictory isn't it ? We refuse to accept their review for the reasons exposed. There is nothing wrong with the communication between Tupiniquim Hostel and Hostelling International. The problem is that sometimes people assume certain things, they don't ask about local regulations and then shift the blame to us, the hostel. If you need further explanations from any of our staff we are here at your service.

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Alexandre Campista, ἀπὸ μηχανῆς θεός

Wed 15 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


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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