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Books Hostel

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Rua Francisco Muratori, 10, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-080, Brazil (Formerly Brazil Hostel)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the time i spent here! The 10 bed dorm was really spacious and good room to meet new people she you first arrive! Felipe and the rest of the staff are such great hosts and are very knowledgable for Rio! I will definitely be coming back again someday!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was completely underwhelmed when I first arrived. I wasn't even sure I had arrived at the right place. However, once you walk through the door, it is a very different story! I was greeted by the Owner, a really fun and friendly guy, named Felipe. What was only going to be a few days suddenly became 5 days. In... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was a little small for 6 people but other than that my friends and I enjoyed our staying very much. We stayed for 6 nights and each night was a party night since there is a little bar that offers happy hour from 7 to 11 pm after that the bar closes and the party keeps going on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Beware it looks nothing from the outside and took me a while to find! But other than that, staff were so friendly and helpful. Its a very laid back hostel by day but hopping party hostel by night! I was there on a Thursday and Friday night and met lots of like minded, young party goers taking advantage of the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

When parents and adults imagine hostels abroad, they think of places that are packed with long-haired people who smell a bit having not showered for a while, slightly dirty floors and a general sense of carefree youthful messiness. This hostel is that place in real life. I've travelled for around 4 months in different parts of the world and been... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Books hostel in lapa is probably the best hostel in rio for party - its location in lapa is great for the weekends. Besides it has a nice breakfast, comfortable rooms and good wifi. Downside - not enough bathrooms for all the people and the water is not the best. I wouldnt recommend staying in that area in the middle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Books was a really great place for us to stay in Rio as it was minutes from the delights of Lapa (check out the cachaca bar five minutes walk away) but we were also very content to stay in the hostel on slow mornings, hanging out in the downstairs sort of terrace area or the living room. The team of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

What a great special place, I always had a smile on my face, The rooms were great and really sweet, And always super duper neat, We partied loads and had great drinks, But make sure, 'don't lean on the sinks'! And to conclude it was a great stay, And you should definitely go one day :) Hooray!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Books was my very first hostel on day 1 of my travels. I was there for a week and it was a brilliant place to start. The hostel was clean and tidy, has all the facilities you could need - full kitchen, great breakfast, and it attracts the most incredible people from everywhere. Capirinhas are the cheapest I have come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

One of the best hostels ive stayed in! It's a party hostel with an amazing location in the heart of lapa (where the bars etc are), i went for carnival in Feb 2014 and it was near all the action. Even though it's a party hostel and Felipe the owner is a party boy, he is also the most organised,... More 

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