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1.5 of 5 Hostel   |   Rua Francisco Muratori, 10, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-080, Brazil (Formerly Brazil Hostel) (Santa Teresa)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fab location, down a quiet street, but only a few minutes walk to the bars and clubs of Lapa. The owner and staff are amazing, they really go the extra mile for you, and will chat/invite you out from day one of your stay. Nice breakfasts, fun chill out zone with netflix for hangover days, cheap and tasty capirinis, Fun... More 

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Blue Mountains National Park, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cleanliness and security of this place let it down. You have to put your used toilet paper in the bin (which is fine) but the bins provided are too small and every day they would overflow on to the ground before the cleaners would come the next day. There were only two toilets on the top floor for about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good location, good prices, nice and friendly people, comfortable beds also (difficult to find in hostels) and especially great atmosphere (i loved the painting in the wall, the forniture, the bar area). And it it was possible to use the kitchen and cook our own meal. Not perfect cleaning (too many people for few bathrooms), but not worse than in... More 

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La Paz, Bolivia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

GRRRreat. Cheap caprinhas at happy hour, best book exchange I've seen at a hostel, nice vibe, friendly staff, great location. Love the Albert Camus mural. Had the best time here, no kidding, you need this for your Rio experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My sister and I stayed at Books Hostel for 3 nights at the end of November 2014. It was a lot of fun! Captain Felipe and the amazing staff at this hostel really go out of their way to make you feel very welcome! It is well located in the Lapa neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro, has a bar and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I stayed at Books for 3 nights in September 2014 and can't say enough good things about this place! The staff is amazing and went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. The atmosphere is also great. In addition to the in-hostel bar, there's a lounge where you can watch a movie or read a book from Books' extensive... More 

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Wonthaggi, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My friends and I have been traveling for 5 months and have stayed at around 40-50 different hostels. Books is by far the best!!! The staff are the friendliest, most helpful people you will ever meet. Felipe the owner is the most caring and down to earth person and will literally do anything for you. Nothing is ever an issue... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Hands down the best hostel I've been in in the 10 countries I've back packed. Great staff, great guests, great parties, would definitely go back if I am ever in Rio again, and would recommend anyone going to Rio to stay there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

It's not the cleanest hostel, but the atmosphere makes up for that. People working there make you feel at home in no time. Rooms are a bit messy, but more than oke for budget travellers. Breakfast is very good and the location in Lapa is awesome! Good price/quality

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

In 9 months of travelling, I have to say Books has been my favourite hostel by far. The hostel is set in Lapa, perfect for partying, especially on Fridays where there is a street party!There are buses to all the main sites in Rio and the hostel is 10 mins from the metro! The hostel is kept very clean, contrary... More 

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Address: Rua Francisco Muratori, 10, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-080, Brazil (Formerly Brazil Hostel)
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Books Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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