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El Misti Hostel Ilha Grande Reviews

Rua Alice Kury da Silva, 8, Vila do Abraao, Ilha Grande, Brazil

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70%

Rating
130 Total Reviews
  • 69%Value For Money
  • 66%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 66%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 61%Cleanliness
  • 63%Facilities

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71%

Location, common area and breakfast were all excellent. However, I found the staff to be quite rude at times and the dorms could definitely use an update considering how much they charge. The sheets were stained and ripped beyond what is acceptable in a hostel. I'm not usually too fussed by this but for the price I paid it was pretty poor form.


40%

Got my money stolen out of my wallet and all the plug sockets didn't work in our room

  • 14th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


71%

I stayed in El Misti with some friends to enjoy our last days in Brazil, that by coincidence, were he last days of the World Cup. Overall the hostel was nice, just that one of the staff members misbehavied and that made us feel very uncomfortable for the rest of our stay. I can understand the rivality between Brazil and Argentina in soccer but I don´t think it´s fair to constantly be bullied by the recepcionist. Specially one comment involving the president of Argentina, totally out of place.

  • 12th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

Breakfast here is awesome.


71%

I enjoyed my stay here. The location is Central and you can book all of the various tours through the hostel. The breakfast was good by South American standards. Rooms and bathrooms were kept clean. My main criticism is that the lockers available for hire are small and cannot fit a tablet or laptop.


49%

This place has the potential for being a great hostel unfortunately a few of the staff gave off a really bad / rude vibe. I work for a hostel so I know how it should be and was thoroughly disappointed with the service we received. On the bright side good location and pretty good breakfast. Improvement note; get staff with less of an attitude problem in particular the night staff.

  • 23rd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, Thank you for your opinion about your recent stay at our hostel. It is the most important value to us to improve our facilities and quality of services. We would like to apologize that we did not reach your expectations. Based on your comment and suggestions, we will make a great effort at any cost to make some improvements. We hope to see you again in the future and give you great experience at out hostel also to exceed your highest expectations. Kind regards, Management

94%

The staff were really friendly and the hostel has a lovely chilled vibe. The rooms are quite cramped but that's not a problem for me, that's hostel living! The doors don't lock which is slightly annoying but they have lockers that you can use for valuables. Free breakfast was quite good - always a plus!

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Dear guest, Thank you for your opinion about your recent stay at our hostel. It is the most important value to us to improve our facilities and quality of services. We would like to apologize that we did not reach your expectations. Based on your comment and suggestions, we will make a great effort at any cost to make some improvements. We hope to see you again in the future and give you great experience at out hostel also to exceed your highest expectations. Kind regards, Management

74%

You get what you expect for the cheap money you pay

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Dear Guest, We truly appreciate your review! Our top priority is to offer an exceptional service to each of our guest and it is very satisfying to read that this was your case. Thank you for your comments, this motivate us to keep putting our best effort in daily job. Kind regards, Management

91%

The recipe for this hostel would read. Start with an ample base of excellent breakfast, replete with fresh fruit and abounding in scrambled eggs. Flavour with friendly staff, a good location for boat trips around the island and to the mainland, and buttock-clenchingly occasional wifi. Liberally sprinkle on danger for the light sleeper with triple decker dorm bunks. Add water if you can actually get into one of the insufficiently numerous bathrooms.

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Dear George, We appreciate your detailed review and we would like to thank you for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor. Please rest assured that we will address your recommendations for the improvement of our hostel. Kind regards, Management

83%

We had a private room, and I didn't like how the cleaners came and tidied up with the door wide open, people tried to come in. I didn't want to leave until she left just in case. Wifi was really bad, it was busy but other hostels had good internet.

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Dear Nadine, We appreciate your detailed review and we would like to thank you for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor. Please rest assured that we will address your recommendations for the improvement of our hostel. Kind regards, Management

91%

Loved my stay here, even though the rooms are a bit small.. Would have stayed longer if I could, just one more night!

