Aside from all you wonderful travellers, Books wouldn't be possible without these guys below.


The Captain One of the founder of Books Hostel he’s been here since the beginning. Rarely wearing anything else than shorts, his beloved beard and never without his capitain Hat, it’s a bit of a mystery if he actually owns a shirt… Carrying a bottle of rum once in a while is difficult not to think of Captain Haddock when you see him. Travellers famously love him for his sharp wit, but beware, sarcasm is his favourite hobby.



The Quarter Master Also known as pineapple, Ben is one of the pillars of the institution Books. He got the night reception job from a facebook message and two years and eight months later still here for our own luck. Famous for his good taste of herbs, he is also our personal and rugby trainer.

I am Ed.


The Boatswain 1st as a guest, Ed felt in love with Rio and decided to stay, joining the infamous non shirt work policy at Books. He has 112 cousins, and he never gift them in Christmas otherwise he couldn’t afford traveling. He supports Manchester United when necessary, manage the Books’ bar at night and watch old school over and over again. He also enjoys alcohol, hikes and laughs. You’re our boy blue!


Mariazinha & Adriana

Stewards Working together to keep this place clean, their biggest enemies are dirty longtime backpackers, smelly shoes, and never get caught not washing up your plate! Mariazinha is the angry one, who carries around the Naughty Spoon, and Adriana is the good cop, who works hard to keep this place so clean!

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