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“perfect place to stay in Rio” 5 of 5 stars
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El Misti Hostel Rio
Rua Tonelero, 197, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22030-000, Brazil (Copacabana)   |  
Hotel amenities
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“perfect place to stay in Rio”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

El misti have the best location!Apart from that the staaf is really nice, really helpful who will make your stay and your visits easy. Nice breakfast, amazing caipirinha at the bar... still quiet at night if you need to rest, good prices for an hostal in Rio!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This hostel is way to small for the number of beds it has. This means rooms are cramped. There are not enough plug sockets either. Toilets are always busy, loo roll is always gone, and people wake you up throughout the day/night. The system for breakfast is a nightmare, as they put out the ham/ cheese/ fruit/ cake separately. So as soon as it's served, it's gone as there are loads of people waiting. Often the eating area has no remaining seats either. Whilst I was there, I had food stolen from the fridge, and was told "Hey, It's Rio".

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Val d'Isere, France
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This is not the worst hostel, but you will definitely find better. The bathrooms are crampt and full of mould and get dirty very quickly, they could do with being cleaned more.

Some rooms are tiny, my boyfriends under bed locker was blocked of by another bed, as so many are in a tiny space. Luckily I had one he could use.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

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.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Nancy, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Nice place, well located, just 5 minutes on foot from Copabana beach
Good value for money and the staff is really cool !

Only problem was that I booked during the Rock in Rio festival and so prices went up to 80 reais for 1 night in a 6 bed dorm !!! well, can't blame them.

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

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

El misti has a diverse culture as travellers from all around the world stay here, it is a great place to make new friends. The hostel is relatively safe as there are cameras along the passages and at the entrance, however padlocks are necessary. If you are looking for an inexpensive hostel to stay in while in Rio, this is the place for you. As a group of students from Johannesburg South Africa, we enjoyed our stay. Obrigado!!

Stayed August 2013, traveled on business

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Dakar, Senegal
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Best location ever : metro, copacabana beach, emergency health care center (UPA), easy to get a bus also to any destination.Very nice receptionist, helpfull and friendly. Best caipirinha in Rio with a bartender from south Africa. Big kitchen and tiny, you can cook with pleasure. From midnight, the cyber internet is free. The rooms and toilett are cleaned up every day. Good tips if you want to go out. Dinner with excellent menu, and the price is cheap. I met such nice people in there. I highly appeciate and recomend. Viva El Misti Rio.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about El Misti Hostel Rio

Address: Rua Tonelero, 197, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22030-000, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #111 of 468 Specialty Lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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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