The Books Hostel is a different hostel, its purpose is different and its relationship with the hostel guest wants to be different. More than a client, we see the guests as partners and we will do anything to offer them everything as possible in the time they will stay in our city.
The Hostel has a few comfortable rooms in a three storey house, offering security to our guests in a friendly home atmosphere. Originally from the 20th Century, the building is an Art Deco house completely renovated and converted into a modern bed and breakfast with a patio, barbecue, and bar.
Books Hostel is located right in between Lapa and Santa Teresa. We're near the hustle n' bustle of Lapa and the calmness of Santa Teresa. Lapa is known as the cradle of bohemian, also famous for its architecture, beginning with its classical arches - built to act as conduit in the times of colonial Brazil and now serve as a signal to the cable cars that climb the hill of Santa Teresa. It is also an absolute reference point for night lovers! One of the hallmarks of this spot is the harmony with which the various musical tribes coexist. Since the 50s called "Montmartre Carioca," Lapa is where intellectuals, artists, politicians, and especially typical cariocas get together to celebrate the samba, forró, MPB, chorinho, electronic music and rock. In recent years the neighborhood has become established as the second largest destination of foreign tourists in the city, behind only Copacabana.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 hour reception
- 24 hour security
- Air Conditioning
- Airport transfers
- Bicycle hire
- Bicycle parking
- Book exchange
- Breakfast Included
- Cable TV
- Card phones
- Ceiling fan
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Currency exchange
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Wifi
- Games Room
- Hair Dryers
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Meals Available
- Postal Service
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Check-in: 1400. Check-out: 1100. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Amex. We have a 48hr cancellation policy.
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From the Bus Station (Novo Rio)
If you arrive during the Day, you can catch a bus. Just cross the Francisco Bicalho Avenue, and take the 497 in the direction of Cosme Velho. Get off the Bus in Riachuelo Street in front of a big night club called Lapa 40. Then walk straight and turn right on Rua Francisco Muratori. If you need help ask people around. Brasilian people really like to help, even when they don't speak the language!
However, if you come late at night, we advice you to take a taix. The neighborhood around the bus station is not safe. To do it, neither you walk to the boarding area, what means you have to the top floor, cross it and come down at the other side, neither you leave the bus station and walk to the left where the taxis park. Tell you are comming to Lapa, Avenida Gomes Freire, corner with Rua do Riachuelo. The street from the hostel is not very well known and this is a good reference fr the driver.
VERY IMPORTANT: Tell the driver you want to be dropped off at the intersection of Rua Riachuelo and Avenida Gomes Freire in Lapa. From there all you need to do is walk up the hill 1 minute. If you tell them our exact address they will charge you more because the address is officially in Santa Teresa which is more expensive.
From the Santos Dumont Airport (Domestic)
During the day you can take a bus. Just walk to Avenida General Justo, cross the street through the bridge and take the 238 bus (GUA SANTA). You have to leave in the first station after the big Lapa Arches (Impossible not to see). Then you will be at Avenida Mem de S. When you leave the bus, keep going in the direction of the cars and turn the first left at Avenida Gomes Freire. It is already the street of the hostel. Walk one block and the street will change name to Francisco Muratori, then we are in the 4th building on the right (LOOK FOR NUMBER 10 ABOVE THE DOOR). You can also take a Taxi. Again, if you dont want to accept a fixed price, you can walk to a street close by and catch a cab off the street. If you have difficulties, dont refrain from calling the hostel and we will try to help. The cab should cost you around R$10 -15. But better to take a taxi in the airport. It will cost 17 BRL fixed price to Lapa. In the area around the airport there is some big streets where is not so easy to find a cab.
During the day you can also walk. Just walk towards the arches in Lapa and follow the left street (Rua Riachuelo) after the arches. Rua Muratori is the second street on the left.
From the GIG Airport (International)
From here you can take a cab, again watching out for fixed prices, which should cost roughly R$50.00.
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).
PS: When you arrive look for number 10 above the door, we don't have any external advertising.
Books Hostel is located right in between Lapa and Santa Teresa. We are near the hustle bustle of Lapa and the calmness of Santa Teresa. Lapa is known as the cradle of bohemian, also famous for its architecture, beginning with its classical arches built to act as conduit in the times of colonial Brazil and now serve as a signal to the cable cars that climb the hill of Santa Teresa. It is also an absolute reference point for night lovers! And never forget CACHAA BAR is just next corner!