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Books Hostel

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

If you're looking to explore the city centre, Books Hostel is a great base. It's located in the cultural and historical surrounds of Lapa, near Centro, two metro lines and Santos Dumont Airport as well as some of the city's most popular bars and weekend street parties. Guests tell us the 'laidback but upbeat' staff create a quirky, relaxed, family-like atmosphere which is 'very good for partying and getting to know Sta Teresa and the city centre and not just the beaches - and if you want some beach, just rent their bikes and do a trip to Copacabana and Ipenema'. We like their cheap nightly caipirinhas.
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Property Description

Founded in 2010, Books is where you write your own story in the greatest city on Earth, Rio. Our house is famed for its welcoming atmosphere and true family vibe, essential ingredients in making you feel relaxed, at home and free to be who you are. We would love to welcome you into our home for as long as you want (see our discount policy below 😉), whether you are travelling solo or in a group. Join us for cheap caipirinhas, great hikes, fantastic breakfasts, delicious dinners, quizzes and all-round fun times!

Our home is located between Lapa and Santa Teresa. Lapa being the heart of the action with plenty of bars and places to drink (including our beloved cachaça bar) with Santa Teresa boasting fantastic views, bohemian bars and beautiful restaurants. Staff are always on hand (because we all live here) to help you with directions to all the places you want to visit in Rio such as Christ, Sugar Loaf, Dois Irmaos or dare you climb Pedra da Gavea with us (There is a legend of 6 crazy people carrying the beer pong table to the top) or if you simply want to chill at the beach, Flamengo is a short walk, Leme 15 mins by Uber with your pals, Copacabana and Ipanema just 20 mins by Uber and about R$5 each if you make enough friends….oh…and did we mention that the amazing and world famous Escadaria Selaron are a 5 minute walk from us? Well, now we did!

Above all else Books is more than a hostel, it`s an experience and for some, a life changing one, it`s a lifestyle…don’t believe us? Book and find out for yourself. Choose life, choose freedom, choose love, choose peace, choose being drunk and exploring the best place in the world (besides Books itself)…choose Books! Check some of our pictures to feast your eyes on a bunch of people having the time of their lives!
Take a look at our services below if you aren’t already convinced…

• Our breakfast is the best and its FREE (served 8am-11am) – FACT
• FREE wi-fi
• Guest kitchen for you to use whenever you like
• Check in @ 2pm and check out at 11am
• Hot and cold showers
• Regular tours for hikes, waterfall trails, trips to the beach (we don’t charge for these)
• Living room area with bean bags, Netflix, all the sport (even Gaelic football and hurling)
• Computer for you to use
• Lockers
• Information on the city, how to get around, parties and nightlife. All the help you need to make the most of your stay with us

Books Bar
• open 7pm – 11pm
• happy hour for caipirinhas 7pm – 9pm (2 for R$10)
• open all day, just help yourself and write your name on our honesty tab
• Play your own music (within reason)
• Test your knowledge/drinking/physical endurance at one of our quizzes

Extra services (At a charge)
• Transfers – Ilha Grande/Paraty
• Tours -Favela/hang gliding

Discount Policy
7+ days = 10%
7 – 14 days = 15%
14+ days = 20%

You are welcome!
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Sat 23 Sep 2017 - Tue 26 Sep 2017 Change

Room Summary

Sat 23rd September 2017 - Tue 26th September 2017

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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Linen Included
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Internet Access
General
  • Security Lockers
  • Common Room
  • Bicycle Parking
  • BBQ
  • Air Conditioning
  • Adaptors
  • Book Exchange
  • Hot Showers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Cable TV
  • Hair Dryers
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Card Phones
  • Steam Room
Services
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Towels for hire
  • Luggage Storage
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • Postal Service
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • DVD's
  • Games Room

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

Books Hostel says

According to our guests, what makes us different is the hospitality, atmosphere, the art around the hostel, our great experience recommending people to look for programs very different from Lonely Planets and tours, and the price we charge for the service. We like to host people, and we've a very high standard with this. We want to be better and better and we're never satisfied with what we have. We're constantly seeking new investments and new arts and we're always smiling. I think everyone that works here loves what they do. From the housekeeping to me, the owner, we all know how important is to work happy in order to provide a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere to the guests.
For fun, we allow people to bring alcohol and they basically drink, listen to music and talk. When guests go out they look for cheap places like jazz in the street on Wednesday nights and the Lapa Street Party.
We're set between Lapa and Santa Teresa. In the former we have lots of music places, the arches and parties, especially Friday and Saturday nights. The location is also quite central, not far from the beaches and much more real. As for Santa Teresa, it's a very lovely neighbourhood. Basically I think if someone comes to Rio to experience the real Rio de Janeiro, culturally speaking, we're ready to show them.
    Felipe, Owner
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Things to Note

Check-in: 2pm. Check-out: 11am. After your booking is confirmed by hostelworld.com, you must contact the property and send them your arrival time to guarantee you booking, otherwise bookings are kept until 6pm.' We may or may not require the CVV code of your credit card in order to guarantee you booking. No charges in advance will be made during regular season.

During special periods like Carnival, New Year, World Cup and holidays:

100% of the payment is required in advance. The remaining 90% balance will be due directly after the on-line booking is made. The guest must contact the property to arrange payment. Non payment of the remaining balance will result in cancellation.

If the booking is canceled 90 days before the check-in date, 50% of the deposit value can be refunded. After that the booking is non refundable.

* Payment options

You can pay for your stay in most Credit/Debit Cards, PayPal, Brazilian Reals, US Dollars or Euros. Our exchange rate might be different than one on this website. Please visit our website for more information.

* Underage policy

Under 18 years not allowed, unless in student groups with a leader.

Cancellation Policy

Deposit Only rates

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay


Non-refundable rates

Your booking is non-refundable. If you choose to cancel your booking, or in the case of a no-show, you will still be charged the full cost of your booking.

Latest Review

" Staff were great and so was breakfast. Happy hours were excellent! The showers conditions could have been improved! "

- gramalo
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