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Mama Brasil Hostel Reviews

Rua Itapeva, 88, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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92%

Rating
47 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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91%

Sweet as bro, i had a smashing time!

  • 3rd Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Bruno works really hard to make sure the hostel is clean, guests are happy and have everything they need. Super-attentive staff all around. I had fun hanging out with them and the other guests in the bar during the evenings, and on the great little back garden during breakfast. I did NOT have any security problems-but having stayed at another hostel in São Paulo that was robbed, I saw room for improvement (cameras, check in procedures). It's a new hostel and surely improvements are on the way.


91%

The place was very nice, all was clean and the staff was very helpful, but it's a place for older people, like 30 or more. It's close to a subway station and near to avenida paulista.

  • 10th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Chile
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

Fairly basic hostel but nice. Staff were nice The owners were around often and the lady made sure to chat to everyone. The location is a quiet, residential area. The hostel isn't suited to lone travellers looking to make friends but it's a lovely place for those looking for quiet respite. (Note also that the middle and top bunks are a little tricky to get into if you're not nimble!)


94%

I've spent a great moment in this Hostel. Friendly Staff. Good service, spontaneous people. You feel like home and in a city like Sau Paulo you feel absolutely in holiday with an outside bar and cosy atmosphere! To suggest absolutely.

  • 8th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Morocco
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Thumbs up for Mama! Good internet, very friendly staff, clean bathrooms, comfortable beds, nice varierity at breakfast... everything what a good hostel should offer. I really could not find anything to complain about. We even had dinner one night with the owners and some other guests and the atmosphere was really good. It is a place more for a nice chat while you drink a beer, to enjoy good food. I felt super welcome and would definatly recommend it!

  • 6th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

The owners here are friendly and picked us up at the airport. Our room was a private one, downstairs at road level away from bathroom/kitchen, it had no window. It was a bit strange and disconnected from the main hostel, like a storage room, but comfortable enough. The breakfast was very simple and they kindly let us have it early for our early flight. The location is good and easy to walk to restaurants. But all in all we did not enjoy Sao Paulo as a destination. Would not visit Sao Paulo again


91%

Good location, great and friendly staff.


54%

We thought to have a better option with a 4bedroom but it has a window facing the reception area so it is noisy&small&cluttered even though its more expensive. We had a Brazilian roommate who blew our heads off with the fan overnight. The showers were bit dirty, while I had my breakfast in the already tiny kitchen a guy was chatting to the staff and actually happened to use his deodorant there...The owner receptionist girl was really helpful and nice! Good english spoken!

Owner Comment (Hide)
It is always very unfortunate when complains are voiced after the stay and not during it, robbing us of any opportunity to rectify the situation. I asure you that there is nothing that the Mama couldnt or wouldnt do to make every single guest comfortable. If we had known you can be sure that we could have found a compromise for the fan (maybe put it on the minimum?) or even offered you another bed. There is nothing that cannot be changed, we are there to make you feel comfortable. The Mama :)

91%

Hello :-) I had an amazing Time at this hostel and strongly recommend it to everyone. The Hostel is placed Central and very close to the Financial District and to the Metro Station. The area is Safe to walk around during Day and Night And make it even more enjoyable. The staff is very friendly And Helpful in any case. Thank you Guys for an amazing Time. BeijoS a Mira Mwah Ebru

  • 19th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

Well connected from the airport and very friendly staff.


100%

Just the perfect city hostel. Very friendly staff, nice bar,and music, and excellent facilities. In a pleasant location but within walking distance of the city centre, Ibirapuera Park, and local bars and restaurants. Very convenient for the airport bus and metro.


100%

Best hostel in Sau Paulo for sure. Staff super friendly and very helpfull! Perfect pick if you want to stay in the city...

  • 13th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


69%

The place is ok for its price, but its location is not that good (at night specially doesn't seem safe). No air conditioning. I think there are better places for the same price.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your comment! Our Mama is sorry if you could not appreciate our location! 7 minutes walk to Av. Paulista,10 minutes to R. Augusta and within walking distance of the old city center – for Sao Paulo that’s actually pretty awesome ;). If you want to come back you also really don’t need to worry about the security. Neither our guests nor our staff have ever reported any problems. In fact if you believe official numbers our region is one of the safest in the city. Your Mama Brasil

94%

comportable place, kind people:)

  • 1st Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


66%

We heard a lot of "sorry about that"...first they mixed up our reservation and we stayed in a 4bed dorm the first night. Room was small and lockers were under the bed which was a bit inconvenient...the second night we got the private room which we booked at the first place. The room was good. The previous guests had taken the key, so we had to wait to get new keys done for us...anyways, despite all the hazzle i would say mama brazil was a nice little cozy hostel, staff friendly, the owner cool!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there! :( unfortunately in some situations all we can do is offer the best available accommodation, free beer and a big heartfelt apology. Your reservation came in at the same time as another one did. As for the keys, I guess sometimes it happens that guests forget to return their room keys and in this case we unfortunately have to get them re-done. Anyhow as all inconveniences already hit you the first time around, your second ride should be smooth :) We look forward to seeing you again!

100%

Mama Brasil hostel is a really, nice cozy hostel! I loved my stay there! Its a hostel with good vibes and amazing staff! They really help you with every little problem you have! Good location, nice breakfast, nice caipirinhas, ... . They also know where to go for daytrips if you want to escape the city for one day. I stayed longer then i was supposed to, and after a while it really felt like coming home. Nice work guys! Bieke and Kathrin


86%

The staff (Bruno, sanchi and Luisa) made my stay really nice!! They are willing to help with anything, even waited for me with breakfast as i was new and arrived 20 min late. There is a nice garden, really nice fresh breakfast and very centrally located near the buses and metro. Would definitely recommend this hostel!


100%

Great location with an incredible vibe. Bruno the owner was always willing to help out with anything at any time. An amazing host that goes well above and beyond. Amazing location in a safe neighbourhood just a few minutes walk from Avenida Paulista. We have stayed at many hostels around the world and this had the best feel!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Guys like you is what makes having a Hostel so much fun! The only downside is that people are of cause travelling and you don't have the chance to see them too often. Come back, come back!! is all I can say! :)

100%

great beds, great shower, great breakfast, incredible staff, well located, big lockers (although they are under the bed)...awesome experience


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