We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Books Hostel

View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Lock in the lowest price from our partners
View Deal
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Professional photos
Books Hostel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

183 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 112: English reviews
Start your review of Books Hostel
 Click to rate
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Booked to stay for 3 nights, ended up staying a week. Was the best hostel of our entire 6 month trip in South America! Staff are super friendly and the owner Filipe goes out of his way to make sure you have the best time in his amazing city!! Good location, close to good nightlife and bus stops to all...

Thank Gavin T
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

This is up there for one of my favourite hostels on the planet. It's a party place, so please don't get me wrong, but the owner is an absolute legend, and the people you meet I can guarantee will be friends for life. If I ever go back to Rio, I'm definitely staying here.

Thank Nick A
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Clean dorms with big locker space under most bunk beds as well as smaller lockers for use, however the main downfall was the amount of bathrooms/showers. Only two bathrooms with one shower and toilet each upstairs between approximately 50+ guests. There are two showers downstairs but next to the bar and common room area isn't ideal. Staff all very friendly...

Thank abm20
Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Travelling SA solo and stayed at Books twice over the last month. Wow. If you're looking to open a hostel then stay here for a night and take as many notes as you can as this is 10/10. Felipe the owner has it to a T and you can tell how much the staff love working for him and have...

Thank Bradleygreen26
Reviewed 26 January 2017

The hostel is really nice, has a good living and bar. The breakfast is reeally good, comparing to other hostels, they had fresh fruit and bread. Our rooms was perfect, with air conditioning and fans in the roof. If you are looking for a calm hostel, dont go there, because the music is really loud until 11 when they turn...

Thank Thomi C
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

This hostel can be perfect for someone looking for a value deal. It has decent breakfast to offer, centrally located, friendly and very informative staff. There are hardly any restrictions, in fact you will often see main staff/owner chilling around, talking to other fellow travellers! Overall a good vibe! I stayed during new years, and hostel sorted a nice setup...

Thank Yu S
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

I stayed here over Christmas and New Year and would highly recommend to anyone looking to have a good time! There's something to do most nights around Lapa and usually a good group of people to do stuff with during the day. Everyone working there is really friendly too

Thank Luke C
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I stayed her for three nights in June 2016 with friends, this is a brilliant hostel for meeting people to explore Brazil with and to party. The hostel is definitely a party hostel- its loud during the night, it isn't the cleanliest hostel you will every stay in but it is very good fun. Its in an amazing location and...

Thank Kate K
Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Wow sitting at breakfast in my next hostel and missing books. I loved everything, the rooms are clean and big, the bathrooms always perfectly clean and the kitchen ready to use. The breakfast is amazing, loads of fruit cereal and yummy toasties do you need anything more? Even though rio is an amazing city, the best thing were the evenings...

Thank marlene_zaiger
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Books hostel is for sure a hostel you would want to visit if you like to party and talk to a lot of people. The atmosphere is always great and the owner Felipe is always helpful. One of the things he helped me with was researching for places in Rio where I could buy the perfect bikini. Thank you Felipe,...

Thank Mette W

154 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (43)
Hotel & Grounds (8)
Family/Play Areas (2)
Dining (3)
Room/Suite (1)
View from Room (2)
Other (27)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

All TripAdvisor Photos (92)
Amenities (23)
Quarto Coletivo 4 Camas (11)
Quarto Coletivo 4 Camas Dona Flor (12)
Quarto Coletivo 8 Camas (8)
The Hotel (38)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (19)
Other (19)
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Rio de Janeiro hotels
Manga Hostel
#32 of 765 in Rio de Janeiro
433 reviews
Santa Teresa
Olia Hostel
Olia Hostel
#37 of 765 in Rio de Janeiro
102 reviews
Discovery Hostel
#1 of 765 in Rio de Janeiro
469 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Santa Teresa
Rio Forest Hostel
Rio Forest Hostel
#5 of 765 in Rio de Janeiro
261 reviews
Santa Teresa
Bossa in Rio Hostel
Bossa in Rio Hostel
#14 of 765 in Rio de Janeiro
407 reviews
Da Lapa Design Hotel
#33 of 327 in Rio de Janeiro
71 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Santa Teresa

Neighbourhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighbourhood


  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Books Hostel

Address: Rua Francisco Muratori 10, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-080, Brazil (Formerly Brazil Hostel)
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Santa Teresa
Price Range: $17 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Books Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 28
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Hotwire, Hotels.com, Booking.com, HostelWorld, Priceline, TripOnline SA and HRS so you can book your Books Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Books Hostel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Books Hostel staff and other travellers.
6 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Books Hostel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ask for the room up the back stairs by the kitchen, on the far side of the bathroom. It's the quietest, smallest and coolest dorm in place”
OMazingAoife, 17 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Try to stay upstairs, it is a bit more quiet at night.”
A290OXmicheler, 1 Apr 2016 | Read review
“all room are good!”
pelegcohen, 15 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The 10 Bed dorm you will not be able to get to sleep before 11pm as it is right above the bar.”
Jess_Dioquino91, 25 Aug 2015 | Read review
“people sharing the room”
pamelitac2014, 1 Aug 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
US$23* /night
View Deal
View all 6 deals
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates