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“Quirky hostel which is clean and comfortable.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vila Madalena Hostel

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Vila Madalena Hostel
Leeds, England
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122 reviews
95 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Quirky hostel which is clean and comfortable.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013 via mobile

Nice hostel with comfortable, spacious rooms. Towels included, beds made up for you. There's a hair dryer and iron you can use free of charge which is a nice touch. Quite a walk from the nearest metro station and its no signage from outside so you'll have to locate it by its street number. Good overall choice.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Vikzstar
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

Vila Madelena is awesome- the hostel is great and gives you heaps of opportunities to meet new people. The staff were amazing and very helpful- the owner is something else :) Activities are organized every day- I would recommend the pub crawl; was so much fun!!! You get to paint on the walls when you leave- look out for "it's sooooo beautiful" and 5 heads next to the outdoor bathroom :)

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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161 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

This is a really great, funky, cool hostel in a cool, funky area, and we spent three great days exploring it. The hostel has some great touches: cool design, cool quirky little touches, cool art and photos, and the best and most comprehensive intro ever: a tour of the hostel and how it works, a map of the area and all the things you can see and do, and even a plan for our three days and how to make the most of it. Delicious bfast, friendly staff, nice and clean and good bathrooms; great stay.

Only downside: the area is incredibly noisy (a school next door and construction going on?) and the wooden floors only seek to carry the sound throughout the whole hostel. If you seek or need quiet, this unfortunately is not the hostel for you.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jared M
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Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

cozy hostel, in the middle of fashion-boheme bairro in sao paolo, this hostel is a quite expensive but perfect destination if you want to spend some time in deep quite in the best part of this huge city.
Staff is very professional and available to provide all kinds of informations.
reservation is mandatory!

Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013 via mobile

I really enjoyed my stay at this hostel. The staff is really nice and helpfull. Rooms are all clean and breakfast is nice. The area is safe and lovely to walk around and see all the artistic shops. If you wanna go to a nice jazz bar, definitilley go to number 15 on the map you get at check in!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank EvavW
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Windhoek, Namibia
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155 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

This place is just right in the heart of Vila Madalena and easy access to everything and subway line. The receptionist is really helpful, the bathrooms are clean and the common area is great to read a book or meet new friends. I stayed there for a couple of nights and just book a private room that is really nice with comfortable double bed and clean.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Simonest
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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2013

Vila Madalena is located in a nice neighbourhood in Sao Paolo. It isn't very close to the subway stations but the walk is a good opportunity to see the different neighbourhoods and areas (all of which felt safe). We only stayed in Sao Paolo for a day and a half so Tulio's words of wisdom, maps and orientations really came in handy. We got to see and experience a lot! We were even able to find the bars at night on foot because of his maps. The rest of the staff is helpful as well and helped us book our bus tickets. The room was clean with really big lockers. The washroom is basic. No complaints here. The breakfast was really good too.There are plenty of supermarkets, pharmacies, bakeries and eateries in the area. The sandwiches served in the local bars and restaurants were delicious. Mine came with a 9 oz steak inside it topped with egg, ham, cheese, lettuce and tomatoes :)

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank melo4000
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Additional Information about Vila Madalena Hostel

Property: Vila Madalena Hostel
Address: Rua Francisco Leitao, N0 686, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 05414-020, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Sao Paulo > Sao Paulo > Pinheiros
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #62 of 549 Speciality Lodging in Sao Paulo
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only 100 meters far from the Benedito Calixto Square, the Vila Madalena Hostel offers free WiFi and receptionists 24h/day. The Hostel is 2 kilometers far from Ibirapuera Park and 500 meters of many restaurants and bars. All dorms of the hostel have air conditioning and ventilators, and they show a modern decoration. During your time in the hostel, you can use the TV and the PC in the common area, a kitchen and a laundry. Pinheiros and Vila Madalena are excellent choices for people who are looking for bars, nightlife and different kinds of food. ... more   less 
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