So, this place has 80 or more beds and 6 bathrooms. You can do the math.
The place is ok, but the staff are very unprofessional. The employees are all in their 20s and they use the place as their personal party house. I was there for 7 nights. On 2 separate nights people NOT assigned to my room came in in the middle of the night to use the beds. I think they were friends of people that worked there. I heard other guests complaining about the same thing, as well as one guy who made a scene in the lobby and left. If you are looking to feel like you are staying in a disco, this is the place for you. Otherwise... I would look elsewhere. The common area is very small, and after about 5 pm, they insist on turning the lights nearly out, turning the music up too loud, and opening their "bar" to sell drinks. There is no way to escape the noise.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- El Misti Botafogo is a cozy hostel that runs in a colonial mansion from 1913 retaining some original features. Located in the traditional neighborhood of Botafogo, only one metro stop from Copacabana, it is close to bars, restaurants and also public transportation to all areas of the city. The Sugar Loaf is the postcard that can be seen right at the entrance of the hostel's street, which makes us feel even more present in Rio de Janeiro. We offer a large common kitchen, a cozy living room, TV and computer available for guests. At the bar we offer delicious tropical drinks and our barman promotes the famous El Misti Hour, where the guests can socialize with each other drinking fantastic caipirinhas. We have comfortable private and shared accommodations with individual lockers and bedding, dining service and buffet breakfast both at a low cost fee, free internet connection and also a delicious barbecue every Friday. In addition, it offers a complimentary arrival transportation for reservations of 4 nights or more * and the El Misti Experience ** a combo of trails through the main viewpoints of the Wonderful City. It is the perfect place for those traveling on a budget and wants to make the most of this lively city. The trilingual receptionists will give you excellent options on parties and exclusive tours in Rio de Janeiro that occur every day, in addition to the friendly, fun and welcoming treatment. Do not miss this opportunity and book your bed at El Misti Botafogo. * You must reserve the service with the hostel at least 48 hours in advance. For bookings of 1 to 3 people - The total amount of the reservation must be equal to or higher than R$ 250 - Service available from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm For bookings of 4 to 6 people - The total amount of the reservation must be equal to or higher than R$ 500 - Service available from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. ** Subject to availability ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Misti Botafogo Rio De Janeiro, Brazil