Tupiniquim Hostel is located in an old-1938-colonial-portuguese-style big house on a very quiet street at the heart of Botafogo neighborhood, 10 min. away from the Sugar Loaf and Copacabana beach ... the famous Christ the Redeemer can be seen from some of our windows !!
But you see, the core of a hostel is not a beautiful and charming house (like ours), or plenty Super-Duper hot showers (which we have, 7 in fact) or any of those welcome features ... the core is the people ... in this case the interaction of us, your brazilian hosts, and you ... we are here because of you ... attention to detail and quality in every possible human aspect ... command us ...
- multi-language staff: Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Hebrew ... even a bit of German ... did I forgot any ??
tired of waiting to take a shower ?? we have 7 fully-independent bathrooms and toilets (1 for each 6 persons)
gas-fueled HOT Showers (not those cheap electric ones that get barely warm)
spacious rooms with big big windows for maximum ventilation
solid-noble-wood bunks with plenty of space (1 meter) between each bed
17 cm height and 150 kg resistant confortable brand new cushions (and not those cheap and dirty ones you see on many hostels)
security lockers big enough for your backpacks (1 x 1 x 0, 50 meters each)
24 hours broadband internet (8 Mps) access in brand new Apple Macintosh Computers (virus free)
old fashion vynil gramophone to feel & hear the old Rio
multicultural library so you can understand Rio de Janeiro and Brazil
radical tours: rock climbing at the Sugar Loaf, hiking at the Tijuca Forest, hang gliding at Pedra Bonita, etc ...
cultural agreements such as: volunteer for a day on the favelas, getting to know capoeira and samba ensembles in real live situations, etc ...
central location from all major attractions:
10 min. walk to Copacabana Beach and the Sugar Loaf
10 min. bus or subway to Lapa and all the Historical Downtown of Rio
15 min. bus to Lagoa and the gorgeous Botanical Garden
20 min. bus to the Statue of Christ the Redeemer
20 min. bus to Ipanema Beach
25 min. subway to the Maracana Stadium (temple of football in Rio)
30 min. bus to the Central Bus Station (Rodoviaria)
40 min. bus or taxi to the International Airport (Galeao)
24 hours reception
free coconut on arrival !!
double private rooms (for couples or groups up to 4)
ensuite / family full-featured apartment (50 meters from Copacabana Beach)
free bedsheets and blankets
free brazilian style breakfast (08:00 to 12:00)
fully equipped backpackers kitchen (2 fridges and stoves)
tight-controlled safe box and storage room
bar and chilling area with full cable TV and full featured home theater
plenty of space at our courtyard with it's BBQ area and hammocks
would you like to play ping pong, table football, basketball, volleyball, football or frescoball ?? we borrow you the stuff ...
lots of the most popular table games such as: chess, backgammon, checkers, risk, domino, cards, etc ...
towels, bikes, surf and body boards for rent
airport and bus station pickup
powerful fans on all rooms
telephone / fax facilities
all the travel info you might possibly need
car parking available
backpackers laundry service
bureau de change
no minimum or maximum stay
no lockout, deposit or curfew