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Medellin, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

The location couldn't be better. Its surrounded by bars and main landmarks in Rio as ARCOS DE LAPA, the famous stairs and Its 5 minutes walk from the metro station. The hostel is the right place to stay if you are looking for a Party, every day the bar inside the hostel has happy hours and a lot of people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Best breakfast included, ggod poeple, great atmosphere, everybody is going out together all the time, hot water in the showers. Great location- not far from the bus station and the metro, also good restaurants are near by, and wonderful tours!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

The title pretty much sums it up. I stayed at Books for a week and a half and I could easily have spend many months here. The hostel is so welcoming especially the staff who make you feel part of a family. I stayed here 11 days and I have made so many friends, many of whom I will (and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

This is a party hostel, be warned, people. It means loud music, loudly talking are on for 24 hours, seriously, especially on weekends. Week nights they turned off the music after 12am, but they can't shut up the party animals. It's good atmosphere only if you are one of this kind. Those guys are not normal tourists. Totally don't understand... More 

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Thank Joshua F
England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

I've stayed in hostels before in Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, but Books is the best experience that I've had. The staff are fantastic, the location is perfect, and transport to the beaches and other tourist sites are very easy. Staff are always on hand to help. As a solo traveller I felt very safe here and in the surrounding areas.... More 

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Placerville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

First off, this is a party hostel that attracts a young crowd. I actually felt like i was back in college, staying at a dorm and partying with friends all night. having said that, it's not for everyone. If you want peace and quiet and if you think you are too old for stuff like that, I advise you to... More 

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Thank Jeremiah D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

I can't say enough good things about this place. Great breakfast, party atmosphere, good common areas, a kitchen and good bar! The hostel owner is definitely what makes this place what it is! He makes a huge effort to learn your name, he chats to everyone and is so helpful. Thankyou for a great time in Lapa, Felipe.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Books is a total diamond in the rough, Lapa may seem overwhelming, but the staff will take you under their wing. It's an excellent location to get to any major tourist attractions, but the real draw is the staff and the atmosphere. You'll get parties, down time, beers with locals and experience the true side of Rio. Look at for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Books Rio is a vibrant and fun loving place! Loads of people to meet and plenty of parties to be had! Amazing breakfasts and just a great environment! A must for Rio! 5 minute walk to metro and situated in lively Lapa, a great place to stay!

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Varanasi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

We have been staying at Books hostel in Rio for the last 2 weeks and teaching lots of travellers as they pass through. Books hostel is a gem in rio - as soon as you walk through the door you are so welcomed, no question goes unanswered and the people who work and stay are an incredible bunch 💗 If... More 

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Staying in Santa Teresa

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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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Additional Information about Books Hostel

Address: Rua Francisco Muratori 10, 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: $12 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Books Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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