HostelBookers Logo
WEBSITE FEEDBACK
No booking fees

Reviews of GOL Backpackers

Hostel | Rua São Carlos do Pinhal, 461, Sao Paulo, Brazil 01333-001

84.6% Overall Rating

52 out of 59 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (17/08/2012)

liz crannes thinks…

"Very good location, the hostel promotes partyes and night exits it is cool. The hostel is clean and the staff is very helpful. Recomended"

Read all GOL Backpackers reviews

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.79

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Sao Paulo?

Contact us directly

See other properties in Sao Paulo

Beats Hostel
13.40 USD

Hostel 78.1% 35 reviews
The Hostel Paulista
20.99 USD

Hostel Not yet rated
Pamplona Hostel
16.97 USD

Hostel Not yet rated
Mama Brasil Hostel
15.18 USD

Hostel 99.3% 4 reviews
Escambo Hostel
22.33 USD

Hostel 90.3% 17 reviews
LimeTime Hostels
12.28 USD

Hostel 88.6% 155 reviews
Pauliceia Hostel
21.88 USD

Hostel 91.2% 13 reviews
Friendstel Hostel
17.86 USD

Hostel 85.2% 17 reviews

Enter dates to check prices


  •  
    Invalid date
     
    Invalid Date - Cannot be in the past
     
    Invalid Date - Check-Out cannot be beyond 17/04/2015

  •  
    Invalid date
     
    Invalid Date - Cannot be in the past
     
    Invalid Date - Check-Out cannot be beyond 17/04/2015
     
    Your check-out date is before your check-in date. Please check your dates and try again.
     
    Bookings can only be made for a maximum period of 31 days. Please enter alternative dates and try again.

processing
84.6%

Overall Rating

52 out of 59 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'GOL Backpackers'

Atmosphere
78.4%
Location
96.8%
Facilities
75.2%
Cleanliness
72.8%
Staff
92.0%
Value
87.2%
Safety
89.6%
Refine your results Showing 37 of 57 reviews 1 | 2   Next
Reset filter
77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

14 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A localização é excelente.

Disliked: A área dos chuveiros não estava exatamente limpa, tinha um cheiro de mofo e manchas no chão.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Stephanie Duce

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

12 February 2013 Stephanie would recommend this property

Liked: The location was great and hostel had a nice atmosphere.

Disliked: The bathrooms were not the greatest but where ok.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

12 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excelente localização. Pequeno e com bar. Mesmo assim não é barulhento.

Disliked: Precisa de pequenas reformas. Banheiro sem espelho. Faltam seguradores para prender as toalhas e roupas durante o banho. Tomadas no quarto só existem próximo a uma cama sendo que o quarto é para 8 pessoas. Café da manhã poderia conter queijo e presunto.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

15 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked mostly the location and the friendlyness of the staff.

Disliked: The conditions of the toilets. They were clean but with no appliances at all. You did not have place for hanging your clothes while taking a bath and there were no mirror, the water in the sink for washing hands almost did not flow. Equipment of the kitchen was poor.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

27 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location - 5 mins from metro friendly staff at reception

Disliked: noisy common areas - can be heard in bedrooms not much offered for breakfast

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

liz crannes

Alone

City break
Shopping

17 August 2012 liz would recommend this property

Liked: Very good location, the hostel promotes partyes and night exits it is cool. The hostel is clean and the staff is very helpful. Recomended

Disliked: all fine

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

17 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Muito bom, já é a segunda vez que fico nesse hostel. Ta sempre cheio e o bar agitado. Recomendo

Disliked: nada a dizer

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

James Sheerin

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

19 July 2012

Liked: The wide screen TV and the bar.

Disliked: This hostel lacked any life, the original room we were put in was dark and dingy, had minimal light and had 8 beds cramped together in such a small place. The hostel was quite so lacked atmosphere. Also compared to many hostels we have stayed at on our travels, this hostel did not really help travellers explore the City with suggestions and trips out which left us having to fend for ourselves in one of the largest cities in the world.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

FABIANA REDONDO ONAKA

Alone

Work / volunteering

02 July 2012 FABIANA would recommend this property

Liked: A localização é excelente! Perto do metrô e bem no meio da Avenida Paulista. The location is excellent!

Disliked: Poderia ter mais banheiros. Could be more toilets.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Mário César Rezende Andrade

Alone

Business / conference

19 March 2012 Mário César would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere, the staff

Disliked: The clenliness and the facilities could be better

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

03 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, friendly staff, spacious rooms, nice kitchen and good living area to hang out

Disliked: There is a bad smell in the hostel from time to time and the bunk beds are very rattly

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the staff is very helpfull and gives advice for a good stay in Sao Paulo. The kitchen is also very good to cook in.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

06 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, location, location! Seriously, there are other minor pros and cons but the excellent location makes all the difference. (Opposite airport bus-stop, 1 block from Paulista city sights and bars, 2 blocks from metro to get to other city sights, then any decent nightclub is a taxi or bus away, no matter where you start, so you might as well be central.) Wednesday night drinks (with locals) is cool.

Disliked: Common space not particularly social. Not all staff are excellent and forthcoming, but very helpful when you ask.

37.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

28 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Simpatia

Disliked: Nada I

42.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

17 October 2011

Liked: location and football deco

Disliked: When we saw the dorm we were supposed to stay in, we decided to find another hostel. The room was in the basement, the smell was terrible, you had to leave the building in order to go to the main part of the hostel, where the bathrooms are. The bedlinen smelled as if it had never been washed and when I asked if it had been changed yet, the answer was 'yes', so I guess they just don't wash it. It didn't look very safe either, especially that you could look into the dorm from the street. The kitchen is very small, the common area dark and uncomfortable. I don't recommend staying there.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

24 September 2011

Liked: clean and nicely decorated

Disliked: breakfast was pretty average. not a very friendly place, very small. everyone crammed in together

62.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

22 September 2011

Liked: Location is good. Beds are comfy and clean and there is a fairly good kitchen.

Disliked: Costs a lot more if you do not book it through the Internet. They did not have one decent map of Sao paulo to use instead we were given one with street names on which didn't cover the centre and one with tourist sites and no street names. Mainly Brazilian people staying here and most of them seem to live here so there is hardly any room in fridge and it's not easy to meet people.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: 24 hour reception

Disliked: Nothing

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location and very helpful staff

Disliked: Common room area could be better

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Deepak Tailor

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

26 July 2011 Deepak would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic location. Perfect safe location. Close to the metro. Staff were brilliant. The lady who served us was really amazing. Helped us so much. Showers were really hot, maybe a little too hot! wifi connection was good. Common area was smallish, not enough seats, but they have a 50" cable TV with all the latest English and Portuguese movies.

Disliked: none

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

21 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Atmosphere girl at the desk

Disliked: Bathroom not very clean

31.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

20 July 2011

Liked: nothing

Disliked: everything

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Despina Galani

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 July 2011 Despina would recommend this property

Liked: Safe location, close to metro station, helpful stuff, nice atmosphere..

Disliked: They wouldn t know where a newcomer should sleep and both nights of my stay they came with torches searching which bed is not occupied to place the persons waking us up.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Merrin O'Brien

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 July 2011 Merrin would recommend this property

Liked: Nice people, nice place, good location, easy to get to.

Disliked: The shower could have been warmer

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Events / festivals
Work / volunteering

03 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fun place, excellent location, very helpful staff. We got a free walking tour.

Disliked: Infrastructure needs some maintenance.