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Books Hostel

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

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

If you're looking to explore the city centre, Books Hostel is a great base. It's located in the cultural and historical surrounds of Lapa, near Centro, two metro lines and Santos Dumont Airport as well as some of the city's most popular bars and weekend street parties. Guests tell us the 'laidback but upbeat' staff create a quirky, relaxed, family-like atmosphere which is 'very good for partying and getting to know Sta Teresa and the city centre and not just the beaches - and if you want some beach, just rent their bikes and do a trip to Copacabana and Ipenema'. We like their cheap nightly caipirinhas.

Property Description

Founded in 2010, Books is where you write your own story in the greatest city on Earth, Rio. Our house is famed for its welcoming atmosphere and true family vibe, essential ingredients in making you feel relaxed, at home and free to be who you are. We would love to welcome you into our home for as long as you want (see our discount policy below 😉), whether you are travelling solo or in a group. Join us for cheap caipirinhas, great hikes, fantastic breakfasts, delicious dinners, quizzes and all-round fun times!

Our home is located between Lapa and Santa Teresa. Lapa being the heart of the action with plenty of bars and places to drink (including our beloved cachaça bar) with Santa Teresa boasting fantastic views, bohemian bars and beautiful restaurants. Staff are always on hand (because we all live here) to help you with directions to all the places you want to visit in Rio such as Christ, Sugar Loaf, Dois Irmaos or dare you climb Pedra da Gavea with us (There is a legend of 6 crazy people carrying the beer pong table to the top) or if you simply want to chill at the beach, Flamengo is a short walk, Leme 15 mins by Uber with your pals, Copacabana and Ipanema just 20 mins by Uber and about R$5 each if you make enough friends….oh…and did we mention that the amazing and world famous Escadaria Selaron are a 5 minute walk from us? Well, now we did!

Above all else Books is more than a hostel, it`s an experience and for some, a life changing one, it`s a lifestyle…don’t believe us? Book and find out for yourself. Choose life, choose freedom, choose love, choose peace, choose being drunk and exploring the best place in the world (besides Books itself)…choose Books! Check some of our pictures to feast your eyes on a bunch of people having the time of their lives!
Take a look at our services below if you aren’t already convinced…

•Our breakfast is the best and its FREE (served 8am-11am) – FACT
•FREE wi-fi
•Guest kitchen for you to use whenever you like
•Check in @ 2pm and check out at 11am
•Hot and cold showers
•Regular tours for hikes, waterfall trails, trips to the beach (we don’t charge for these)
•Living room area with bean bags, Netflix, all the sport (even Gaelic football and hurling)
•Computer for you to use
•Lockers
•Information on the city, how to get around, parties and nightlife. All the help you need to make the most of your stay with us

Books Bar
•open 7pm – 11pm
•happy hour for caipirinhas 7pm – 9pm (2 for R$10)
•open all day, just help yourself and write your name on our honesty tab
•Play your own music (within reason)
•Test your knowledge/drinking/physical endurance at one of our quizzes

Extra services (At a charge)
•Transfers – Ilha Grande/Paraty
•Tours -Favela/hang gliding

Discount Policy
7+ days = 10%
7 – 14 days = 15%
14+ days = 20%

You are welcome!

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Sat 23 Jun 2018 - Tue 26 Jun 2018 Change
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Room Summary

Sat 23rd June 2018 - Tue 26th June 2018

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 8.1

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 7.3

  • Facilities 8.0


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    08 Jun 2018
    Excellent party hostel!! A great place to meet great people from all over the world. The hostel helps you find some rather unknown parties meaning you get to experience the best of Rio nightlife!! Lapa is a great location to stay, the entire neighbourhood feels very Brazilian. People from the hostel often do touristy things or go to the beach together which is great for solo travellers - plus the hostel itself organises tours. Felipe (the owner) is an excellent dude and always willing to help!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    15 Jun 2018
    Great place for everybody who wants to have a party. But even if you only want to hang out for a few days, this is the right place. The staff really makes you feel at home!
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    04 Jun 2018
    Great hostel for those that love beer, caipirinhas and nights out. Staff are really cool and love to drink and take you on nights out, with something organised for every night. Great social atmosphere. Rooms are clean but not enough toilets/bathrooms in my opinion. Also seemed to be having a problem with the plumbing whilst we were there as they kept getting blocked.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    16 Jun 2018
    Our stay at books was fun, it's a party hostel so not much sleep! Good for a couple of days but not too long. Breakfast was great and served until late, yum caiprihinas in the evening too. Staff were lovelyyyy - esp Thiago and Philippe! The toilets really need sorting out which is the only big problem - we didn't have a working toilet atall on our side of the hostel and it was really gross. Apart from that would reccomend
    England, Couple, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • DVD's
  • Games Room

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

Books Hostel says

According to our guests, what makes us different is the hospitality, atmosphere, the art around the hostel, our great experience recommending people to look for programs very different from Lonely Planets and tours, and the price we charge for the service. We like to host people, and we've a very high standard with this. We want to be better and better and we're never satisfied with what we have. We're constantly seeking new investments and new arts and we're always smiling. I think everyone that works here loves what they do. From the housekeeping to me, the owner, we all know how important is to work happy in order to provide a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere to the guests.
For fun, we allow people to bring alcohol and they basically drink, listen to music and talk. When guests go out they look for cheap places like jazz in the street on Wednesday nights and the Lapa Street Party.
We're set between Lapa and Santa Teresa. In the former we have lots of music places, the arches and parties, especially Friday and Saturday nights. The location is also quite central, not far from the beaches and much more real. As for Santa Teresa, it's a very lovely neighbourhood. Basically I think if someone comes to Rio to experience the real Rio de Janeiro, culturally speaking, we're ready to show them. Felipe, Owner

Things to Note

Check-in: 2pm. Check-out: 11am. After your booking is confirmed by hostelworld.com, you must contact the property and send them your arrival time to guarantee you booking, otherwise bookings are kept until 6pm.' We may or may not require the CVV code of your credit card in order to guarantee you booking. No charges in advance will be made during regular season.

During special periods like Carnival, New Year, World Cup and holidays:

100% of the payment is required in advance. The remaining 90% balance will be due directly after the on-line booking is made. The guest must contact the property to arrange payment. Non payment of the remaining balance will result in cancellation.

If the booking is canceled 90 days before the check-in date, 50% of the deposit value can be refunded. After that the booking is non refundable.

* Payment options

You can pay for your stay in most Credit/Debit Cards, PayPal, Brazilian Reals, US Dollars or Euros. Our exchange rate might be different than one on this website. Please visit our website for more information.

* Underage policy

Under 18 years not allowed, unless in student groups with a leader.


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