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Tupiniquim Hostel

Rua Paulo Barreto, 79 Botafogo

Highlights

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • Linen Included

Important Information

In case you have any questions, anything at all, please consider that there is always some cool recepcionist online 24/7 at our live support. It is always better to talk to a human being don't you agree ??
http://www.tupiniquimhostel.com.br/sites/atendimento1280eng.shtml

Old fashioned ?? our landlines numbers got you covered:
+55 21 3005-0136 and +55 11 2122-4200

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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.

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 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'

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Important Information

In case you have any questions, anything at all, please consider that there is always some cool recepcionist online 24/7 at our live support. It is always better to talk to a human being don't you agree ??
http://www.tupiniquimhostel.com.br/sites/atendimento1280eng.shtml

Old fashioned ?? our landlines numbers got you covered:
+55 21 3005-0136 and +55 11 2122-4200

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.

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 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'

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

We decided to stay at Tupiniquim because of their 'bashfull' claim re. the atmosphere at the hostel and the quirkyness of the write up - Tupininiquim sounded cute. Their offer of setting you up elsewhere should you not like their hostel also made us feel that it was a safe bet. This turned out not the case as they made us pay up front and when we wanted to leave after one night they would not compromise in any way so we left paying for 3 nights and staying for one. The most they offered was to call a taxi and for us to then sort ourselves out. A lot of what is further claimed is also not true. It is not "like 100m" further to Copacabana let alone Ipanema and not wise to even consider walking to those beaches if you felt inclined to do so. They say there is airconditioning but the fine print allows only for a few hours in the evening which is a problem in summer. We did not sample the breakfast or other amenities so cannot comment. It is conveniently close to the subway and bus routes. They young lady in the front room/reception was very helpful and tried to asist us but it was not her call. A brave choice!

Overall
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Location
2
Cleanliness
2
Value
2
Facilities
2
Service
4

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Hotel Amenities

  • 24 hour reception
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bar
  • Café
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Games room
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Restaurant
  • STEAMROOM
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Free breakfast

general

  • 24 Hour Security

parking

  • Bicycle Parking

entertainment

  • Board Games

sport& leisure

  • Cable TV
  • Pool Table
  • Map
  • Streetview
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