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Dear Guest, We truly appreciate your review! Our top priority is to offer an exceptional service to each of our guest and it is very satisfying to read that this was your case. Thank you for your comments, this motivate us to keep putting our best effort in daily job. Kind regards, Management

71%

Staying at El misti totally depends on the people staying. Unfortunately I was in a 9 bed dorm with a bunch of mean Israelis so it dampened my experience. Dorms are really tightly squeezed, bathroom (bit ming) but there's hammocks and a fun bar area to chat! It's in a fantastic location, so defo stay here.

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Dear Dave, We appreciate your detailed review and we would like to thank you for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor. Please rest assured that we will address your recommendations for the improvement of our hostel. Kind regards, Management

94%

Pleasant staff, disponible for give informations

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Dear Guest, We truly appreciate your review! Our top priority is to offer an exceptional service to each of our guest and it is very satisfying to read that this was your case. Thank you for your comments, this motivate us to keep putting our best effort in daily job. Kind regards, Management

66%

staff not very informative, rooms are small and filthy. but breakfast was great.

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Dear Fabio, Thank you for your opinion about your recent stay at our hostel. It is the most important value to us to improve our facilities and quality of services. We would like to apologize that we did not reach your expectations. Based on your comment and suggestions, we will make a great effort at any cost to make some improvements. We hope to see you again in the future and give you great experience at out hostel also to exceed your highest expectations. Kind regards, Management

80%

it was a great atmosphere over there with the most of the people. the stuff is reallz friendlzz and the breakfast is really nice. sometimes some things are not working but this is the island life you gotta get use to it :)

  • 6th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Guest, We truly appreciate your review! Our top priority is to offer an exceptional service to each of our guest and it is very satisfying to read that this was your case. Thank you for your comments, this motivate us to keep putting our best effort in daily job. Kind regards, Management

46%

We went expecting a Standard Twin Private room for 2 guests as our reservation said. When we arrived to the hostel we found that there was NO PRIVATE ROOM AT ALL in the hostel. They didn't even have place for both of us (we had a reservation for 9 nights there). So we could stay in Ilha Grande for only 4 of the 9 nights we had planned. The staff wasn't helpful at all, there was no one to claim anything to... the WORST hostel I've ever been to. And we got robbed a pair of running shoes.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Estimado Juan Pablo, Agradecemos sus comentarios y que nos haya elegido para pasar sus vacaciones. Desafortunadamente no superamos sus expectativas por lo que le pedimos nos dé otra oportunidad de hospedarse con nosotros para consentirlo como se lo merece. La gerencia

83%

To have a bad location on Ilha Grande is pretty hard. But El Misti is right in the middle of everything. The hostel is really nice. The common area is a piece of have with good music and a great athmosfere. The stuf is friendly and helpful and the barkeeper mixes great caipirinhas every evening! The rooms are ok. You should not expect too much. But you will not want to spend your time in the room anyway.

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Dear… First of all allow me to thank you for choosing El Misti Hostels as host of your recent vacation. We are glad to know we provided you a relaxing experience, highlighted by our facilities and the excellent service offered by our attentive staff. We look forward to welcome you soon. Kind regards, Management

77%

The room was very dirty and smelly. The bed had many insects. The bathroom was used by people who were not in the room and did not have a cleaning rags. The breakfast was released very good, the location is very good and the atmosphere was very young and lively.

  • 21st Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Dear Antonio, We appreciate your detailed review and we would like to thank you for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor. Please rest assured that we will address your recommendations for the improvement of our hostel. Kind regards, Management

63%

Unable to use kitchen, staff always cooking in there and was very poorly equipped. Triple bunk beds are too much especially in such small rooms. Decent breakfast though. Jasper on reception was nice and helpful.

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Dear Kelly, We appreciate your detailed review and we would like to thank you for taking the time to post your review. Please rest assured that we will address your recommendations for the improvement of our hostel. Kind regards, Management

51%

clean the place

  • 10th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Dear Max, We appreciate your detailed review and we would like to thank you for taking the time to post your review. Please rest assured that we will address your recommendations for the improvement of our hostel. Kind regards, Management



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