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El Misti House Reviews

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

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80%

Rating
597 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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66%

Rooms and showers were good. Breakfast was ok but the milk was warm for the cereal and it was too crammed and way too hot. We were also mislead by the Ilha grande day trip which we though would be a small private tour turned out to be a locals boat party which ruined the beauty of the island. There also seemed like there was too many staff hanging around not doing much. It was an ok hostel but not the best.

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Dear Emily, Thank you for taking the time to post a comment about your experience at the hostel. Your opinions are very important to us! We are happy to know you found the rooms and general facilities good as well as the security. Unfortunately we didn´t reach your expectations with the Ilha Grande tour. We hope to have a new chance to host you and offer you other options more related to your preferences.. Once again, thank you for posting a comment!!! ... El Misti staff.

100%

Very clean and the staff were very helpful. An excellent place to stay. Good value for the money.

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Dear Robert, Thank you very much for leaving your review! We are glad to know you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the future, this is your house in Rio !! Kind Regards, El Misti House staff.

77%

The staff is AMAZING! Always helpful with anything that you need. The beds were comfortable and rooms and lounge area clean. The breakfast was good but the same every day. The location is convenient and off a quiet side street- close to subway, buses, and a few blocks from the beach. The only thing we did not like was the bathrooms- always wet floors, always having to wait for them because too many people per bathroom, at times bathrooms were out of order. Overall not cleans bathrooms.

  • 20th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Dear Elizabeth, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! getting to know about your experience at the hostel is very important for us! We are really happy to know you liked our staff so much, we will let everyone know about this. We are happy our efforts resulted in you having a nice stay :) About the facilities and cleaning of the bathrooms, we can assure you this will no longer be a problem in your next visit. We hope to see you again in sunny Rio!! Best Regards, El Misti House

89%

Muito bom!!

  • 20th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Prezada Aurea, Muito obrigado por ter avaliado nossas instalações e serviços! Ficamos felizes em saber que você gostou do El Misti e convidamos você a nos visitar novamente no futuro! Um abraço desde El Misti House!

43%

The worst of the hostels I've stayed in Brazil by a wide margin: not clean, unfriendly and impersonal staff, more expensive, an awful breakfast. Avoid 'El Misti' at all costs.

  • 18th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Dear Andrew, First of all we want to thank you for taking the time to post a review. All of our guests opinions are very important to us. We are sorry we did not reach your expectations. We are truly surprised you found our staff unfriendly and impersonal, this is not our philosophy. We really hope to have a new chance to host you and give you a better impression! Best Regards, El Misti staff

100%

Uno de los mejores hostels donde estuve hospedado..buena localización,atmósfera genial,buena atención de los funcionarios siempre atentos y dispuestos a ayuda, increíbles caipirinhas y un buen desayuno. Sin duda volveré cuando vuela a Rio

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Querido Christopher, Gracias por tu comentario. Es una gran alegría para nosotros saber que disfrutaste tanto de la estadía con nosotros. Del staff, desayuno, caipirinhas! Nos encanto conocerte y esperamos tener el agrado de recibirte de nuevo en casa! En nombre del staff del Misti House, Hasta Pronto!

86%

Excellent location, perfect choice! Just dislike the downstairs rooms because don't have enough ventilation, too much humid (because showers) and the windows open to the smoking area...

  • 14th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Dear Eduardo, Thank you for your comments and observations, our guests opinions are very important to us. You are the ones who always help us improve and provide a better service every day! We are happy to know you enjoyed your stay. And we want you to know we are currently working on improvements in the rooms. You are invited to stay again and give us your opinion! Kind Regards from El Misti House!

100%

el hostel esta muy bien ubicado.. y el personal que trabaja ahi es muy buena onda, te ayudan en todo lo que necesites..

  • 12th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Querido Gonzalo, Que alegría para nosotros saber que te gusto pasar tus vacaciones en el House. Nuestro staff siempre estará dispuesto a ayudarte en todo y orientarte para que tus días en la ciudad sean LOS MEJORES! Te esperamos de vuelta en Rio en el futuro! Hasta pronto!! Staff El Misti House

89%

Really nice placed, clean hostel. Stuff was helpful. Perfect breakfasts (fresh mango and pineapple juice included). During my stay in the hostel majority of guests were Spanish speakers so I you speak Spanish you will have fun after days of sightseeing or sunbathing. Last but not least, great and cheap caipirinias every night.

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Dear Tomasz, Thank you for leaving your review. We are happy to read about our guests experiences at the hostel. We are also happy to know you had a good time with us and hope to have a new chance to host you in the future! .. We will be waiting for you with more caipirinhas and great moments to share! Kind Regards, El Misti staff.

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.

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