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Books Hostel

Hostel | Francisco Muratori, 10, Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 20230-080

90.1% Overall Rating

52 out of 54 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (29/09/2014)

"Books is full of character. Eccentric murals cover the walls and are a good fit with the eccentric staff and clientele. The emphasis here is on young travellers who want to meet other young travellers, and usually drink…"

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Bicycle hire
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry service
  • Bar(s)
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 30.59
  • Towel USD 1.63

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 12:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Rio de Janeiro?

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

10 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included, Buffet breakfast included

6 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included, Buffet breakfast included

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included, Buffet breakfast included

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included, Buffet breakfast included

8 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included, Buffet breakfast included

About Books Hostel

• Breakfast from 8 to 10h30 with fruit, cereal and much more;
• Stay 7 nights and receive the 8th for free
• Book Exchange
• Free drink in our bar
• Free internet access
• All the big championships on television (Including the amazing champions league)
• Tours Desk

To talk about yourself is really difficult. We don't feel prepared to do it. We prefer to let the crowd speak for us. We just work very hard to provide great experiences here. We love Rio and we want you all to love it too.

Books Hostel is a "Nice hostel with a great decoration" and "a plethora of cool people." 

"The place is full of cool artwork and has a good vibe". "Live here and be happy" is the motto on the wall, and we certainly live by it. The "staff are a group of friends who love nothing more than hanging out with guests and make them feel right at home." "They help you beyond what you would expect."

If you are travelling alone Books is "A fantastic place to meet other guests". "The hostel is located in the middle of Lapa and Santa Teresa" "which hosts the most amazing street parties" and "it is really easy to transport to the City and the Beaches."

We can say that "Caring, cultural and fun are the three best words to describe it."

"Truly a gem of a place".

IMPORTANT on New Years Eve and Carnaval Bookings:

. To confirm the reservation you must answer the hostel in 48 hours with all the information required. 
. If you do not contact us in 48 hours we will contact hostelworld cancelling your reservation.
. We will charge the full Balance Due from your credit card.
. Just in the case of the hostel not be able to charge the credit cards, the hostel will contact you with other options of payment (PayPal, Money Transfer, Western Union, …)
. If you don´t want to send us your credit card details we will contact hostelworld cancelling your reservation. 
. It is agreed that in case of Cancellation or No Show there is NO REFUND from the payment.

Accommodation Information

We have different types of rooms for you:

- 14 Bed Mixed Dorm
- 8 Bed Mixed Dorm
- 6 Bed Mixed Dorm
- 6 Bed Female Dorm
- 4 Bed Mixed Dorm
- Twin Private Room
- Double Private Room

Location Information

Books Hostel is located right in between Lapa and Santa Teresa. We’re near the hustle n’ bustle of Lapa and the calmness of Santa Teresa. Lapa is known as the cradle of bohemian, also famous for its architecture, beginning with its classical arches – built to act as conduit in the times of colonial Brazil and now serve as a signal to the cable cars that climb the hill of Santa Teresa. It is also an absolute reference point for night lovers! One of the hallmarks of this spot is the harmony with which the various musical tribes coexist. Since the 50s called “Montmartre Carioca,” Lapa is where intellectuals, artists, politicians, and especially typical cariocas get together to celebrate the samba, forró, MPB, chorinho, electronic music and rock. In recent years the neighborhood has become established as the second largest destination of foreign tourists in the city, behind only Copacabana.