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It's a busy hostel. And yes it's a party hostel. Music on all night long, weird folk hanging around, we found some guys in our room most likely consuming stuff while we were away. So if you are into party
If you are expecting perfectly new, clean and modern place, Books Hostel is not for you. The place is all about amazing atmosphere, friendly staff, nice location and good facilities. The bar is great and Caipirinhas are delicious, especially during happy hours ;). Books Hostel is kind of a legend on backpacker's map of Rio - check Brazilian TV series "Albergue Carioca". I really enjoyed my time there - thanks a lot guys!
It's a pretty cool hostel at a great price for what you get: an all you can eat varied breakfast, spacious air conditioned 10-bed dorm (where the wifi still works & plug sockets near each bed), good facilities and a perfect location right between Santa Teresa & the buzzing nightlife of Lapa plus buses to most tourist points of interest. It's a party hostel but they shut the music off by midnight, then Iago is your go-to-guy for the best spots to hit after (André too if you're into your hip-hop!)