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Certificate of Excellence
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“toastie maker”(2 reviews)
“clean dorms”(2 reviews)
“bar closes”(3 reviews)
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What's included
Free Wifi
Free Breakfast
Air Conditioning
1 Star Hotel
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Rua Francisco Muratori 10, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-080, Brazil
1.4 miles to Santos Dumont Airport
145 restaurants are within a 0.25 mile radius
0.1 miles from Carioca Aqueduct
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

I worked at books hostel for around 5 and a half weeks last July and I honestly couldn't recommend the place enough. The staff are fantastic (of course). Including your very own Felipe who is the owner of the hostel and a welcoming, genuine person...More

Thank lilyd849
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Great staff , nice location , good breakfast .The really deceiving point are the amount of bathrooms for the number of people , as well as how hard it can be getting some sleep when some people coming back at every hours of the night...More

Thank Edgar D
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

This was a cheap hostel in Rio. In a good location in Lapa, it’s at the bottom of the hill to Santa Teresa. The staff were really friendly, Felipe communicated with us before we got there about withdrawing money and arranging a transfer. We stayed...More

Thank srdbso
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Great location, awesome staff and excellent breakfast. This hostel is definitely a party hostel and is great fun. Everyone is super friendly and they are happy to help you organise activities.The rooms are great value for money. I would definitely come here agin!

Thank Josie P
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

The vibes were great, everyone is so friendly, including staff. Everyone speaks English mostly. You can bring your own drinks, play your music on their system, party as long as you want. The bathrooms and rooms are pretty clean, the rooms are air conditioned at...More

Thank Nikita S
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Certificate of Excellence
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
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Breakfast included
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Air Conditioning
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US$10 - US$37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$10 - US$37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Traveller (44)
Room & Suite (34)
Dining (3)
Amenities (23)
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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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7 December 2014|
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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
Room Tips
"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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