3 Best Hostels in Sao Paulo, Brazil – Laze in a Hammock and stay in a Villa-Design-Hostel

3 Best Hostels in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Photo by Guilherme Stecanella

You don’t have to stress out when looking for the perfect place and the best hostels in Sao Paulo. It is one of the most populous cities in the world and it can be overwhelming. At first – but, we got you covered!

Our hand-picked selection of the 3 top hostels in Sao Paulo will not disappoint. Out of more than 150 hostels, we handpicked exactly 3 for you, so your life just became a bit easier.

Discover an impressive 1920s mansion and courtyard hammocks.

Planning to visit Ilha Grande after Sao Paulo? We got you! We have a detailed guide on the best hostels in Ilha Grande

Our favorite hostels in Sao Paulo are:

  1. Ô de Casa Hostel Bar - best for Solo Travelers
  2. Hobi Hostel - best for Backpackers
  3. Viva Hostel Design - best for Couples
  4. Extra: Selina Madalena Sao Paulo - best for Female Solo Traveler

Money-saving tip: Compare hostel prices with Hostelz.com. They compare prices from Hostelworld, Booking.com and others with 1 click.

Any questions about hostels in Sao Paulo?


Join our Facebook Group!

Ask all your questions and connect with like-minded wanderers 🔥

It’s a great destination for solo travelers who enjoy small, cozy dorms, and meet the local people. Who doesn’t like their privacy, after all? Sao Paulo is also a really affordable city in Brazil.

Budget backpackers will certainly have a few spare coins to spend at the hostel bar and local tourist spots.

This guide is perfect for YOU, when you…

  • are tired of crappy hostels!
  • want a social Hostel to actually meet people
  • are happy to spend $1 to $2 more for a much better experience

If you’re on the search for the best hotels in Brazil for your next trip, make sure to check out our guide to the 3 best hostels in Rio de Janeiro, and our full guide on the best hostels in Brazil.

You can find all 5 Star Hostels here with Hostelgeeks and all guides to “Best Hostels In” here.

Keep scrolling to our handy map for the ultimate things to do in Sao Paulo.

Quick Introduction to Sao Paulo

Average price for a bed: Hostels in Sao Paulo cost 7€ – 12€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 19€ up to 58€ per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.

Prices always depend on season and holidays. Please always check availability and the exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.com.

Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.

Types of Hostels: The hostel types vary a lot. Make sure you know what type of hostel you want. From quiet to family-friendly, from backpacker to party.

🎁 New to Hostels? Read our guide to staying in a Hostel for the First Time here. We especially recommend reading:

The 3 Best Hostels in Sao Paulo are …

Let’s jump right into the coolest hostels in Sao Paulo.

  1. Ô de Casa Hostel Bar – best for Solo Travelers
  2. Hobi Hostel – best for Backpackers
  3. Viva Hostel Design – best for Couples
  4. Extra: Selina Madalena Sao Paulo - best for Female Solo Traveler

These are our favorite hostels in Sao Paulo. We want to make your life even easier, so we put all accommodations on a map for you. We even added our own tips for favorite restaurants, things to see, and more.

Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

🦸 Solo Traveler: Ô de Casa Hostel Bar
🙎‍♀️ best for Female Solo Traveler: Selina Madalena Sao Paulo
🥳 Party Hostel:Sao Paulo Hostel Club
👩‍❤️‍👨Couple Hostel: Viva Hostel Design
👨‍👩‍👦 Family Hostel: Viva Hostel Design
👩‍💻 For Digital Nomads: Ô de Casa Hostel Bar
🎒 For Backpackers: Hobi Hostel
👫 For Socializing:Hobi Hostel

1. Ô de Casa Hostel Bar

“Ô de Casa!” will be shouted your way as you arrive at this vibrant hostel! The staff at Ô de Casa Hostel Bar come from small towns and they prize a more human side to Sao Paulo.

O de Casa Hostel Sao Paulo easily creates an amazing, personal experience. It’s without a doubt the coolest hostel we could find and a great way to ease in to city life.

