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Hostel Alice & Padoca Vegan

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4.2km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Alice hostel is located at Vila Madalena, one of the most famous and lively neighborhoods in Sao Paulo.... More...

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Sao Paulo Hostel Club

Hostel
3.3km from city centre - Show on Map
7.4
Very good 82
  • Wonderful Location
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Join us in the best spot nearby Paulista Avenue! Our Hostel is cozy, clean, comfortable and has an amazing bar for our guests and visitors to interact. Furthermore, we are just in the corner of the ma... More...

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Bee.W Hostel Bar

Hostel
3.8km from city centre - Show on Map
8.4
Fabulous 492
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

The Hostel was created to fulfill a gap in the backpacking scenario of São Paulo with a unique experience to guests, we combine in a low cost stay comfort, sustainability and a fun environment.... More...

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Olah Hostel - Vila Mariana

Hostel
4.4km from city centre - Show on Map
8.5
Fabulous 421
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Olah Hostel is a short walk (5 minutes) from Ana Rosa Station, where you can find buses, taxi stops and metro to get you where you want.... More...

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Viva Hostel Design

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4.2km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Here your confort comes first! Rooms with Pod beds, Twin XL mattresses, good linen, ensuite bathroom & air-con. Set up in the coolest neighborhood of Sao Paulo, you will feel at home away from hom... More...

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WE Hostel Design

Hostel
3.3km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

The WE Hostel Design was designed for those who want to experience the most intense city in South America without letting go of style and the company of interesting people in a 1910’s mansion.... More...

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Conforto MADÁ hostel

Hostel
3.1km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Conforto MADÁ hostel (on’n’rocking since 2007) at its “conforto” edition for those who want it “tranquilo”right where the heart of the city pulses in Vila Ma... More...

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Cafe Hostel

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4km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Trendy neighborhood, only 5min from the metro station!... More...

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Hotel

Selina Madalena Sao Paulo

Hotel
3.1km from city centre - Show on Map
9.0
Superb 7
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Selina Madalena Sao Paulo is located in the heart of this trendy neighborhood.... More...

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Hostel Brasil Boutique

Hostel
3.4km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

The newest hostel in Vila Madalena.... More...

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Hostel California Café Bar

Hostel
2.6km from city centre - Show on Map
8.7
Fabulous 14
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free Breakfast

Hostel California Café Bar is a great accommodation choice for a pleasant stay in Sao Paulo.... More...

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O de Casa Hostel Bar

Hostel
2.8km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Smart, simple, well-located (Vila Madalena, baby!), clean and connected hostel for your SP adventures with a GREAT bar where travelers + locals socialize... More...

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Aki Hostel

Hostel
4.6km from city centre - Show on Map
7.9
Very good 215
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Our large, modern common area is open 24 hours and has 3 big screen TVs with a huge selection of movies and tons of comfortable corners to relax alone or meet up with friends.... More...

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Garoa Hostel

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2.6km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Garoa Hostel is located in a quiet street 250 meters from the subway in the most vibrant area of Sao Paulo. Cultural centres and nightlife for all tastes.... More...

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Brazilodge All Suites Hostel

Hostel
3.6km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Brazilodge : A new concept of hosting, live this experience in the most comfortable Hostel of São Paulo... More...

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Did's Hostel

Hostel
2.8km from city centre - Show on Map
8.9
Fabulous 218
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

With the concept of treating all customers as true friends, Did's is necessary part of the amazing experience of being in the biggest city in Brazil.... More...

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Beats Hostel

Hostel
3.8km from city centre - Show on Map
7.5
Very good 19
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
Free WiFi

Beats Hostel will aid you to explore and discover Sao Paulo, Brazil and the World.... More...

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Hostel Santana

Hostel
10.9km from city centre - Show on Map
7.5
Very good 6
  • Marvellous Staff
Free Breakfast

Hostel Santana is located in São Paulo, Brazil, and offers shared dorms.... More...

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The Hostel Paulista

Hostel
3.3km from city centre - Show on Map
8.4
Fabulous 276
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Located less than 2 minutes from Paulista Avenue and the subway station Triano-MASP.... More...

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Vila Rock Hostel

Hostel
3.7km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Your place to be in Sao Paulo... More...

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Pamplona Hostel

Hostel
3.9km from city centre - Show on Map
7.8
Very good 65
  • Perfect Location
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

In Pamplona Hostel we offer the best location in São Paulo, next to Av. Paulista, with confy rooms/dorms, kitchen, TV room and a swimming pool.... More...

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The Pod SP Hostel & Bar

Hostel
1.9km from city centre - Show on Map
8.4
Fabulous 187
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

The Pod SP Hostel & Bar has a bar, 24-hour front desk, free WIFI access, lockers, breakfast and linen are included.... More...

