Nice guestroom in one of the coolest, most central and safest areas of São Paulo. Itaim Bibi is a cool, modern neighborhood, which serves not only as São Paulo’s prime business district but is also one of the best residential locations in town. You’re close to an eclectic mix of bars, restaurants, shopping malls and nightclubs. Unless you have a specific site to visit outside this area there is really no reason to leave.
Enjoy the "easy city" instead of the "busy city" staying in a traditional centrally located family/professional friendly neighborhood. No heavy traffic. Trees and gardens everywhere. Find both unique local business and nice global chains on every corner (Le Pain Quotidien, Starbucks, etc). Units of all the city's best restaurants without the tourist crowds and long lines, and the best part: walk! One of the few neighborhoods in São Paulo in which you can still do everything by walking (safely, day and night). Both Ibirapuera Park (to relax) and Avenida Faria Lima (to work) are just a 10-15 minute walk away. If you're not much of a walker, bikes, frequent buses and R$15 taxi rides will take you pretty much anywhere (Av Paulista, MASP, Downtown) - there is no metro though - residents like to keep it kind of secluded.
I share the apartment with another young professional friend and we have a nice guest room to accommodate family and friends when they come to the city. The room has a double bed, an empty closet, and a desk - which combined with the 10MB Wi-Fi and the short distance from most offices in town, makes it the perfect place for travelers on business trips. If you're coming only to enjoy the city I'll do my best to provide you with local tips, but you will be on your own most of the time - as we work pretty much all day and usually leave the city on weekends.
The kitchen is equipped with the basics (stove, oven, microwave, coffee machine, fridge, etc) plus a washer you can use. We don't cook that much but there is an organic restaurant literally in front of the building and several others good ones + supermarkets/grocery stores can be found around the block. The bathroom is shared and a housekeeper comes every Tuesday to clean the apartment and iron the clothes. There is a doorman and security downstairs 24/7.
I had a great stay with Sam and Hebe! The apartment is very clean and comfortable, and Sam and Hebe are very generous with their space. There's no Metro stop, but that's only a quick bus ride away and the apartment is in a great neighborhood -- plenty of restaurants, grocery stores, etc. I had my privacy when I wanted it, but the guys were always inviting if they were having a glass of wine with a friend in the living room. Sam even booked my taxi to the airport for me when my first reservation fell through. A great place to stay in SP, I may be back!
Had a truly great stay at Samuel's place. Location perfect - safe, close to faria lima (financial district and shopping mall), many places to grab food & drinks in the area. Very clean apartment - no complaints, even as a german ;). Both Samuel and his flatmate are awesome guys to stay with and had i had a lot of fun with them + got many great tips for the city. Would definitely stay at the place again when coming back to SP!
Samuel was very helpful, quick to reply my pre-booking questions and left everything set up for my late at night arrival. The place is very well located. The overall experience was very good and for sure will be back again in my next trip to Sao Paulo.
Samuel's flat is wonderful: clean, close to everything, and very safe. I had an extended stay and he and his roommate were very accommodating. I would recommend his listing to anyone without hesitation.
When I arrived, he helped me get my bearings in a city that I instantly found overwhelming. He pointed out the best places to go to get the most out of my stay in São Paulo, including handwritten directions. The best part of this is getting a feel for what it would be like to live in São Paulo, which is truly unique. Again, I would absolutely recommend staying here.
To whom will be lucky to live an amazing stay with Samuel.
It is the perfect mix of the US great service and Brazilian gentileza : Samuel is the perfect host who will help you from A to Z gives you the best pieces of advices about the town, the do the don't talk art cine and all what you starve to know about Brasil and Sao Paulo.
Needless to say that the room is super clean with nice amenities ( conditionner for girl, isn't it the best) the living room is a friendly place, and the neighborhood is awesome . It is truly and uterly the best experience I have ever and Samuel the cutest and nicest guy of Itaim !! thank you Samuel and see you soon
Excellent place. I went for business and this place was perfect located for me, right in Itaim. Wi-fi works perfect.
The zone is very nice, with lot of places to find something for eat or drink.
The host was very nice and helpful with me.
Next time I will book it again for sure!
I had an awesome experience sharing a place with Samuel. He was the perfect host, and is today a valuable friend. I would recommend this place to anyone who is seeking for a great location, a charming environment to live in as well as smart, fun and extremely nice people to be around.
Samuel was a terrific host. He was very understanding of our hectic schedule, and made it easy to get in and out by procuring a set of keys for both of us staying at his place. His apartment was very easy to get to and felt like it was in a safe neighborhood. Corner stores and a few coffee shops/restaurants just down the street.
Samuel was also very knowledgeable of the nightlife scene and was able to recommend a pair of really amazing parties to check out while we were in town.
I don't know when I'll be in Sao Paulo next, but I will definitely reach out to Samuel first for housing the next time I'm planning a trip.
Excellent easy-going host, spotless apartment, ideal location
I had an awesome stay at Samuel's place right in the middle of the high end Itaim Bibi neighborhood. The location is very central, close to all the hot spots in the city and the place itself is spotless, just like in the pictures. Samuel was incredibly helpful as a host, providing me with recommendations on food and nightlife, and even helping me receive a package I needed after I left! The private room is big, with nice closet and fast wifi. Highly recommend!