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 not cheap. Those kilo buffets suddenly get expensive when you get to Rio. The hostel puts on a spread that is crazy cheap and considering its all you can eat, pretty damn good. Not a huge variety of dishes, but enough to keep your stomach happy.
Your looking at about a 50% success rate. Several of the staff are more interested in checking their Facebook then helping you. That is including when they are suppose to be serving at the bar! There are also a couple that can help you out and give you good tips on where to go. But 50% is not a passing grade. . .
We stayed in two different private ensuite rooms which were pretty good. We also stayed in a dorm room our last night which I wouldn't even allow my dog to sleep in. Gross sheets, no window, and too many beds for the amount of space there was.
Bottom Line -
It is cheaper then any other place you are going to find. The location is pretty good! Don't plan on getting much help from the staff, but be happy on that rare occasion when you do get one that is doing their job.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 - All rooms (except for a couple 6-people shared bathroom) have their own bathroom and there are shared bathrooms in the 2nd. and 3rd. floor if you are in a hurry ... - spacious rooms with extra big windows for maximum ventilation (except for 1 windowless shared room, but this got extra air conditioning: 6 PM to 12 pm ... - solid-noble-wood double bunks with plenty of space (1 meter) between each bed ... I said double and not triple bunks :) - 17 cm high and 120 kg resistant, comfortable, brand-new mattresses (and not those cheap and dirty ones you see in many hostels) - 6 double, triple or quadruple private rooms ... - free bedsheets and blankets - free brazilian style breakfast (08:00 to 10:00) - fully equipped backpackers kitchen where you can fully use all things (except for the fridge) - luggage room ( in case you check out and want to hang around) - plenty of space in our terrace with it's bbq area and Christ the Redeemer view ... - lots of the most popular board games such as: chess, backgammon, checkers, risk, domino, cards, etc ... - multicultural library to understand rio de janeiro and brazil - airport and bus station pickup (subject to availability) - all the travel info you might possibly need - car parking (third party) available near the hostel - taxes included - no minimum or maximum stay (except for New Year's Eve and Carnival) - no lockout or curfew ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Albergue Tupiniquim Rio De Janeiro, Brazil