This smart, social, and simple hostel offers:

  • Hostel bar w/ Brazilian food
  • Hammock & plant corridor
  • Fun, bold design
  • Cosy TV room
  • Free WiFi

Word on the street says that this happens to be the best bar in Sao Paulo. There’s only one way to find out!

It’s open from 8am – 11pm every day of the week.

Enjoy breakfast, lunch or a local craft beer as you bop along to some seriously sweet Brazilian tunes.

There are often activities happening, which the staff will do their best to get you involved in.

Note: the affordable restaurant replaces a communal kitchen.

One of the easiest ways to get to know the city is on foot. And you’re in for a treat at this hostel – they offer free walking tours every couples of days. Join in the fun!

As for the rooms, you won’t be stuck for choice as there are many options.

From 4-8 bed mixed dorms to a private rooms with a huge window, Ô de Casa welcomes many traveler types. Some of the dorms have sturdy pods whilst others are a series of standard bunks.

What they all have in common is free linen, personal plug, lockers and plenty of room light.

Location: situated in the safe barrio of Vila Madalena. It’s surrounded by bars, restaurants, art galleries and shops. The metro, bus and supermarkets are conveniently around the corner.

This is one of the best hostels in Sao Paulo for

  • Solo Travelers
Book Ô de Casa Hostel Bar here

Check prices at:
Hostelworld | Booking.com | Hostelz.com

O de Casa Hostel Bar is one of the best hostels in Sao Paulo, Brazil O de Casa Hostel Bar is one of the best hostels in Sao Paulo, Brazil O de Casa Hostel Bar is one of the best hostels in Sao Paulo, Brazil

2. Hobi Hostel

Hobi Hostel is very cute place with lots of plants and a sense of tranquility. The staff are friendly and welcoming on every level, eager to help and provide suggestions on activities and things to see in Sao Paulo.

Breakfast is available every morning, and includes buffet, continental and vegetarian options. And it is really great.

The hostel is clean, tidy, and comfortable. At the hostel, every room includes a desk, bed linen and a balcony with a garden view. The units at Hobi Hostel come with a seating area. The neighborhood is cute, safe, and a quick walk to the metro.

Location: Hobi Hostel is located in the southern part of the city. Ibirapuera Park is 4.6 km from the hostel, while Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavilion is 5.8 km away. The nearest airport is Sao Paulo/Congonhas Airport, 4 km from the hostel.

This is one of the best hostels in Sao Paulo for

  • Backpackers
Book Hobi Hostel here

Check prices at:
Hostelworld | Booking.com | Hostelz.com

Hobi Hostel Garden

Hobi Hostel Room

3. Viva Hostel Design

Viva Hostel Design is great if you want some quiet and some alone time. It’s a  bit far from the rest of the buzz but still it has some great social areas where you can meet new people.

“Everything in the hostel was strategically designed to alleviate the difficulties encountered during your travels and increase satisfaction during your stay.”

You can play table tennis or just sit comfortably in their sofa playing with your ps3. There’s also the laundry area you can use if you’re running out of clothes.

What about the rooms? Choose from…

  • 4, 6 and 8-bed mixed dorms
  • 6-bed female dorm
  • Private quadruple room

And the best bit? Each room comes with air conditioning and a private bathroom – win!

The bunkbeds here are certainly different; they’re actually build of concrete! They are little private spaces which boast charging sockets, a light and sturdy ladders that don’t creak.

It’s a really cool hostel when it comes to social spaces, too.

Make use of the lounge area with sofas and computers with free wi-fi. In a seperate room there is a TV with movies and video games for those lazy days.

Possibly the best space to socialise and meet people is at the hostel bar. It happens to have a big projector for movies and football games!

Location: An easy 8-minute walk from the metro station and bus terminal in Vila Madalena. It’s located in a neighborhood which is famous for many bars, clubs, restaurants and markets.

