Where to Stay in São Paulo
As you can expect in a city as large as São Paulo, there is a huge array of accommodations available. From palace-like hotels to cheap and cheerful hostels, you will not struggle to find somewhere to stay. The hostel scene in the city is fast growing due to the increasing number of backpackers passing through São Paulo each year. But this doesn’t mean that travelers seeking luxury won’t be able to find something suitable — São Paulo also has a thriving hotel portfolio. Have a look through our guide to find the perfect accommodation for you, no matter your budget.
Bê Hotel — A chic hotel in the Perdizes area of the city, Bê Hotel offers modern, minimalistic rooms. The hotel has a “Grab & Go” service in the lobby where hurried guests can purchase ready-made lunches, snacks, and drinks. There is also a lovely rooftop terrace for those who want to unwind with a book or get some work done. The hotel breakfast is good quality and offers a range of bread, cereals, and fruits, as well as hot options such as omelets.
Guest Urban Hotel — With a cosmopolitan vibe and an affordable price, this hotel is perfect for young couples and groups visiting São Paulo. Based in a small townhouse in the Pinheiros neighborhood, GUH is unpretentious and pleasant. There are many amenities available for purchase in the lobby, including adapters and local SIM cards, as well as electrical appliances such as hairdryers and irons. GUH only has 14 rooms, making it feel cozier and more home-like than some of the larger hotels.
H3 Hotel Paulista — H3 is one of the best hotel options in its price range. It offers two tiers of rooms: standard and superior. Conveniently for those coming to the city for work, the superior rooms have an office space included. The hotel is conveniently located a five-minute walk from Avenida Paulista, the business heart of the city, which makes it an excellent choice for business travelers given its location and special facilities.
Hotel Unique — Located in the affluent Jardins neighborhood, Hotel Unique is one of the best hotels the city has to offer. Combining striking architecture, exquisite gastronomy, and incredible service, this hotel is perfect for those looking to spend their time in São Paulo in style. For the fitness lover, the hotel has a gym and both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and for those seeking a more relaxing experience, there is an in-house spa. One of the city’s best restaurants and bars, Skye, can be found on the rooftop serving amazing food with splendid views of the São Paulo skyline.
Palácio Tangará — Palácio Tangará is the height of luxury. A converted mansion in the heart of a lush green park in Morumbi, this hotel is superb for people that want a peaceful retreat in which to wind down during their time in this bustling city. The hotel has an impressive 141 guest rooms, all of which have beautiful views of the surrounding park. They also provide extensive facilities, including a kids’ club, spa and fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, and a ballroom. And the hotel’s restaurant, Tangará Jean-Georges, obtained a Michelin star just one year after opening.
Fasano Hotel — Designed by top Brazilian architects, this 1940s-style building is an architectural masterpiece. The hotel’s restaurant is regarded as one of the best Italian eateries in the country and has long been loved by the rich and famous, as well as being the proud owner of a Michelin star. This deluxe hotel offers a number of spas and fitness facilities for guests to use at their leisure. Possibly the most luxurious hotel São Paulo has to offer, you get what you pay for here, with beautiful rooms and top quality service.
Ô de Casa Hostel — This hostel has a great location in the midst of Vila Madalena, the city’s bohemian neighborhood. The hostel has an excellent bar serving food and drinks at affordable prices. The colorful and friendly hostel is a great place to stay for travelers looking to meet new people as it has a very sociable atmosphere. Its location in Vila Madalena means it’s close to a lot of São Paulo’s best restaurants and bars, making it good for people who are looking for nightlife options during their stay in the city.
Okupe Hostel — With its setting in the Jardins neighborhood, this hostel has a safe location and good connections to the rest of the city. The games room has a TV, snooker table, and other games, all of which are available for guests to use as they wish. There is a rooftop with hammocks and an in-house bar where you can enjoy a relaxing drink after a busy day in the city. It also offers an Uber coupon that allows their guests to enjoy a discount on their first Uber ride in São Paulo.
Garoa Hostel — One of the selling points of this hostel is its lovely garden, which has a bar and barbecue for guests to enjoy. The hostel offers a Brazilian breakfast included in the price, allowing you to start your day the local way. Its proximity to the metro offers guests ease to get around the city, and the staff speaks English as well as Portuguese and Spanish.
VW Vintage Camper van — Sumaré/Vila Madalena — For travelers looking for a slightly offbeat experience, this Airbnb will deliver. The ‘80s interior design of the camper van gives it a retro vibe, and the renovated VW camper is located in a lovely garden, which you can use during your stay.
Modern studio apartment — Pinheiros — This Airbnb is great for those seeking a place to stay in Pinheiros. This lovely modern studio has two beds, a single and a double, and it’s perfect for a small group of friends or a couple. You can easily check yourself in with the doormen, who are very friendly, and the owner is at your disposal on WhatsApp to answer any questions you may have during your time in her home. The apartment complex also offers an outdoor pool, barbecue area, gym, and laundry room.
Affordable modern apartment — Barra Funda — This modern apartment is comfortably furnished with modern fixtures and can accommodate up to six people. The apartment complex offers swimming pools, a gym, a barbecue, and sports courts, amongst other facilities. The building is safe and well-located, and if guests have any questions, the owner, Ericka, is readily available to answer them.