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Vila Madalena Hostel Reviews

Rua Francisco Leitao, 686, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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90%

Rating
879 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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89%

A beautiful place in a great neighborhood. Staff is friendly and very helpful. Facilities are in good shape. Bathrooms are cleaned and disinfected thoroughly every morning and rooms are tidied up. Beer and water sold on site. I had a lovely stay and wouldn't think about staying anywhere else if I visit Sao Paulo again.


94%

I love this place even if I did lose my pants here. The owner and the staff are some of the best people I have met and located in the middle of the best neighborhood in Sao Paulo. When im back in Rio. Ill be here.


89%

Good hostel, friendly staff. The girl at the reception was only working there for one day, so some things didn't go that easy but she tried very hard to help us with everything and give us a pleasant stay. Location is good, close to a main street with supermarket and shops. Close to the graffity alley with samba music on saturdays. Nice atmosphere in the hostel. It was not so busy though. The only thing is that there is very little equipment in the kitchen.


80%

This hostel was great but it was located on the edge of Vila Madalena so we ended up catching cabs home at night after being out because there's a cemetery between the hostel and the nightlife/restaurants in Vila Madalena. It's also located right next to some sort of gym or school because all we heard all day and into the early evening were kids screaming and running around... not the hostel's fault but waking up with a cracking hangover to kids screaming isn't ideal. Great hostel despite this!


94%

Amazing place to stay at São Paulo. Plenty recommend. Staff people are wonderful and its breakfast mmmm!!!! Excelente sitio para estar en Sao Pablo. Desayuno delicioso, un muy buen ambiente, espacios grandes adornados bonitos y muy cuidados!!!!! Lo recomiendo plenamente!


100%

Everything was very great, the staff was really helpful must of the time... the breakfast is really good and the location is great! there's a lanchonete (little restaurant) in the corner and many, many bars and restaurants just 10 minutes walking.


97%

Very nice Staff, the really helped me getting information about Sao Paulo.

  • 1st Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Amazing, go there !


94%

Very nice hostel, I would recommend it to anyone visiting São Paulo.

  • 21st Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Portugal
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Staff were very friendly and very helpful with things to do around the city. Rooms were comfortable and clean with good lockers. Hostel has a lot of character and is set up well however it does lack atmosphere, could do with a bar or something for better socialising. Otherwise this is a really good hostel to stay at, very close to everything and safe!


100%

The best hostel you'll find in São Paulo!

  • 15th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

I can not recommend it enough. By far best hostal ever. The owner knows Sao Paulo like his pocket and goes out of his way to make sure you have a good time and find a bar, restaurant or activity that suits you. A must. Bookings are highly suggested for weekends.


94%

The location of Vila Madalena is perfect - the neighbourhood is fun but also feels safe. It is close to restaurants, shops and banks. The hostel itseld was super cute and clean, and as a bonus they had electrical outlets at each bed! Breakfast was varied and good. Overall, I would defintely recommend this hostel.


100%

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your hostel and would not stay anywhere else should we return to SP. The facilities, cleanliness and friendliness of staff completely out weighed our expectations. Amazing place!!!

  • 12th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

really nice place. good location. and the owner is really lovely and helpful. i met a lot of nice people.


97%

The hostel owner was fantastic and was around frequently. The rooms are well kept and the beds are made daily (which was totally unexpected but a nice touch nonetheless). The hostel definitely has a really cool younger, hip vibe and is very comfortable. I stayed in a 4 bed room and the locker was more than adequate to fit a large backpacking pack and a regular sized backpack and then a little bit more (very secure). Will definitely stay there again if and when I return to São Paulo. 10/10 stay.


100%

The staff was super helpful with directions and recommending day and night activities, especially Katia! Overall location was close to lots of restaurants, bars, museums, and good places for shopping. Awesome experience in general, would definitely recommend, and return if in Sao Paulo again!

  • 27th Jun 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Great hostel at a perfect location... Vila Madalena is the top area to be in Sao Paulo, full of activities and art around, besides its easy to go around with public transport.


94%

Very nice! keep up the good work, only change the pillows please!!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Pedro, first thanks for all your comments! You are so nice! Easy, easy, we have extra pillows and different sizes. Next time, only, tell us and make your stay more comfortable. Cheers!

94%

Muito bacana.


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