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Mama Brasil Hostel

Hostel
4.1km from city centre - Show on Map
8.5
Fabulous 413
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Our little paradise in the middle of the crazy city jungle of Sao Paulo.... More...

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The Hostel Vila Mariana

Hostel
4.2km from city centre - Show on Map
8.3
Fabulous 139
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

The Hostel Vila Mariana offers a journey into the past with a stay in a beautifully restored antique castle from 20’s.... More...

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Red Monkey Hostel Barra Funda

Hostel
6.4km from city centre - Show on Map
9.5
Superb 61
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Red Monkey Hostel Barra Funda has privileged location in the city center, in a quiet and safe neighborhood, and close to the main touristic places of the city.... More...

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O'Riley's Perdizes Hostel

Hostel
5.6km from city centre - Show on Map
8.8
Fabulous 73
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Only few steps from the subway station Barra Funda.... More...

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Hostel Brazil Backpackers

Hostel
4.5km from city centre - Show on Map
8.8
Fabulous 62
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Hostel Brazil Backpackers in Sao Paulo, the backpackers paradise, all you need in one place.... More...

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Girassol Hostel Vila Madalena

Hostel
3.6km from city centre - Show on Map
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

At great location, safety prime area & really clean!... More...

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Aurea Hostel

Hostel
3.4km from city centre - Show on Map
8.4
Fabulous 21
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
Free WiFi

Aurea Hostel in Vila Mariana... More...

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Nomade In Arte e Hostel

Hostel
3.6km from city centre - Show on Map
8.6
Fabulous 81
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Near to Nomade In Arte e Hostel you can find everything you need to have an existing experience in São Paulo city.... More...

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Soul Hostel

Hostel
3.6km from city centre - Show on Map
8.7
Fabulous 178
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Soul Hostel is a cozy and contemporary environment for you to explore the largest metropolis of Latin America.... More...

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Sao Paulo Backpackers

Hostel
1.9km from city centre - Show on Map
7.3
Very good 38
  • Perfect Location
Free WiFi

Sao Paulo Backpackers is located in the neighbourhood of Pinheiros. There is a shared kitchen and a large living area perfect to meet new friends during your stay in Sao Paulo.... More...

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Aquarela SP Hostel

Hostel
3.5km from city centre - Show on Map
7.9
Very good 133
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
Free WiFi

The Aquarela SP is at one of the most traditional neighborhoods of São Paulo, with its charming atmosphere and very close to the bustle of the metropolis.... More...

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Visa Hostel & Hospedagens

Hostel
5.6km from city centre - Show on Map
9.2
Superb 6
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Visa Hostel & Hospedagens offers you private and shared rooms with competitive prices.... More...

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Sampa Hostel

Hostel
3.7km from city centre - Show on Map
8.9
Fabulous 162
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
Free WiFi

Sampa Hostel is a place in the heart of So Paulo, at Vila Madalena!... More...

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Share Guest Hostel

Hostel
6.2km from city centre - Show on Map
2.9
Rating 6
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Share Guest Hostel is the perfect match for your holidays in Sao Paulo and Brazil.... More...

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Aero Hostel Congonhas

Hostel
5km from city centre - Show on Map
7.8
Very good 57
  • Wonderful Location
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Aero Hostel Campo Belo is an unit of Aero Hostel , an excellent choice of accommodation for an economic trip.... More...

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Hostel Le Jady's

Hostel
4km from city centre - Show on Map
9.0
Superb 24
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Hostel Le Jady's will aid you to explore and discover Sao Paulo, Brazil and the World.... More...

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Namoa Hostel Vila Madalena

Hostel
4km from city centre - Show on Map
7.7
Very good 196
  • Wonderful Location
Free WiFi

Namoa Hostel Vila Madalena provides a high quality, clean and safe accommodation, combined with a social atmosphere and a privileged localization. Undoubtedly, the best place to stay in São Pau... More...

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Sao Paulo Global Hostel

Hostel
3.7km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Best atmosphere in town with free welcome drink, breakfast, cinema room, activities and central located!... More...

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Metro Hostel SP

Hostel
11.1km from city centre - Show on Map
7.7
Very good 89
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Metro Hostel SP has good location and nice comfortable room.... More...

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Blau Hostel Vila Mariana

Hostel
3.8km from city centre - Show on Map
7.5
Very good 43
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
Free WiFi

Blau Hostel Vila Mariana is a friendly new hostel located 15 minutes walk from the Avenida Paulista. Perfect location for your stay in Sao Paulo.... More...

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Purple House Hostel

Hostel
4.8km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Wonderful Location
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi

A brand new hostel in São Paulo, located at Vila Mariana.... More...

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Imagina Hostel

Hostel
3.9km from city centre - Show on Map
9.5
Superb 7
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Imagina Hostel has a great location, right in the heart of São Paulo, with competitive prices.... More...

