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Vila Madalena Hostel Reviews

Rua Francisco Leitao, 686, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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85%

Rating
1020 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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83%

Nice hostel. Only stayed one night but staff were really nice and helped me book my onward trip


89%

All round good hostel. Beds are comfy and showers are hot. Theres a kitchen with all the utensils. Staff are always easy to talk to and with great recommendations. The only downfall is the lack of breakfast....that would make it much better.


94%

Staff are amazing


80%

Couldn't have asked for nicer/friendlier staff. They are lovely and always willing to help out/advise on the best places to go. Lots of communal space and quite open but we felt safe and secure. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting São Paulo. Only downside is the water shortage but that is city wide and can't be helped.


94%

This is an amazing place. The staff really went the extra mile to make us feel welcome and comfortable. The bar serves up some seriously tasty burgers at a great price. Rooms are nice and spacious and the beds are comfortable. It's in a decent location in a nice neighbourhood though it's a 20 min walk from the metro. Hard to find anything to fault.


86%

The beds are a little bit to hard for me

  • 10th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Loved my stay. Staff was great, location was great (Subway 15 minutes away). The wifi was probably the best one I've had in a hostel. The only thing I didn't really like was the bathroom/showers, too small and could use a small renovation. But it still gets the job done.

  • 27th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

Just perfect

  • 27th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

Nice hostel, very quiet, but clean and comfortable


97%

Lovely hostel with great facilities. Cannot complain about anything except for it bejng a little bit of a walk to the metro station. A really cool area of town. Highly recommend.


94%

Great hostel in a really cool area of Sao Paulo. Staff were so helpful and it had a really friendly chilled atmosphere. If the wifi was improved, this would be the perfect hostel in Sao Paulo!


89%

Really cool neighbourhood and great atmosphere both during the day and at night. Staff were lovely and really helpful. If the wifi was better this hostel would be perfect.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the review! We loved having you here! We have improved our wifi on the last days, thanks for the advice!

83%

A nice hostel that I would stay again at. A long walk to the metro, but a nice vibe outside which ensured it was easy to get to know people.


89%

It was a great and calm stay.

  • 17th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


69%

Staff were nice. There is one computer for use in a funky decorated room that has a little tv as well and books. 12 bed dorm is small and lockers are in the way but at least it's relatively cool enough for sleeping. No breakfast but there is a kitchen. The thing I didn't enjoy was that it was not near (m)any good restaurants and the subway is ages away in Sao Paulo heat. I'd recommend staying In the city rather than vila magdalena but if you have to then this hostel is reasonable price


63%

Too little space to organize your things, the lockers were in the middle of the room. Had to pay for towel. Location was good, and people at the front desk were informative and helpful. All in all, I was looking for a cheap bed in a good location and that is what I received. Price was correct.

  • 27th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Uruguay
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Very pleasant hostel with intern patio for hanging out and good room with computers and couches. Very friendly staff, and a few blocks from all the nightlife of Vila Magdalena. Only regret : metro is 15-20min away... still feasabale


91%

Wonderful hostel with amazing staff


80%

All around good hostel.


54%

We didn't like the staff attitude. The girl in charge literally said on our arrival that she didn't like to have so many spanish speakers in the hostel, and commented on how many of us were drinking mate. It's a pitty, the place is ok and well located, but we left and found another hostel to finish our stay in.

Owner Comment (Hide)
I'm sorry, but your report sounds bizarre. It's really hard to believe that someone from the staff may have said such absurdity; yes maybe there was some comment about the habit of drinking mate, but I truly believe that there may have been some misinterpretation of this, because we do not speak Spanish and you do not speak Portuguese. Our team usually receives the most accolades in all different booking sites and even personally.

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