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“Great run hostel with very friendly staff :)” 5 of 5 stars
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El Misti House Copacabana
2.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Rua Silva Castro, 49, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22031-030, Brazil (Copacabana)   |  
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Ranked #55 of 245 Rio de Janeiro B&B and Inns
Stockholm, Sweden
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“Great run hostel with very friendly staff :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Myself and 4 other friends stayed here at El Misti House for a total of 5 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. A very vibrant, social and friendly hostel, where we met many other travellers. The staff were extremely friendly and always on hand to answer questions and enquires with a smile. You have to try their caipirinha's with passionfruit :)

We felt very safe in the hostel, it was very clean and the location is great.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mistihostel, Gerente at El Misti House Copacabana, responded to this review, 4 weeks ago
Dear Jamie,
Thanks a lot for taking the time to rate our services and leave your review.
We are so glad you and your friends enjoyed your stay with us! Our top priority is to provide the best service to all of our guests and make you feel at home!
It was great to meet you all and we really hope to see you again in the future!
Big Thank you from all El Misti staff!
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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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Paris, France
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I spent 7 nights at El Misti House Copacabana and I loved it! Location is awesome (near subway and copacabana beach), breakfast are amazing (especially the fresh juices), staff friendly and helpful (big love to Vicky and Carole my favorites). The hostel is cleaned regularly (every 3 hours). Sometimes the shower can be cold :( but not all of them dont worry^^ The room are basic but you're in rio! you have something else to do than stay in your room right? ^^ Just my recommendation is not to book the 12 female dorm because it's underground so not so much air (understand: it smells, you have to put the light on ;) )

Room Tip: Don't take the 12 female dorm. the 12 mixed dorm is cool!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Mistihostel, Gerente at El Misti House Copacabana, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Dear Aline,
Thank you very much for taking the time to rate our services and write a review, it´s really important to us! ...
We are so happy to know you enjoyed your stay at the House! You know it´s your house too!
We loved to meet you and Valerie too and have a chance to host you :)
You´re welcome to come back in the future! Rio and El Misti will be waiting for you!!
Kind Regards from all of us at El Misti House.
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Lima, Peru
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I love the misti house in copacabana. the breakfast was the best ive ever had at any hostel (fresh fruit, juices, mate and even crepes!). the staff was multilingual and very friendly, always willing to help. location couldnt have been better...3 blocks from the beach and around the corner from a metro stop. they also have daily dinners for only R$18 (eating out is around R$25 and not even as good as the food they serve at the hostel).
great atmosphere too!

Room Tip: the private rooms are amazing!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Mistihostel, Gerente at El Misti House Copacabana, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Dear Renzo,
We are so happy to know you had such a great time at the hostel!
It´s our main objective to give our guests the best experience in Rio and in our house!
We are your home away from home :)
We hope to have another chance to host you in the future, Rio invites you to come back!
It was very nice to meet you!
Kind regards from the Misti Staff .
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The staff is all very friendly and the provide all the needed services in a reasonable price. Including the extra stuff like dinner, laundry, personal lockers and mixed drinks.
The location is really good and the common space is nice - the rooms themselves are very basic.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mistihostel, Gerente at El Misti House Copacabana, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Dear Arik,
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We are so happy to know that you had a good time at the House. Your comments motivate us to give our best in our daily job. I´ll make sure to pass this review to every member of the staff. Thanks again!
Every comment helps us improve the quality of our service, which is our main objective. We want you to know that are working on improving the rooms to provide better facilities to all of our guests.
It was very nice to meet you! Hope to see you again in Rio!
Kind Regards,
Misti House Staff.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This hostel is well located in Copacobana, just a 5/10 minute walk from the beach, shops and restaurants! There is also a good little supermarket across the road from the hostel. Dorms were quite cramped, but there are lockers for your bags. There was a great breakfast, lots of choice and well stocked! They do meals in the evening too, for a good price, if you don't fancy cooking or eating out. Not all the hostel staff speak English, but they are really helpful and friendly! The wifi was ok, sometimes cut out in the rooms. There were 2 computers in the communal area, which were free to use. There was a friendly atmosphere, but it wasn't the most sociable hostel. Would recommend for a quiet few nights, but not if you want to party!

Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Mistihostel, Gerente at El Misti House Copacabana, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
Hi! Thanks for sharing with us the experience you had at the hostel and to rate our services. We appreciate your detailed review and hope to see you again in Rio!!
Cheers!
El Misti House staff.
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Quebec City, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My favorite hostel!! love people who i met there! thank you so much to Renzo Mori, the girls at the reception, the bartenders, Harris the cook :)!! I recommand this hostel to everybody for the atmosphere, the service, people, activities,food, caipirinhas!!

Room Tip: It has air conditionar are in all rooms, it has several bathroom, breakfast is included each morning...
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Mistihostel, Gerente at El Misti House Copacabana, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
Hi!!
We are so happy to know that you had such a great stay at the House! We truly appreciate your review, thanks for taking the time to write your comments!
Rio and el Misti will be waiting for your next visit!
Kind Regards from all El Misti staff.
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Francescas, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Stayed there for 5 days and it's well worth it. Located 3/4 blocks away from the beach and easy access to supermarkets and transport facities to the get to the city centre in Rio.

Staffs also very friendly and will most importantly hlep for inofrmations and in my case they speak english.

Alos I eat at the hostel in the evening as most of the dishes were arounf 15 rials and you eat as musch as you can; really helpful if you dont want to go the th erestaurants which are more expensive. also they serve a very good breafast and you've tea and cake n the afternoon. i don't have any links with El misti but I'll definely go there again based on the quality and price on the rooms. Please note that I travelled latin america for the past 5 weeeks and have been staying in hostels during that time. and I'm comparing my tsay in elmisti compared to the different places i've stayed.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rua Silva Castro, 49, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22031-030, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #55 of 245 B&Bs / Inns in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — El Misti House Copacabana 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With an excellent location in Copacabana, on a very quiet, no-car street, just a few steps from a metro station and surrounded by varied stores, El Misti House is a great option in Rio de Janeiro if what you are looking for is low cost, comfort and getting to know people from all around the world. At the hostel you will find a well equipped kitchen, two living rooms, free Wi-Fi, as well as private and shared rooms with lockers and linen. This hostel also offers El Misti Experience**, a programme that provides free tours with one of the staff members, as well as free pick up service on arrival*, courtesy breakfast buffet and low cost dinner service. A relaxed atmosphere and a 24 hour trilingual staff willing to give you several tips on tours and exciting parties is what you will find in this hostel. Here you will meet other travellers like yourself and will have an unforgettable stay! *Available for minimum 4-night bookings and for up to 6 people - Free of charge only between 7am and 10pm - Not available with 4x3 promotion. **Subject to availability. Note: check-in time is as from 1pm and check-out is until 11am. ... more   less 
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