The other day someone asked me about safe and cheap neighborhoods. I remembered that in São Paulo there are many Formule 1 hotels, there are 5 in total in the city center, (Jardins, Morumbi, Paradise, Paulista). All are large regions and located close to public transportation (either the subway or bus). I particularly recommended those in Paradise and Paulista. This is the new center of the city where you can find most of the bars and restaurants. It is one of the safest areas of the city, with buses going to all parts of the city and there are also metro lines available. I ordered a room for 3 people and it cost me $ 119 (or U.S.