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Books Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent 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%

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Best For: Parties

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.4


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    05 May 2019
    We had the best time at Books hostel!! Everyone was so friendly and it was very sociable. Great cheap drinks at the bar and Felipe is the best! Can't wait to go back
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    25 Apr 2019
    I had a great time. Staff are friendly and I felt safe the entire time I stayed there
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    01 May 2019
    This is a Real party hostel - a must when visiting Rio - super friendly staff and complementary hiking with Alex (tour guide)
    Spain, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    22 Apr 2019
    Quality hostel, easy going and social. Sound owner and volunteer/staff. Really good location for seeing Lapa and Santa Theresa. Was only on a short trip so only had a couple of nights but it's the kind of place you could easily end up for a fair while.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    02 May 2019
    Amazing party hostel with music and events on every night. They also have daytime activities such as hikes. The beds are comfortable but it gets very hot at night as the AC isn’t powerful. They have lockers in the hallway (would be better if in the rooms) so you are able to leave valuables in a safe place. The only slight downside is the danger of the area, almost everyone we met had been mugged. One group at gunpoint right at the hostel door, but tbf a lot of Rio is like this. Great breakfast
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    19 Apr 2019
    Books is a super social hostel in the busy area of Lapa. Everyone is friendly and chatty, and the downstairs bar area and cheap drinks lend itself to people meeting others easily. Felipe, the hostel owner, is a legend and all of the activities they organise are great. The hostel itself is relatively basic but it’s worth it as it’s lots of fun
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    25 Apr 2019
    I came to books as a solo traveller and found it a great place to meet people. The hostel organised different activities to do everyday that aren’t the standard tourist things, so it’s a great experience. The evenings are very lively and sociable. Felipe is great for any advice of things to do, and is very friendly. I would definitely recommend this hostel.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    18 Apr 2019
    Good location, worth the money, we were able to get tickets to a football game through the hostel which was great. Only thing I would improve are the cleanliness of some of the showers and also more advice on what activities you can do, restaurants to go and so on
    Colombia, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 6.6

    Good

    02 May 2019
    Me: male traveler, relatively well traveled (past 3/4 yrs, party sometimes, culture always) Some staff here were cool, talkative, and others were so bad and rude it made me laugh, at them not with them A friend of mine (female) was treated poorly by a staff member; her travel partner, a hot male was treated well by same person 4 guests were robbed outside the hostel - I was offering help, asking questions but just treated like I was in the way Facilities were clean, breakfast good. Food near
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 4.6

    Rating

    12 May 2019
    If you're a party animal this hostel is for you. Apparently I'm not. Also the rooms and the beds looks way shadier than the pictures. The staff consists of mostly girls from UK who are loud and sketchy however friendly. The location didn't make me feel safe. I won't recommend it.
    Netherlands, Male, 31-40
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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
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Security Lockers
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
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi

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

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