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This colorful six-room gastro-guesthouse is the brainchild of Cássia Saldanha, who lived in Italy and the UK before returning home and turning a two-story townhouse into a design-forward and food-centric spot to rest your weary head...
We Hostel Design
Simply gorgeous, São Paulo's best new hostel popped up inside a beautiful 100-year-old historic white mansion on a quiet Vila Mariana residential corner in late 2012...
Golden Tulip Park Plaza
In a good location near the shops and restaurants of Jardim Paulista, the Golden Tulip has excellently appointed rooms done up in warm, inviting tones. The service is friendly and efficient...
Regent Park Suite Hotel
A tony location plus fully equipped, one-bedroom apartments that are both plush and mutely stylish. Ask for a room on a high floor for views over the Jardins district.
Normandie Design Hotel
Inspired by the work of Philippe Starck, this hotel manages to be at once fashion-forward and reasonably priced. The stark and striking lobby raises expectations that the rooms can’t quite deliver...
Grande Hotel Campos Do Jordao
Campos do Jordão
Set in its own private forest, this sumptuous,European-style 95-room resort is run by a prestigious hotel school...
This gay-friendly, 76-room affordable boutique hotel between Centro and the alterna-hipster bars of Baixo Augusta is steeped in minimalist blacks and greys in the ultra-sleek suites; regular rooms aren't quite as hip but are still top-value all thing...
Designed by Ruy Ohtake, the slice of watermelon–reminiscent Unique is certainly the city’s most architecturally ambitious hotel as well as a favorite of rock stars and fashionistas...
Paulista Garden Hotel
It may be on a busy intersection, but this friendly place is popular with foreign travelers for its largish and good-value, if uninspiring, rooms.
São Paulo Hostel Downtown
This good if rather basic H1 hostel is hidden inside a downtown office building about a 10-minute walk from the República metro stop. Perks include 24-hour reception, free wi-fi, shared kitchen, and self-service laundry...
Sleek, bright and minimalist, Emiliano is the city's best hotel all things considered, steeped in refined luxury, with high-thread-count sheets, impeccable service and a sun-drenched rooftop pool, all without taking itself too seriously...
The old-fashioned, whitewashed Hotel Rio is more charming outside than in, but its clean, basic rooms are good value and are situated less than 100m from the beach.
Pousada Das Praias
Handsomely rustic apartments, most of which are built with local wood, make this higher-end option worth seeking out. Located just off the main road near the eastern end of the beach.
Pousada Canto Do Forte
Simple, clean rooms with fridge and tiled floors are a good deal at this well-run option at the end of Praia do Tombo. Reservations are recommended in summer and at weekends.
Pousada Portal Do Cacau
You get good value at this rather plush miniresort, which has a sauna, tennis courts, pool and massage studio. Rooms are comfortable, if undistinguished, and there are walks from here to several nearby waterfalls.
The cheapest pousada in town offers clean, basic rooms that feature tile floors, well-used furnishings and ceiling fans, set around a potentially noisy courtyard.
Pousada Solar Colonial
Occupying a handsome colonial building right on the town’s main square, this inn offers simple but clean, refurbished rooms, plus breakfast in a bright room with French windows onto the main square. Rooms have fans only.
The best of Vila Madalena’s newly founded hostel scene is also the veteran, dating all the way back to 2008. There’re four- and eight-bed dorms, good-value private rooms, a funky TV room and kitchen facilities.
Vila Madalena Hostel
This low-key place is full of artistic touches and period furniture. The eccentric owner is none too keen on rowdy backpackers.
Pousada Dos Franceses
On a quiet, almost suburban street, yet just a short walk to Av Paulista, this veteran hostel offers decent communal digs, bright and pleasant common areas, and private rooms of varying sizes and comfort.
This newish hostel just two blocks from the heart of Baixo Augusta means you can now tie one on in the city's coolest nightlife district and stumble home for free...
Offering an on-site restaurant and bar, Meliá Paulista is located on the popular Avenida Paulista, 500 metres from Trianon Masp Park. Free Wi-Fi access is available...