⚜︎⚜︎ The Best Hostel in ☼ Rio! ☞ Awesome Location

Private room in hostel hosted by Tupiniquim Hostel

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 private bath
Fast wifi
At 589 Mbps, you can take video calls and stream videos for your whole group.
Experienced host
Tupiniquim Hostel has 175 reviews for other places.


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An endless string of white sand beaches, lush green tropical rainforests and iconic wonders of the world, plus a cultural heartbeat pulsing at its centre … Rio de Janeiro!
Sun, sand and sexy samba await you in Rio! At Tupiniquim we can make it happen …

To stay at Tupiniquim is to get the best of 2 worlds: the intimacy that only a small and personal place can offer you and the professional service that only a top hostel can provide.

The space
Travelling solo or rocking up in a crew, we've got the perfect dorm or private room for you. Comfy beds, top facilities and a legendary rooftop bar onsite every night!
We guarantee you an authentic Brazilian experience so come and join our tribe and experience the real Brazil, the real Rio, the one for the purists!

Tupiniquim is a hostel run by Brazilians, it's not just a place to sleep, it's an experience that will make your stay legendary. You’ll start friendships that’ll outlast your trip. You’ll talk about Rio for ages after you get back home. We can make it happen …

So why would you stay in a slightly cheaper but crappy place when you can stay in one of the best hostels in Rio de Janeiro for a fair price? :)

Of course we have all the basics you can expect from a hostel: kitchen, lounge area, 24/7 reception, etc …

What we excel into is our customer service: you see, most hostels go into one of 2 extremes: either they are way too friendly (thus forgetting to be efficient) or either they are way too efficient (thus becoming a boring hotel). That is not the point of a hostel: you do not travel not to have a decent service or to meet new people right ?

There are many kinds of backpackers: starting from the one who’s on a tight budget and have to save every penny in order to be able to travel for months in a row and going all the way up to couples who are a bit tired of sleeping in dorms and want a well deserved break in a comfortable (but not luxurious or expensive) en suite private room.

We get it, we really do. That is why Tupiniquim was designed to give you as many choices as possible. Our job is to make sure you get the best room for your needs. The best bang for your buck. And trust me: we are very good at our job, of course: we have been doing that for the last 13 years :p

Want the f#*@ing cheapest possible bed? no problem, the 8-people mixed dorm is waiting for you.

Too messy on the 8-people? 6-people dorms are the middle ground: just a few more reals and the Valhalla of the Dorms opens itself for you ;)

You want the absolute best in dorms? not dealing with tons of people ? A 3-people dorm is almost a private but at a fraction of the cost.

You are traveling with your girlfriend and you sweat just to look at her ? well, you know, dorms are just not going to cut it. Get yourself a private room and enjoy yourself all day/night long ! haha

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Fast wifi – 589 Mbps
43" HDTV with Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Disney+, HBO Max, Netflix, premium cable
Window AC unit
Shared patio or balcony
Luggage dropoff allowed
Security cameras on property
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Central location to all major attractions:
• 4 min. subway (one station) to Copacabana Beach.
• 10 min. subway (4 stations) to Ipanema Beach.
• 12 min. subway (5 stations) to all the Historical Downtown of Rio.
• 15 min. bus to Lapa, Domestic Airport (Santos-Dumont), Lagoa, Botanical Garden and the Sugar Loaf Mountain.
• 25 min. bus to the Statue of Christ the Redeemer.
• 30 min. subway (12 stations) to the Maracanã Stadium.
• 40 min. bus to the Central Bus Station (Rodoviária)
• 50 min. bus or taxi to the International Airport (Galeão)
• 70 min. bus to Barra da Tijuca Beach.

Botafogo is the best neighborhood for you to stay because buses run through here the whole night, subways go until midnight and it is a very safe neighborhood ... if you are like 99 % of the tourists here in Rio you will like to visit all these touristic spots I've just mentioned hence is better to stay central unless you are addicted to football (in that case you should stay in Zona Norte, near Engenhão and Maracanã but far from everything), or addicted to party (better stay in Lapa, but you won't be able to sleep), or addicted to beaches (better stay in Ipanema, and get ready to spend all your money 'cause it is very very expensive) ... yes my friend, if you stay in Lapa it will be far from the beaches and the Sugar Loaf, if you stay on the beaches it will be far from Lapa and Christ the Redeemer ... take my advice, better to stay close to everything in a superb place in Rio de Janeiro.

Hosted by Tupiniquim Hostel

  1. Joined in April 2016
  • 175 Reviews
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Tupiniquim is about the experience of being in Brazil, our cook only makes regional Brazilian food, our film selection has an emphasis for Brazilian cult films, the music that we play is selected among the best in Brazil, we call it 'brasilidade' in Portuguese and our goal is to make you feel that by the end of your stay.

Tupiniquim is also about quality. Given the few resources that hostels usually have, we make the best out of them, our customer support level is unheard of ... think of Leonidas and his 300 Spartans, they were in another league compared to the Greeks of their times, so are we in hostel management. Of course, that does not mean that we are by all means perfect, not in the slightest all, it only means that we try to improve by the minute, we have been like that for the last 10 years.
Tupiniquim is about the experience of being in Brazil, our cook only makes regional Brazilian food, our film selection has an emphasis for Brazilian cult films, the music that we p…


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During your stay

We, the owners, live here at Tupiniquim so if there is a problem in the hostel we instantly notice it, we are in the same boat as you so if things go south we suffer just the same as you. (that seldom happens btw)

But Tupiniquim at it’s core is a very Brazilian hostel, and a good Brazilian is before anything helpful, cheerful and always in a party vibe !! I am pretty sure you’ll love it :)

We are really into samba, good movies, good food, a good chat and always good music, I know: we sound really cool :) Being like that my friend is an art, not fit for amateurs

Having said that it’s important to understand that this a business, we support many families with this. So there is a line that cannot be crossed ok ??
We, the owners, live here at Tupiniquim so if there is a problem in the hostel we instantly notice it, we are in the same boat as you so if things go south we suffer just the same…
  • Languages: English, Français, Italiano, Português, Español
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 1:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm
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