Looking for a nice (not too expensive) hotel in Sao Paulo? Don’t look further. The ‘We Hostel’ is what you need! The early 1900s mansion had its original room disposition nearly unaltered, though it was completely renovated in terms of its design and amenities. The interior design, designed by the young architect Felipe Hess, is a combination of vintage and plain composed of furniture found all across the city. Contemporary and retro pieces blend into this scenario, renewing the eclectic style of the mansion, which culminates in the practicality of hosting solutions.
The lighting project signed by Ana Lucia is also a good surprise. The first thing one sees upon entering the hostel is an amazing chandelier made out of fluorescent tubes hanging in the air.
Accommodation: The WE has 46 vacancies total, with shared rooms accommodating a maximum of 8 people. There is one suite just for women, with a balcony; one room for couples, with a queen size bed and a huge balcony; one private room and 6 shared dorms. All of them are equipped with individual lockers, wall sockets and reading lights.
Innovation and interactivity: The creative direction of Rodrigo Marangoni makes a connection between the real and the virtual by using QrCodes in strategic spots in the house. The guests can access custom set lists by reading the codes. In addition, maps of Metro service and sights can also be downloaded on the guest’s phone, making it easier to foray through the city.
The structure: The hostel provides towels, bed linen, wifi, breakfast and free of charge to every guest. The WE team has been explicitly trained to help – with issues either related to their stay at WE or with information and tips that will help to provide the best possible travel experience.
Localization: Located in Vila Mariana, one of Sao Paolo’s most traditional and bustling neighborhoods, the hostel sits on a peaceful corner, right beside a bike rental spot and close to many of the city’s famous touristic spots, as well as the metro and domestic airport. But the important thing to stress here is that the WE is extremely close to Parque do Ibirapuera, and just one block away from the bohemian Joaquim da Távora Street, with its many bars and exciting nightlife.
Common areas: Each common area has its own identity and exclusive items, such as the chalkboard on the ceiling of the glass room, the bar at the eat&drink area, the comfort of the TV room and the special décor at the lounge. To sum up, everything was designed to make your stay in Sao Paolo as pleasant as it can be.