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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a 5 bed Female dorm with Private Bathroom, and to my luck the first day I was alone in the room :) They have a great lobby downstairs, a kitchen for your use, a TV room where you can Netflix and a decent book collection. There's a outside seating area in the garden and a bar as well.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The building itself is very charming and the staff is very nice. I got a double room, which had a nice wraparound balcony. The problem is there seems to be a 24/7 party that makes it impossible to sleep. Also, the shared bathrooms are super gross and the flush in one of the upstairs bathrooms doesn't work v well.

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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Nice hostel. Lovely room (double with balcony) The hostel can be quite noisy at time though. Some of the staff were really friendly & helpful - others not so. Breakfast was nice too - home made cake 😃

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

Our first impression was fantastic as we were taken around by the reception staff and saw the communal spaces. They were both plentiful and large: library, tv room, living room, bar and many more. But then we were taken to our room which was no more than a shoebox. A four bed dorm which couldn't even fit four standing people... More 

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Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

The location is ok. Quiet but far from subway station and night activities. Not many restaurants around. Wifi is quite fast, just doesn't reach to the room although my room was next to the receptionist, and the connection is very unstable, impossible to make a Skype call. Breakfast is basic, scrambled egg doesn't get refilled quick enough, most of the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

This is a cool hostel that used to be a mansion. In a safe neighborhood the best part is the staff. They are so helpful and friendly and interact with guests to ensure everyone has a good time. The rooms are a little cosy but your not their to spend time in them. The.breakfast was awesome with fresh fruit and... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

Cute little hostel in a good location, and great value for SP. Our room was big and we had a balcony (but no balcony furniture, which was a shame). The staff were young friendly and keen to help. It's a little tricky to find and the locals didn't seem to know where it was, so it's worth printing a map... More 

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Cusco, Peru
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Reviewed 16 April 2016

I stayed there for 3 days. Its a nice place with vintage decoration and all into place. I did love it. The guys are very friendly and helpfull, the rooms are not super big but enough to make you feel confy, they also sell beers at very reasonable prices. It's a huge option to stay in SP.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 5 April 2016

The place is an old charming mansion located in a very traditional neighborhood of São Paulo. Renovated in great style it maintains the architecture and restores the 50-60´s decor elements. So close to the Ibirapuera park and easy to reach all the other attractions in town. The hostel is spacious and clean, has an amazing vibe and great areas to... More 

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Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights on a quick visit to São Paulo. Negatives: 1) The airport transfer we had already paid for failed to materialise, had to get a taxi 2) Size of private room (number 4) - was far too small to move around in with luggage, although a bigger private room is available Positives: 1) Really friendly... More 

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Staying in Vila Mariana

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Vila Mariana
Located in south São Paulo, Vila Mariana is a nice residential area with plenty of businesses, recreation centres, hospitals and restaurants. Joaquim Távora is an up-and-coming nightlife spot, with trendy restaurants and bars. The cultural centre SESC Vila Mariana offers interesting architecture and a variety of activities for the public. You can rent a bicycle from one of the local bike share stations and ride along the neighbourhood's streets to get a sense of this pleasant area during the day. The area around ESPM, a school for publicity and marketing, offers a collegiate ambiance with busy cafes and pubs.
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The WE was designed for those who want to experience the most intense city in South America without letting go of comfort and the company of interesting people.We are more than just a regular hostel, and this is why we have developed a unique lodging concept bringing together comfort and style, safety and fun.The 1910s mansion had its original room disposition nearly unaltered, though it was completely renovated in terms of interior design and amenities. The decor has a retro inspiration, but with a modern and interactive touch. Our architectural project was based on the idea of combining the atmosphere of familiarity and coziness that only hostels can deliver to the style and comfort you are used to experiencing on the best hotels around the world.We know that shared spaces are very important at a hostel, which is why we've paid special attention to ours. WE was designed to provide the best possible interaction between our guests with each common areas featuring its own identity and exclusive items, such as the chalkboard on the ceiling of the glass room, the cinema at the eat&drink area, the comfort of TV room and the special decor at the lounge. To sum up, everything was designed to make your stay in Sao Paulo as exciting and pleasant as it can be.WE has 46 vacancies total, with shared rooms accommodating a maximum of 8 people. There is one en suit just for women, with a balcony; one room for couples, with a queen size bed and a huge balcony; one private room and 6 shared rooms. All the rooms are equipped withindividual lockers, wall sockets and reading lights.Located at Vila Mariana, one of Sao Paulo's most traditional neighborhoods, the hostel sits on a peaceful corner, right beside a bike rental spot and close to many of the city's famous touristic spots, as well as the main metro line that will get you to the most iconical touristics points and the domestic airport. But the important thing here is that the WE is extremely close to Parque do Ibirapuera,and just one block away from the bohemian Joaquim da Tavora Street, with its many bars and a exciting nightlife.You should also know that we offer towels, bedding sheets and Wi-Fi free of charge to our guests, and that breakfast is on us too. And if you need any further information our team will be happy to assist you - not only with things related to your stay at the WE, but also with tips and informations that will make you enjoy every minute of Sao Paulo. ... more   less 

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Address: Rua Morgado de Mateus 567, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04015-051, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Sao Paulo > Sao Paulo > Vila Mariana
Price Range: $18 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — We Hostel Design 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Si eres una joven viajando sola, pide la habitación de solo chicas”
 of 5 bubbles 721natalit, 16 Apr 2016 | Read review
“As far as possible from the noisy reception.”
 of 5 bubbles costasc217, 3 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Don't sleep in the room for 4 next to the kitchen: very noisy!”
 of 5 bubbles Starlank, 16 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Services were excellent, staff was very helpful!!”
 of 5 bubbles pogak, 21 Jan 2015 | Read review
“If you want to sleep early and want to be away from the bar downstairs then choose a room upstairs or downstairs away from the back.”
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