This is one of the best hostels in Sao Paulo for

  • Couples
  • Backpackers
Book Viva Hostel Design here

Check prices at:
Hostelworld | Booking.com | Hostelz.com

Viva Hostel Design is one of the best hostels in Sao Paulo, Brazil Viva Hostel Design is one of the best hostels in Sao Paulo, Brazil Viva Hostel Design is one of the best hostels in Sao Paulo, Brazil Viva Hostel Design is one of the best hostels in Sao Paulo, Brazil

4. Selina Madalena Sao Paulo

Selina Madalena Sao Paulo is good place to meet new people with an extraordinary location in Vila Madalena. And this is a really cool hostel with amazingly fast WiFi, so if you have some work to do – this is a great place! Also – they have a restaurant, skate ramp and cinema!

There is a lot of space and plenty of showers & toilets. The amenities like the laundry service, cafe/bar, event space, tiny food shop, and outdoor sitting area are all thoughtfully planned. The staff is truly helpful. The entrance is open 24/7 and it is easy to get to your room.

Location: It is about a 15 minute walk from Fraudique Coutinho metro. The neighbourhood is great for food and bars.

This is one of the best Sao Paulo hostel for:

  • Female Solo Travelers
Book Selina Madalena Sao Paulo here

Check prices at:
Hostelworld | Booking.com | Hostelz.com

Selina Madalena Sao Paulo Livng Room

Selina Madalena Sao Paulo Room

Selina Madalena Sao Paulo Common Space

What about the cheapest hostels in Sao Paulo?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Sao Paulo.

  1. Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Sao Paulo
  2. add your dates
  3. Order the listings by price

Simple as that.

Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.

Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.

Best Hostels in Sao Paulo for Solo Travelers?

What is seriously the best hostel in Sao Paulo for solo-travelers who wants to meet some new friends?

There’s no denying that Ô de Casa Hostel Bar is the top pick for solo travelers.

It’s such a fantastic space built with social world travelers that like to go it alone!

Here you can meet new friends at the in-house bar, or enjoy a good book in the courtyard hammock. Thanks to the great staff, you can also join a free walking tour to explore as a group.

Nearby Ô de Casa are more great bars if you fancy continuing the fun at a more local scene.

Book Ô de Casa Hostel Bar here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

O de Casa Hostel Bar is one of the best hostels in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Party Hostels in Sao Paulo

Forget crazy party hostels in Sao Paulo for a second. We have found exactly two perfect hostels for partying in Sao Paulo. These hostels are not the too noisy and crazy type, these hostels have enough music and drinks to warm you up and take away the exhaustion from the day’s trip

Hit up these Saulo Paulo bars with your new friends.

  1. O de Casa Hostel Bar
  2. Sao Paulo Hostel Club

1. O de Casa Hostel Bar

You really don’t need it when you have Ô de Casa Hostel Bar. Yep – we had to mention this hostel again!

Now you understand why it reached the #1 spot, right?!

Excuse us whilst we repeat ourselves again. Ô de Casa is awesome because of the…

  • On-site bar w/ Brazilian food
  • Activities (free walking tours)
  • Close proximity to local bars

Have fun and chat at the hostel and be tempted for a crazy night out on the town.

The best bit is you can return to a peaceful room and look forward to a tasty brekky at the bar’s restaurant.

Book Ô de Casa Hostel Bar here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

O de Casa Hostel Bar is one of the best hostels in Sao Paulo, Brazil

2. Sao Paulo Hostel Club

Sao Paulo Hostel Club is near Paulista Avenue which means close to the vibrant life of the city. The staff here are amazing and they even have catered breakfast.

You can chill at their bar, watch your usual TV show in your comfy bed, or stroll around the close tourist spots.

The rooms are pretty small but their great staff , great location, and awesome breakfast surely make up for that.

If you want a home away from home feel, this is one of the best hostels you can choose.

Book Sao Paulo Hostel Club here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

More fun hostels in Sao Paulo worth a mention

Lucky you, there are even more excellent hotels in Sao Paulo, sorry hostels! Again, we already narrowed down our favorite places to stay in Sao Paulo above.We can vouch for them!

