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Books Hostel Reviews

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

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88%

Rating
1261 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 95%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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83%

Books hostel is centrally located, near the arches, the parties, a supermarket and some banks. I preferred Copacabana area, but if you want to go to Lapa, location is good. This hostel has good facilities and is all about partying, literally. Music really loud until 23:00 and everyone is there to party. Don´t know if it was coincidence but 90% was from the UK, and I prefer cultural diversity. All in all, good for party people. To see Rio in all its perspectives though, there are better places.


100%

Books has been my favourite hostel for the whole of Latin America. Excellent for single travellers and groups. They have a perfect social areas and rooms to chill, good kitchen, comfortable beds and Felipe is easily the best host I have ever had. Alongside his brilliant staff he will ensure your stay in Rio will be the best it can be.


86%

Great hostel for socialising and if you want to party every night - if not it is a little noisy. The location feels a little unsafe at night and is not so close to the beach. However the staff are very friendly, it was pretty clean and if it is what your are looking for - there are a lot of westerners.


89%

Great hostel for meeting people. The common area and bar are really nice. location is also sweet. Showers were a pain at times with cold water. Would for sure come back again.


94%

Always a fun place to stay with a great breakfast


100%

We had an amazing time at Books, it was very clean, the beds were comfy and the staff were incredibly helpful! Thank you Felipe and everyone else at Books for making our stay in Rio amazing!

  • 19th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Felipe made us feel welcome immediately as we walked through the door. We stayed in a spacious 10 bed dorm room which had good locking facilities for your things and clean bed linen. The atmosphere during the day is chilled and the outside seating area is a good place to made friends. The atmosphere at night is lively with the happy hour bar running from 7pm-11pm. We had a great time at books and are planning on returning. We have recommended books hostel to fellow travellers visiting Rio.


94%

Great hostel. El captain took us to a football game ( hope you got the ten Rial you lent me back?), organised a party in the flavella etc. Awesome time!


100%

Excellent just isn't high enough praise for Books Hostel.

  • 14th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Books made my first hostel experience the best possible! I met a lot of awesome people and the atmosphere is incredible. The staff is also very sociable and helpful. I highly recommend this place! (Caipirinha happy hour was definitely a highlight!)


91%

Felipe, the captain of this well run ship, is an absolute hero. He and all the staff give you a hugely warm welcome, whether you're travelling alone or in a group...the place really feels like home after a couple of nights. The whole hostel is super super sociable, with drinks and events going on every single night. You won't find a better hostel in Lapa, or even in the rest of Rio. Thanks Felipe, it was an absolute pleasure.

  • 12th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Great hostel. Good atmosphere. Felipe is a great guy.


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