Barra Guest Hostel Reviews
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Great hostel, very helpful staff and owner! Helped me out when I was in need. Salvador is generally not the safest place on earth, but at least this hostel is pretty safe. Fully recommended!
Great hostel: good location, wi-fi, awesome breakfast, big lockers in the dorms, and amazing staff!
Barra Guest was such a great hostel - I'm so pleased I chose beach location over City centre. The staff are so helpful and informative and went out of their way to make a very indecisive traveller, decisive! 7pm free capis always a bonus! Breakfast is amazing so much choice and plentiful! It's easy to get the airport bus and rodovaria bus - which the staff can direct you to. Barra is a great place to stay, very chilled and safe with plenty of restaurants, bars and shops.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
Very helpful, nice and easy going staff, wonderful breakfast (home made cakes every morning!) and very good position to take busses nd go out at night. Nice hostel to discover Salvador!
BHG is one of my favourite hostels of all time! We started our journeys here, and after 7 months, our return was like coming back home. It was fantastic to be reunited with the BGH family, and enjoy and excellent breakfast, staff service and chilled out atmosphere. We can't wait to go back to the best hostel in Salvador!
Wonderful staff that was happy to help. Near the beach, and they'll let you borrow things like beach chairs and umbrellas! Breakfast was my favorite in all of Brazil! The owner personally makes different things everyday like crepes and eggs. Highly recommended.
Fantastic place, really made my stay in Salvador memorable in a positive way. The staff are really friendly, can't do enough to help you and optiise your stay. Thank you for the smailes, the chats, the caipirinhas and the amazing banana and chocolate pancakes! Hope to go back one day :)
It is a very nice hostel! Staff was super friendly and made our stay even better.Very good located near the beach and a supermarket right around the corner. Breakfast was absolutely the best! fresh fruit, cakes, cereals and on demand made pancakes, eggs, etc was the best we had! The free caipirinha every night was really nice and a great opportunity to meet new people. The only downside was that the beds weren't the most comfortable, but the whole positive experience compensated well for that!
This hostel is clean, hospitable and spacious. The staff are incredibly friendly and the breakfasts are big. If you're looking for a hostel in Salvador that is near the beaches, I highly recommend this hostel!
Keyko makes a fantastic breakfast - ask her about her crepes! Location in Barra is quite far from the airport (approx 100 Reais cab ride if you choose this option), although once you are in Barra, the proximity to beach, lighthouse, local bars is great. Overall a good experience. Laid back vibe, good people.
I really felt at home at Barra Guest Hostel. The staff and the owner were excellent at suggesting interesting activities to do. You could borrow surfboards, deck chairs and parasols to take down to the beach (which is only a 10 minutes walk away). The hostel was clean, spacious and secure. The breakfast was the best breakfast I´ve ever had whilst travelling. Every night you received a delicious (and free) caipirinha I would definitely stay there again. Thanks again for the pleasant stay.
We can easily recommend this hostel for everyone, who's travelling around Salvador. The owner (and boyfriend) are very good, helpful and funny people, and everyone who comes there will feel their open-minded mentality. The breakfast has everything you wish (and more), and the owner Keyko always tries to make some traditional food from Bahia. Every evening was very cosy, and you can relax both inside and outside in chill out areas. Everyone will love it - we promise! Thx for a great stay, L & S
Great hostel! Keko took great care of us and everyone was extremely helpful and kind. The atmosphere is very friendly and travelers of all types feel comfortable there. The breakfast is wonderful and Keko will make you an egg as well as some delicious Brazilian cake as well. They have lots of suggestions for things to do each day and make planning your time in Salvador easy. The hostel is safe, near plenty of bars, but in a safe area. Everything is cleaned and beds are made daily :) Five stars
Really warm and friendly hostel with a great breakfast option and helpful staff
- Novice Nomad
- (1 review)
It may sound very common but this place is the one you'll choose to chill out! Great atmosphere thanks to the wonderful staff! Plus INCREDIBLE breakfast !! We felt like home, honestly! They will provide you with the info you need! We are going there very soon! See you soon everybody! Noémie and Rachid
I loved this hostel. I especially loved the staff- they were so kind, so welcoming, and so helpful. When I got sick, the workers were helpful in recommending things I should take/eat/drink. That was really nice of them. The rooms were good, although I wish mine had a working fan or better AC. But other than that, everything was in tip top shape and a comfortable stay
Great place. Good English, decent breakfast (great guava juice), not bad location, and a very helpful staff. The rooms are clean, and the free caipirinha time is quite nice touch. I mean, the techno music was a bit strange, but we grew to enjoy. Great price, good toiletries, advice for activities from the staff and super safe. Definitely recommend for a stay in Salvador.
Great location, staff are all friendly and helpful, has all the facilities you could need - highly recommended!
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
It was a pleasure to stay there :) Really helpful and friendly staff!!! Only 10 minutes to the beach. Loved the daily Caipirinha Happy Hour ;) Obrigada!!!! beijos
Great hostel!!! Good location, friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere!!