Pros:Great &English speaking staff(Nina rocks!), good breakfast,central location,relatively clean comparing to the number of guests during the world cup(despite of 2 times of water and internet outage). Cons:This is a party hostel, there is a very loud bar@ground floor,book a 2nd floor room&bring your best ear plugs. Loads of mosquito around,just don't open the windows! The district is a middle class&young people party area.It is dirty &smells urine. Your room is exposed, bring your lockers!
Duda and Mariz are nice!They will do their best to help you even if they do not speak a lot of English. Expect some 15 to 20 minutes of walking in really steep place from the bus stations.It wont be a picnic if you carry your backpack. The place is in the old city center(which is a touristic attraction, this is where the Carnival happens) and is 30 minutes away from the sea(by bus).Breakfast basic yet consistent and place is clean. You might be asked to change your room during your stay.
Pros:Excellent location, friendly and helpful staff nice hipster decoration. Cons: .Not enough air circulation specially in ground floor rooms.It is also not the most clean room in Sao Paulo. I was coughing a lot .If you opened the windows, you will get mosquitoes .There is a bar at the hotel, voice is so loud till at least 1:00 a.m. Doors and walls are not well isolated .Bar clients(and anybody else)can access your room!
A broken bathroom lock,half of room lockers malfunctioning.Unhappy staff that knows nothing about the city and treats each and every guest as a teenager who will loose his passport.If i have to pay a penny in the Amsterdam globe it will be it's super central locations.5 minutes walk from Amsterdam Central station and in the heart of the red district!