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Tupiniquim Hostel

Rua Paulo Barreto, 79 | Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22280-010, Brazil (Botafogo)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Nice hostel, felt safe and secure, and the rooms were clean and comfortable. The staff were helpful and spoke enough English to communicate, and I was able to leave my bags there between checking out and getting my flight. There's a nice roofgarden dining area and one day of my stay a great fruit and veg market sprung up in... More

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Quito, Ecuador
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The rooms are ok, I mean you get that you pay! The room is kind of clean don`t wait that somedody fix your room, always we have hot water, the air conditioner was like doest`n work very well but works. The 2 bad things is: the longest check inn that I did ever, you arrive from a long way of... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Top shagger here for the world cup...rocks up and pays £8 for the privilege...you get lots more for your money...rooms are a bit small, decent beds...and nice roof top bar with view of christ the redeemer, and a good sized breakfast to recharge the batteries after a night of shagging. Must have been the jet lag but top shagger didnt... More

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Achern, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

A wonderful hostel! New bathrooms, large breakfast buffet, a good diner (for money), a really nice roof terrace where you can eat breakfast and dinner, a bar with billard and friendly and helpful staff. The only thing to complain is the missing English knowledge of the staff (communication via Google translater). I really enjoied the time at this hostel and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Positives: perfect location, friendly staff, excellent breakfast and fantastic view from the roof terrace. Negatives: The room needs more maintenance (we had broken bed and broken shower head. It was very late for repair and we used shower in shared bathroom which was fine).

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Besides having the most unfriendly reception staff ever, they also more or less stole our money by having some strange policy of not returning money paid via debit cards upon cancellations. This of course without informing about this "policy" on beforehand. So BEWARE! The hostel is dirty, we had to ask repeatedly for sheets. Overall a bad experience. On the... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

During my visit to Rio, I chose the Tupiniquim Hostel. It looked a rather interesting place from the photographs so I thought I'd give it a try. I had a good stay here. I met quite a few interesting people, and the employees Eliseu and Taaisa were very very nice and hospitable. Staff is what helps to make a good... More

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Highland Park, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

This place may deserve 4 stars, I would give it 3.5. The 4 star aspects are the following: We stayed in the private ensuite with private bathroom, and my impression is that the room was actually rather good as far as these places go--relatively clean and spacious (and actually the bathroom seemed a step above! Clean, more modern, and about... More

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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 hotel reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

The Good Location - They are in a safe neighborhood close to everything you need (groceries, bars, food). Three blocks from a main street where you can catch a bus to anywhere in the city and a ten minute walk from the underground that can get you to the beaches in 10 minutes. Dinner buffet - Food in Rio is... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

My wife and I stayed in the double room with private bathroom and except for the visiting pigeon that somehow snuck in it was really good! Great spread of food for the occasional dinners (pay extra for that) and wonderful roof top bar. The caipirinhas were quite a good deal and fellow travelers were very mellow and friendly.

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Address: Rua Paulo Barreto, 79 | Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22280-010, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Botafogo
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