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CityLights Hostel

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Rua Padre Garcia velho, 44 | Pinheiros, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 05421-030, Brazil
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rooms were big and comfortable, place was very nice, kitchen was great, staff very helpful! The wifi was very in and out, there was almost no running water, hot or cold, breakfast was usual but minimal, and the location was descent but a bit of a hike from bellavista

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Me and a friend stayed in the female room with 6 beds for a week in the beginning of June this year. From the start I felt very welcomed and when I called the hostel late the night before to tell them that we would be arriving late because of flight issues, they were very easy and nice to talk... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Holy hell, where did all those mozzies come from?? I think staying this hostel would be sweet I'd you were able to get one of the smaller air condition dorm rooms. Unfortunately we got stuck with the big 13 manner which did have an interesting layout but got ridiculously hot in the nights. The fan did nothing more than to... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I had a four bed dorm. The rooms are ok and clean, the beds are good. Unfortunately you couldnt lock the door but they got lockers outside of the door. the breakfast was ok and the employees very nice. The style is nice aswell but it can be very loud at night in the yard. Unfortunately they offer a airport... More 

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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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Pinheiros
Exploring Pinheiros, a neighborhood known for cozy restaurants and cafes, you will notice a youthful energy. Several cultural centers 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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