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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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110 Total Reviews
  • 60%Value For Money
  • 66%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 65%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 51%Cleanliness
  • 56%Facilities

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


Pleasant staff, disponible for give informations


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


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)


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.


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.


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)


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.


clean the place

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


Room are very small, with not enough space for people to put their bags away.


The common area was really nice. breakfast very complete and tasty. employees very kind in general. but my room was really dark, really small for the amount of people, and the bathrooom was REALLY dirty. Once the toilet went down and it took a day and a half to get it fixed. Also, the toilet leaked water and was all over the floor.

  • 19th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


You can find better in Ilha grande. A kind of factory.


The biggest advantage of Misti are localization and breakfast... Not so nice stuff and definately not so clean bathroom.


I don't even know where to start. The rooms are damp & smell bad, and after our 3 night stay everything we owned was damp, moldy and smelly as well. The sheets we were given were stained & little bugs were crawling all over the room. The room itself is dirty, in terrible condition & there's no hot water in the shower. Staff is rude & not helpful at all - when we checked in the lady refused to speak in English (although she obviously understood us) and rolled her eyes repeatedly at us. AVOID!!!!!


Not the best hostel we've stayed in! Staff weren't very welcoming and informative/helpful of what to do around the little village and island itself...apparently you can book tours there, no evidence! Rooms were ok, don't expect much, we're at the end of a four month travel so our cleanliness and room expectations have been tested! Breakfast was good lots of choice...atmosphere was awful, no feelings or interaction with other guests, recognised that's not solely the hostels fault!


Room price too high for what they offer


The hostel is on one of the main streets so its easy to find and near everything you need. Natalia who works there was extremely helpful, friendly and approachable however the same cant be said for most of the other staff. In the 9 bed dorm, there wasn't much space but the ensuite bathroom was large and with a hot shower. The BBQ night was good and so was breakfast.


Very good hostel, especially their staff, which was so friendly and helpful. Rooms are very basic-but come on, check how much you payed!


I booked for 3 days and ended staying one month! The staff are the best ever. The free breakfast was the best I've had anywhere ever. Location is 30 seconds walk to the beach. Comfy beds. There's always staff cleaning somewhere. There is a bar in the hostel with good priced drinks, and a nice area indoors and outdoors to socialize. There are cheap meals that the hostel puts on that are soooo yummy. Thank you so much nico, natalia and vanessa you make this place amazing


The hostel was very pricey over the weekend, even though it wasn't quite full. The staff were helpful and they had an excellent common area. What marred it for us was an obviously drunk guy, ruining the atmosphere in the common area. Not the hostel's fault, though at some point I would have expected the staff to rein him in.

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