Yet, there is a few more backpacker accommodations we think are worth a mention. We want to make sure all traveler types are satisfied.

We are pretty sure we’ve nailed it. Let us have a look:

  • Namoa Castelinho
  • Red Monkey Hostel – Barra Funda
  • São Paulo Global Hostel

Namoa Castelinho (former Hostel Vila Mariana)

This hostel changed its name, but everything else is the same.

The Namoa Castelinho has two of the most important aspects when looking for a place to stay: great showers and comfortable beds.

The hostel gives off that beautiful old building vibe and it has an awesome breakfast selection. Just the best way to start the day right.

Vila Mariana is fit for you if you have a things for people watching. It’s close to the metro and the park and people just pass through all the time. You can just peek and observe the world as it goes on with its usual.

Or you can just go the classic style of reading your book by your window and have your coffee or tea 24/7. What’s better than that?

Book Namoa Castelinho here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Red Monkey Hostel – Barra Funda

Don’t confuse yourself, Sao Paulo actually has two Red Monkey Hostels. Don’t worry, we were also confused the first time. So, we’re satin you from all the confusion.

Free breakfast, daily cleaning, and comes with lockers. What’s not to like?

Red Monkey Hostel is simple, a little laid back, and has some awesome staff. The staff are too kind they even accompany you around the city and be your interpreter. They embody the hospitality of Sao Paulo Brazil people.

Book Red Monkey Hostel Barra Funda here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

São Paulo Global Hostel

São Paulo Global Hostel is a colourful red and beige hostel located a 5-minutes walk from Paraiso Metro Station. It is 15- minutes by foot from Paulista Avenue and Ibirapuera Park. 

The hostel is clean, and they have a free breakfast. There is a cinema room and outside common areas in the hostel!

Book Global Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

São Paulo Global Hostel Living Room

Any Discounts?

You can find all our hostel discounts worldwide here. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive the freshest hostel discounts directly in your inbox. We even have special discount codes we only share in the newsletter.

It is completely free to join!

How to book?

The most popular booking platforms are Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. On both platforms, your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

We included some handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

Read: Step-by-Step guide on how to book with Hostelworld

We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Sao Paulo best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

The coolest Hostel App you need comes as well from Hostelworld. It gives you super cool features like you can contact your hostel mates beforehand, ask questions, and make plans together. Find more details in our review of the app.

Download the Hostelworld App here

QR Code to Download your Hostelworld app with one scan
Scan the QR Code with your Smartphone to download the Hostelworld App from the App Store - like a real Hostel Geek!

The best way to find hostels: Hostelgeeks website and Hostelworld App

Need an eSIM Card for Sao Paulo?

Get your eSIM Card with Airalo.com instantly online. It is easy to set up and cheap! Read our review of Airalo here.

No more searching for mobile stores. Get your eSIM Card for now and enjoy it instantly after landing in your new destination.

Get your eSIM Card now

Need an eSIM Card for Sao Paulo?

Our Favorite Hostels in Sao Paulo put on a map + sights

Let us have a look on the map. Below we list all three best Sao Paulo hostels on a map.

Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map having all sights and potential hostels on it. We thought this map will help you with planning your trip too.

Looking for fun things to do in Sao Paulo? We’ve collected 7 secret tips for Sao Paulo with you in mind.

We also included the main tourist attractions you’ve to know in this list:

  • Ibirapuera Park
  • Museum of Art of São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand
  • Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo
  • São Paulo Cathedral
  • Mercado Municipal de São Paulo
  • Municipal Theatre of São Paulo
  • Jardim Botânico de São Paulo

Any questions about hostels in Sao Paulo? 🤔

Join our Facebook Group!

Ask all your questions and connect with like-minded wanderers 🔥

7 Secret Tips for Sao Paulo

Alright, you got your best place to stay in Sao Paulo. It’s time to get to know one of the biggest cities on this planet!

It is a city with a vibrant design scene, new hipster places coming up, and many more trends, making it a great destination for your next Brazilian adventure.

