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Vila Madalena Hostel

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Rua Francisco Leitao, N0 686, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 05414-020, Brazil
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Ranked #53 of 458 Specialty Lodging in Sao Paulo
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This hostel has a great atmosphere if you're looking to meet other travellers. Has a very unique, cool style, similar to somewhere in Berlin. Interesting graffiti art work around the hostel walls. We stayed in an 8 bed dorm room which was fine. The lockers were good, and the beds comfy. However for me at 6 foot 1 I was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I flew in Sao Paulo and got a taxi to this hostel. It is located in a residential area, so by no means a party hostel. It is safe and secure. The walls are covered in beautiful artwork and there is a signing board filled with messages from past travellers. I stayed in a 8 bed-dorm, it is large, has... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This hostel has its own style. You can tag the wall when you leave which is cool! Staff is very friendly. It's close to many bars in the neighbourhood, so if the hostel is quiet after 10pm just walk around the block or down the street and you find lots of places to drink and eat! Breakfast included is very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

the location of this hostel is great. next to Graffiti valley and all the night life of Vila Madalena . the staff are very friendly and helpful. the breakfast is average. the beds are ok. the rooms are crowded and naturally some of your roommates will be a bit crazy and loud. it hostel is also next to a catholic... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Very good hostel, all the staff were very friendly and went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure our every need was satisfied. The bar was nice and had an excellent ambience. Food was decent a tad on the small side. My only complaint would be that the bathrooms could have been cleaner. The quality of clientele attracted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This hostel made my time in Sáo Paulo great! Manuel, the receptionist was extremely friendly and helpful, even had breakfast with us! The rooms were modern with power points at every bed and the lockers were huge! The bathrooms were fine, and there was even a hair dryer for the guests! Great wi-fi connectivity. Overall, I had no complaints!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

My partner and I stayed at Vila Madalena for three nights. It was a great hostel to stay! We thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast along with the free use of iPads and computers. The dorm rooms and bathrooms were exceptionally clean and the entire hostel had a great vibe to it. The staff were amazingly friendly and helpful, we especially enjoyed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This hostel seems to attract all kinds of individuals (-judging by who was staying there for the few days I was). It is very relaxed, and had a good breakfast, bar -and the rooms were good and very well air-conditioned. The staff, or Miguel an Alan in particular, were very helpful and had a great manner. The art on the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Loved my stay at Vila Madalena. Tulio was incredibly helpful and didn't let us venture off without a list of places to check out and a personally modified map. With only 2 days in Sao Paulo, he was a life saver and we had a great time. Hostel was excellent; very funky, comfy, and just a pleasure to stay at.

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