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El Misti House Reviews

Rua Silva Castro 49, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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577 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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location is great; just a couple of blocks from the beach and one block from a metro station that will connect you to the whole city. staff is friendly, helpful and able to communicate in several languages. they serve one of the greatest breakfast ive ever had in a hostel (loved the crepes and natural juices!). i stayed in a very comfortable and affordable private room with ac; bathrooms were cleanned every two hours. the atmosphere was friendly, it wasnt a problem to make friends at all!

  • 5th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Peru
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Dear Renzo, Thank you for sharing with us the experience you had at El Misti House and to rate our services. There is no higher reward than to know that our efforts resulted in you having a great stay. Hope to see you again in sunny Rio de Janeiro!! El Misti House staff.


The rooms are very tiny. We got 9 beds room which could have max 12 square meters (if not less), and was a little bit stinky. The whole place is rather small but; The staff and the atmosphere was awesome, especially evening meetings in living room with other guests. They serve dinners, each day with different menu and the cook is brilliant and great (I do not remember when I eat such good pasta - except Italy). The crew members are so nice and so helpful. The staff is the greatest asset of this

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Dear Boguslaw, First of all, thanks for choosing El Misti Hostels as host of your recent vacation. We want to thank you for your comment, this motivates us to keep putting our best effort in our daily job. Based on your suggestions we will make a great effort to make some improvements. It´s the most important value to us to improve our facilities and quality of services. We hope to see you again in the future, it was very nice to meet you! Kind Regards from the Misti staff.


The hostel was ok in most aspects. Whether we were just unlucky or not, the main negative was that we were in a 4 bed dorm in the basement, can't remember the number but this basically meant no windows to outside world! A little hot and stuffy down there but AC helped when asking staff to turn it on. The rest of the hostel was fine; good breakfast was a plus, communal area was small but great for meeting people, but some showers were a bit hit or miss being either cramped or with cold water.


The staff was welcoming and helpful. Definitely felt safe and comfortable here. Attracts a fun-loving crowd in general. Come here expecting to HAVE FUN. If looking for peace and quiet, go elsewhere. Definitely had trouble sleeping a lot of nights due to noise levels, but it made up for it by being a fun hostel.


I had a great time during my stay at this hostel. The staff was great. All the Argentinian girls were extremely helpful and friendly. Renzo was the best, extremely helpful and friendly, and very willing to go out of his way to make your experience excellent. My only minor complaint would be that the nighttime security guard over the weekend was asleep every time I came home late at night. Might as well have a scarecrow working security. Overall excellent experience, highly recommended.


Cleanliness: The Hostel was really dirty. I’ve travelled around the world and I’ve never seen such a dirty Hostel. Disgusting! Privacy: A worker entered in our room while we were on a tour and moved all the stuff we had there as well as getting everything dirty with paint. The staff didn’t even care about it.


A very nice hostel located ca. 10 minutes from the beach in Copacabana and next to the metro station Sigueira Campos. Atmosphere is very friendly, breakfast good, there are also options to order dinner prepared by the hostel's cook in the evening. Not so many bathrooms available, unfortunately. Female room is based in a basement, so there is no day light or option to open a window. In general good value for money.


It might be common for Brazilian hostel not to have electric kettle and bowl. Brazilian style breakfast provided was good and enough to start the day with various choices. Helpful and friendly staffs. 5 bedded room might end up in a dungeon. Unpleasant smell at an area in the hostel. Near to metro an beach. Overall this place is OK to stay.


Really great atmosphere! If you are a solo travel, this hostel is the perfect place to make new friends!


Stayed 4 nights and had a really good time there. Great place to meet people, the free breakfast is really good and the best start to the day. Reception staff is always helpful and the cleaners are always working hard to keep the hostel clean. Always again. 👌


12 beds is too much for such a little room, it wasn't comfortable at all. Not enough bathrooms and showers. Breakfast was kind of simple. The staff was really good and also de location.

  • 1st May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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