This place is what a hotel should be. HOT showers, incredible fresh big breakfast, friendly helpful English speaking staff, just off Lima St, close to the plaza. A very short taxi ride to the bus station. Cable TV in the rooms, clear picture. Free tv and coffee all the time. Clean, cared for rooms and beds. Wifi is great! Best, fastest in ages for us. If you come from Bolivia 'hotels' and 'hostels' you need this place for a night or two. Such a treat :)
Only stayed a night, but after travelling Bolivia it was so nice to get here. Good food and drink, cheap. Comfortable wide beds, two pillows! Friendly helpful staff. Showers and bathrooms are SCRUBBED, I saw it happening, the place is clean. Rooms are far from the bar so sleep even when the party is still going. Free breakfast is rubbish, bread jam etc but breakfast to order is great and so cheap I didn't care. Only one power point in our room, 6 beds. I got an electric shock from another plug
Good location, 3 minutes from Vila Madalena Metro, walking distance to rest of VM. Very clean bathrooms & kitchen, drinking water filter, personal lockers for valuables, cheap beers, good wifi. Breakfast average for Brazil. Quiet hostel with few guests and therefore not much atmosphere. Beds have power source and lamp each, which is always good. Generally clean and modern looking, without much punch.
Beware: no breakfast, we didn't realise. Really good internet speeds though and 10 - 15 minute walk from Paraiso metro station, few stops from Liberdade and Paulista Avenue. There's a supermarket at the top of the road 10 minute walk. Staff were really friendly but didn't let us know about the free coffee till the day we left. Good communal areas, good kitchen, 2 computers, TV. The place was clean throughout, but our room smelled of damp a bit. Pretty quiet hostel, but we had no problems.
Minor criticisms: only 2 toilets which had issues and the beds are close together, quite hot at night. But it doesn't matter at all. This was my favourite hostel so far. Huge, varied breakfast, great dinner deals (get the BBQ) with loads of caipirinhas. Lovely atmosphere, it felt like we were in a house with lots of friends. The staff are so good and the waterfall trip, R$50, was one of my favourite days in Brazil. Hammocks, a pool & a puppy. Great location, next to bus station & supermarket.
Good location, just 5 minutes, or less, to the ferry terminal, supermarket, dozens of restaurants and the ocean. We had a private room for just a few pounds more than a dorm, it was big, clean, with STRONG FANS and a hammock. Tasty iced tea at breakfast, boiled eggs. Clean kitchen, helpful friendly staff. We only stayed for 2 nights after moving from a hostel we didn't like at all, but our stay here was lovely, met some nice people that we saw again in Paraty. Fairly quiet hostel.