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1.5 of 5 Hostel   |   Rua Francisco Muratori, 10 | Santa Tereza, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-080, Brazil (Formerly Brazil Hostel) (Santa Teresa)
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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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90 reviews 90 reviews
22 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Cabarete, Dominican Republic
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here in November 2013 with a good mate, left making 2 other good mates, 1 who travelled with us for the following 10 days. First arrived late on a Friday night, still abit intimidated by Lapa as it was my first experience of South America straight off the flight. We had trouble with a cash machine and the... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I can´t speak higher of the friendliness of the people at Books - staff and guests included. I had so much fun getting to know everyone there. The atmosphere is extremely friendly and fun. The rooms are basic and the bathrooms are too but you don´t go to Books to spend time in your room. Despite it being a party... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I did my check in and about 30 minutes latter I did my check out. It wasn't my first time at a hostel so I know what to expect from one. The entrance was ok, the living room ok, the kitchen ok. I entered the bedroom and it was a mess, there were 3 berths and I literally had no... More

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New York City, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

What a wonderful place to spend a few days. The staff is awesome. The location is really cool too. Its in a bustling neighborhood where all the locals party every night. The only drawback was no AC on hot nights, but other than that we had absolutely no complaints. Don't miss the passionfruit caipirinha at happy hour!

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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*
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