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Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Books Rio is a vibrant and fun loving place! Loads of people to meet and plenty of parties to be had! Amazing breakfasts and just a great environment! A must for Rio! 5 minute walk to metro and situated in lively Lapa, a great place to stay!

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Varanasi, India
Reviewed 17 April 2016

We have been staying at Books hostel in Rio for the last 2 weeks and teaching lots of travellers as they pass through. Books hostel is a gem in rio - as soon as you walk through the door you are so welcomed, no question goes unanswered and the people who work and stay are an incredible bunch 💗 If...

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

I recommend this hostel to everyone, especially solo travellers as it is the perfect place to meet people and make friends. Very sociable and definitely a party hostel in the heart of lapa. Great location, loved staying here as opposed to touristy Copacabana beach. The staff are all great, very friendly and helpful, and Filipe the owner is the best!...

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Reviewed 1 April 2016

If you are looking to party and meet new people, then stay at this hostel. If you are looking for a more quiet hostel with clean rooms then I would not stay here. There wasn´t any hot water when we stayed there our 3 nights. There was a bar outside which sold cheap and good drinks, but it is of...

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Reviewed 26 March 2016

Really lively hostel with lots of young travellers. The rooms and bathrooms are fairly clean There are lockers, wifi, a TV room with netflix and an outside area with a bar as well as a kitchen. The people who ran the hostel were all lovely. It's really lively and in the evening everyone comes together and drinks in the hostel...

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Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

The hostel itself is ok good party scene but the way girls are treated by the owner is horrible. I would not recommend any girls go here unless you want to be given inappropriate and rude comments. I would never stay here again! All the other workers were great and provided a great atmosphere.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

I would highly recommend this hostel to anyone travelling through Rio. Felipe makes everyone feel at home within his hostel. The place has a great atmosphere and it's a great place to meet people with lots of communal areas to socialise. A home away from home.

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Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Awesome hostel that fits in very well to the funky hipster vibe of Lapa. -Comfy beds, lockers, WIFI fans and AC in rooms. -Bathrooms clean and well set up. -Awesome comfy common room. Bean bags, couch, TV, computers etc. -Outdoor patio area, graffiti clad walls with a sick bar that does great happy hour drinks. -Kitchen is adequate. -Paid $15AUD...

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Thank James H
Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 15 February 2016

I have been to a lot of hostels in the world and Books hostel is probably one of the best hostel i have ever been i n my life! Felipe the owner is all ways around to help- supper nice guy!! and all the people that work there are supper cool and friendly!

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Reviewed 8 February 2016

Because of our late flight we arrived there at 3 am. Dressed in winter clothing in very hot heat we saw no indication there was a hostel there, and started to worry. However upon entering discovered the friendliest staff, a happy and energetic owner, and a great diversity of travelers. Made some very good friends, and great memories. Tip: Felipe...

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Santa Teresa is a bohemian enclave hosting many local artists’ studios. The narrow, winding streets of this neighbourhood were revitalised years ago, and visitors can now stroll through this area to view magnificent mansions dating back to the late 19th and early 20th century. A highlight not miss: Museu Chacará do Céu, a former mansion turned museum which houses works by prominent Brazilian modern artists.
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Address: Rua Francisco Muratori 10, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-080, Brazil (Formerly Brazil Hostel)
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa
Price Range: $17 - $52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Books Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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“Ask for the room up the back stairs by the kitchen, on the far side of the bathroom. It's the quietest, smallest and coolest dorm in place”
 of 5 bubbles OMazingAoife, 17 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Try to stay upstairs, it is a bit more quiet at night.”
 of 5 bubbles A290OXmicheler, 1 Apr 2016 | Read review
“all room are good!”
 of 5 bubbles pelegcohen, 15 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The 10 Bed dorm you will not be able to get to sleep before 11pm as it is right above the bar.”
 of 5 bubbles Jess_Dioquino91, 25 Aug 2015 | Read review
“people sharing the room”
 of 5 bubbles pamelitac2014, 1 Aug 2015 | Read review
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