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Rua Mourato Coelho 973 - Vila Madalena - Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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466 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 66%Cleanliness
  • 65%Facilities

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The staff were so friendly and accomodating. Loved the fun party vibe. Only downside was the 10 min walk to the station and the average cleanliness of the rooms/toilet (there were three unused bed with dirty shirts on them during our stay). There is no free breakfast (but the free caipirinhas are a good substitute) and the time limit on showers means people cant shower one after each other. Good stay for a few days!




Met some great people includkng staff was a really intresting city and shoutout to Gabriel who made our stay extra special :))

  • 20th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Good place for a party in Vila Madelena which is bouncing! 10minutes walk from the metro where you can get anywhere for R$3.5. Showers are OK struggle to get them warm and cut off after 4 minutes. Dorm rooms are boiling with no fresh air only fans.


my staying there was great, i'm just sorry i was pretty sick in those days so i haven't really interacted a lot, but for what i saw it's pretty a good hostel, young staff and good atmosphere! if you want have fun and meet a lot of people its a great to stay and the rooms are pretty clean, the cleaning lady is working hard. Not a fancy place but a cool place for sure!


The cheapest option online, but it doesn't feel like it! Great atmosphere - feels cosy and friendly. Nice bar and free caipirinhas great for getting people together. Nice neighbourhood. A bit of a walk from the metro station. The 4 minute showers are pretty annoying.


The rooms could use some updating, but the people were awesome! The staff was very welcoming and kind. I'm so happy we stayed because we made some great friends!

  • 10th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great hostel! Spent four nights there and loved it. Staff are very friendly and helpful and show you were to party!! Free caipirinha every night goes down well!! Had a great time and will be coming back soon hopefully.


Amazing atmosphere and really cool staff, thanks a lot guys! You really made our stay in Sao Paulo

  • 18th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Amazing staff!!! So friendly!!

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Amazing staff, so much fun. Great atmosphere especially later in the week when they open the bar to public


This hostel is situated in Vila Madalena which is the nicest area in São Paulo in my opinion! Close to bars, restaurants and coffee shops, the area is hip and chic. The atmosphere at the hostel is great! Free caprihinas at set times and an hour ban on wifi gets everyone interacting and talking to each other and I really enjoyed getting to know everyone staying there. The staff are helpful and friendly and speak good English, so this is definitely somewhere worth staying for a few nights!


The hostel is about a 15min walk from the closest subway station. The kitchen was rather dirty, seemed that it was not cleaned daily. Free caipi night on Tuesday was fun. other than that it was pretty quiet at the hostel itself but the hostel is located in the bar and party area.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your comments. We try our best to keep our facilities always clean. Our cleaner comes every day, and after she leaves we try our best to keep track since so many people use the kitchen and we count on them to keep it organized. We’ll try to manage this better!


Had a great stay. Would go back for sure


The staff are fun and friendly, I love staying there! My only crticism is that the sheets were old and smelly, left over from a previous hostal that was there.


Villa Madalena was described to me as the 'Soho' of São Paulo and it's spot on. So many lovely bars and restaurants less than a 5min walk. Hostel has a massive kitchen and offers free caipirinha every night which makes it so easy to meet people in the hostel. 2nd time in SP and I'd stay here again. Bebeto is a wealth of knowledge and the best hostel owner I've ever met!! Loved it here and see you soon :)


good party hostel,


Fine stay. Beds and bathroom are good. Good location. Staff generally chilled. Upset however not to receive free caipirinha..I was slightly late but would have been a nice gesture of the hostel to still provide one since the bar was hardly busy!

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We’re happy that in general you had a good time here. Our main goal with the free caipi is to bring everyone together and make sure you can meet other guests so, we try to make it punctual and start the fun on time :) But, our bartenders are easy to convince, a bit of love is more than enough to get caipirinhas from them. We are sorry if that was your reason for you to give us this low score (despite you liked everything else) but we hope to see you again and we can drink many caipis together


Ok hostel. Good vibes on the weekend! Worst bed I've slept in on my whole travels so far, have had a sore back for at least a week after. Kitchen is quite disgraceful, I don't think anyone cleans it, bad implements and cooking equipment.


Staff except for the argentinian guy and barman were not very friendly or helpful. Nights out were suggested rather than arranged, staff didnt try to make stuff happen and bring people together.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your comment. It is awkward for us to read such an unusual comment as yours since we are always at our guest disposal for questions and doubts. We are also well known for parting with guests, probably in that particular day for some reason you caught us in a bad day... If some day you have the chance to come back we could all party together and show what a friendly and joyful staff we have. Sorry about that...

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