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Vila Madalena Hostel

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Love this place. I've stayed there 3-4 times over the years. Great attitude. Good location. Staff is always helpful. Guests are typically calm and quiet. Not a party hostel (at least the times I've been there). I enjoy it a lot. The neighborhood is great for looking at art, eating or catching some great live samba nearby.

Thank JDNeumann
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

During our time in São Paulo we were recommended to stay at Vila Madalena. The hostel was easy to find from the airport and during our time there, the taxi drivers generally knew of the hostel. The location is in a university area - with local restaurants and bars only a small distance away. The hostel itself was clean and...

Thank DaisyLucker95
Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Vila Madalena has really nicely designed rooms with small kitchen and mine had an amazing balcony with a view onto the city. Parking garage is very helpful when travelling with the car, especially in Sao Paulo. The hotel is very safe, has a nice small swimming pool and cosy area around it. Location is also very convenient, it is right...

Thank chear_up
Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Our first impression of the hostel was amazing. Victor, the guy that welcomed us showed us around and made us feel at home. The hostel has a cool vibe with graffiti everywhere. We were really lucky too meet a lot of other nice guests when we first arrived. After a few days we were almost alone at the hostel. This...

Thank MarianneSH
Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

When we got to the hostel, we got met by a guy named Victor. He was really really nice and showed us around the whole Hostel. The hostel was almost full when we arrived, but all the guests we met here we're super nice! They have a kitchen there you can make your own food. It's also very clean and...

Thank Veronica K
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely time here when I first arrived in South America. The staff are welcoming and helpful. The neighbourhood is really safe a full of great restaurants and bars. They have good security, with lockers, and a buzzing in system. At night there is a small bar. I didn't use the kitchen but it looked well stocked. There are...

Thank Jozborn
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

Average hostel. Sparse but functional, has a common room to hang out in. Nice neighborhood. Close to batman alley and the necropolis...a very cool cemetery. Not ideally accessible to public transportation. I had to walk pretty far to get to the subway. The staff are young people in their 20's and we're not as knowledgeable about certain things as I...

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 July 2015

After travelling for a few weeks with my parents, we were happy to be back in a hostel to meet other travellers and enjoy the "backpacker atmosphere" again, but in this hostel there was nothing! No other travellers, no nice common area, no breakfast, no nice and helpful staff (the staff was nice, dont get me wrong, but from a...

Thank Isabell8785
Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

This hostel has a great atmosphere and it is easy to meet other travellers. The location is superb with loads of bars and restaurants close. Staff is nice and the rooms big enough and clean. A good base to explore Sao Paulo.

Thank jimdane
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 11 June 2015

The hostel is really nice and has a great atmosphere. The beds are quite comfortable and the lockers are spacious and work well. The "lounge" area outside is great and includes chairs, hammocks and a pool table. The only downside is the condition of the bathrooms, which need some remodeling (don't forget to bring your flip flops)! Still, I recommend...

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Staying in Pinheiros

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Exploring Pinheiros, a neighbourhood known for cozy restaurants and cafes, you will notice a youthful energy. Several cultural centres and institutes surround the area and even its main church, Calvário, hosts a traditional Brazilian “Festa Junina” - a celebration with traditional music, dance, and food during the months of June and July. On the weekends, residents gather at Benedito Calixto Square, a loud and crowded area where people enjoy live music drinks alongside the antiquities fair.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Only 100 meters far from the Benedito Calixto Square, the Vila Madalena Hostel offers free WiFi and receptionists 24h/day. The Hostel is 2 kilometers far from Ibirapuera Park and 500 meters of many restaurants and bars. All dorms of the hostel have air conditioning and ventilators, and they show a modern decoration. During your time in the hostel, you can use the TV and the PC in the common area, a kitchen and a laundry. Pinheiros and Vila Madalena are excellent choices for people who are looking for bars, nightlife and different kinds of food. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vila Madalena Hostel

Address: Rua Francisco Leitao, N0 686, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 05414-020, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Sao Paulo > Sao Paulo > Pinheiros
Number of rooms: 4
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“The dorm I stayed in was great but it is near a school so you can hear kids screaming no matter which room you stay in!”
blot17, 10 Sep 2014 | Read review
“All rooms have bunk beds and there own light and plug. Some rooms have 8-10 beds in total with lockers.”
msmaria2014, 21 Jul 2014 | Read review
“12 bed dorm was spacious enough for everyone”
AdaH103, 12 May 2014 | Read review
“All rooms are equipped with air con and you get clean sheets, so its just depends on how many people you want to share the room with”
jgomel, 23 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Always listen to Tulio's advice”
melo4000, 27 Jun 2013 | Read review
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