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Books Hostel

Rua Francisco Muratori, 10


Founded in 2010, Books Hostel is where your Rio Story begins. We are a hostel that believes a welcoming atmosphere and family vibes are a super important part of a hostel life. We would like to welcome you to our sociable and friendly home, perfect for solo travelers or groups.

Located between Lapa and Santa Teresa, here you will find all the things in Rio you were not looking for. Christ the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf and Beaches are all just traveler’s homework in Rio. At Books you can experience what it is to be a true backpacker and have genuine fun. Colorful steps, themed nights (Mexican, Italian or Disco are a few examples), best friends for a night after dangerous caipirinhas, more hats than you can count and a crazy bunch of staff lead by a shirtless man wearing a captain hat.


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cable TV
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Kitchen
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Towels for hire



Traveler Reviews

“Great Party Hostel”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on January 07, 2020

If partying is what you're in to then this is the place for you! Even if you're not so keen on the nightlife, then the staff enforce a quiet time after 11pm. The namesake of the place is due to a...

“The best place on earth!”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on September 23, 2019

This was my first stay at Books and after it was recommended to me by everyone I knew I had to see what all the fuss was about. Anyone that has been will tell you the facilities are basic but it's...

“Best hostel in Brazil ”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on September 21, 2019

Books is by far the best hostel I’ve stayed in. Felipe and all the staff are always on hand to help and give the best party. Somewhere you can feel at home and make the best memories. Let’s be...


From the GIG Airport (International)
We offer a transfer service from the airport with the extra cost of R$80,00. If you are tired or with a lot of stuff, I recommend this option. Maximum 3 people.
From here you can take a cab, again watching out for fixed prices, which should cost roughly R$70.00.
A cheaper option is to catch the airport bus to the domestic airport (Santos Dummont). From there you can take a cab for about R$15 or the 238 bus, like we told up before (Check how to arrive from Santos Dumont).

From the Bus Station (Novo Rio)
Anytime you arrive, the cheaper option is to leave the bus station, turn right, cross the street to the other bus terminal (Normal buses), take the bus Trocanl 2, that will drive you directly to Lapa. You have to leave in front of the club Lapa 40, and then keep walking in the same directions of the cars, and turn right next street (After the traffic light). We have NO SIGN, just look for number 10 above the door.
If you take a taxi, do not pay more than 30 reais! Please! Walk outside, turn left, there is a taxi stop with fixed price. Tell them you are coming to Lapa, it should be about 30 reais. About address, say Avenida Gomes Freire, corner with Rua do Riachuelo ('Avenida Gomes Freire esquina com Rua do Riachuelo' is the portuguese translation. When they drop you there, take the street that goes up the hill and we are 4 building on the right. NO SIGN, just look for number 10 above the door.


This property has a 24 cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within up to 24 hours before arrival date will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

For Carnival and New Years Eve Season we request total payment in advance.
Other bookings, payment of due balance at arrival.