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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed 11 days with the Captain, along with my two friends from home, who met me here during my travels. Books Hostel is a great atmosphere from start to finish. Brilliant, friendly staff, that really got involve in making your experience the best possible. Plus very helpful with any information on regarding Rio. They have a cool bar area... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We started our 7 month long trip here at books hostel and by far it has been the best hostel to stay at. Love the bar and the common area. It's easy to make a few friends to go exploring Rio with. Great and helpful staff.

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Melbourne, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

I am writing this review in the hope that no-one else has a similar experience, and the way to ensure this would be to stay at another hostel. This was easily the biggest disappointment in my month in Brazil. I paid $R2000 in Dec 2013 for 2 dorm beds for the World Cup for 5 nights. The receipt clearly stated... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Books hostel in the Nightclub town of Lapa is a $20 Brazilian Real Taxi ride from Copacabana beach and also the domestic Airport. It is a fun hostel with a good atmosphere at night around the bar downstairs. The rooms are big and spacious with a lot of big/safe lockers to use. The hostel is a 1 minute walk from... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Stayed in Books Hostel for 7 nights and were very happy with our stay. The location is brilliant - walking distance to metro, buses, lapa nightlife and a few shops. The facilities are excellent, especially the breakfast and the internet. What stood out the most was the staff however - led by Felipe they are all so helpful and friendly.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

I will start by saying if your coming to rio and want to see all the sights as well as enjoy the night life this is the place for you. Well positioned in the heart of lapa 2 mins from buses and 10 from the metro. The street party on Friday and Saturday nights is fantastic. This hostel, thanks to... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

So a couple of Brazilian guys recommended this place....and we are so glad we listened! This is a great hostel in a fantastic area, and so much cheaper than others!! The staff have been incredible, taking us on hikes and out to bars in the area etc. The hostel itself is very clean with great kitchen facilities, and the best... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Hands down the best atmosphere out of any hostel I stayed in on my travels. Nowhere will make you feel more welcome, everyone's drinking for happy hour, getting to know each other etc. Great location, rooms are good, the place is just perfect. Big love to all the staff who made it so brilliant, I'll be back.

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Address: Rua Francisco Muratori, 10 | Santa Tereza, 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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