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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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  • 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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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

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
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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 helpful votes 6 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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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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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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