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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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244 Total Reviews
  • 65%Value For Money
  • 73%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 65%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 42%Cleanliness
  • 56%Facilities

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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


Familiar atmosphere // reallz nice breakfast with best choco cake we've ever ate // staff, except one, is really nice and help you in every situation for example finding connecions to sao paulo etc....

  • 10th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Dear Carlotta, Thank you for sharing with us the experience you lived at El Misti and praising our services, there is no higher reward then to know that our efforts resulted in you having the perfect stay. It is our commitment to make the service as personalized and attentive as possible. Hope to see you again. Kind regards, Management


the hostel has the potential to be very good however after 5 months of travel i have never came across such unhelpful and rude staff who really dont want to help. also the fact that they charge more if you book in the hostel makes no sense. i had to book extra nights online cheaper. all the pillows have mould aswel.

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Dear Paul, 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


Has the potential to be a great hostel, if the staff didn't see the guests as burdens.


The wifi never works, my bed wasn't a bed it was built from bricks!

  • 17th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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