This is the reason why this alternative guide is more art and design-driven, recommended especially for the cultural-seeker and design-lover!

  1. A hipster Café featuring an industrial design – a local treasure
  2. restaurant during the day, and bar and concert venue at night
  3. an absolute must-visit street market to experience the international flair of Sao Paulo
  4. a delicious restaurant you have to try
  5. A cabaret-themed theater, bar and concert venue – perfect for a cultural tranquil night out
  6. A must-visit no one talks about
  7. International and national art

1. Local Bar: Mandibula Café and Bar

This hipster café and bar comes in an industrial design, plays the whole day indie music, and is located right downtown. This bar is a local treasure. Locals come here to enjoy drinks with their friends spending their after-work time.

If you are downtown looking for a fun night out, or just one drink, here you go.

Local Bar: Mandibula Café and Bar
Local Bar: Mandibula Café and Bar

2. Restaurant & Bar: Paribar

Located around the corner of Mandibula Cafe (Tip #1), you can find this delicious restaurant with traditional food. Big outdoor terrace, yummy food for a reasonable price, and occasionally live music.

During the night this area turns into a nightlife scene, so it’s worth it to come here for dinner and stay for another drink afterwards. During the day, obviously you can enjoy the delicious brunch in the sun – highly recommended though.

Restaurant & Bar: Paribar
Restaurant & Bar: Paribar

3. Liberdade Street Market

This open-air street market dates back to 1975, and it is an art and handicraft fair in the of Liberdade district of Sao Paulo. The cultural mix of Japanese, Lebanese, Italian, Brazilian, and the whole wide world is a great reflection of the city itself.

If you are into art and souvenirs, here you will find something for sure. Oh and hey, it is also a real fantastic place to get some street food! Highly recommended to check it out if you are close!

Time table: every Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 6pm

Liberdade Street Market
Liberdade Street Market

4. Zino Adega Restaurante – Italian Food

This is a fabulous restaurant.

Here you get traditional Italian food, like pasta, anti-pasti, fish, and more for a reasonable price! There are many options for vegetarians. We recommend to sit at the outdoor terrace, and not to miss the super tasty dessert. Enjoy!

Zino Adega Restaurante - Italian Food
Zino Adega Restaurante – Italian Food

5. Casa de Francisca – Theatre & Bar

The Casa de Francisca is a great place if you are looking for a tranquil night out!

This venue is a theater, bar, and small concert venue.

This beautiful cozy decorated place puts you in a cabaret feeling to enjoy local artists!

As there are many different events happening, we recommend to check out their website casadefrancisca.art.br for the program.

Casa de Francisca - Theatre & Bar

6. Ibirapuera Park – Huge, green, vibrant

Somehow it feels too obvious to mention this park, but as it is located next to WE Hostel plus it is a beautiful spot to start your day, we could not resist.

Whether you prefer taking a walk around this huge park, go for cycling, or join one of the open-air concerts.

Extra Tip: Ibirapuera Park - Huge, green, vibrant

7. Art-Geek Tip: The Street Art of Sampa Beco do Batman (called “Batman Alley”)

This small area is loaded with the best of the best street art, mostly by local artist but also international artists leave their art behind. The “Batman Alley” is an open-air graffiti museum, constantly changing as artists are renovating pieces of art one wall at a time.

And by the way, there are plenty of bars and restaurants around so it’s nice to stay after your visit for a drink.

Art-Geek Tip: The Street Art of Sampa Beco do Batman (called “Batman Alley”)
Free Things to do in Sao Paulo: Visit the Batman Alley!


We’re sure you have some questions. We’ve collected some of the frequently asked questions people have when visiting Sao Paulo. Spot yours and see the answer.

What are the top hostels in Sao Paulo?

We pretty much told you everything in this post. We are confident of our picks and we’re more than sure that you’ll like our selections of hostel in this guide.

When visiting Sao Paulo what neighborhood should I stay in?

Jardins is a common place where other tourists go. It’s a great place if you’re not on a budget. It has luxurious shops, shopping malls, and elegant houses.

