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Santa Maloca Hostel Reviews

Rua Rodesia, 140, Vila Madalena, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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115 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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very good cake and bread! =)

  • 15th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Small quiet hostel in a nice area of Sao Paulo. Not far to walk to metro. All the facilitities that are needed in a hostel. Friendly staff. Lots of selection for breakfast. Would stay here again.


Can't wait to return :)

  • 19th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Portugal
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Thanks to Sergio the receptionist we saw so much of Sao Paulo in such a short time. I loved it. The female dorm has a small terrace. It is a small hostel where it is easy to get in contact with the guests. Can recommend the sister hostel Alice as well, it even has a backyard to chill.


The location is amazing, only a 10 minute walk from the subway station and a couple of blocks from the bar streets of Vila Madalena. The staff is super friendly and always smiling and willing to help out with anything. Especially Sergio was the perfect guide, would not have explored São Paulo that well without him. Never seen a hostel being cleaned so thoroughly. Can really recommend this hostel.


We liked our stay at the Santa Maloca. We stayed in a 2 bed room privately but used the common bathroom on our floor. The room was clean and spacious enough for us and our bags as there was still room to walk in the room. Overall a good and safe experience there. A nice add on for the room would be a mirror somewhere. New toilet flush would be great.

  • 13th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great place!! I had a wonderful time there. There is a subway station really close ( just 2 blocks away). Furthermore, the neighborhood is one of the most fun in Sao Paulo: lots of artists ateliers, bars, night clubs, graffitis, everything mixed with the small town atmosphere of the neighborhood (houses, squares, trees etc). The staff I had contact with - as I could see - had a solid english and spanish; they also provided me with all the information I neeeded to walk around the city.


Staff were very friendly and helpful. The 24hr reception was good as we arrived at 6am!

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