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“A great hostel in Botafogo” 4 of 5 stars
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El Misti Botafogo Hostel & Pousada
Praia de Botafogo, 462 - Casa 9, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22250-040, Brazil (Botafogo)   |  
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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“A great hostel in Botafogo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

I love the neighborhood, it is just perfect if you're in Rio for business downtown or just relax at the beaches of South Zone. The hostel is in a charming house and the staff is funny and helpful! Breakfast is good, bathrooms are good, it's a clean and safe hostel. I will definitely return there.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

Although the driver from the airport didn't speak English we took our free transfer airport pick up to the hostel (although some erratic driving shook our nerves a bit!) and got there safely. The receptionist Nicolas welcomed myself and my girlfriend in almost perfect English and got us settled. The hostel is in a good location to public transport and necessities, on a side private road with the hostel having a buzzer entry. The staff were always happy to Help and the breakfast was good each morning! Wifi a little slow during peak hours, and a good atmosphere throughout! Stayed October 14-18

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Location is very good, in the middle of triangle copacabana-favela-lapa, metro-bus-taxi.market and cheep restorans and bars are close.cleaners, receptionists, night guards 5 stars-group for special operations code name Minotauro 6 stars(with these womens dont need to think about your safety)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I arrived in this hostel alone and immediately felt welcomed by the staff. They did everything they could to make me feel welcome. I stayed in a 12 bed dorm the first time I was there and it was really clean. There are big lockers in the room under each bunk to keep your things safe and the showers and toilet are cleaned regularly.
The hostel has a happy hour with really cheap drinks (Caipirinhas only 5 reals!!) and there is a great atmosphere to meet people in the common area... PLUS the dinners every night are DELICIOUS and served with care. The buffet breakfast in the morning is incredible and fills you up for most of the day - real coffee and a toasted sandwich machine!!
The location is excellent, making it very easy to reach tourist destinations. The area also feels safe to walk around in the evening.
I returned to this hostel after 7 weeks of traveling in Brazil and was welcomed back like I was a family member!! I definitely recommend this hostel as it is cheap, has good food, cheap drinks, comfortable rooms and friendly staff!!! amazing!! I MISS IT EVERY DAY!!!!

Room Tip: I would recommend the 6 bed mixed dorms. But all the rooms are comfortable
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I loved this hostel! The staff are friendly and helpful. The breakfasts are good. The social atmosphere is exciting. It can be loud, but that's the fun part. A special shout out to Juanky de Gema who works at the hostel who was key in introducing me and my group of friends to Rio de Janeiro's sites and nightlife and Ilha Grande. Very fun person!

Room Tip: There are two person rooms if the larger occupancy rooms are too loud.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We had such a great time staying at El Misti Bota. We really enjoyed the atmosphere there. The people working there are very friendly and helpful, the facilities are comfortable and clean, the location is awesome right near the metro and bus stops as well as shops and Botafogo beach which is great for jogging and picture taking. We would definitely recommend it and we would stay again if coming back to Rio (which we probably will ;)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

This place is awesome, staff were great, bartender great and breakfasts were good too. I do not know what everyone is complaining about, it's a HOSTEL, not a hotel, you get what you pay for. Not the worst hostel I have been in by miles, would go back again if I was in Rio

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about El Misti Botafogo Hostel & Pousada

Address: Praia de Botafogo, 462 - Casa 9, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22250-040, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Botafogo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #69 of 494 Specialty Lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
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