I actually live in São Paulo and needed a place to stay for a couple of days and Uvaia Hostel is in the same neighborhood I live in so I decided to give it a try.
The staff is very friendly and helpful, as were the people staying there. There were a few people around the hostel having something to drink, talking, listening to music and amongst them were the owners and staff. This gives me a good idea on how these people like what they do since they hang around their work even when they are not working.
The bunk beds are very nice and clean (although the sheets could fit better on the bed) with 2 large drawers on the bottom where each person can store their things and put a lock on it. The bathrooms were a bit small but very clean and plentiful. The living space has a TV with some couches, there is a nice small porch which is good for quiet talk and a space in the back where most people gather to drink and talk. The kitchen is open for anyone to use and the breakfast is simple but good.
The neighborhood, like I said, is the same in which I´ve lived in for 3 years now. It may not be quite as agitated as some other neighborhoods in São Paulo, but very close to the hostel there is a street (Rua Joaquim Tavora) that has a lot of bars and restaurants which are great. Vila Mariana is a very balanced neighborhood with great bars but it is residential, it is close to several nice places like the Ibirapuera park and it also has great transportation options.
The only things I would improve, since it was very hot and usually nobody in São Paulo is ready for warm weather, is that they have some spare fans for rooms that don´t have any.
- Also Known As:
- Uvaia Hostel Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The guests will find more than a really good hostel structure, they will also find that cozy home sweet home feeling, a super comfy bed, 24/7 reception and bar services in a space truly devoted to art with turnover exhibitions, movies, artistic and musical influences and performances! A space where the new and different really counts! We want you to live, dream and exchange. ... more less
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