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“Great hostel, fun and friends”

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El Misti Hostel Copacabana
London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
“Great hostel, fun and friends”
Reviewed December 2, 2011

I enjoyed so much, I still keep in touch with some of the people I met there, mostly from Argentina. The receptionist was Spanish!!! Was very nice to see how we spread across the world.
It is clean and nice, we stayed in an 8 bed room, which is a bit messy, but they have lockers under the beds, so our staff was always secured. They organize parties and gatherings out.
I miss Rio...

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 29, 2011

Every staff are friendly and very kind.

Dinner is wonderful.

  • Stayed November 2011
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Tulum, Mexico
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Reviewed October 21, 2011

El Misti Copacabana has friendly staff that go the extra mile and the communal breakfast and dinner are ideal for meeting fellow travelers.

Dorms are cramped, and the bathrooms at this Misti are worse than the Botafogo ones in terms of cleanliness.

The outer door was left unlocked constantly, didn't feel particularly safe.

Avoid the beds nearest the A/C units, they are inches from the mattress and will make sleeping impossible.

Room Tip: The largest dorm is completely underground with no ventilation. Great for sleeping in, but very clau...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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Mullingar,Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2011

I stayed here for almost 4 weeks including the carnaval. Breakfast is excellent. Most of the staff are helpful and have excellent english. Rooms can be bit cramped most bunks are three high. Its in a safe location right beside a hospital so there is always security nearby.It is a good place to meet others could do with a tv room maybe just if you fancied a night off the drink.A lot of people from other hostels came here at night to party from nearby.

Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
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Lima, Peru
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Reviewed July 12, 2011

i loved this place, cause i met a lot of very nice people... if you want to meet new people and have fun, this is the place, also the people that work there is friendly...
the hostel is really near from the beach and in a very safety place... is not so big, but is confortable. I sleep in a room with 20 beds :O OMG hahaha... but it was not a hugh problem, but you have to put your things in a locker and there could be a little of noice at night. Is a place to have fun, drink some beer, get nwe friend, listen music... not to go wiht kids or family if you want a lot of relax... there was only 3 bathrooms, but i think i was lucky, cause i always find them empty hahaha... well my friends and i were really placed and wé hope te get back soon ;)

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
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El-Misti-Copacabana, Gerente at El Misti Hostel Copacabana, responded to this review, February 11, 2015
"Dear Guest
First of all allow me to thank you for choosing El Misti Hostels as host of your recent vacation. We are glad to know we provided you a relaxing experience, highlighted by our facilities and the excellent service offered by our attentive staff. We look forward to welcome you soon.
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Reviewed June 25, 2011

The room was extremely small, with the door hitting the bunk. The cleanliness of the bathroom was mediocre- with either a cold shower or a roasting hot one. The breakfast was very good, and the location was good. Some of the staff were friendly- others were not.

  • Stayed June 2011
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Oakland, California
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Reviewed April 26, 2011

First of all I really like this place, especially for the price! But if you are someone who is up-tight about cleanliness, needs peace and quiet to sleep well, and requires high maintenance in general, this is NOT the place for you. However, if you are someone who is traveling on a budget, is social, easy-going, generally open and friendly, flexible about where things go and when things happen, then this IS the place for you. You get new linens upon arrival and if you stay for more than (if I remember correctly) 3 nights you get a free pick-up. They also offer (for a reasonable price) dinners for people staying at the hostel and they range from things like pizza and churrasco (sometimes partnering with their other hostel in Botafogo). So all in all there is a nice family feel.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about El Misti Hostel Copacabana

Property: 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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 783 Specialty Lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — El Misti Hostel Copacabana 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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, buffet breakfast and even a delicious dinner both at a very low cost, 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 
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