El Misti Botafogo Hostel e Pousada Reviews
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Staff, location and atmosphere were the highlights of the hostel. Fun and helpful, the staff helped make Rio very enjoyable. The location in Botafogo was great, near a mall and public transport to most of Rio's top sites. The type of guest (mostly young travelers from around the world) added to the lively atmosphere, as did the food, drinks and music on offer. Downside are the low beds (can't sit up on them), lack of other furniture (desks, chairs) in the rooms, and shoddy internet connection.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
Convenient location. The breakfast was great; fruit, cake, cereal, toastie making items, and plenty of this all. The WiFi was a bit slow and sketchy during busy periods. The staff were quite friendly, although I think the hostel would feel a lot more welcoming/homely to travellers who speak Portuguese/Spanish.
Charming place in an excellent, non-obvious location. Argentinian people in the staff are friendly and great at problem-solving. Don't forget to ask for a room with air-conditioning, Rio can be awfully hot sometimes, even for Brazilians. Only downside in my opinion were the shower faucets, which are the kind that you have to keep pushing for the water to come out - very annoying thing to do five or six times during an average shower. Otherwise, perfect!
Great location. Only 15 mins walk to Sugar Loaf and the staff was very helpful. No complaints.
The hostel is great! I stayed in the Misti Copacabana as well and both are great. I would definitely recommend those hostels. The staff is really nice and rooms are ok with a big locker which is really good. The atmosphere is great, people are really nice and you have a lot of space to chill and meet people. Location is good. Botafogo is a nice place to stay, it is quiet but very close to all the main places to see in Rio. You can also get dinner, it's cheap and very tasty.
Great hostel. amazing staff, Very helpful and friendly!! Had an awesome stay at el misti
I liked the atmosphere, was very cool, the staff were very nice. Great breakfast I think the showers could be better
El Misti Hostel is a good place to stay if you've planned to go out and enjoy Rio's nightlife, the staff is nice and entertainning ! But the common room is really noisy and late at night, thus it's complicated to go to bed early (I mean before midnight or even later!)
I just stay one day, but it was great! I really recomend it.
Loved it here, really great staff, good atmosphere and the food & cocktails were fantastic, but it is let down by the awful toilets & showers... there are only 5 toilet/shower rooms, and the number of guests can reach 100+. Thankfully it wasn't so full when we were there, but I know it got a lot worse later. Some of the toilets block up often. I also had to quibble the final bill, even though I had it in paper what the agreement was when I booked with hostelworld.com.
- Novice Nomad
- Mixed Group, 18-24
- (1 review)
Great place, good vibe. good community feel.
This hostel is really amazing! It is quiet at night, good beds and rooms, great breakfast ( fresh juice!!!), you have big lockers under your bed, the location is perfect! Very safe neighbourhood! And the staff is amazing!! Javi, Nico, Gladys, Berto,...they were always there when I needed them! Great atmosphere!! Special thanx to Juanky! He took us all the way to the dois irmaos where we had a incredible view on Rio! Just go and see for yourself! You won`t regret it!!