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El Misti Botafogo Hostel e Pousada Reviews

Av. R. Praia de Botafogo 462, Casa 9, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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580 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 61%Cleanliness
  • 66%Facilities

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It was fine, however i had some problems with the wifi connection.

  • 11th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Best hostel in Rio! Staff were really helpful and sincere to help you. I booked a tour and I had an unexpected happening and Adrian, the manager, extended his help beyond his means for me to make it to the tour. Then another one which the hang gliding company did not deliver me to the hostel in-time to catch my bus, he extended my stay for free. This was the best hostel I've stayed in my traveling life. Best location when you're in Rio, very near the train and bus station.

  • 28th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Philippines
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


O hostel está muito bem localizado, com uma equipe ótima, certamente quando eu for para as bandas de lá, me hospedarei novamente.


The breakfast was very poor.

  • 17th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
thanks for taking your time in leaving a review. We are sad to hear we did not reach your expectations. However, we are adding now more fruits and cakes in our breakfast. besides of the different types bread, cold meats, cereals, juices, jelly! Hope to see you next time in Brazil!


nice enough rooms except toilets kept getting blocked and so couldn't be used. main issue was that ALL noise including talking was stopped in the common areas at 22:00, which isn't really good in a hostel...

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Sue, thanks for choosing us and taking your time to keep improving! Nice to hear that you liked our rooms. Yes, we can open the bar at 18.00 and silence outdoors starts from 22.00. Still we can keep having nice talks inside the hostel =D. Hope to see you again in the future!


Good location; even though it's located near avenues with lots of traffic, the small street where the hostel is located is very quiet. Night shift staff was composed of nicer people than the day shift's - the guy didn't even pay attention to what I was saying when I was doing checkout.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi José! We know location are one of the most important points when choosing a place to enjoy the holidays, and we are glad to know you liked it =D. We will reinforce our customer service so that you feel at home all day long in future stays!

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