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Mama Brasil Hostel Reviews

Rua Itapeva, 88, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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186 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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Great value, friendly staff


The bad: lockers are weird and not quite suitable for large backpacks, the non english-speaking staff is indifferent towards guests at best, cleanliness of bathrooms is questionnable, wifi signal unreliable. However, the receptionist are very nice and helpful, and the location attracts people more interested in each other than in yolo-ing, so when my travel plans had to be adjusted it didn't even occur to me to go anywhwere else, and will return. Breakfast is hearty and varied


Great location–safe location 10 minutes on foot from Paulista Ave. business district. Carol makes the best caipirinha so be sure to try that! (It's cheap as well) Pretty cool staff and good ambience!!


The hostel has a great atmosphere, and the girls at the front desk were so wonderful.

  • 2nd Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Really nice little hostel, takes you out of the hustle and bustle of the huge city! Really cute communal area and the staff make you feel so comfortable straight away! They put on a Caipirinha night when we were there for the final of the Copa Brazil with a really nice atmosphere. Good wifi, comfy dorms with good locker space and nice breakfasts! And a good location considering the size of São Paulo close to Paulista Avenue and the Metro stop- really nice!


Receptionist Angelo was very friendly and helpful!


This was a great little hostel to stay at. The area is very safe and very central. The staff went above and beyond to help me out. I was a difficult customer, arriving late, wanting less nights then I had booked, and needed 2kg's worth of clothes cleaned in one day, followed by an airport transfer at 5am the next day. The staff were great, they had my clothes back to me in one day, they allowed me stay less nights, and they even upgraded me to a better room. Highly recommend

  • 21st Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Lovely place about a 10 minutes walk from Paulista Avenue. We stayed here before our flight out of São Paulo. Staff were great and helped out with anything you needed from places to go, airport transfers or printing. 2 buildings, one for dorms and one for privates. Breakfast is good. Good cooking facilities. Showers were hot. Struggled to shut window on the room. Wifi was good, we could watch a film without it buffering! All in all a good place! Thanks.


Excellent staff. Cleanliness on bathrooms could improve. Renting adapters for cell phones shouldn't be a business, I think. Never saw one hostel which rented them. Hostels usually lend them and we, travellers, appreciate it. The hostel was well-located and the staff was always willing to help. Thank you for that.

  • 9th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Cleaning staff could be nicer...


Great location, spacious room, very friendly and helpful staff. The wifi works good and the signal was strong inside the room.


The staff really make this hostel :)


This hostel is very small so expect crampt rooms. There isn't much space to put back packs and if you want to get into your locker under your bed you will have to move a few bags. Each bed has it's own plug though and shelf which is great. The kitchen is nice and the hostel is clean. It's not too far from paulista but it is a very steep walk with backpacks! The showers are warm and clean. There isn't really a common area to hang out which is a shame the outside area is ok but can get cold.


Good place, great location, excellent staff! Rooms a little too small, tho. Lockers are under the beds and not enough space to open then easily without disturbing other people. Loved staying there, would do it again.

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