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Lobo Urban Stay

Hostel
3.1km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Only three blocks from Paulista Avenue!... More...

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Selina Aurora SP

Hotel
5.9km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

Our front door is a stone’s throw away from the shopping of Praça da Republica.... More...

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Jardins Village Hostel Pinheiros

Hostel
3km from city centre - Show on Map
8.6
Fabulous 35
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Jardins Village Hostel Pinheiros best area with many bars and restaurant and tradition food.... More...

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Hotel Ibis budget Sao Paulo Sao Joao

Hotel
6.1km from city centre - Show on Map
9.3
Superb 7
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Hotel Ibis budget Sao Paulo Sao Joao, offers free WiFi in the rooms and in all dependence areas.... More...

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Galeria SP Hostel

Hostel
3.4km from city centre - Show on Map
10.0
Superb 1
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Galeria SP Hostel is located in the heart of São Paulo with the best rates.... More...

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The Connection Hostel

Hostel
11.1km from city centre - Show on Map
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

The Connection Hostel, a new way of thinking and acting connecting people everywhere.... More...

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Sao Paulo Lodge

Hostel
4.4km from city centre - Show on Map
9.6
Superb 63
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Modern hostel super well located next to Ibirapuera Park.... More...

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Bed and Breakfast

Hostob - Vila Madelena

Bed and Breakfast
2.8km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
New
0
Free WiFi

With a great location, Hostob offers you private rooms for up to 04 people with affordable prices.... More...

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HI Praça da Árvore

Hostel
5.3km from city centre - Show on Map
8.6
Fabulous 63
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

The Best Hostel in São Paulo , located only 25 minutes from Av . Paulista , Downtown with Better Quality . Located in the South Zone - Vila Mariana in São Paulo 10 minutes far from Metro... More...

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Anhembi Hostel

Hostel
10.1km from city centre - Show on Map
9.0
Superb 47
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

We are strategically located near the city center and main sights of Sao Paulo.... More...

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Hostel Torus

Hostel
8km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0

Hostel Torus well located in Lapa neighbourhood, São Paulo, with an easy access to tourist spots.... More...

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Jardins Village Hostel - Unidade Brigadeiro

Hostel
2.9km from city centre - Show on Map
9.1
Superb 1
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Jardins Village Hostel - Unidade Brigadeiro - offers you private and shared rooms with the best value!... More...

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Hostel Calábria Vila Madalena

Hostel
2.8km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0

Hostel Calábria Vila Madalena offers you shared rooms in one of the best neighbourhood of São Paulo, Vila Madalena.... More...

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Pauliceia Hostel

Hostel
4.1km from city centre - Show on Map
7.4
Very good 181
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Pauliceia Hostel is a friendly place to Stay in Sao Paulo... More...

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Hostel Casa Branca

Hostel
5.6km from city centre - Show on Map
10.0
Superb 1
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Hostel Casa Branca will aid you to explore and discover Sao Paulo, Brazil and the World.... More...

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Kéra Smart Hostel

Hostel
4.2km from city centre - Show on Map
8.5
Fabulous 69
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Kéra Smart Hostel a new conveniently located hostel in Sao Paulo.... More...

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Green Grass Hostel

Hostel
10.2km from city centre - Show on Map
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Enjoy an adorable breakfast and have a delightful and relaxing time with us!... More...

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Villa Hostel

Hostel
4.3km from city centre - Show on Map
8.5
Fabulous 25
  • Wonderful Location
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Each room at Villa Hostel will provide you with a TV, a balcony and a computer with free Wifi.... More...

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Parada 86 Hostel

Hostel
8.1km from city centre - Show on Map
5.0
Rating 6
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Parada 86 Hostel is a place for you feel like home with clean guest rooms and family atmosphere.... More...

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Red Monkey Hostel: Agua Branca

Hostel
5.9km from city centre - Show on Map
9.7
Superb 1
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Red Monkey Hostel: Agua Branca will aid you to explore and discover Sao Paulo, Brazil and the World.... More...

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Jardins Village Privative Rooms

Hostel
2.8km from city centre - Show on Map
9.6
Superb 81
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

Jardins Village Hostel one of the most charming and complete hostels in the city of São Paulo. Hostel located near the Avenida Paulista.... More...

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Pousada dos Franceses

Hostel
4.3km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Pousada dos Franceses is a amazing hostel, best located in Sao Paulo, in a safe and quite neighborhood, close to the subway Brigadeiro.... More...

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Zen Hostel Brasil

Hostel
4.1km from city centre - Show on Map
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
Free WiFi

The closest hostel from the Vila Madalena metro station.... More...

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Bed and Breakfast

Paradiso Bnb

Bed and Breakfast
3.9km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 1
Free WiFi

Paradiso Bnb feel like home enjoying comfy suites or just hang out in our beer garden to taste some Brazilian craft beers and meet some global friends.... More...

