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Tupiniquim Hostel


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Overall Rating 95%

From 10 Reviews

Hostel rating (10)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 99%
Cleanliness 89%
Location 99%
Security 99%
Service 97%
Comfort 87%
Green rating 86%

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

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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

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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



O ambiente é super aconchegante, limpo, sem baderna. Mas houve dois infortúnios: o vidro da janela do meu quarto bate com o vento e o quarto fica com a janela voltada pra rua, em dia de feira livre não se dorme. Portanto, dormi mal pra caramba.


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Adriana Balon,

Tue 10 Jul 2018

It's been a while since I had stayed in a HI hostel so what can I say ? AC at night, private bathroom, female dorm; not too crowded and lots of space in the room. Superb Wifi everywhere. Good breakfast and excellent restaurants on the street. The most popular beaches are quite near and the Sugar Loaf is at walking distance. Helpful staff also, most of them speak a very good English.


Avatar for Mary


Thu 05 Jul 2018

The neighborhood was a recommendation of a friend who lives nearby. Since I was planning to go out all day I just needed a place where I could sleep in peace. The female dorm exceeded what I expected. Extremely quiet and comfortable, it even has a private bathroom. In the end even my friend came by to have a couple of beers with me.


Avatar for Rachel


Mon 25 Jun 2018

This is my second time in Rio and I wanted to experience a different area (I stayed in Ipanema the first time). Definitively Botafogo was a very good choice, not too crowded, not too expensive, near Lapa and the beaches. The hostel is near the metro so transportation was easy. At least at the time I was there the atmosphere was very relaxed, staff was willing to help all the time. I spend the mornings at the beach and then had some beers at the rooftop bar, perfect.


Avatar for Alexander


Thu 14 Jun 2018


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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