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El Misti Hostel Copacabana

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Cheadle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first hostel my friends and I arrived at when beginning our trip of South America. Pros: The outside social area near the bar is lively and has a good atmosphere. The breakfast was very enjoyable The location is good, it is just 5mins walk from the beach Suggested an excellent free walking tour (female member of staff)... More 

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Zurique, Suíça
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

El misti Copacabana is not just any hostel. It's a very special place. Not only will you find there an amazing breakfast and a really nice chil-out area, but also charming receptionist(s), an excellent cook, a nice barkeeper and friendly cleaning staff. Had a great time there!

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Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel has completely two extremes! There is a lot of bad things, but the few good, are GOOD!! Let me explain: PROS: *AMAZING LOCATION. You are just 5 minutes away from the subway, 5 blocks away from the beach and all the cool stuff in Copacabana. The area is mostly residential so I always felt super safe since in... More 

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Sheffield
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Good social area with a bar and music. Very helpful reception staff and a good breakfast. A great supermarket close bye and decent transport links in a good area. Dinner options were also great at the hostel.

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Belo Horizonte, Brasil
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

i passed 4 days with my friends here, everybody is nice, the reception is perfect , they ask us if we wanted to do some special event, which we did and it was awesome. they help us to navigate in Rio which is nice too :)

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Awesome Staff, cheapest, good location, good atmosphere although the music is too loud to speak. Not enough plugs: 15 beds but almost no plug in the (new) room!!! A lot of broken stuff: cold water, plugs, LOCKERS (brocken or can't lock because the hole isn't aligned) No recycling! Too much email spam for rating it here!

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Bergamo, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

This hostel surprised me in a positive way. Bedrooms are clean, staff is friendly and there are several activities that estimulates friendship between the tourists. It offers many amazing day trips. It's possible to cook in the kitchen and at night, there's a really cool bar inside. The caipirinhas are so great!

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Breda, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I had a great time in this place since the minute I arrived. Staff is really welcoming and helpful, breakfast was good and all the toilets and rooms were spotless. They also organize tours around the city which makes you safe time. Beaches are really close, you can put your flips flops and you'll be in Copacabana beach in 5... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This hostel is incredibly cheap. There is a reason for that. Several of the bathrooms were out of order, and the rooms were dirty with broken air con in 42C heat. Some of the staff were lovely but several were rude and spent most of their time on their phones. They also played loud and obnoxious bass music until well... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

We arrived at this hostel to be given a different room to one that we had paid for - without a bathroom in our room as we had requested. The room itself was dirty and the sheets damp - and the shared hostel bathrooms were not clean and with no hote after. We checked out promptly the following morning !

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Staying in Copacabana

Neighborhood Profile
Copacabana
The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
El Misti Copacabana is located only a few meters away from restaurants and bars, offering easy access to public transport and the beach. In this hostel you will taste typical Brazilian drinks made by the bartender, courtesy breakfast buffet and even a delicious low cost dinner as the hostel has its own exclusive cook. In the hostel you will find free Wi-fi access, living-room, shared kitchen and comfortable private rooms and shared dorms equipped with lockers and linen. This hostel has trilingual receptionists 24 hs a day who will assist you with great tips on tours and cool parties. An awesome programme called El Misti Experience ** with which you will get to know a ¨must see ¨spot in Rio de Janeiro for free with a member of El Misti staff. Live an unforgettable experience and get to know people from all around the world at El Misti Copacabana! El Misti Hostel offers you a free pick up upon your arrival in Rio de Janeiro from the airport to our hostel. Must be booked at least 48 hours in advance. Minimum stay 4 nights and one of these two conditions: Reservations for 1 to 3 persons - Total amount of the booking must be R$ 250 or more - Available from 8am to 7pm Reservations for 4 to 6 persons - Total amount of the booking must be R$ 500 or more - Available from 8am to 7pm ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Misti Hostel Copacabana

Address: Travessa Frederico Pamplona 20, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22061-080, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
Price Range: $16 - $243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — El Misti Hostel Copacabana 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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