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Today Hostel

Hostel
6.2km from city centre - Show on Map
8.9
Fabulous 1
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Today Hostel have comfort, convenience and great location an affordable price.... More...

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Hostel

JS Hostel

Hostel
4.7km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating 19
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

JS Hostel is a small hostel with the purpose of make every guest feel comfortable as they are at home.... More...

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Bed and Breakfast

Hospedagem Casa Paulista

Bed and Breakfast
2.7km from city centre - Show on Map
0.0
No rating
0
Free WiFi

The newly renovated rooms are located on the rooftop of the house, with private bathrooms, high speed Wi-Fi and comfortable mattresses.... More...

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This South American city is the largest in Brazil, but there's more to marvel at in São Paulo than just its size. It's the lively cultural scene that brings travellers back time after time. São Paulo has a little bit of everything – towering modern buildings sit beside historical hubs dotted with 17th-century churches, museums and green spaces. The city's many restaurants and market places mean there's plenty for food lovers to get excited about too.

Hostels in São Paulo range from the traditional and homely to the minimalist and contemporary. For old-world charm, stay in a 1920s mansion complete with period features, or a villa that feels like a local Paulista house. Lots of  São Paulo hostels have friendly communal eating areas where you'll get a free cooked breakfast each morning. To see night-time views of the city, pick a São Paulo hostel with a rooftop bar – some even have a Jacuzzi for an extra touch of luxury.

São Paulo's neighbourhoods include the popular Vila Madalena in the Pinheiros district. This has become a centre for all things cultural, whether that's art, fashion boutiques or nightlife. In the evening, the terraces and bistros fill up with locals unwinding over craft beers and listening to live music. Shopaholics should look for a hostel near Paulista Avenue. At nearly 3km long, this stretch is also home to the Museu de Arte de São Paulo, the city's enormous modern art gallery.

To begin exploring São Paulo, start in the city centre. Here you'll find both the Gothic São Paulo Cathedral and the Pátio do Colégio – the square and church where the city was founded in 1554. The Municipal Market is a perfect lunch stop – try one of the city's famous mortadella sausage sandwiches. Nature-lovers can take a trip to Ibirapuera Park, which has hectares of picnic-perfect grass, as well as a lake and several art galleries.

To reach São Paulo from Guarulhos International Airport, catch a bus or shuttle or grab a taxi, which should take around an hour. Once in the centre, hop on the São Paulo Metro. It's cheap, quick and open till midnight on a number of lines. Or, to see the city up close, you can cycle. São Paulo has its own bike-sharing system called Bike Sampa, and many hostels keep bikes on-site for travellers to borrow.

We have 71 hostels in Sao Paulo with an average rating of 8.4 based on 8,945 reviews 71 of 71 properties available in Sao Paulo

About Sao Paulo

This South American city is the largest in Brazil, but there's more to marvel at in São Paulo than just its size. It's the lively cultural scene that brings travellers back time after time. São Paulo has a little bit of everything – towering modern buildings sit beside historical hubs dotted with 17th-century churches, museums and green spaces. The city's many restaurants and market places mean there's plenty for food lovers to get excited about too.

Hostels in São Paulo range from the traditional and homely to the minimalist and contemporary. For old-world charm, stay in a 1920s mansion complete with period features, or a villa that feels like a local Paulista house. Lots of  São Paulo hostels have friendly communal eating areas where you'll get a free cooked breakfast each morning. To see night-time views of the city, pick a São Paulo hostel with a rooftop bar – some even have a Jacuzzi for an extra touch of luxury.

São Paulo's neighbourhoods include the popular Vila Madalena in the Pinheiros district. This has become a centre for all things cultural, whether that's art, fashion boutiques or nightlife. In the evening, the terraces and bistros fill up with locals unwinding over craft beers and listening to live music. Shopaholics should look for a hostel near Paulista Avenue. At nearly 3km long, this stretch is also home to the Museu de Arte de São Paulo, the city's enormous modern art gallery.

To begin exploring São Paulo, start in the city centre. Here you'll find both the Gothic São Paulo Cathedral and the Pátio do Colégio – the square and church where the city was founded in 1554. The Municipal Market is a perfect lunch stop – try one of the city's famous mortadella sausage sandwiches. Nature-lovers can take a trip to Ibirapuera Park, which has hectares of picnic-perfect grass, as well as a lake and several art galleries.

To reach São Paulo from Guarulhos International Airport, catch a bus or shuttle or grab a taxi, which should take around an hour. Once in the centre, hop on the São Paulo Metro. It's cheap, quick and open till midnight on a number of lines. Or, to see the city up close, you can cycle. São Paulo has its own bike-sharing system called Bike Sampa, and many hostels keep bikes on-site for travellers to borrow.