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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 5 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

One of the funnest, friendliest hostels we've stayed in. The location, staff and atmosphere make this place a really great place to stay. The location, Lapa is a lively neighbourhood with beautiful old buildings, ample amounts of bars, music and restaurants meaning you can go out any night of the week. Apparently a 'dangerous' neighbourhood- we stayed for nearly 3... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It's one of the coolest hostel I've ever been to, the staff is especially cool, perfect location, it's only at the beginning of Lapa, if you're into the nightlife, you're young, this is your place, all the good pubs are in the area

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The atmosphere in this hostel is great. The staff are very friendly & couldn't do more to help make your stay in Rio or getting to the next destination easy. The place is clean, good breakfast buffet & ample kitchen space for preparing your own meals. Secure storage for your luggage is only available in some rooms but there are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The staff is poor and the place is not clean, also the tv area and the bar are super hot, couldnt stand it! The good thing is that the location is good especially during the weekends because of Lapa! Breakfast wasnt bad and the people stayin there are nice also! Ps: they didnt have a pillow for me and for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

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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