With enough time to look for the cheaper restaurants and pizzerias, this area can work for backpackers too.

Vila Madalena is equally stunning as well. It’s cool, it’s hip, and it has everything. Shop in their funky shops, or get lost in their avant-garde galleries. The best thing in this area is their open-air market that has everything from food to antiques. Get to see the people in Sao Paulo in action.

Which areas should a tourist avoid in Sao Paulo?

Although you may have no reason to go to the outskirts of Sao Paulo, you may want to avoid it in your itinerary. This part of the town is rougher and poorer so it may not that safe. Sao Paulo youth who live in this area are prone to pick-pocketing and sort.

If you walk at night, it’s better to stay close with people. You also need to avoid bringing expensive stuff like camera of jewellery.

What are few cities near Sao Paulo one can visit in a day?

Let’s cut it down to a 3-hour ride.

If you want sun and sand, you can give Santos a try. It’s a half and an hour drive and it has great beaches, coffee museums, and seafront restaurants. You can just chill by the beach on your towel and hit the road when the sun sets.

For historical town, you can go to Viação Vale do Tietê. It’s an hour away by bus and everything here is big. They have oversized postcards, pencils, telephone booth, and more.

If you want to taste some good local wines, you can head up to Jundia. It’s also an hour away and famous for its grape production.

What are the best hospitals in Sao Paulo?

Keeping track of your health is a main priority when traveling, aside of course from enjoying the trip. It’s difficult to rush in emergency rooms and picking the hospital to be in when you’re in other countries.

Brazil has some of the best hospitals and generally cost lower than in U.S. and UK. Hospitals in here has no reciprocal deal with other counties so if you get sick in Sao Paulo, you will have to foot your own bill. We suggest that you don’t get sick!

The tap water can be safe in major cities but if you decide to travel further in Sao Paulo, you may have to go for the safer option.

What is a hostel in the first place?

Wondering what a hostel means? Then please read our complete guide on what is a hostel.

A hostel is basically a budget accommodation where travellers share the communal areas as well as sleeping areas.

Brazil vs Brasil – what is correct?

This is a pretty common confusion. It’s about time to clear that out. Brasil and Brazil are both correct. Brasil with an s is used by the Portuguese and Brazil with a z is used in English and other countries. Either way, both are correct.

Flights to Sao Paulo?

We use Skyscanner and Omio.com to find cheap flights and good connections all over the globe.

Skyscanner has a bunch of cool features like Multi-City Trip. Instead of doing this research step-by-step, Skyscanner offers this flight planning tool.

Our Step-by-Step Guide to Skyscanner

review of Skyscanner flight searches

More guides

Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Sao Paulo.

We did the leg work for you to bring you more hostel guides to destinations:

You can find all our new and updates articles for Best Hostels in here.

We also created a huge guide to hostels. Here we cover how to build lifetime friendships in hostels, the perfect packing list and more.

Over to you

Do you have any questions left, maybe doubts? Then please leave it in the comment below. We are very keen to help you - and actually you would even do us a favor!

Your question will help us to improve this Sao Paulo guide.

Last note: Our commitment

This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter, and find the best place on a budget! We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We are constantly updating all our guides to keep them as fresh and accurate as possible.

Safe travels,
The Hostelgeeks

– – –
pin it for later

The complete guide and overview to the Best Hostels in Sao Paulo, Brazil for solo travellers

CLOSED: Hostel SP011 Sao Paulo

Update: Our former #3 hostel has permanently closed. We leave this content here for your information.

Imagine a warm Brazilian home-from-home filled with wooden furniture and cozy spaces.

Hostel SP011 Sao Paulo exists and offers all of the above and more!

We want to delve straight in to the wonderful amenities here:

  • Hi-speed Wi-fi throughout the hostel
  • On-site bar
  • Gorgeous living room
  • Kitchen serving sandwiches, coffee & sweets

The SP011 bar is open to guests and locals alike and is an easy place to meet new people.

