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Books Hostel Reviews

Rua Francisco Muratori, 10, Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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89%

Rating
1144 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 94%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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71%

A no holds barred party hostel, amazing atmosphere and if your inclination is to party in Lapa, then this is the place for you. Facilities are very average and the place isnt that clean, but it is what it is. I specifically wanted to party that weekend in Lapa, so I had a blast.


71%

I stayed here only because I wanted to be close to the Saturday night party in Lapa. It was good for that since it is really close. Otherwise I wouldn't stay here, it is definitely a party hostel with really young vibe and if that's your thing, then cool, have fun. If not, it will be hard to sleep and the facilities are just ok. The breakfast was good but similar to other hostels in Brazil. Staff was great.


83%

Good place in Lapa. Nice breakfast.


80%

If you are young, and if you like to party most of the nights with loud music and meet many people, this is your place. If you like to stay somewhere quite and relax in Rio, this is not your place.


94%

Location is the greatest for weekend nights in Lapa. The party starts at the hostel. The atmosphere is always buzzing. The rooms are spacious and breakfast is one of the best. Recommend highly!


100%

Felipe is awesome, parties are insane, facilities are great. There's no point staying anywhere else - it doesn't get better than Books


94%

I booked this hostel strictly on the positive reviews I read on hostelworld and I was not disappointed. My interaction was mostly with Felipe who was very welcoming and the rest of the staff was great as well. In addition to the great staff, the hostel had a great location (bars & metro) and I really liked the layout which made it easy to meet other people. I also appreciated the high speed Internet and had motivation to wake up early in the mornings due to the fantastic hostel breakfast.


89%

Excellent location for a party weekend in Lapa. The bar is energetic every night and you're guaranteed a party! The staff were great - especially the bar girls, Carol on reception and Felipe in his hat. The 6 bed dorm is much better than the 8 so opt for that one.. Breakfast is also awesome


94%

Books hostel is amazing, originally planned to stay 3 days but stayed two weeks! the staff are the best of any hostel we have experienced, excellent management and great atmosphere. Didn't want to leave

  • 14th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

The best hostel I've stayed in so far, mainly due to the atmosphere, staff and Felipe! It is true what they all say, he is awesome! You won't regret staying here.

  • 14th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

If you come to Rio, go stay at Books! Awesome staff, awesome location, awesome hostel. There is no better place. Trust me!

  • 13th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Great hostel, the owner really takes pride in making this place fun and making sure everyone is enjoying their stay. Very sociable and very easy to meet people as a solo traveller. Breakfast is also one of the best Ive seen In a hostel! Highly recommend staying here.


100%

Amazing hostel, lots of fun and very helpful staff !

  • 11th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

Great atmopshere and people, we really enjoyed our time there ! The 6-bed room we splet in was a bit to small for 6 persons and the bathrooms were not very clean but the cleaning was done every day so I think it was juste the people there that were not that clean. Close to the Lapa neighboorhood, this hoste lis well located to go out at night and very close to every buses to visit the city.


100%

Great party atmosphere but at the same time you can get a good nights sleep if you like. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Good location and facilities. Definitely recommend!


94%

A crazy hostel that pulls you in and you do not want to leave. Something is going on every day and you make friends ultra easily here. Great effort by the staff to arrange activities to get everyone out otherwise you're liable to stay at the hostel all night! Much thanks to Filipe for his attentiveness and care.


69%

This is a cheap, conveniently-located party hostel in Lapa. There's always some kind of party, but the music shuts off at 12 out of consideration for sleeping. The staff are friendly and helpful, but the security was not good in my opinion. The lockers were small and anyone can walk into the hostel and unlocked rooms. I preferred my time at the beaches to Lapa, but Books was way cheaper and a good base for Lapa's nightlife.


100%

Books is the best hostel I've ever stayed at. The party vibe is great but also not too loud - you can still get a good nights sleep if needed. The staff are always ready to help and most live at the hostel and can give you answers even when they aren't on shift. Don't worry about it being too far from the beach - there are plenty of buses that take about 10 minutes. The owner, Felipe, is a brilliant guy who knows exactly how to run an awesome hostel with a great, happy and friendly atmosphere.


89%

Felipe is a legend! Party hostel! Friendly vibe and staff. A little hard to have that quiet night after a few days of partying :-) Felipe knows everything and is so helpful.


100%

Fantastic and welcoming hostel, definitely the best of our trip


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