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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Because of our late flight we arrived there at 3 am. Dressed in winter clothing in very hot heat we saw no indication there was a hostel there, and started to worry. However upon entering discovered the friendliest staff, a happy and energetic owner, and a great diversity of travelers. Made some very good friends, and great memories. Tip: Felipe... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to meet people, party, and rest if you want to. It's run by the captain, Felipe, whom you'll meet for sure if you stay there. Good atmosphere, breakfast, and location. Was gonna stay there for a couple of nights and ended up staying for three weeks.

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

My friend and I had a great stay at Books, it's a great party hostel, super lively and great vibe and the different happy hours are great. I love the courtyard type area, great social space and area to chill in the day. The staff are friendly and the breakfast is pretty decent.Books was also the only hostel I stayed... More 

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Thank Tammy S
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

We had a fantastic stay at this lively, colourful hostel. Great place to socialise, meet people & party. The staff were great, especially felipe who is a real gem. One of my friends turned 30 during our stay & the hostel made her an amazing birthday cake which was a lovely gesture. There's a nice TV room, a kitchen you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

Great hostel. Good breakfast. Friendly staff. No complaints. Very easy to meet people as always stuff happening. Felipe the owner very friendly. Lapa isn't the nicest area in Rio. A lot of homeless around & streets are very dirty. But I found it relatively safe & had no bad experiences. Close to bus stop & metro to commute to other... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

I would rate this hostel a 5/5 as all the workers were so friendly, kind and helpful and the vibe was amazing. There was always a great party every night and the happy hour had such cheap drinks I couldn't have asked for a better hostel! also the breakfast was incredible: a range of fruits and a cheese toasty machine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Quality nights out with a unique good relaxed atmosphere. Liked the little things like breakfast, filter water, decent wifi, friendly guys on reception with good advice and mainly sound people staying there. Do the two brothers if you're in rio

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Thank Zak M
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Loved the time i spent here! The 10 bed dorm was really spacious and good room to meet new people she you first arrive! Felipe and the rest of the staff are such great hosts and are very knowledgable for Rio! I will definitely be coming back again someday!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I was completely underwhelmed when I first arrived. I wasn't even sure I had arrived at the right place. However, once you walk through the door, it is a very different story! I was greeted by the Owner, a really fun and friendly guy, named Felipe. What was only going to be a few days suddenly became 5 days. In... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The room was a little small for 6 people but other than that my friends and I enjoyed our staying very much. We stayed for 6 nights and each night was a party night since there is a little bar that offers happy hour from 7 to 11 pm after that the bar closes and the party keeps going on... More 

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Santa Teresa
Santa Teresa is a bohemian enclave hosting many local artists’ studios. The narrow, winding streets of this neighbourhood were revitalised years ago, and visitors can now stroll through this area to view magnificent mansions dating back to the late 19th and early 20th century. A highlight not miss: Museu Chacará do Céu, a former mansion turned museum which houses works by prominent Brazilian modern artists.
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