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Barra Guest Hostel Reviews

Rua Recife 234, Barra, Salvador, Brazil

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88%

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1329 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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83%

Safe hostel in a good location close to shopping and beach. Staff were friendly and helpful.


63%

This hostel was cool. It's a good value for the money, in a nice area and close to bars, stores, the beach and other like necessities. It's in a pretty ritzy part of Salvador, but the hostel itself is quite prim. It would be nice if they hired a couple Brazilians to do something other than clean the toilets, but the Germans they had were fine. Seriously, all the front desk workers are German. Oh, and one of the cleaning ladies is really cute. That's a plus.


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100%

Great hostel with very helpful staff and owner. BGH is one of my favourite hostels. My return was like come back home. The breakfast was excellent! The chilled out atmosphere and the free caiphirinas were very nice and a great opportunity meet new people.Ttwo beaches (10 min walk away) are near. The historic lighthouse with great sunsets is not to far. The hostel is in safe and quite area - nevertheless near restaurants and a great shopping mall. You can take the bus to he historic centre. See y


100%

These guys were fantastic. We had a million questions and they answered them all! Thank you so much for all of your advice and support. We also had a small problem with our locker which Roland sorted for us promptly! Would recommend this place! Nice outdoor area too! Loved chilling in the hammocks with our caipirinhas :) breakfast was good too with fresh bread :)


83%

The staff here are very friendly and helpful! There is a 30 minute free caiparinha time each night which is nice and a good way to meet people in the common area! The buffet breakfast is amazing! My only negative would be that I think the rooms are a little overpriced for what they actually are.

  • 19th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

I was surprised about the welcoming email. It was also necessary, since you don't see that it is a hostel. its a very nice, quiet and good organized hostel, they have two surfboards for free, free caiporeira classes in the neighbourhood, good Brazilian breakfast, clean rooms, with light and looker. for me the metal beds are fine, since I like hard beds, the only thing is, if you want to party in the Pelourinho, to come back you need to get a taxi. they have lunch meal for 14 Reais, although I never tasted it, since you have to tell them till 11 o'clock.


97%

We spend 7 nights at the Barra Guest Hostel and really enjoyed our time. The beds are comfy and the breakfast is one of the best we had during our time in South America (cheese, ham, tortilla, home-made cakes, fruits, juice, coffee,...). We loved to end a beach-day (only 10-15 minutes walk) with a free caipirinha in the hammock or just sitting next to the reception and have funny talks with the girls! Good time!

  • 7th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Czech Republic
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

nice clean hostel, no party hostel, but a good place for people who want to explore the city and surroundings


94%

great location, delicious breakfast...all in all a great hostel!

  • 13th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

I had an wonderful stay in Barra Guest Hostel. Very good atmosphere, lot of meetings, it was a rich experience. Moreover, Ron, Chris and Natasha are adorable and flexible ! I felt very cumfortable, like in a family. I deeply recommend !! (and the breakfast is amazing) Louise

  • 9th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

Good hostel with decent breakfast and nice hammocks for relaxing. Close to the beaches and the shopping center. Staff are awesome and happily answered questions. Facilities could be improved, the kitchen is a bit old and our shower had no hot water, but that was only our room. Easily fixed.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your feedback, I'll think how I can improve the kitchen for the guests. Nice travels!!

97%

Good location, nice place ;)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you, it's really really good to be with people with a positive view and opened to talk. Thank you for choosing us :)

83%

Delicious breakfast, very good staff.....this will be my hostel again on my next trip to Salvador!!!

Owner Comment (Hide)
It'll be great to have you back :)

51%

Not a very clean nor fun place to stay.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Have a lovely time :)

86%

High standard hostel.Recommended.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for choosing and staying with us. It will be a pleasure to have you here again :)

66%

Hostel was in a gd location n the staff were nice enough... However, the most uncomfortable beds I've stayed in yet! The base of the bunks under the thin foam mattresses r a sheet of hard steel. The lockers r made from the same metal- EXTREMELY loud to open n placed directly under bunk bed stairs so near impossible to access. We just left our bags out!! Whilst the beds got made and changed w each guest I Dnt think the place had actually been cleaned in years! Worst wifi yet too

Owner Comment (Hide)
Good day for you too!! The hard steel under the mattresses are to make sure they're absolutely clean. Two people giving their best to clean all your mess isn't enough? You didn't find anything positive to say, did you? Poor you... hope your mood changes or it will ruin your trip!!

100%

Very nice stay there. Friendly staff, located close to amenities and to the beach. Rooms with A/C... Hot water... Tasty breakfast... I recommand it.

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Thank you!! We are very happy to please one more traveller. Hope to see you around again:)

94%

I really liked this hostel. The staff really could not have been any better or more welcoming.


94%

This hostel was super friendly. I was lucky as well to be sharing with some other fun guests, we always went out and parties together in strange places and is fun things in the day. A lot was from advice from the staff and the owners of the hostel. Breakfast was diverse and plentiful and caipirinhas in the evening am were delicious. A safe place to be in Salvador which can be an intimidating place at times. Plus go to Rabba just around the corner - organic per kilo with loads of salad!


100%

I absolutely loved this hostel! Such a homely chilled out vibe. I stayed in a private room and it was lovely. Very quaint place. Staff are super friendly and the breakfast is pretty impressive

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Thank you, I loved your description of the hostel "Such a homely chilled out vibe" you've translated in few words exactly what we are so the other travellers can have an idea of how the hostel is. Nice travels!!!

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