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This is a party hostel, be warned, people. It means loud music, loudly talking are on for 24 hours, seriously, especially on weekends. Week nights they turned off the music after 12am, but they can't shut up the party animals. It's good atmosphere only if...More
I've stayed in hostels before in Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, but Books is the best experience that I've had. The staff are fantastic, the location is perfect, and transport to the beaches and other tourist sites are very easy. Staff are always on hand to...More
First off, this is a party hostel that attracts a young crowd. I actually felt like i was back in college, staying at a dorm and partying with friends all night. having said that, it's not for everyone. If you want peace and quiet and...More
I can't say enough good things about this place. Great breakfast, party atmosphere, good common areas, a kitchen and good bar! The hostel owner is definitely what makes this place what it is! He makes a huge effort to learn your name, he chats to...More
Books is a total diamond in the rough, Lapa may seem overwhelming, but the staff will take you under their wing. It's an excellent location to get to any major tourist attractions, but the real draw is the staff and the atmosphere. You'll get parties,...More
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US$ 11 - US$ 50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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.
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
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 before arrival? I hope you get it sorted out!
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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..."