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

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88%

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243 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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91%

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

100%

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)


77%

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

20%

I made a booking in advance to ensure my stay, however when I showed up from my international flight they were closed. No email or anything to let me know. I haven't even received my deposit back. Very poor

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Hy Rick, sorry about that, we had a big problem in our system in these days. And if you come back, we give you free nights. But let me know, how you can hate this, if you dont know about our staff, our rooms or our breakfast ? We love our hostel and we work hard there.... We stayed very sad about your hate ! Give us another chance !!!

100%

I do not know what would be considered a great location in Sao Paulo, but there are lots of places to eat and go out around, and it is just 10 min away from subway station. Stuff, facilities, cleanliness and everything else are good.


80%

Nice enough place in a good location - walking distance to the metro and plenty of bars. Not a lot happens at night here if you're looking for a party but I'm sure it's better on weekends. Very hot in the rooms - could do with better fans or air-conditioning. Definitely recommend the Cervejeria Nacional that they suggest if you like good beer


100%

Lovely staff, good vibes.


94%

I booked hostel for only one night but after seeing location , cleanliness and most important , staff behavior, I extend my stay for 2 more days. According to my experience so far , this is one of the best hostel which I have seen in Brasil. I believe there are so many others also but City light hostel is not less then any other. Hands Up for management . Defiantly would like to stay here in next trip as well.

  • 3rd Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Pakistan
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


86%

A good location and nice staff! They are really helpful!


100%

This is one of the best hostels I have ever been. It´s very well located, the rooms are comfortable and the bathrooms are clean.


94%

The hostel is excellent and the staff is super nice!


97%

Beautiful hostel, rooms are spacious. Only one shower on the second floor where the dorms are but I never had to wait too long. The staff is extremely nice and helpful. Felipe was the best, he makes the best caipirinhas. He invited us to a local party and we all went with him and had a great time. Overall I totally would stay there again if I am ever in Sao Paolo.


100%

I really enjoyed my stay at the city lights!! I only stayed for a weekend and would stay a lot more! it is just like in the pictures, loved the architecture, the atmosphere and is very close to a metro station! all the staffs i met were very nice nice and helpfull. the only "bad" thing was that the weekend i went there there weren't many guests at the hostel. would totally recomend to anyone!!

  • 22nd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

cool hostel, very clean and staff were very helpful. bit quiet but perfect if you want to get your head down. breakfast was amazing.


77%

The staff didn't bother to show/tell me anything about the hostel when I arrived. The place has a nice structure, tress around the outside area, the beds are comfortable. But there's only one bathroom on the second floor for a bunch of dormitories.

  • 31st Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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94%

City Lights is a really charming hostel. I was already in love with the pictures, and arriving there was not disappointed at all! The bar and common areas are so pleasing. The room was comfortable, with individual lights and plugs, which I find indispensable. The showers are delightful! Really hot with much water, very helpful for the cold weekend. The staff is quite a attentive, special thanks to Rafael and his valuable tips. Highly recommended hostel, hope to come back for more than a weekend!


97%

Very modern, clean, and beautiful hostel. Only I came during winter and set up of the hostel is not really ideal for the weather!


100%

Really nice hostel. Good location and great staff. Would definitely stay again when in Sao Paulo.


97%

That was really the best hostel i've ever been. It was well decorated- even the 11 bed dorm was spacious. It was so safe- the door has a password. The staff was the best, you just become friends with them all at the end. The location was ok, in a good area and 5 mins to the metro by walking. The breakfast was not so great but still fruits, cereals, bread, etc. I recommend it to everyone.

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Hello Nur, We are glad that you had a great time here and happy to known that CityLights is the best hostel that you've been. Indeed the breakfast is not a banquet, but for the prices of the hostel it's preety good, right? Please come back sometime. Cheers!

86%

Could do with more showers indoors. Other than this, a fantastic, well laid out hostel. A pleasure to visit.


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