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Tupiniquim Hostel


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Overall Rating 87%

From 7 Reviews

Hostel rating (7)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 88%
Cleanliness 76%
Location 98%
Security 92%
Service 88%
Comfort 78%
Green rating 84%

Tupiniquim is not just a place to sleep, it is an experience!

  • Dorm
    From $8.96
  • Private
    From $21.73
10 or more people?



Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

The HI Hostel Tupiniquim is located in a strategic area of the city wonderful , in the heart of the neighborhood Botafogo , where access to all other regions of Rio de Janeiro is very easy and convenient, whether on foot, by bus, subway or taxi. The hostel is housed in a spacious Portuguese Colonial style house built in 1938. But the main attraction of this hostel is the relaxed and alternative atmosphere that charms guests.

The Tupiniquim offers collective and private rooms , most with private bathrooms and all with air conditioning , receiving individual travelers, couples and families with comfort , hospitality and lots of friendliness . The daily rates include bed linen , breakfast and wi-fi access .

For the common coexistence of the guests, the hostel has an equipped kitchen , cable TV room with home theater and a selection of movies from the alternative circuit, multicultural library , bar with pool table and a large terrace with barbecue area and table games . The reception is open 24 hours a day and the HI Hostel Tupiniquim staff will be on hand to provide you with all the information you need 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

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

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



As with most hostels I only booked one night and if I liked it would stay more. I just kept staying 😀. There is still good value on HI hostels as this hostel proves it: good showers, large mattresses, large lockers, private bathroom, TV room, pool table, the list goes on and on. But I guess what I liked the most is that the hostel is always tidy, always clean, you don't even notice it because the owners (who live there) keep things running smoothly. Recommended.


Avatar for John


Sat 19 May 2018

All the basics were pretty good but one thing that really shines is their recycling policy: they even recycle cigarettes! I have never seen that in any hostel. I just think they should advertise that a little better. The people that work there are very nice also, very humane.


Avatar for Duncan


Tue 01 May 2018

O pessoal é muito atencioso, isto é indiscutível. Só acho que precisam melhorar na limpeza do albergue. Mesmo. Encontrei no banheiro inúmeros vermes e centopeias saindo dos ralos. Acho que uma modernização do ambiente e móveis, cairia bem.


Avatar for Diego


Thu 18 Jan 2018

Tupiniquim Hostel is a very neat place in the district of Botafogo close to the major attractions of the city such as, Copacabana, Lapa and Christ the Redeemer. The hostel is to be found in a very safe environment. It is comfortable, clean and definitely worth the price. The breakfast is good, but unfortunately a little bit meagre.The host Alex is very nice, communicative, trustworthy and very helpful. I've stayed a week there and I felt like at home.


Avatar for Christof


Tue 10 Oct 2017

Já registrei minha reclamação pelo Facebook da Hostelling International.


Avatar for Tainá Amélia

Tainá Amélia,

Thu 21 Sep 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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