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Books Hostel

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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“toastie maker”(2 reviews)
“clean dorms”(2 reviews)
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
1.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

I flew from Dubai to Rio to meet my posh lawyer friend who was taking a year out to travel South America and other exciting places across the globe. We met in Rio and she planned the whole two weeks accommodation wise. I am not...More

Thank Charlotte F
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This was a fantastic hostel, a great nightlife from here and the staff are extremely friendly. I would say that the staff are the most friendly from over 20 hostels I have stayed in across Europe and South America! They very kindly let me use...More

Thank danielmac08
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

The location couldn't be better. Its surrounded by bars and main landmarks in Rio as ARCOS DE LAPA, the famous stairs and Its 5 minutes walk from the metro station. The hostel is the right place to stay if you are looking for a Party,...More

Thank sebastian p
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Best breakfast included, ggod poeple, great atmosphere, everybody is going out together all the time, hot water in the showers. Great location- not far from the bus station and the metro, also good restaurants are near by, and wonderful tours!

Thank Nofar H
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

The title pretty much sums it up. I stayed at Books for a week and a half and I could easily have spend many months here. The hostel is so welcoming especially the staff who make you feel part of a family. I stayed here...More

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
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Air Conditioning
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US$11 - US$52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$11 - US$52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room & Suite (34)
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Santa Teresa
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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Response from Jessie P | Reviewed this property |
Hey there, We paid at the end of our stay so this sounds a little bit strange. Especially since you can't pay via PayPal. Felipe is the boss there, was the email from him? And was there a reason why you had to pay in full... More
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"Check for Air Conditioning! It's the same price!"
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"Pick one with a fan if going during the summer ;) Although I think all rooms have fans"
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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..."
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"Try to stay upstairs, it is a bit more quiet at night."
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