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Books Hostel

Rua Francisco Muratori, 10, Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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87%Rating

  • 87%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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.

Property Information:

We know that you as a traveller booking a hostel need to know quick and clear answers to the most important questions concerning prices and facilities, so we've put together a brief list of some of the things we have to offer:

Weve got breakfast from 8am to 10.30am, with fruit, cereal and much more.

Theres also a book exchange, bike rental, free internet access, two kitchens and a tours desk.

You catch enjoy our bar and watch all the big championships on television, including the amazing champions league and Sunday Night Football on ESPN.

To talk about yourself is really difficult. We don't feel prepared to do it. We prefer to let the crowd speak for us. We just work very hard to provide great experiences here. We love Rio and we want you all to love it too.

So heres some things people have said about us: 'Books Hostel is a nice hostel with a great decoration and a plethora of cool people.' 'The place is full of cool artwork and has a good vibe'. 'Live here and be happy' is the motto on the wall, and we certainly live by it. The staff are a group of friends who love nothing more than hanging out with guests and make them feel right at home.' 'They help you beyond what you would expect.'If youre travelling alone Books is 'A fantastic place to meet other guests'. 'The hostel is located in the middle of Lapa and Santa Teresa' 'which hosts the most amazing street parties' and 'it is really easy to transport to the City and the Beaches.'

We can say that 'Caring, cultural and fun are the three best words to describe it.'

This is truly a gem of a place!
Best For: Entertainment, Meeting People

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  • 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.
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      Felipe, Owner
  • Hostelworld Guests Say

    Honestly one of the most welcoming and enjoyable places I have ever stayed. Even when I had to move to another hostel I still went back to say hello and have a drink. Excellent staff and a building full of character. Topnotch
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      Anonymous, England, Male, 25-30
  • Latest Review

    Wow. It was my 3rd stay at Books and I can't get enough of the place. They put on such an effort for the World Cup so there was a real buzz about the place but you could still have cosy chats with the staff over breakfast, or share a meal with everyone in the hostel. No where else in the WORLD has the atmosphere that Books creates. What would I change? I would have more control over the music haha :)
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Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Games Room
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire


Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted


Cancellation Policy

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.

Things to Note

Check-in: 1400. Check-out: 1100. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Amex. We have a 48hr cancellation policy.





Books Hostel Located at Rua Francisco Muratori, 10, Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro.
Books Hostel
Brazil
Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro 20230080 Rua Francisco Muratori, 10, Santa Teresa
87% 939
-22.9146667 -43.1825459
Books Hostel
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