X

Home to the world's greatest Hostels

30,000 properties, 180 countries Over 3.5 million guest reviews 21 million bookings

CityLights Hostel Reviews

R. Padre Garcia velho, 44, Pinheiros, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Reviews & Ratings Explained

89%

Rating
282 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

The rating percentage is calculated from customers who booked within the last 12 months.

All ratings and reviews are based on the feedback and opinions of the customers who submitted them and do not express the opinions of Hostelworld.com. This way, you get an up-to-the-minute opinion of just how good a hostel really is.
Read our review guidelines »

  • Show:

54%

Staff were friendly and helpful generally but we never got the impression anyone was bothered or doing anything about the fact there was no hot shower in the hostel or running water in the main bathroom for the three days we stayed. If you like sleep I wouldn't stay at the weekend as this bass from the club (next door?) rattled the bed frame until 4am. Breakfast is fine if you get there on time. They do not replenish the food. We had breakfast elsewhere one morning as there was not enough left.


86%

The staff is pretty good, They are lovely! The beds are very nice. There is a cool bar inside. The bathrooms are really clean. It's not far from the subway.


94%

Really nice atmosphere. Well located, a few blocks from a subway station, from the night life and from a supermarket.


94%

Nice hostel, very well located in Pinheiros but very close (5 min walking distance) to Vila Madalena with all its charm, bars and nightlife. Good beds and a lot of space (particularly in the 11 bed dorm). Basic breakfast but ok. Make sure that you are on time, at the end is not much left. Something to improve.


80%

The hostel was good but it was quite difficult to find as it was set back from the road and there as no sign. This is probably for safety reasons but might be a good idea to put this in the directions :)

  • 8th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Amazing Staff and beds, good breakfast.


97%

I only stayed here for one night, but it was great! The staff was super friendly and helpful, especially with navigating the area, and they let me leave my bags for the day after I technically checked out while I explored Sao Paulo. The hostel is mainly outdoors in a shady courtyard that must be awesome in warm weather, but on the rainy and cold morning that I was there, it was not too much fun.So just be warned that if the weather turns, have the right clothes to sit outside!

  • 4th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

I had an amazing stay at the Citylighst!!!! The hotel has a lot of charm, congrats guys! Café da manha was complete and very good! A lot of nice people there :) The staff is very cool and helpful, the location is great and totally safe, in Vila Madalena near all the bars! Best hostel in Sao Paulo !!

  • 2nd Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


69%

Bin there in valentine weekend. Arriving there was a small concert preparing which was nice. The day after there was a cloth sail. I t felt like the guests where forgotten about. was a little pittyfull but had an ok time. It's cmean and people are nice.


94%

Good location close to Vila Madalena, good breakfast with fruits. Staff very helpful.


100%

One of the most memorable hostel i have spent while travelling in Brazil! The location is unbeatable! 5mins away from the subway and 5mins walking distance to the famous vila madalena nighlife! Staff members are always ready to help you and do their best to make you have the best experience in that huge city of Sao Paulo! Definitely going back there as soon as i get the chance to! Don't miss out on it!

Owner Comment (Hide)
THANKS VERY MUCH

97%

Excellent hostel, second time I stay there. Staff is really cool and location is amazing, close to metro station and good pubs and restaurants. Definitely recomended!


91%

Had a very nice time, good base to explore São Paulo from. Great value for money, lovely beds, everything's in good working condition (wonderful showers). Highly recommended, helpful staff and relaxed atmosphere.

  • 14th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Perfect location, excellent staff, impeccable cleanliness, very very good music all the time, best bar with drinks and perfect atmosphere! I really have nothing bad to say, the hostel is the best i have been!


86%

Citylights is like an oasis of shade and trees in the city. Awesome bar area and their ginger caprinha is a must try! They have some cute outdoors showers ( indoors as well ) and the atmosphere is great. Wifi did not work in the room and we had no ac so window was open and a lot of mosquitos in the room because of that.


91%

Great hostel! Atmosphere was great, very clean, no issues with wifi. Water pressure in shower wasnt great, but that seems to be a common thing in Sao Paulo. Staff were very helpful. Make sure you bring mosquito repellant!


74%

Beds are crammed apart from private room. Very hot rooms and not very knowledgable staff regarding the vicinity. But as we stayed there during carneval the value for money was ok. overall it was a good hostel, but there are beyter ones in the area.




View all Sao Paulo Hostels

Please give us your feedback