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

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270 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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


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!

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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!


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)


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!


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.


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!


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.


Defenetly, one of the best hostels I've stayed...amazing stuff, good facilities, excellent wifi, awsome location...speechless (;


The guys on reception couldn't do enough to help us, very friendly and informative! The facilities were so clean, beds were comfy and the wifi worked really well. Only stayed one night but would happily return and definitely recommend to anyone looking to stay in São Paulo.

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Thanks Girl... Good Vibes


CityLights is the best Hostel I've ever been. The staff are awesome and the place is very clean. The rooms are comfortable. I really liked the bathrooms! just saying.

  • 12th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Quaint little hostel with good vibes! However there are not clear signs on the sidewalk. Close to the metro. Our room was a 4 person dorm with only a fan so it got quite hot. The fully functional kitchen was a great bonus

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Hey Nacquita, thanks for your review. Your room is the most basic (38 Reais), we have another rooms, with air conditioner and much better for these hot days ( 40 degrees). But we put another fan there anyway. Thanks e come back

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