10 Incredible Airbnbs to Rent in São Paulo

Stylish modernist loft | Courtesy of Vincent/Airbnb
Stylish modernist loft | Courtesy of Vincent/Airbnb
São Paulo, much like every other city of its size around the world, has embraced the rise of Airbnb with open arms. While the city does have some attractive hotel options, staying in a São Paulo Airbnb can offer a more comfortable and genuine experience in a metropolis that exudes authenticity. Here are some of the city’s best Airbnb offerings, coupling true Brazilian hospitality with São Paulo’s cosmopolitan style.

Stylish Modernist Loft

Besides its beautiful interior design, the location of this fully renovated loft is as good a reason as any to make this place your home away from home in São Paulo. Overlooking Praça da República, it is situated slap bang in the middle of São Paulo’s vibrant and cool historic center. What’s more, the transport links cannot be beaten, with a subway entrance just paces from the front door. You’re getting excellent value for money here, with a spacious living area, two bedrooms, a balcony, and a restaurant-style kitchen.

Cost per night: $61

Stylish modernist loft Courtesy of Vincent/Airbnb

Modern Apartment close to Avenida Paulista

Located in the cool neighborhood of Consolação, this studio is inside a brand-new apartment building with plenty of state-of-the-art amenities. Its cozy, well-lit interior would be ideal for couples or solo travelers, while the location is ideal for getting around the city. It’s within short walking distance from the historic center, Paulista Avenue and the cool Italian neighborhood of Bixiga. Did we mention the building has its own spa?

Cost per night: $50

Modern apartment close to Paulista Venue Courtesy of José Antonio / Airbnb

Artistic Apartment, Vila Madalena

This is an excellent opportunity to experience one of the coolest spots in São Paulo. An artsy apartment in the artsy neighborhood of Vila Madalena, this newly built one-bedroom apartment has a stylish design and is surprisingly peaceful, considering it is in a bustling, trendy neighborhood. The kitchen and bathroom are slightly elevated for Seinfeld fans (“levels, Jerry, levels”) and there is plenty of refreshing plant life in what is already a leafy part of São Paulo.

Cost per night: $57

Artistic apartment, Vila Madalena Courtesy of Christoph / Airbnb

Flat in a Historic Building

Inside the historic Riachuelo Building, a gorgeous Gothic Revival construction that was one of São Paulo’s first apartment buildings, this studio is an excellent (and cheap!) opportunity to stay in the city’s historic center. The space is not huge, so it is recommended for no more than one or two people, but the apartment’s interior design does an excellent job making it feel much larger than it actually is. The entrance to the Anhangabaú subway station is situated right in front of the building, making it very easy to get around the city.

Cost per night: $32

Flat in a historic building Courtesy of Camilo / Airbnb

New Apartment beside Paulista Avenue

This flat could not be better located, inside a brand-new apartment building seconds from Paulista Avenue, São Paulo’s main street. MASP, São Paulo’s art museum, is only a block away, while there are several subway stations on Paulista Avenue to help you get around the city. The apartment is pretty and fully furnished, with a lovely balcony overlooking the city. On the top floor of the building, there is also an incredible outdoor pool with a panoramic view of São Paulo.

Cost per night: $60

New apartment beside Paulista Avenue Courtesy of Denise / Airbnb

Art Penthouse near Paulista Avenue

This cozy, top-floor apartment in the Jardins area is a great, affordable option if you’d like to stay in one of the swankiest neighborhoods of São Paulo. The charming living room makes you feel at home, and the space would be ideal for a couple’s getaway, giving you a well-located base from which to explore São Paulo. A penthouse that isn’t pricey!

Cost per night: $39

Art penthouse near Paulista Avenue Courtesy of Bruna / Airbnb

Studio with a View near Paulista

This minimalist studio apartment is a good, simple option for people looking to stay in the neighborhood of Consolação, with its trendy nightlife and vibrant atmosphere. What really takes this place to the next level, however, is the outdoor infinity swimming pool available for the use of all guests. At 15 stories up, the pool gives an incredible view of the city, allowing you to see past São Paulo’s sea of buildings and catch a glimpse of the mountains to the north. Excellent for a Brazilian summer afternoon.

Cost per night: $59

Studio with a view near Paulista Courtesy of Matheus & Renato / Airbnb

Studio 21st Floor Copan Building

If you’re a fan of architecture, you may have seen pictures of the Copan Building and imagined what it would be like to live there. Well, wonder no longer. This studio apartment is on the 21st floor of Oscar Niemeyer’s iconic Copan Building, one of the most famous sights in São Paulo and a masterpiece of Brazilian modernist architecture, where brutalism meets Niemeyer’s love for sumptuous curves. The apartment itself is charming and ideal for two people, with all the facilities you need for your stay in the city. There is a subway station only a two-minute walk away, while you’ll be surrounded by the architectural delights of São Paulo’s historic center.

Cost per night: $34

Studio 21st floor Copan Building Courtesy of Jefferson / Airbnb

Flat in Moema

If you’re not quite ready for the hustle and bustle of the center of São Paulo, or neighborhoods such as Consolação or Bela Vista, this classy apartment in the quieter southern region of Moema is ideal. It is very spacious for a studio apartment and offers all the amenities you need for a pleasant stay in laid-back, peaceful Moema. The incredible Ibirapuera Park is only a short stroll away.

Cost per night: $41

Flat in Moema Courtesy of Ale / Airbnb

Brand New Studio in the Heart of Vila Madalena

This gorgeous, intimate and contemporary studio is in a superb location for anyone looking for an artsy neighborhood with excellent bars and restaurants. The area is quiet, and the living space has a veranda that looks onto the pretty garden below, meaning you can wake from a peaceful night’s sleep and enjoy a tasty breakfast in the sun with birds chirping in the background. Excellent for couples.

Cost per night: $50

Brand new studio in the heart of Vila Madalena Courtesy of Paulo & Ana Paula / Airbnb