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

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1127 Total Reviews
  • 92%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 95%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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Hostel is a really great place to meet other travellers and have a good time. The owner is extremely helpful and the location is right by the nightlife.

  • 18th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Thanks! I'm glad you had a good experience here. Should just improve a bit your beer pong skills to be able to compete with the greatest!


Awesome hostel if you want to party. Located super close to the Lapa steps and arches.


Best hostel I've ever stayed in. Felipe and staff are awesome. Must stay here if visiting Rio.

  • 4th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The staff here are so friendly fun and helpful. Great place to meet people. Nice bAr and chill out tv room. Great location for partying but not much else there. Easy to get a bus or metro to the beach. Rooms were clean and showers are hot!


Ask Felipe for anything and he will help you. Happy hour 1930-2030 two for one drinks for 6 reais is great! Close to supermarket, gym and good restaurants. Resonable walking distance to the Metro and possible dinner at the Hostel for 15 reais. The ac is so-so and the rooms are warm at night and the staff controls the remote and shut it off during the day. I have some problems with stairs and sleeping in the top bunk so they helped me with a room with only one stair and the bottom bunk.

  • 29th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Legends, if you want to have a good time make sure to stay here.


Magnificent hostel. Very clean and in a great location. Great atmosphere with a very friendly and helpful owner as well.


Books is a really amazing hostel. The atmosphere is great with a lively bar and good common areas. The staff are nice too and the owner Filipe is a really lovely guy. On top of that his knowledge of European football is great. Having said that, he does just need to remember that David Luiz is to be believed in and Didier Drogba worshipped. Thanks for everything.

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