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Hostel Alice
Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

We only stayed here 2 nights but wished we had stayed longer. So far this is one of the best hostels we've stayed in.

We stayed in a 4 bed dorm. The beds we're comfy with warm quilts. The place was spotless and communal areas were lovely places to chill out. The garden is lovely, there's TV and a guest computer. The wifi worked very well.

The kitchen was really nice too. We cooked one night to save money. Breakfast was good and I was delighted to see eggs which you could prepare as you like.

The showers were powerful but not the warmest. This was the only niggle with our stay here.

Staff were very friendly and would help you in any way they can. We also met some great people here which is always an added bonus. I wouldn't hesitate returning to this place.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 April 2014 via mobile

My stay here was pretty good. The locations is great, a 5 minute walk from the station and about 10/15 from the main Vila Madalena area. As a lone female I found the area very safe.

The beds were comfortable and bathrooms pretty clean. Breakfast was okay though I've had better.

When I was there, the hostel was mainly used by Brazilians with no other english speakers. Some may prefer/not prefer this. The staff speak great english though and are very helpful.

Despite signs saying 'please be quiet after 10pm' this wasn't obeyed. It could get quiet loud if people had been out/people were arriving late at night - lots of locker slamming.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
2  Thank Faithalicious_x
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

Hostel Alice is in an interesting area of Sao Paolo. It is close to the Metro which is easy to use. The area has some great restaurants , bars , etc.
The hostel is a friendly , clean and safe place to stay. We stayed across the garden , it was private and comfortable

Room Tip: We called our room the garage , it was private and clean across the garden , we liked it
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Roxy12013
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Reviewed 2 April 2013

Close to the place to take a public transport and pubs. The hostel looks like a house.
The room is clean and comfortable. There is a breakfast, bread, tea, coffee, fruits. The staff are friendly.
Nice place!!!

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank fyumit
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Reviewed 17 March 2013

What a great hostel! It's comfy, clean, spacious, and has a fun but unpretentious artsy-urban style. The location is great as well, as one of SP's liveliest and most interesting bar, restaurant & gallery areas is very close by.

Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
2  Thank AlexGraJulia
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Reviewed 10 January 2013

I am writing this after my 3rd stay at Hostel Alice in the last year. I love this little hostel that is more like a guest house in the Bohemian enclave of Vila Madalena in Sao Paulo for several reasons. Of course it has all the things you would expect from a top hostel. Super clean, organized, friendly and knowledgeable staff that are multilingual, high speed secure internet, great location a block from the metro subway stop, new comfortable mattresses, hot showers, some rooms with air-con if you need it, a beautiful backyard to lounge in and always an interesting mix of world travelers who are globetrotting as well as Brazilians using the hostel for a business trip to Sao Paulo. But I think the most important part of why this hostel is so successful is that it's owner, Alice, is here at the hostel often and her attention to the detail's of running a top hostel is apparent. Of the 200+ hostels I have stayed in over the past 36 months in 96 countries so far, I put this hostel in the top 20 or top 10% of all hostels worldwide. Nice work Alice & Team!

Room Tip: Back rooms have less street noise than the front dorm does.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 December 2012

Last summer I travelled around South America staying in 7 hostels in 4 countries and I can honestly say Hostel Alice was the best!
Its located near a subway station and a grocery store, with a nice big kitchen and common room.
The dorm rooms are nice and very clean and the staff are all outstanding!
They are an eco friendly hostel too which is nice and they organize really cool activities as well. Its a friendly cool place with a great vibe and I would recommend this hostel to anyone.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled solo
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2  Thank Benjaminap84
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Additional Information about Hostel Alice

Address: Rua Harmonia 1285 | one block away from Vila Madalena subway station and bus terminal, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 05435-001, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Sao Paulo > Sao Paulo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #71 of 595 Speciality Lodging in Sao Paulo
Price Range: £8 - £37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostel Alice 2*
Number of rooms: 2
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