Books Hostel

Rua Francisco Muratori, 10 - Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
+55 213 437 3783

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Books Hostel - Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Distance to city center 1.8 mi
Location rating 9.4


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  • Excellent
    Feb 2020

    Good party hostel Great staff Good location.

  • Good
    Feb 2020

    Party hostel, great breakfast

    Get a room with aircon and be careful in the neighborhood at night

  • Good
    Feb 2020

    Amazing breakfast, good place to start your night

    Get a room with aircon and be careful in the neighborhood at night

  • Excellent
    Jan 2020

    Great location, Great common room with great atmosphere. Very clean.

    Some rooms don’t have air con. But loads of fans.

  • Okay
    Jan 2020

    The atmosphere was lively, always something to do and people willing to join. They did a great job at organising a space for New Years Eve on Leme beach. The area of Santa Teresa & Lapa was fun for a night out, although we were still very cautious about taking valuables with us. It's close to a metro station (Cinelandia) which is a great way to get to Ipanema. The staff were super helpful especially when we needed to sort out a local sim card or needed to book a transfer.

    It is very basic, I initially didn't like the fact the front door is open all day and the dorm rooms are open too, so you have to trust everyone around you. It certainly lives up to the reputation of "The Party Hostel" of Rio - so be prepared to join in!

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Books Hostel offers dormitory rooms and twin rooms with shared bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi is available. It is situated in Santa Teresa, just a few 100 metres from famous Lapa area. Breakfast is included and guests can enjoy the communal barbecue area or cook in the shared kitchen. Books bar offers a variety of drinks during the day such as Brazilian caipirinhas and cold beers. There is an on-site library and a room with TV and computer. Guests can also benefit from the 24-hour front desk service that is provided. It is situated less than 2 km from the bus station and the subway is around the corner, from where many places of interest in Rio de Janeiro can be explored.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

8.7 Excellent

based on 894 reviews









Things to Know

  • Friendly service
  • Friendly atmosphere

Check in

2:00 PM

Check out

11:00 AM


Policies vary by room type and provider.


Currency exchange on-site
24hr front desk
Airport shuttle (surcharge)
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking rooms available
Laundry service
Cable or satellite TV

FAQs when booking at Books Hostel

Where is Books Hostel located?

Books Hostel is located at Rua Francisco Muratori, 10 - Santa Teresa in Santa Teresa, 1.8 miles from the center of Rio de Janeiro. Arcos da Lapa is the closest landmark to Books Hostel.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Books Hostel?

Check-in time is 2:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Books Hostel.

Does Books Hostel offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Books Hostel offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Books Hostel offer free parking?

No, Books Hostel does not offer free parking.

Does Books Hostel offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Books Hostel does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Books Hostel from the airport?

Books Hostel is 1.3 miles from Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont.

Does Books Hostel have a pool?

No, Books Hostel does not have a pool onsite.


Most Popular Landmarks

  • Arcos da Lapa 348 yd
  • Escadaria Selarón 385 yd
  • Catedral Metropolitana de São Sebastião 0.3 mi
  • Passeio Publico 0.4 mi
  • Theatro Municipal 0.5 mi
  • Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Gloria do Outeiro 0.7 mi

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