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 hostel, and unlike the one I stayed in London, the staff actually wants to get to know you. The only things that I was bothered at was that the AC in our dorm didn't work so it was rather stuffy inside (it was the Mitos e Lendas dorm, I'm not sure about the other dorms but from what my friend told me his had REALLY good AC) and that the hot water worked when it wanted to. But like the tagline says, it's "Um Lugar Alternativo, para pessoas alternativas". It's a nice place and in a good neighborhoood. I stayed during Carnaval so I can't give a direct price guide because I'm sure the price goes down during other parts of the year (except New Year's of course) so I apologize. If you stay here, you might be expected to wire a deposit before you go, about a quarter of the total price of your dorm/room, so make sure you have that handy and wire it. They do this mostly because they get people who reserve and then don't show up. So that's the reason. :) Enjoy your stay at Tupiniquim! BTW, I stayed here in February 2008, during the magic time of Carnival, but Trip Advisor's dates don't go back that far, so I had to put the farthest date.
- 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