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

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88%

Rating
886 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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74%

We had bedbugs


94%

Wow! What a hidden gem! Had such a fabulous time at books hostel! An amazing atmosphere and great people made our stay unforgettable! One of the best hostels we have stayed in in South America! No complaints whatsoever. All staff are amazing, but the one person who made it was Felipe! Thanks Felipe for looking after us and making us feel at home! Can't wait to come back! Shelly and Amanda xx


86%

The staff was very kind and the Capirihna just great! the atmosphere was amazing and it was easy to meet new people. The only thing I'd suggest to say is maybe to have more bathrooms especially upstairs. Thanks also to the boss who invited us to a great party !!

  • 9th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

If you are an artist, is the best place. Have some instuments, nice people and good atmosphere. The stuff is really interest, in reception have a lawyer, italian girl and funny guy from northeast. is too close lapa, you can go walk to supermarket, bars, metro station, downtown and restaurants. And is funny because have parties to

  • 5th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

This place is sooo good. Great atmosphere and people.

  • 2nd Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Had one of the best weeks ever! Awesome staff, and seems to attract fun, social people. Happy Hour (2 for 1 caipirinhas) every night, and nights out arranged through reception. Also walking distance for the amazing Lapa street party. At the weekend, the staff took us to the Maracana for a football match. Even walked us to a restaurant when we asked for a recommendation. Lapa is about 20 minutes from Copacabana by bus and not as nice an area as Ipanema, but the hostel is very reasonably priced.


89%

The staff was super and the breakfast really good! At times there were some creepy guys hanging near the hostel but otherwise the location was ok, the bus stop for example was really close by.


100%

The room I stayed in was clean and comfortable with air conditioning and there were plenty of bathrooms which were always very clean. There is a bar and seating area downstairs where you can sit and relax, the bar makes excellent caipirinhas and there is a friendly and lively atmosphere in the evenings. There is also a common room area with sofas, tv and a collection of books and dvd's. Breakfast is served here in the mornings and is excellent. Also good price and frienfly staff.

  • 21st Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Great hostel. Very social and the staff are extremely friendly. Would recommend to people wanting to party and meet fellow travellers. Breakfast was excellent. Loved all the fresh fruit every morning and the toasties!


100%

This hostel has no rivals,such as friendship and familiarity!Located in the heart of Rio,between the neighborhoods of Lapa and Santa Teresa,you can easily reach any destination,taking a bus!I'm grateful to all those who work for the goodness and passion that lavish in their work and in helping the traveler to turn.The only care to be taken into account the fact that there is a continual feast,so if you are looking for a peaceful,quiet and little used,you should change the choice. Hostel galaxy.


71%

Nice hostel with friendly staff, nice bar, kitchen, common area. Wasn't in the best location though for beach and safety


100%

What an amazing hostel. Such a good vibe as soon as you walk in, feels like you're at home. Staff couldn't be more friendly and helpful, literally nothin is too much trouble. Beds are very comfy, kitchens are bathrooms are very clean, maybe could do with a couple more showers but not really a problem. Free breakfast is great. Able to walk to down town very easily from hostel, also Santa Teresa is very close, and the Lapa area is a cool spot to be in. recommend this hostel highly


91%

Staff were great. Phillipe took us out in Lapa area sat night for st party and to a club. A bit of a wait for a shower sometimes. Outdoor area great

Owner Comment (Hide)
thanks for the review. We are working on it. Next years at least two more individual bathrooms will be available for our beloved guests! Felipe

83%

Hostel is located near bus stop from where you can easily catch bus to Christ the Redeeme or sugar loaf. There is also metro station, however we used it very rarely. Staff is really helpful, they explained us everything that we needed. They also helped us with money exchange (we did it in hostel), because to our surprise, there was no cantor in the neighborhood.


94%

The fun and entertaining hotel i have stayed. Te staff are really nice and helpfull and the location is awasome.


91%

Best hostel I've ever stayed in. The people (staff) makes a great stay: excellent!


97%

wow!!!!!!! fantastic hostel is located in the party zone Lapa ...the hostel itself is party pureeeee great breakfast everything you want ...I stayed there 10 days and would do it again. staff is friendly and will always help you... normal breakfast bread, jam, butter and dulce had an amazing time johnny b


100%

Very good hostel with a perfect atmosphere, mainly at night! ;)


83%

I really liked this hostel - great helpful staff and a nice atmosphere, the interior is very nice & in a nice old building, with street art inspired walls and lots of colours. The location in Lapa is very near lots of bars and samba clubs, and is easy to get around the rest of the city with the nearby bus stops. Would definitely stay again, and the staff made a big difference. Only gripe - I would have liked a lock on our dorm door for security as I booked a female only room.


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