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  • Value For Money 9.0
  • Security 8.5
  • Location 9.3
  • Staff 9.3
  • Atmosphere 9.3
  • Cleanliness 7.9
  • Facilities 8.3

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 Hostel is where your Rio Story begins. We are a hostel that believes a welcoming atmosphere and family vibes are a super important part of a hostel life. We would like to welcome you to our sociable and friendly home, perfect for solo travelers or groups.

Located between Lapa and Santa Teresa, here you will find all the things in Rio you were not looking for. Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf and Beaches are all just traveler’s homework in Rio. At Books you can experience what it is to be a true backpacker and have genuine fun. Colorful steps, themed nights (Mexican, Italian or Disco are a few examples), best friends for a night after dangerous caipirinhas, more hats than you can count and a crazy bunch of staff lead by a shirtless man wearing a captain hat.

But it doesn’t end there! Books was made to be your home away from home, a clean and safe place to go back to after endless days of exploring the marvelous city or a crazy night out discovering the Rio night life. As to build some trust in our relationship, we also provide the services below, working hard and caring lots about your wellbeing.

. Yummy Breakfast from 8h to 11h (Fruits, cereals and brown bread that can be toasted on a very modern super cool toasty machine).

. Hot and Cold Showers (And we know you want/need it).

. Bunk beds only (As a party hostel we keep our guests safe: no triple bunks in here)

. Laundry Service with 24h Delivery (We like to keep our guests smelling good)

. Free and Consistent Wi Fi and communal computers (For you to upload videos and pictures from the amazing trip you are having before losing your camera)

. Watch all sports events especially our beloved Premier league and UCL (As long as there is a game to be watched, we will be there)

. Communal Netflix (You have the right to be lazy when travelling for so long)

. Well equipped guest kitchen (To help you stay on your budget).

. Cheap drinks (Infamous happy hours who were responsible for several amazing nights followed by bad hangover moments here)

. Air Conditioned rooms (Face the high temperatures from Rio)

. Day and night activities (Sports at the beach, hikes in Rio, quiz night, beerpong tournament are a few examples)

. Beerpong facilities (You can also apply for some individual classes if you don’t trust your skills too much)

We are sure and very happy that you, looking for the perfect place to stay have just found it. Come and join us, knowing that we are very excited to welcome you and your mates into the famous and worldwide Books Family.

Other things that might matter to you:

Check In: 14h

Check Out: 11h

Services Included:

. Breakfast (8h to 11h)

. Guest Kitchen

. 24h hot showers

. Computer lounge with free internet access

. Free Wifi

. Books Bar (from 19h to 23h with cheap drinks to make you happy? Drunk?)

. Lockers (For all our guests)

. Tourist information, day activities & parties

Services with Extra Charge:

. Laundry

. Transfers in and out (To book a transfer, contact the hostel)

*1 Please bring your own padlock for the lockers or buy one at reception

*2 Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 day (48hs) cancellation policy.

Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

*3 Rates

Our rates vary according to our occupancy. Early bookers will get most of the time the best rate.

*4 During special periods like Carnival, New Year, Olympics 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.
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  • Value For Money 9.0
  • Security 8.5
  • Location 9.3
  • Staff 9.3
  • Atmosphere 9.3
  • Cleanliness 7.9
  • Facilities 8.3
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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
88% 1357
-22.9146667 -43.1825459
Books Hostel
    Rooms available Basic 10 Bed Mixed Dorm Standard 6 Bed Female Dorm 6 Bed Mixed Dorm Standard 6 Bed Mixed Dorm Standard 6 Bed Mixed Dorm Standard 4 Bed Mixed Dorm Standard 8 Bed Mixed Dorm Standard 4 Bed Mixed Dorm 6 Bed Mixed Dorm Standard 4 Bed Mixed Dorm

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Wed 29 Jun 2016 - Sat 2 Jul 2016 Change

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Latest Review

" We stayed in books for three nights & would highly recommend this hostel. Staff created a fun atmosphere & we all went on nights out together. People stay at this hostel for weeks & now we understand why. If your looking for somewhere fun to meet people & make the most out of your time in Rio this is the hostel for you! "

- Anonymous
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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

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

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.

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