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Vila Madalena Hostel Reviews

Rua Francisco Leitao, 686, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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938 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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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


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


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)


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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.

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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!

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