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

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967 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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Absolutely GREAT staff. Friendly atmosphere. Wonderful happy hour (Daily). Will absolutely come back every time I come to Rio. Would definitely recommend. Great location.


What can I say but...BOOKS HOSTEL IS THE PLACE TO BE! Such a great atmosphere, the staff are always there to help you out even on a night out , the location is perfect close to everything you need or need to do JUST GO THERE!!! Thanks for the great times see you again soon! Jason


By far the best place in Rio. Books Lapa. The staff here, super friendly and welcoming. Down to Earth and down to party and hang, and share the countless amount of things to do that Rio has to offer. Hit the beach during the day or any of the other activities and come back to the best night life in Rio! Always something going on here. The best. The party, the atmosphere, the people. Thank you all, Felipe and the Books Family, for an unbelievable experience. Welcome to Rio, everyone. Enjoy :D

  • 16th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


What a incredible hostel! Congrats to felipe a his staff. I felt like at home, the atmosphere is fantastic if you travel alone is perfect for meet people. The breakfast is excelent and all the facilities. I recommend brign earplugs cause is a party hostel.


Good as a party hostel, wouldn't spend more than a few nights here though. Good breakfast but the lady that cleans after is very rude and doesn't even let you get bread if it's 11am because she is in such a hurry to put away the food The toilets were average basically separated by thin plastic walls wit a makeshift folding door.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, if the breakfast time is 11am, she should be taking it off at 11am, do you agree? I don't see any reason to complain about it, when she is just doing whatever is her job. About toiletes, working to improve it. We also have individuals ones in the top floor.


Books is great. Staff are great - Camilla was incredible x

  • 5th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


one of the best hostels!!! the atmosphere there was so good, nothing else didnt matter to me anymore.I made friends from the moment i got in. all the people that work there were travelers, so they really understand you, and they were trying to make everybody happy and feel at home. it is also very clean (toilets and showers), very good breakfast too! the location is perfect! the hostel is in the center of clubs and restaurants era!! Highly recommended!!!


Really nice place to be. Right in the center of Lapa, where you can find everything you want (literally). Great staff and very welcoming guests.


Books was by far the best hostel I've ever been. Felipe is awesome and he always find another awesome people to work with him! The staff is always really helpful and polite, the location is great, just on the corner of Lapa, which is one of the nicest neighborhoods to party in the city. And they also have parties in the hostel pretty much everyday. The rooms are clean and comfortable, and the breakfast is really good! I've been in Books 3 time already and always recommend it to everyone!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks! You are always welcome and hope to see you again in the future!

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