If you prefer, the living room is a nice place to chill. There is also great work space in the kitchen area.

Important: a shared kitchen is currently being built for general use.

Oh and breakfast is included, yay!

SP011 Hostel is certainly a top choice if you prefer smaller dorms and that homely vibe.

Dorms can be enjoyed either in a 6-bed mixed or 4-bed female.

For the cute couples out there, get ready for a beautiful private option with en-suite bathroom.

Location: it’s a 5-minute walk to the metro station – your link to all the wonders of Sao Paulo. The main bars are a 20-minute walk which means you’ll be sleeping a quiet, safe area.

CLOSED: WE Design Hostel

Update: This hostel has permanently closed. We leave this content here for your information.

Fancy staying in a 1920s mansion?! WE Hostel Design Sao Paulo brings a new affordable stay option to Sao Paulo, without jeopardising style and cleanliness.

The original room disposition has been left untouched. Yet the spaces have been completely renovated and modernised.

It’s a lovely size, hosting a total of 46 guests.

Rooms come in all shapes and sizes, including:

  • 4, 6, 7 & 8-bed mixed dorms
  • 5-bed female en-suite
  • Private twin
  • Private double

Each bed has a socket, reading lamp, towel, linen and access to the WiFi. There are no curtains on the beds, but everyone gets a sizeable locker and the rooms are lovely and bright.

How would a hostel be without a bar? Well, still good! Yet…WE Hostel has a great “eat&drink” area, and it comes with a cinema!

There’s often activities and events held here to enjoy along with a great cocktail (at fair prices). Each social space has been individually designed. That’s super cool.

Other spaces include:

  • ‘Crystal Lounge’ w/ ceiling chalk-board
  • Green garden w/ seating
  • Chic design living room
  • Modern, fully-fitted kitchen

As you can clearly see; there’s plenty of space to chat with others or enjoy your alone time.

Note: There’s no free breakfast included but it still can be enjoyed for a few extra coins.

Location: Within the Vila Mariana area, situated next to a bike rental and close to the cities main spots. This traditional neighborhood is peaceful and safe.

This is one of the best hostels in Sao Paulo for

  • Female solo travelers

CLOSED: Colonial Hostel

Update: This hostel has permanently closed. We leave this content here for your information.

How about a refreshing outside pool to jump in too?

Colonial Hostel happens to be the only hostel in Sao Paulo with a pool! You’re welcome.

Next to the pool is a spacious patio area with good views thanks to the high elevation. There’s a mix of single gender and mixed dorms, plus basic private suites which are available for couples and small families. It’s your hostel villa in one.

It’s located in a handy area, yet not too close to the hustle and bustle.

CLOSED: Hostel Grape Wine

Update: This hostel has permanently closed. We leave this content here for your information.

For the cafe lovers out there, Hostel Grape Wine will undoubtedly tug at your heart strings.

The cafe is actually next door to the hostel, and it’s super cute. Grape Wine itself is a popular  cafe hostel Sao Paulo. It is a hip and cosy place which offers a breakfast and nice garden area to chill.

And the rooms are seriously impressive. You might consider inquiring about a long-stay and never want to leave.

We are 100% Independent: Some links on Hostelgeeks are so-called affiliate links. If you decide to book through these links, we earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Your support allows us to keep producing high-quality, independent content free of influence from hostels or external advertisers. Learn more here. 🙏

✏️ Read our Editorial Guidelines

Our Favorite Travel Resources 2024

👏 Booking Hostels: Always find better deals for Hostels on Hostelz.com. They compare prices from Hostelworld and Booking.com.

✈️ Cheap Flights: The first websites we always check are Skyscanner and Google Flights.

🤒 Travel Insurance Simplified: We always go either with Safetywing and Hey Mondo.

🤓 Smart Travel Tools you need to know: Find a list of our favorite travel tools.

Get your Smart Packing List (Free Printable): Knowing what to pack and what not to pack is key. Get our ultimate list of smart items to bring on your trip.

Download your Free PDF Packing List

Best Hostel Packing List