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Vila Madalena Hostel Reviews

Rua Francisco Leitao, 686, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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88%

Rating
966 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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91%

The staff are really nice and friendly, and are willing to help you with anything. I really enjoyed my stay at Vila Madalena Hostel and would highly recommend it!

  • 30th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

->bad points 1-didn't see any filtered water tap 2-bathrooms are not so cool, because you barely have a place to put your clothes and the floor is always wet (bad conception/construction of the bathroom) ->nor good nor bad points 1-it's cleanliness is ok 2-locker's size is ok (something like 80X50cm) ->good points 1-it's safe 2-24h reception 3-the commom areas looks really nice 4-great atmosphere


86%

Really good hostel and a great overall experience!

  • 21st Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Would def stay here again. Great area, very safe. Staff are all helpful. Clean. Has a real warm home vibe to it. And internet is ridicously fast...thats a good fast. Just note when you come out of the train station turn left in the first street and then walk down that, its not clearly instructed and i kept walking straight for 20 minutes


100%

Best hostel experience ever!!! Love you guys!

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


100%

Brilliant hostel, couldn't fault it in anyway. Loved the way the staff gave a good map of things to see.


80%

I liked the single person bathrooms, the hairdryer outside was very convenient too. I disliked the bedding, the pillow I had was very lumpy, I think it is time for new ones. We were close to a lot of good food, and the staff were very helpful.


80%

The kitchen was very small and it was difficult to cook with so many people around. But it was a good location and a reasonable price. They don't accept card which wasn't clear when we booked.


94%

Great place to stay, plenty of room which you don't normally get in hostels, great location. The staff are really really awesome, and everyone who was there for the few weeks i was was awesome, so many new friends. A couple of things could be improved (it is a hostel after all) but the staff and owner were happy to take it on board and are constantly improving the place. The map they have for you is better than any hostel i've been at before, and if you want to party the staff are a great help.


94%

Very helpful staff, nice cosy TV room. We would of liked for the staff to let us use their lockers once we checked out of the hostel. The staff were very helpful otherwise, however the fridge policy should be more relaxed as we didn't have time to get our food before it was chucked out. Overall great hostel, in a good location.


86%

We really enjoyed our stay here! Staff excelled, very helpful especially Alan ;) Thanks for our stay


94%

A very nice hostel, we stayed there for three days/ two nights. The staff is friendly and gives you tips what to explore in the city - which is good, because Sao Paulo is not very touristic. There are several restrooms and bathrooms, a kitchen where you can cook your dinner, a living room and a nice outside area. Yes, you need to walk 20min to the metro station - but it's worth it, because the area is secure and you can go out on foot to enjoy the nightlife locations which are close / 10min walk

  • 29th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Bulgaria
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Amazing hostel! One of the best hostels I have ever stayed at! Ive at least been to 40 to 50 different ones. From the location, to the staff, to the resources available, you cannot go wrong. The metro and buses are near by for mobility. Its located in a very lively area including great bars, restaurants, arts, coffee houses and the such. Would definitely recommend to anybody in the area. Book ahead of time as it is one of the most popular hostels in the city in probably the best neighborhood!


100%

Nice oasis in Sao Paulo. Great staff. Great atmosphere. Nice dorms.


80%

Clean, comfy, good location and the staff were very very helpful


94%

Awesome hostel!


80%

Went during the World Cup - prices were hiked up! Located in the fun part of town!


91%

The staff here were very friendly and helpful. For example they carried my bags to my room and were on explaining how to get around Sao Paulo. The Hostel is about a 20 minute walk from the yellow metro line. The area has some good restaurants and is known for its street parties. The wifi in the hostel is excellent and works throughout the hostel. On the down side, I think there should be more options available for breakfast.


97%

This was a great place to stay, awesome owners, great layout, awesome atmosphere. Just about my only 'problem' was the showers didn't get very hot and Sao Paulo was pretty cold while we were there. A minor inconvenience.


100%

Very nice place


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