With tourism infrastructure tailored to the high-end (or "A-class," as the Brazilians say) or business travelers, São Paulo is begrudgingly beginning to cater to backpackers and other budget voyagers.
For those counting their centavos
, Sampa has a set of hostels spread out around its more hip neighborhoods. And more are opening everyday it seems.
A number of guesthouses, tipo
bed & breakfasts known as pousadas
, can also be found for an affordable price. Here, you will likely be staying with a family, or in a converted house with private rooms for all visitors.
Budget hotels (motels here are something altogether) exist in most neighborhoods too. These places, with names like Hotel Chicago, rarely have websites, meaning you'll have to visit them or call ahead. They often turn out to be seedy or dirty, so ask to have a look at the rooms before you put down a deposit!
Rua Capitão Cavalcanti, 177 - Villa Mari
Estrada Itupú 1000, Jardim São Luís
Rua Bela Cintra, 672 - Cerqueira César
Rua Frei Caneca, 80 - Consolação
Rua Doutor Homem De Melo 1206
Cristiano Viana , 448 Street
av.Benedito J. da Silva 840
R. Dr Olavo Egídio, 170
Rua Veríssimo Glória, n 86
Treze de Maio,1552
519 Girassol St
RUA AUGUSTA 467
Sao Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil
Rua Inhambu, 240 - Moema, São Paulo - SP, 04520-010, Brasil