Oca Hostel

Manuel de Paiva ,147, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Distance from city centre: 4.4km

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About us

Oca Hostel is a unique option for accommodation that goes well beyond a place to sleep. Founded in 2007 by a family of Brazilians, travellers, and nature lovers with broad experience in hostels around the world, Oca is a blend of all that baggage and experiences, right here in Sao Paulo.

The name is a reference to our indigenous ancestors who were the first natives of our Brazilian land - Oca was the name given to the shelter that was home to an entire tribe.

We bring that inheritance to our name, offering a perfect space for travellers with different experiences and cultural background, who come to spend a weekend or are trekking around the world and want to save up, but at the same time are looking for comfort and safety at a home-like hostel. All in a laid-back, harmonious and peaceful set-up in the heart of Sao Paulo.

We aim to assure the well-being and safety of our guests, promote the cultural integration of people from different countries, and share our knowledge of Brazilian culture, always with an eye on the quality of our services and the satisfaction of our guests.

Oca Hostel is the closest to the Metro in Sao Paulo, located at just 2 blocks from Ana Rosa station (blue and green lines), with easy access to all touristic spots in the city. We are at Vila Mariana, with lots of options for bars, shopping malls, restaurants, grocery stores and pharmacies open 24 hours, and at only a few minutes’ walk to Ibirapuera Park.

What makes us different?
- Excellent location - 3-minute walking to Ana Rosa station (blue and green lines)
- Daily cleaning
- Hot-water showers
- Breakfast included
- Linens and towel included
- Free Internet & Wi-Fi
- Bar & Lounge area
- 24-hour reception
- 24-hour security
- Individual lockers
- Laundry service
- Touristic information, tours, and free city maps
- Transfer service from Guarulhos International Airport

Oca is a modern house backdropped on a beautiful ridge, which overlooks a large part of this cidade grande (big city). Relax in a safe, fun and quality environment, and then set out into the heart of this pulsing city of São Paulo.

Oca Hostel offers an excellent daily bar and food service. Our menu changes everyday, each time offerring an ecletic variety of food for your enjoyment. We also have a happy hour (6-8) todos os dias (everyday) with excellent drink specials and music provided by the local and well known artist, DJ Vinnix. Warm up by the bar with the cool Oca staff and then head out into the booming nightlife where the party never stops.

Thinking of seeing the sights? Ask the Oca staff about our planned excursions and itineraries, ranging from art to ecological/indienous to club and bar. Oca is happy to help you determine how to go about navigating this enormous city with everything to offer, guide included if need be.

Oca promotes the integration of our various worldly cultures with our indigenous roots through an economical hostel, our main focus being the quality and satisfaction of our guests.
Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour security
  • Airport transfers
  • Bar
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Book exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cable TV
  • Café
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals Available
  • Meeting Room
  • Mini Supermarket
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Taxes included
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

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How to Find Oca Hostel
Oca Hostel is very easy to find. We are only two blocks from the nearest Metro station, which has easy links to both Guarulhos and Congonhas airports and the major bus terminals.

How are you arriving?
> Terminal Rodovirio Portuguesa Tiete
Get the subway (Blue Line) from Portuguesa-Tiete to Jabaquara, and get off at the Ana Rosa station.

> International Airport Guarulhos
The best way to do the transfer from the international airport of Guarulhos to the city of Sao Paulo is using the Airport Service Bus or taxi. There are two bus options:

> Economical Urban: R$4.05 (approx.) - the bus stop is located in the external part of the airport close to the taxi stations. The end of the line is Metro Shopping Tatuape in the Zona Leste (East) of Sao Paulo. From Tatuape's Metro station go towards Barra Funda until Se station then transfer to the Blue Line (Linha Azul) towards Jabaquara. Follow until Ana Rosa.

> Executive: R$30 (approx.) - take the bus to the Terminal Rodoviaria Tiete. From Terminal Rodoviaria Tiete catch the Blue Line (Linha Azul) towards Jabaquara and follow to Ana Rosa station.

> Congonhas Airport
When leaving the plane walk to check-in counters, to get the exit of the catwalk where is the bus stop to downtown, get the bus 6751-10 - Metro So Judas. Once you arrive in So Judas Metro take the train towards Tucuruvi and get off at the Ana Rosa station.

>Taxi is definitely the easiest way to travel but also more expensive. From the airport simply get the exit and take one of the many taxis to Ana Rosa station, Rua Manuel de Paiva 147. It is possible the taxi driver may not know the hostel. In which case, ask for Caixa d'Agua on Carlos Petit (this is the water filtration plant on the corner).

Terminal Rodovirio Palmeiras Barra Funda.
> Get the subway towards Corinthians-Itaquera, get off at the S station and transfer onto the Blue Line (Linha Azul) towards Jabaquara, and follow until the Ana Rosa station.

> Get the Exit A to Rua Vergueiro on your left. After exit, turn left and go straight to the next road, Rua Machado de Assis, then turn left and cross the street on the right. The next street on the right is Rua Manuel de Paiva. Turn right and go approx. 150 meters. We are on the left, number 147.

Hope to see you soon!
Safe journey!
Oca Hostel.

Located Near

Paulista Avenue, Ibirapuera Central Park, Ana Rosa Underground Station, Bus Terminal, Supermarkets 24hr, Pharmacy (Drug Stores), Hospitals, Bars and Restaurants, Taxi Point, Shopping Centers, Universities, Money exchange office & Cash machines/ATM, International call center, gyms.Farm market up the street and a lot more!

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