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CityLights Hostel

Rua Padre Garcia velho, 44 | Pinheiros, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 05421-030, Brazil
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Ranked #44 of 401 Specialty Lodging in Sao Paulo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights in a private room with bathroom. The room was small but perfect for us. The hostel is located close to the metro, restaurants and bars. It's difficult to see the hostal from the street, so look closely. The staff is super friendly with good tips. Big kitchen and a bar. We would definitely come... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Quaint little hostel in a good area of Sao Paulo and very close to the metro station. Unfortunately the signage is not clearly viable from the street, making it easy to miss at first. The hostel has all the amenities travelers would need. However, our 4 bedroom room only had a fan, making sleeping quiet a challenge in the Brazilian... More 

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Fortaleza, CE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is the best hostel where I have been, talking about comfort, logistic and design. During the time I expent here the bar most of the time was empty, maybe cause the expensive drinks. At a lower price I consider the social atmosphere would be better although it was ok. Recommended to sleep ;) The best bed and ammenities I... More 

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Albury, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This backpackers had a very relaxing environment, was close by to shopping areas, restaurants and nightlife. The staff were very helpful and friendly, free WiFi also which was really handy. Really can´t say anythng bad about it =)

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San Luis, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Beautiful hostel with a nice style. The kitchen is big so you can cook easily. Beds are made by the owners, and they are hudge, I really appriciate that. The staff is nice and helpfull. Good location next to the subway and Vila Madalena neigbourhood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

I simply can't say anything bad. The location is great - very close to villa Magdalena which has the best nightlife and art, plus easy to get into other areas for different sightseeing. Everywhere is spotless and the showers are amazing - hot with great pressure and lots of space. The rooms are new and smart - each bed has... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I always have been skeptical about staying in hostels . I have never been to any until I came to stay at Citylights. I had planned to stay one night and I found myself staying for more than 2 weeks. I have to say i felt like home away from home, the place is clean, its located near most tourist... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

I've been in São Paulo before and I always stayed in top rated hostels in the city, and I can tell, CityLights Hostel has the best environment for travelers, always clean, staff super helpful, nice common areas, comfortable beds and rooms, nice showers, quite good breakfast and amazing music. Located blocks from Faria Lima metro station and the best bars... More 

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Troy, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Nice place and staff, includes a really nice buffet breakfast. Room with AC, WIFI and a comfortable bed. The location is really good, and safe, considering the ideas that I had about Sao Paulo's safety before visiting. It's very close to bars and pubs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

So my friend and I hadn't stayed in a hostel in over 5 years so weren't sure what to expect. Walking in there was a great party on in the courtyard and lots of friendly people with welcome drinks. They weren't actually staying at the hostel, just friends of some of the people who run the hostel. Citylights has around... More 

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