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Books Hostel

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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
1.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Books Rio is a vibrant and fun loving place! Loads of people to meet and plenty of parties to be had! Amazing breakfasts and just a great environment! A must for Rio! 5 minute walk to metro and situated in lively Lapa, a great place...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2016

We have been staying at Books hostel in Rio for the last 2 weeks and teaching lots of travellers as they pass through. Books hostel is a gem in rio - as soon as you walk through the door you are so welcomed, no question...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

I recommend this hostel to everyone, especially solo travellers as it is the perfect place to meet people and make friends. Very sociable and definitely a party hostel in the heart of lapa. Great location, loved staying here as opposed to touristy Copacabana beach. The...More

Thank Hayley A
Reviewed 1 April 2016

If you are looking to party and meet new people, then stay at this hostel. If you are looking for a more quiet hostel with clean rooms then I would not stay here. There wasn´t any hot water when we stayed there our 3 nights....More

Thank michele r
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Really lively hostel with lots of young travellers. The rooms and bathrooms are fairly clean There are lockers, wifi, a TV room with netflix and an outside area with a bar as well as a kitchen. The people who ran the hostel were all lovely....More

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Breakfast included
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Air Conditioning
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USD 12 - USD 57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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USD 12 - USD 57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Santa Teresa
Santa Teresa is a bohemian enclave hosting many local
artists’ studios. The narrow, winding streets of this
neighbourhood were revitalised years ago, and visitors
can now stroll through this area to view magnificent
mansions dating back to the late 19th and early 20th
century. A highlight not miss: Museu Chacará do Céu, a
former mansion turned museum which houses works by
prominent Brazilian modern artists.
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Response from Jessie P | Reviewed this property |
Hey there, We paid at the end of our stay so this sounds a little bit strange. Especially since you can't pay via PayPal. Felipe is the boss there, was the email from him? And was there a reason why you had to pay in full... More
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"Check for Air Conditioning! It's the same price!"
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"Pick one with a fan if going during the summer ;) Although I think all rooms have fans"
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"Ask for the room up the back stairs by the kitchen, on the far side of the bathroom. It's the quietest..."
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"Try to stay upstairs, it is a bit more quiet at night."
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