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 plus side it is cheap, the breakfast was nice and so was the roof terrace. Also they have two mixed gender dorms which is good for couples.
But we are never coming back there, that's GeForce sure!
- 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