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El Misti House Reviews

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

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81%

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610 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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60%

This hostel has every thing it needs to be excellent - the best breakfast I've ever eaten at a hostel, perfect location, welcome drinks, dinner for guests. Unfortunately the staff were incredibly unfriendly and ignored us most of the time. The chef working in the kitchen was very rude.

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Dear Sune, Thanks for sharing your opinion with us. We are glad to know you found the hostel so good. And we are really sorry about your experience with the staff. We will speak about this with them. This is not something we are known for, actually, our friendly staff is our strongest characteristic. We would like to invite you to stay with us again in the future and give us another chance to give you the best impression! Kind Regards, El Misti staff.

71%

Decent hostel in a good location. The rooms are clean, the breakfast is good. The dorms and the common areas are a bit cramped. They also hike up the prices on the weekends which is a shame, we probably would have stayed longer otherwise.

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Dear Oonash, We want to thank you for your review. we are very interested in our guests opinions. You all help us provide a better service every day. And that´s our main goal! About the weekend prices we can say that it´s a very common thing in this city. But we are always open for discounts and promotions. We want you to stay with us and live the Misti Experience!! We will always be willing to solve any situations! Hope to see you again in Rio! Kind Regards, El Misti staff

60%

Stayed here for 2 nights on arrival to Rio...it was booked out for the weekend so we had to move hostel for the remainder of our stay which was no bad thing. The kitchen is off limits at certain times of the day when the staff cook communal meals for guests. The alternative kitchen on offer isn't well stocked and had no pots or pans. Our particular room was quite dark with no window - other rooms may be nicer. Location to the beach is good

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Dear Suzanne, Thank you for sharing your experience at the hostel with us. We are happy to know you found the location very good. And about the kitchen, we want you to know we are currently stocking it with everything you need :) It´s a brand new area of the House. And our main objective is to offer the best service to our guests always. You are invited to visit us again in the future to check out our improved facilities! It was very nice to meet you! Kind Regards from El Misti staff.

54%

Funcionários não são receptivos, não falam português direito, a gerente do Hostel é a pessoa mais grossa. Estamos no Brasil, não sou obrigada a entender tudo o que os recepcionistas estrangeiros falam, e eles não tem paciência para repetir o que você não entende. Não dão informações corretas. O quarto que fiquei era no subsolo, me senti num buraco, onde não tinha janela, a minha cama era ruim, o beliche muito apertado, o banheiro era sujo e mofado. Gostei do café da manhã.

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Prezada Débora, Muito obrigado por ter compartilhado sua experiencia conosco. Infelizmente suas expectativas não foram atingidas. Desejamos ter uma nova oportunidade de lhe hospedar no futuro para não só lhe atender mas também superar essas expectativas! Nossa principal característica é o bom atendimento. Sejam estrangeiros ou brasileiros tanto hóspedes quanto funcionários. Vamos falar com o staff a respeito do seu comentário. Atenciosamente, El Misti staff.

77%

This hostel is located very near from the Copacabana beach, but also has good price. So it is always/almost full. You could stay with some old people or some dudes that sleep all day with the lights off, etc etc. Those were what happened to me during my trip in Rio. But their breakfast is so nice and there is a good living room with good atmosphere that you can have a good conversation. The Argentinean staffs were so so but if you need help they are there.

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Dear Hyejeong, Thanks for sharing your comment! We are glad to know you enjoyed your stay with us, liked the atmosphere and breakfast and found the prices and location good. We always talk about our guests reviews with the staff because it´s our main objective to always improve our service and facilities so we will make sure to share yours with them. It was very nice to meet you! King Regards, El Misti staff.

66%

Assez bonne localisation de l'auberge, en revanche population assez agée et peu festive. 2 cuisines , 1 pour l'auberge qui propose des plats certain soir et une dont on peu se servir mais qui n'a rien (aucun plats, poeles, condiments). Bon petit déjauner. Le cuisinier parle francais mais n'est pas du tout acceuillant. Auberge correcte mais on peut trouver mieux surtout question ambiance

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Dear Pierre, We want to thank you for taking the time to post a comment. We couldn´t reach your expectations this time but hopefully you will give us another chance to host you and give you the best impression!! It´s our main objective to make our guests feel at home. Really is. And about the kitchen, we want you to know we had just opened that area of the house at the time and it´s fully equipped now. We invite you to check it out and give us your opinion! Best Regards, El Misti staff.

