Just a few feet from Sao Paulo's Rodeo Drive/5th Ave is this budget hotel. I paid around US$ 108 for a room, with free internet and breakfast. The location is pretty quiet, for Brasil standards. Many taxis available with lots of one-way streets. With congestion, it can cost much to travel a few blocks. You're better off to walk to one of the main streets, like Rua Reboucas. The nearest Metro is Concolacao, which is a hefty 20 min hike, mostly uphill.
The room, surprisingly. . . . quite nice. A sort of semi-suite with a separate seating and sleeping area, with a small kitchen off the main room. Main room nicely appointed. Good bed, lighting, etc. The kitchen had a 2 burner range and mini frig. No utensils. The bathroom, needs attention. Old, miss-fitting wall and ceiling panels. Shower/bath had old and mildewed caulk.
Breakfast. . . . so, so, by Brasilian standards. Never was offered coffee. 15 minutes before the closing, staff started removing items.
One important note. The outlets are mostly 110. However, they are non polarized, or grounded. So most US plugs will not work. There is only one polarized and grounded outlet by the desk. Wi-Fi was almost useless. Better to plug into ethernet by the desk. Then you had acceptable reception.
Given the neighborhood/price/problems/advantages. . . . . . it's a curious property.More