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El Misti House Reviews

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

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81%

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

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89%

El Misti house was excellent for location and what it has to offer for activities. I recommend this hostel for travellers.


91%

Great place to stay, staff very helpful, great atmosphere. We stayed in the new side of the hostel which was very nice but not finished. Eg bare electrical cable just above shower head was a concern, and the continuous loss of power & lights was annoying , happened 3out of 4 nights and always while we were in the shower, lucky we had a torch as it was very dark even in the day. If they can sort out this problem it would be a perfect hostel. If I were going back to rio I would stay there again.


89%

Great staff friendly an helpful. Loads of stuff happening all the time. Great big lockers. Lots of people in the rooms but wasn't too bad, not that many toilets/showers for the number of people. Kitchen is good but because the hostel always do a dinner it's never very available when you want to use it. Good spot near metro and beach and lots of busses.


91%

Great hostel (air con in the dorms!), awesome staff! The dinner looks really good as well, but should be served earlier; 9 p.m. for dinner was quite late. Very helpful with the carnival tips as well with the free stuff (masks, hats etc.). Safe area!


71%

"Value for money" = poor because of carnival. I dont know the prices of a normal weekend. "Cleanliness" = poor because there was a lot of moldiness in the showers --> missing (artificial) ventilation or window

  • 28th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


71%

The hostel is Ok. However it was not worth the overpriced room fare during the carnaval. Beds are three level bunks which I found to be too crowded. Three of them in a relatively small room results in very little space for the nine people staying there. The plus side is that it's popular and as a single traveler it was very easy to meet people. The hostel offers dinner and caipirinias, at extra charge, most nights, which is a good way to meet new people and start your night before going out.


91%

Nice hostel in a great location just down from Copacabana beach. Clean and secure with a free caipirinha on arrival!


66%

Quite a small place, not much room to hang around. Average facilities and atmosphere. There's better hostels than this in Rio. In my opinion, Leblon is far nicer than Copacabana. The beach is better, the surroundings are nicer, the people are sexier, it feels safer.


86%

Nice and friendly stuff! the pick-up-service a good deal, but taxi driver was not there as promised. only after calling (which is difficult without local phone) the driver showed quickly up, but wanted to go away again. great crepes!


86%

We had a great time at El Misti! The breakfast was very good with fresh fruits and fresh juice. In the evening you could have a fresh cooked dinner for 15 Reals and Cocktails for 8 Reals. The Caipirinhas were great and Dinner was excellent as well! Everyday the rooms and the bathrooms were cleaned. The staff was friendly and helpful and created an Atmosphere where you could feel at home. I really much liked it and would certainly come back!


89%

El Misti House is in a good location near the main streets of Copacabana and near the metro station. The members of the staff are great, really helpful. I've received an upgrade and it was a plus. Everything is pretty much clean. What I liked most about the hostel was the atmosphere! Excellent opportunity to meet people from all over the world. Friendly and agreeable place!


80%

I'm not gonna tell how it was! Too affraid that it will be fully booked for my next stay based on my comments! :) Great hostel!

  • 12th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Located close to the beach. Have to be buzzed through via reception and there are lockers available per person in each room large enough for a back pack.Supply own lock.Breakfast of bread,fruit,cheese,ham,juice.Socialising area.Mostly Spanish speaking guests then(dont speak Spanish),so affected the atmosphere and socialising for me. Quiet street.Book exchange.


86%

Near the beach, Nice day trip, Cool the mini bar!


100%

A great hostel, I had such a nice time there. Victor the barman is a great person and makes the best drinks. The Dinner was always very good, the staff is very helpfull. There are no questions that the hostel is in the best location possible.


77%

Good sleep even with the amount of begs in such a small room but tooooo many cockroaches in the rooms and all through the lockers!!


100%

Excellent hostel! Great facilities and comfortable Really friendly and helpful staff, well done breakfast, location is excellent, right next to the beach and metro station. Also delicious dinners every night for only $15 reals! Totally recommended

  • 22nd Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


71%

The hostel is located in Rio's world known neighbourhood Copacabana, and very close to the beach and to metro station, which is perfect. We were lucky as we got a bed in one of the rooms with windows to the street. So if u want to avoid rooms without windows (although with cond air ;) ) I would check it in advance. Average hostel, with good prices if u take in account that we are talking about Rio.


83%

Great atmosphere and fantastic staff!


80%

The location is good to go direktly to the beach and the subway is nearby. When I was there the hostel was verry corwded, but nobody seemed to have an interest to make new friends. Most of the people stuck in their own groups or were sitting silently next to each other at the couch playing with theri cellphones! The best stuff member is Bernardo (verry nice and friendly) only that bitchy lady Claudia should think about another job. That nose up attitude is a total no go!!!


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