Books Hostel

It is the best place in the world. At least we love it a lot. We feel really happy to have the chance to show Rio in the way we believe it is. And to open our door to people from all around the world!

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Awesome! Esse voluntariado é um intensivo de inglês, a maioria dos hóspedes é estrangeiro da Europa ou USA. Você vai se surpreender em como consegue se comunicar e aprender em outra língua. As tarefas são tranquilas, ⭐Beijo enorme para a Inês e a Glória que fazem desse hostel um lar❤️A casa é estilosa e grande, geralmente agitada com festa, afinal é a Lapa🎉Bons banheiros e travesseiros, a comida é top d+, enfim, é um ótimo hostel para viver sua experiência no Rio de Janeiro ✨Tive bastante tempo livre para turistar e curtir a cidade! Gratidão 🥰 Só vem!! Não quero ir embora daqui

25 days ago



I had an amazing time at the books hostel! Felipe and the whole team made me feel super welcomed. The Night Shift was super easy. I wish I could have stayed longer but definitely planning on coming back. Totally recommend this place!

29 days ago



I spent 3 weeks in Books during the Rio carnival.

If you are looking for a place with a good atmosphere, a great team of volunteers and you want to party in Rio. This is the perfect place for that.

Special mention to Felipe and Ine (who takes care of the volunteers) who are both adorable.

2 months ago



I had an amazing experiencie. The stuff was really nice with me. They have already stuff to cook and clean so the tasks were mainly reception, topping up the fridge with drinks and waters, organizing the bed lining when arrived from the laundry, cleaning reception area, etc. If it is your first volunteering experience don't expect a formal introduction to the stuff or tasks. Here you go with the flow. Even though when i didn't like things i talked with Felipe and he helped me. I really appreciated it. He is an amazing person, loves climbing and hiking. Thanks to everyone!Best memories from Rio

3 months ago



Melhor experiência no melhor lugar possível, conheci pessoas que com certeza vou querer levar pra vida! O rio é mágico, me senti completamente em casa e não me senti sozinha em nenhum momento. Minha primeira experiência voluntariando e acho que não tinha como ser melhor

5 months ago

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