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Reviewed 5 June 2016

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

Thank Jeremiah D
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Natasha B
Reviewed 24 May 2016

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

Thank lbran3
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

Thank TravellingImo
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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Santa Teresa is a bohemian enclave hosting many local
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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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