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Balcony Hostel Hotel

Hostel with restaurant, near Rua 25 de Marco


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  • Very small space. Hideous bathroom. Located in a dirty and dangerous part of the city…

    Dec 3, 2020

  • Don't expect anything fancy! This place is quite simply a bed for the night. I read…

    Jan 18, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 25 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry service

Feel at home

  • Private bathroom
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator
  • Premium bedding
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service

What’s around

  • In Santa Ifigenia
  • Rua 25 de Marco - 9 min walk
  • Republic Square - 14 min walk
  • Sao Paulo Stock Exchange - 19 min walk
  • Rua Augusta - 28 min walk
  • Worldwide Church of God's Power - 34 min walk
The following facilities or services will be unavailable from December 1 2020 to March 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Fitness facilities

Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Executive Suite, 1 Bedroom
  • Traditional Suite, 1 Bedroom
  • Basic Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Panoramic Double Room Single Use, 1 Bedroom
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom
  • Basic Twin Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Classic Triple Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Economy Quadruple Room, Mixed Dorm


  • In Santa Ifigenia
  • Rua 25 de Marco - 9 min walk
  • Republic Square - 14 min walk

What’s around


  • In Santa Ifigenia
  • Rua 25 de Marco - 9 min walk
  • Republic Square - 14 min walk
  • Sao Paulo Stock Exchange - 19 min walk
  • Rua Augusta - 28 min walk
  • Worldwide Church of God's Power - 34 min walk
  • Frei Caneca Shopping and Convention Center - 37 min walk
  • Hospital Sirio Libanes - 43 min walk
  • Rua Jose Paulino - 3 min walk
  • Pinacoteca do Estado Museum - 9 min walk
  • Arouche Square - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • Guarulhos - Governor Andre Franco Montoro Intl. Airport (GRU) - 40 min drive
  • Sao Paulo (CGH-Congonhas) - 34 min drive
  • Sao Paulo Luz Station - 3 min walk
  • Sao Paulo Julio Prestes Station - 5 min walk
  • Sao Paulo Bras Station - 6 min drive
  • Luz Metro Station - 8 min walk
  • Tiradentes Station - 11 min walk
  • Sao Bento Station - 15 min walk

At a glance


  • 25 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Parents must have child's birth certificate and photo ID*
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite valet parking (BRL 15.00 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Small print

Also known as

  • Balcony Hostel Hotel Sao Paulo
  • Balcony Hostel Hotel Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Balcony Hostel Hotel Sao Paulo
  • Balcony Hostel Hotel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Balcony Hostel Hotel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Sao Paulo

Optional extras

Valet parking costs BRL 15.00 per day


Parents or a legal guardian traveling with children under 18 years must present the child's birth certificate and an identity card with photo (passport, for example) at the check-in. For international travels to Brazil, if just one of the parents is traveling with the child, she/he must present – in addition to the child's certificate of birth and identity card with photo – a letter authorizing the trip signed by the other parent with a notarial certification of signature. In case the parents or the legal guardian, as applicable, cannot or are unwilling to give this authorization, a judicial authorization is required. People who intend to travel to Brazil with children must consult with the Brazilian consulate before traveling for more information.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property only accepts cash for all bookings.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Balcony Hostel Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Valet parking costs BRL 15.00 per day.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Padaria Cascatinha (4-min walk), Big X Picanha (6-min walk), and Bar Leo (6-min walk).
  • 8.0.Very good

    Very basic but expect nothing other than somewhere to rest yourself at night! The whole place could do with a tidy up but I have stayed in far worse and paid a lot more. The staff were a credit to the establishment, very friendly & helpful, much knowledge of the local area. This is a rough neighbourhood as one would expect of downtown SP so be prepared! I would recommend and stay at Balcony Hostel again.

    RJB, 3 night trip, Jan 18, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A experiência foi muito agradável desde o processo de chek-in ao chek-out. Super recomendo! :)

    JUSCELINO, 1 night trip, Mar 7, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    O hotel está localizado em área com fácil acesso a diversos lugares como centro, 25 de março, Bom Retiro, mas também fica perto da Cracolândia. O atendimento é excelente e a acomodação é simples.

    3 night trip, Feb 29, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Local agradável, bem localizado e ótimo atendimento

    Debora, 1 night business trip, Feb 12, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Péssimo pra quem vai de carro , não tinha cobertores no quarto , no entorno do hotel rola de tudo , desde banheiro a céu aberto até programas entre os nóias que vivem por lá.

    Luciano, 1 night family trip, Jan 30, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excelente custo benefício.

    O Hotel oferece o mínimo necessário para uma boa estadia, é limpo, ambiente agradável, atendimento excelente, ótima localidade. Para um Hostel superou as minhas expectativas. Todos os quartos tem banheiros então é uma ótima opção para ir de grupo, eu fiquei em um quarto duplo com minha acompanhante, tive total privacidade. É possível preparar seu lanche na área comum do refeitório ajudando muito quem quer economizar com alimentação. Me senti em casa de família. Possui excelente conexão Wi-fi. Não possui ar condicionado mas também não senti falta. A acessibilidade não é boa por causa da escada para a recepção, portanto, não é uma boa opção para cadeirantes. Localizado literalmente ao lado da estação Luz é possível ir à 25 de Março e Santa Ifigênia à pé. Eu fui ao Brás à pé também mas o ideal é ir de metrô pois já é um pouco mais distante.

    Marcus Paulo, 4 night business trip, Jan 22, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Todo ol

    federico, 2 night trip, Nov 14, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    scammer ruim. tão terrível. a pior experiência.

    scammer ruim. tão terrível. a pior experiência. eles não responderam bem. Espero na frente de lá 4 horas. mas não consegui entrar no apartamento. e eles não me permitiram cancelar a reserva. então eu joguei fora 150 reais

    1 night romance trip, Aug 3, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    ninguém falou que era no meio da cracolandia de são paulo. Tive problemas, precisei levar minha maquiadora e meu treinador que iriam ficar me pintando das 9 da manha a meio dia, pis sou atleta de fisiculturismo. E NÃAO deixaram eles entrarem no meu quarto que eu PAGUEI para estar lá, tivemos que fazer a pintura na recepção. Não gostei e não recomendo.

    Nathalia, 1 night trip, Apr 5, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    Passamos dois dias no hotel, gostamos. Apenas com uma ressalva, os hóspedes fumam na cozinha. Também o rapaz que fica no período noturno é meio fechadão, não te oferece as informações necessárias. A área tem muito morador de rua, porém bastante policiada. No geral vale muito a pena.

    Paulo Emar, 2 night romance trip, Mar 20, 2019

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