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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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256 Total Reviews
  • 53%Value For Money
  • 67%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 59%Staff
  • 67%Atmosphere
  • 45%Cleanliness
  • 46%Facilities

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I had a terrible experience at el misti. Got a moldy pillow. Most bathrooms were disgusting and either needed major cleaning and/or renovations. I have backpacked all around South America for the last 4 months and this is by far one of the worst hostels I've stayed in. I only picked it because it didn't have the 2 night rule that many other hostels have but I would of preferred to just have changed my schedule and stayed another night at another hostel. Not worth it.


Nice common area, good for meeting people, wifi was pretty good. Rooms were bare, dirty and generally quite grim. Overpriced for what you get but good location in Ilha Grande.


The hostel is located in a great area and the common space is really nice. The conditions in the room and the facilities are in bad shape and give the place itself some bad energy. Its a pity they don't invest some more in making the place a bit nicer for those who come.


I had a reservation for 3 nights. The second day when we came back at afternoon from walking Ilha Grande, we found our backpacks outside the room, and as it was raining, all our personal belongings got wet, and our room was full with other people and our beds were occupied. We went to talk to the manager and they were so rude!! They told mus that they had had a mistake and they couldn't give us our beds back, that we had to solve the problem by ourselves. Worst experience at a Hostel ever


Staff was nice, always trying to help. Breakfast is simple. During new years there was free food in the evening, nice vibe! Lockers are smal and not in the dorm. Electricity for loading my phone in our room was down.All 4 nights there was no Wifi. Bedlinen had stains and beds felt dirty. Ilha grande is beautiful. During new years book transport upfront if possible.Tip hostel: Please don't use candles with the next power blackout, a fire could get started easily and consequences major.


The wifi was not well working. The rooms were very very old and not clean. The beds were not changed helhelrrived. The staff was not helpful. Disappointing

  • 12th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This hostel was well located but otherwith the staff was quite cold (for exemple : they did not present us the hostel when we arrived), the room was old and dirty, the shower and the toilets were not working, internet didn't work so well, and at the end they did not even made us a discount for the room.


Staff not very helpful and hostel unorganised.


My partner and i spent 3 nights at El misti. The location was ideal, plenty of restaurants and live music (be careful as some places charge you for the music). Also close to shops, boats, snorkel kit renting, everything you need. The beds were comfortable - triple bunk beds, solid metal frames with lockable under bed storage for extra safety. Fresh sheets and covers. The rooms had ensuite bathrooms - basic showers, sink, toilet. There are also hangers to dry your clothes outside the rooms.

  • 22nd Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Bathroom gross, staff not that friendly, good breakfast, terrible directions to find this hostel (different location than on google maps), quite sociable due to bar. Also stayed at other el misti in ilha grande. Bit nicer but still substandard facilities.

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Dear Callum, 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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