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Vila Madalena Hostel Reviews

Rua Francisco Leitao, 686, Sao Paulo, Brazil

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1034 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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Staff was super friendly and helpful. I´d definitely return...


I had a brilliant stay at Vila Madelena Hostel, the facilities were excellent and the large, spacious common areas were creatively decorated and gave the place a great atmosphere. The bathrooms and kitchen were cleaned daily and to a good standard, plus the rooms were spacious and didn´t feel cramped. The staff were also really helpful, so an all-round winner! Only slight downside is the hostel´s proximity to metro stations, which are 15 - 20 mins walk away, but you´ve got legs...


Wouldnt recommend this place. The beds are hard and uncomfortable, the rooms stinks and are dirty as well, and so is the kitchen and the bathrooms. The staff are lazy.


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


Mein Zimmer war ganz hinten abgetrennt und fühlte sich an wie eine ehemalige Gerage. Das Bad war nur von draußen erreichbar. Atmosphäre war keine da. Somit für mich ein klares zweckmäßiges Hostel rein zum Schlafen. Das Personal war nett und hilfsbereit, aber leider fühlte ich mich da nicht wohl.


Beds aren't the most comfortable. Air conditioning in rooms was good. Nice hostel


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.


Staff are amazing


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.


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.


Hostel parfait pour un séjour a sao Paulo Situé pres des lieux de sortie nocturne avec des employés professionnels et sympas


The beds are a little bit to hard for me

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


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)


Just perfect

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

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