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CityLights Hostel

R. Padre Garcia velho, 44, Pinheiros, Sao Paulo, Brazil


In the intensity of Sao Paulo, we have made a hostel that embodies the things we value: Design.Sustainability. Authenticity.

Our in-house architect has reinvented a classic 1930s Sao Paulo house with sustainable building practices, salvage materials and a bit of classy DIY. Our intimate bar, shared kitchen, and congenial open spaces are available to those staying in our six shared and two private rooms.FACILITIESWe have dorm-style rooms varieing from 4 to 11 beds, an all girls ensuite dorm room, and two private rooms with queen beds and contemporary bathrooms. All standard rooms have a sink. Each bed has an individual power socket, reading light, and locker.FOOD AND DRINKSOur gourmet food, including complimentary breakfast and delicious ready-made meals, is provided by Cae Atelie de Cozinha. Our bar serves natural smoothies, cold beer, and mandatory caipirinhas.If you love to cook, head to the nearby market and prepare yourself a meal in our fully equipped professional kitchen.


  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cafe
  • Card Phones
  • Currency Exchange
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair Accessible



Traveler Reviews


Rating: 5 Reviewed on September 18, 2017

Great location in Sao Paulo, in Pinheiros area, very near Vila Magdalena, Beco do Batman, Faria Lima underground station, shops, restaurants, bars, supermarkets, etc. Very friendly staff and great...

“Makes you feel at home! Good vibe”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on October 24, 2015

Really nice hostel! If you wanna go for a hostel with a good vibe, meet nice and relaxed people and feel at home this is the right one. I had a great time in the city lights! Felipe, Janete and...

“Wish we could have stayed longer!”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on September 07, 2015

We only had one night in Sao Paulo, but CityLights made us want to stay longer. Felipe, the manager, was so welcoming and helpful - advising us on arrival to run down the road to Sunset Square to see...


From Airport: From Guarulhos International Airport (GRU)There's three options for traveling from GRU to Citylights. If you're on a budget, and don't have too much luggage, you can brave the bus and metro (R$6 /person) If you're alone, but aren't sure about the public bus, you can take a shuttle service and then the metro (R$38 /person). If you're with friends, or just want the safest and easiest option, we'll pick meet you outside customs and drive you to the hostel for R$120 (up to 4 people). You can also always catch a taxi at the airport - it's R$130. LOCAL BUS AND METROCatch local Bus 257 to Metro Tatuape. It stops at the island outside Terminal 1. Pay the conductor near the turnstile after boarding (R$3). Get off at Tatuape station. Buy a single metro ticket from the "Billeteria" (R$3), and take Line 3 (Red) towards Palmeiras-Barra Funda. Get off at Republica and transfer to Line 4 (Yellow) headed towards Butantã. Get off at Faria Lima station, and look for a pink and black striped skyscraper (Instituto Tomie Ohtake) in the distance. Walk down Av. Faria Lima towards it for about 600 meters and turn right on Rua Padre Garcia Velho. We're a block and half up the street on the left-hand. TAXI Outside Terminals 1 and 2, are taxi ticket booths labelled "Guaracoop". Show them the address, and they'll arrange a taxi for the fixed price of R$130. You can pay with in cash ($, €, $R), or with a credit card.


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