For R$25 per night for a dorm bed in Copacabana, one should not complain much; but in case the prices change, a review is needed. The dorm bedrooms are ridiculously crammed in, at least 2 sets of bunk beds need to be removed from each room. The mattress themselves are fine, no complaints there. There is about a 2 feet distance between the top bunk and bottom bunk, so if you lift your head up a bit too high, while tossing and turning at night, you will hit your head.
Breakfast is good...grilled-cheese maker, ham and cheese, cake and some fruits are offered...and they're pretty relaxed with the time and let it go over for the guests who are waking up late.
The "clean up" crew of the fridge every week is a bit shady....they did it 1 day early and mysteriously my super-expensive juice was empty in the trash (along w/ missing veggies); almost caught them red-handed drinking it, but didn't, so i can't point fingers. so just be sure to label all your bags clearly so they can't blame that reason for it being "thrown out".
The front desk people are nice and the bartender. I had arranged for a transfer with the hostel, and when I arrived there was no one waiting for me, so I called them and was instructed to just take a taxi and that they would pay for it....and they did, which was awesome, because that could've ended up being a much a bigger headache than it was.
Location is near a lot of different super markets and salgado stores, and not too far from the beach.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Con una excelente localizacion en el corazon de Copacabana, justo frente a una estacion de metro, El Misti Rio posee tres pisos y agradables instalaciones, es el lugar perfecto para disfrutar el estilo de vida carioca en su nivel maximo. Para tu comodidad, el hostel ofrece el transfer de llegada*, un rico buffet de desayuno de cortesia, una amplia cocina comun, servicio de cena economica, Wi-fi gratuito y habitaciones con lockers individuales, sabanas y aire acondicionado. Este hostel ofrece aun el programa El Misti Experience**, con el cual tendras la oportunidad de conocer la Ciudad Maravillosa gratuitamente con la compania del staff El Misti. Porque es de eso que se trata Rio, una ciudad que ofrece absolutamente todo para tu descanso o diversion, sea conectado a la naturaleza o en contacto con su variada cultura. * Para reservas de 1 a 3 personas - Valor total de la reserva tiene que ser R$ 200 o mayor - Disponible de 7am a 10pm. Para reservas de 4 a 6 personas - Valor total de la reserva tiene que ser R$ 260 o mayor - Disponible de 7am a 10pm. ** Sujeto a disponibilidad. Nota: el horario del check-in es a partir de las 13hs y el check-out es hasta las 11hs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Misti Hostel Rio Rio De Janeiro, Brazil