77%

The hostel has a great location, right next to the subway and it's very close to the beach. The atmosphere is really cool, they give you a free caipirinha when you check in and every night has caipirinha and beer with a good price. the hostel is great for those who is traveling alone and want to find company. All rooms have air conditioning and breakfast is quite good The hostel is a little bit noisy (even with the silence's warning after 22h)

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Dear Leticia, We want to thank you for taking the time to share your comment here. We are very happy to know you enjoyed your stay at the House, our bar, prices and atmosphere, among other things. About the silence hours, we can assure you it won´t be a problem during your next visit! Thank you for your advice!... We hope to see you again in the future! It was very nice to meet you! Kind Regards, El Misti staff.

86%

Hostel e staffs excelentes. Café da manhã simples, mas impecável. Se te oferecerem jantar, aceite, pois é muito muito muito bom. Única ressalva é sobre os banheiros, são poucos para muitas pessoas. Mas recomendo o lugar.

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Prezada Micheli, Obrigado por ter deixado um comentário sobre nosso hostel. Ficamos muito felizes em saber que você passou uma agradável estadia conosco e convidamos você para uma nova visita no futuro! A respeito da quantidade de banheiros, vamos adicionar suas observações ao nosso projeto de melhoras já que para nos é muito importante oferecer melhor serviço aos nossos hóspedes e seus comentários sempre são de muita ajuda. Atenciosamente, Staff El Misti House

74%

This is a really social hostel, so if you want to party or you're a single traveller, you'll never end up doing anything alone in this hostel. Staff is mainly spanish speaking and mostly helpful, although not always knowledgeable(for instance, they sent us to Vidigal by bus at 08h, but locals know busses only drive from 10h). Downside is that some rooms(not all) are just way to small and having a good sleep here can be difficult. Credits to staff member Christopher, who entertained our stay!

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Dear Hans, Thank you very much for your detailed review. We are glad to know you got to experience the House´s vibe. We love to make every guest feel at home! We hope next time we can give you more accurate info about the city.Our main objective is to provide the best service we can and we always work to stay informed with the latest tips to help you get to know Rio the best way! We hope to see you again in the future! It was very nice to meet you, Kind Regards from El Misti staff.

89%

El Misti House was in a good location, close to the beach

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Dear Kendall, Thank you for taking the time to rate us! It´s great to know you enjoyed your stay with us and found our services and facilities very good. We would be very happy to have you here again in the future! It was great to meet you! Best Regards from El Misti House staff.

100%

Foi muito legal! é económico e perto de tudo

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Estimado Oziel, Obrigado por ter feito uma avaliação do nosso hostel. Para nos é sempre muito importante conhecer a opinião dos nossos hóspedes. Sempre é uma grande felicidade receber um comentário como o seu. Quer dizer que os nossos esforços tiveram bons resultados! Nosso objetivo sempre é oferecer o melhor serviço! Esperamos revê-lo mais uma vez no Rio de Janeiro! Atenciosamente, Staff El Misti House.

100%

Tudo o que prometeu cumpriu. Esta foi minha primeira vez em um hostel e gostei de tudo.

  • 18th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Prezado Celso, É uma grande alegria para nos saber que você gostou do nosso hostel. Nunca esqueça que você já faz parte da família El Misti! Esperamos em breve tenhamos o prazer de recebê-lo novamente na cidade maravilhosa! Foi um prazer te conhecer ! Atenciosamente, Staff El Misti House.

89%

The staff were so helpful and were so friendly. The location is amazing!!! I highly recommend this hostel.

  • 12th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Greg, Thank you for posting your comment and sharing your experience with us and other travelers! We are very happy to know you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again in the future!! Our House is your House.. Kind regardss from all the staff!! El Misti.

97%

Had a brilliant week at El Misti House, the staff are all very friendly and give good advise about what to do and where to go both day/night. The hostel food is also very good and a cheap alternative to eating out in the evening, and it's location is fantastic for Copacabana beach and the metro. Met some brilliant people during my week there and would recommend others to stay. Andy, UK

  • 11th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Dear Andy, Thank You Very Much for your review! It´s a big reward to us when we hear our guests have a great stay at the House! It´s our main goal to make you all feel at home! We loved to have the opportunity to host you Andy, it was a pleasure to meet you and, as we told you, you´re welcome to come back any time!We will be happy to have your visit again! This is your House! Kind Regards from all your friends at El Misti.

66%

Clean, good location, good breakfast but you can find similar hostels much cheaper than this one in southern Rio. The kitchen staff is so rude and they only give you a tiny blanket so be aware during cold season. Overcrowded. Not for real travelers just for holiday-makers.

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Dear Yaiza, We want to thank you for taking the time to rate our services and for leaving a comment. We are happy to know you found our breakfast good and our hostel well located and clean. On the other hand we want to apologize about the problems you had with the kitchen staff, we´ll make sure your comment is passed to all of them. We hope to have a new opportunity to host you in the future and give you a better experience at our house! Regards,El Misti Staff

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