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Vila Madalena Hostel Reviews

Rua Francisco Leitao, 686, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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90%

Rating
880 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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100%

great place, great vibe, beer is a little expensive, but then again its sao paulo.


86%

Nice little place, would stay again


94%

Fantastic hostel with v helpful and interesting staff and in perfect neighbourhood which is both safe, interesting and lively. Walk to metro is a little far but you can't have it all and this is more than made up for by the numerous things to do locally. Would recommend to everyone - made our visit to São Paulo special and keen to return!

  • 14th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

The staff were very friendly and helpful and full of useful information on places to go and things to see. The room was just right with power points for all beds and lockers, showers were nice and warm and location was just right. If going back to São Paulo would definitely stay here again. Also a nice mix of people.


89%

Booked 2 nights, but ended up staying 1,5 week. Great hostel, really nice and safe neighborhood. The staff is really friendly, sweet and helpful. Totally recommend this place!


69%

breakfast could be a bit better, more variety! the food and beer is overpriced!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear guest, the breakfast is 7h to 10h and you arrived after 10h, yes, it's the end. We sell Serramalte Beer R$ 9,00, but you loved the craft beers that the price is higher. It's not overprice for São Paulo city costs.

100%

When I arrived the guy at the recepcion (alan) showed me everything and told me what to do and where to go. He was really nice and helpful. I recomend this place also for the location in vila madalena that for me is tge best area in sao, plenty of bars and art everywhere


86%

This hostel is very well located for going out to bars and museums. a bit of a pain to get to from the metro station but nothing excessive. staff kno the city really well and were more than willing to help. i wanted to buy a cheep phone for carnaval and the guy showed me where the sao paulo "technology market street" was. got a bargain! Bathrooms are a bit few and unkept but breakfast is good enough and the rooms are clean. has a bar open to public at night but the rest of the hostel gets lockd


86%

This is a nice hostel with nice, friendly and helpful staff- especially Miguel & Alan. And Yes, it has an 'aesthetic' vibe to it... Certainly- very good value-for-money


97%

Good all in all. One of the better hostels. The workers were helpful. Cheper to book trugh hostelworld then to just show up there.


100%

The staff is great and very helpful! Allan knows a lot about gastronomy and cool restaurants! The bar in the hostel is pretty cool and the food, amazing!!! Loved my stay there and the atmosphere!

  • 24th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

The hostel has a great location within the art district. The hostel is a little bit pricey and the bar isn't exactly backpacker friendly but the breakfasts and kitchen areas make up for it. Also the the first hostel with free hair dryers!! Whoopee


91%

Good backpacker hostel located in one of the safer areas of São Paulo, staff were very welcoming and helped us navigate the city on a map - highlighting the unsafe areas which are unsafe for tourists.


86%

Great place in a great part of town. The staff is very friendly and always very helpful whenver you need something. The place is very relaxed and is owned by a lovely couple. The wife cooks some wonderful dishes, while the husband can talk to you for hours about their local selection of brews


97%

Great hostel, very friendly staff with good recommendations for what to do in Sao Paulo


94%

There's lots of little touches to make the place interesting, a good number of bathrooms and a generous amount of common space to hang out in when you need a break from the city. There's even a hammock. Great map


94%

Great place to stay with very friendly staff! Many thanks!


69%

Generally this is a nice hostel. It has some nice features... A common area with TV, big shower, and a bar open to the public with imported beer. Also its in a nice area. However I recommend not staying in the 12 room dorm if you want peace. It was noisy with people coming and going at all hours, shuffling around in their lockers, and dropping things in the middle of the night. The smaller dorms upstairs looked more comfortable and had the lockers outside, which is probably less noisy.

Owner Comment (Hide)
As you know If you pay a little more you can stay in the 8 bed dorm. Look like your points doesn't correspond with your staying. You told us all the time we are your best hostel have you ever been. Thanks for all comments!

83%

A really nice staff, full breakfast, plenty of bathrooms, more than enough internets, and walking distance from a great place to go out at night. And air conditioning in the rooms


57%

You can´t bring your own beer, it´s just a very boring hostel.

  • 21st Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
it's a misunderstand you can bring beers, but you can't drink inside the bar. We have a living room and lot's of commom areas for drinking.

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