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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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 hour reception
- 24 hour security
- Air Conditioning
- Airport transfers
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Breakfast Included
- Cable TV
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free City Maps
- Free Wifi
- Games Room
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Meals Available
- No Curfew
- Outdoor Terrace
- Pool Table
- Taxes included
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 0 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Drugs are not permitted in the hostel. Failure to comply with this implies calling the police.
All rooms are non-smoking, following brazilian law Number 5517/09 it is forbidden to smoke in closed spaces such as rooms, bathrooms, corridors, etc ... it is only allowed on open spaces such as our terrace ...
Use of the refrigerator is not permitted for we are not able to comply with local sanitary laws on behalf of our guests food. The only exception being for medical reasons or baby food.
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
From the International Airport (Galeão):
Take the bus from the 'Real' company that goes to Copacabana (about R$ 8 reais) and ask the driver to drop you at the stop of Mourisco, a big mirror-building (last stop at Botafogo Beach) ... having the Mourisco on your left you'll see a viaduct, after you go under it you will already be in Rua Prof. Álvaro Rodrigues, go straight and the 4th street on the left is Paulo Barreto ...
Resuming: viaduct, straight ahead, fourth on the left ... (40 min. on the bus and 8 min. walk)
From the Domestic Airport (Santos-Dumont):
Take any of the following buses (about R$ 2,50 reais) that go through aterro do Flamengo: 404, 413, 415 or 455 and drop on the same bus stop I've just described, that is: Mourisco (10 min. on the bus, 8 min. walk)
From the Central Bus Station (Rodoviária):
There are 2 ways: if you go the Mourisco way (same instructions) you'll take bus 127 or 128
The other way is to take bus 136, 170, 172 or 178 and drop on the 2nd. bus stop of São Clemente Street (right after 'Casa de Rui Barbosa'), take 19 de Fevereiro St., cross Voluntários da Pátria St., go up half a block to get to Paulo Barreto St.... (30 min. on the bus, 8 min. walk)
Coming from the old Tupiniquim
To you, guys that are already part of the Tribe, coming out of the old Tupiniquim go to the little plaza, there on the supermarket is General Polidoro St., go against the flux of the cars, fourth on the right is Paulo Barreto ... (about 6 min. walking)
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 Maracana Stadium (temple of football in Rio)
30 min. bus to the Central Bus Station (Rodoviaria)
40 min. bus or taxi to the International Airport (Galeao)