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Girassol Hostel Vila Madalena

09/04/2017 10/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

I worked at Girassol Hostel for three weeks. It`s a lovely small backpackers friendly hostel. Be sure to be received here as a friend! Staff and guest mix up well. I met amazing people here (guests and staff) who became close friends. I would definitely recommand for any travelers who want to share or exchange experiences with fellow travelers. The...

Thank Julien S
Milan, Italy
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Nice and cosy hostel located in Vila Madalena, 10 minutes from the Metro station, in a safe artistic neighborhood of Sao Paulo. The hostel has a familiar atmosphere, it´s easy to meet other people and enjoy a nght out. I really enjoyed my time spent here. During the winter nights could be cold. I recommend this hostel especially for backpackers...

Thank Diego T
Reviewed 8 December 2015

The bathrooms were ALWAYS flooded. There were only two days in the week were someone went to clean the facility. The toilet spent a whole night and morning clogged up. When I arrived, at 8h of the morning, there was NO ONE of the staff of the hostel to make my check-in. I had to call the hotline of the...

Thank Carolina O
York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Our stay here was a mix of good and bad. Having arrived in torrential rain in the morning, we were stood around in the communal area for more than an hour before a member of staff appeared! We weren't on the booking system, despite booking in advance and although this didn't affect our reservation in the end it was not...

Thank Tom L
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 5 May 2015

In the sence of the Paulista's Republicas (houses where several people live and share facilities) this hostel appeared in my trip as a huge family house, everyone who checked in was an oportunity to get to know an story and share a meal and if I felt like going away for a while a was walking distance from a lot...

Thank German P
Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Reviewed 16 January 2015

girassol is small, lovely, friendly hostel with beautiful artistic soul. :) i was feeling like at home there because awesome people are working there. Girassol is located on artistic heart of sao paulo vila madalena.

1Thank Mayinka S
Lenzburg, Switzerland
Reviewed 23 November 2014

Girassol hostel is really awesome. The staff is friendly and helpful, it's close to metro and supermarket, in a safe and cool neighbourhood. The ambience is very comfy, there is a kitchen for the guests, a terrace and free wifi. Oh and i forgot to mention the awesome graffiti. Need I say more?

Thank aturmalina
Munich, Bayern, Germany
Reviewed 1 November 2014 via mobile

We were two weeks on a vacation trip in Brazil und unfortunatly chose this hostel for our last night. The hostel smells badly due to the unwashed plates that are standing around. Our room and especially the upstairs bathroom were really dirty (and small). The double bed is really old and uncomfortable. For the same price you get in RJ...

1Thank Thomas W
Layton, Utah
Reviewed 14 October 2014

I stayed at Girassol for two weeks, and thad the hardest time packing up to leave! Its nice and small with a very homely feel. The manager is very friendly, as well as the staff and he is more often then not in the kitchen whipping up something great for everyone to try! It is right in the middle of...

1Thank Carly H
Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 5 September 2014

Charming hostel, offers good services such as loundry, airport transfers, free wifi, coffee, computers and breaksfast. Great location, easy access to the metro (Villa Madalena) and the neighbourhood has a very jouyful-bohemian nightlife. Besides a 24h really helpfull english-speaking staff. definitely my pick in Sao Paulo!

1Thank Laura H

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Staying in Pinheiros

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Exploring Pinheiros, a neighbourhood known for cozy restaurants and cafes, you will notice a youthful energy. Several cultural centres and institutes surround the area and even its main church, Calvário, hosts a traditional Brazilian “Festa Junina” - a celebration with traditional music, dance, and food during the months of June and July. On the weekends, residents gather at Benedito Calixto Square, a loud and crowded area where people enjoy live music drinks alongside the antiquities fair.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At great location in VILA MADALENA, safety prime area & really clean! Prices included: fresh breakfast, Wi-Fi, towels, lockers, clear & spacious rooms, fresh air, house keeping, book library, outdoor area, terrace & kitchen facilities! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Girassol Hostel Vila Madalena

Address: Rua Purpurina 199F, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 05435-030, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Sao Paulo > Sao Paulo > Pinheiros
Price Range: $24 - $209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Girassol Hostel Vila Madalena 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“There are two bunk beds on the covered rooftop. If it is not too cold, the view is really worth the price.”
 of 5 bubbles juliens428, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“There are no good rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles carolinao496, 8 Dec 2015 | Read review
“If you're in a hurry get the 8bed but if you are planning to stay longer it's really worth it to get the graffiti first floor room”
 of 5 bubbles 656germanp, 4 May 2015 | Read review
“Get one of the smaller rooms with less beds if you can.”
 of 5 bubbles Flynn11, 4 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Get the bed next to the balcony if its summer or next to the fans!!”
 of 5 bubbles tomerg826, 5 Mar 2014 | Read review
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