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Barra Guest Hostel Reviews

Rua Recife 234, Barra, Salvador, Brazil

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86%

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1306 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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91%

Great hostel: good location, wi-fi, awesome breakfast, big lockers in the dorms, and amazing staff!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you!! We're very flattered with a comment like this coming from such a nice young lady !

89%

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.

  • 20th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Hello, hello young lady, it was lovely to have you here and discuss about your next destination, I hope you've enjoyed though. Brazil is huge, Bahia is huge, a good reason for you to come back ;)

94%

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!

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Thank you guys !! It was a pleasure to have you all here. I was so sorry when I heard you were robbed at Pelourinho :( anyway, great to know you enjoyed your staying and the fresh home cakes !!

97%

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!

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You guys have no idea of how great I felt when I saw you walking back home. Yes, home! I remember exactly the first time you were here before carnival and now after your long trip. I'm very happy to know you enjoyed staying here as much as we enjoyed having you guys here, specially before you flew home where all your family and friends were waiting for you. Well, you've got friends here and a place you can call home :) Barra Guest Hostel is definatelly your place in Salvador!!!

100%

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.

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Thank you guys, I have to say that it was really really nice to have you here as guests, that's what inspires me to create new things and keep on thinking on new stuff to offer to great people who will pass by my small hostel. Thank you for choosing us.

100%

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 :)

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All the good vibe you gave us came back to you, it's a real pleasure to cook for someone like you - always wellcome at anytime. As I said at the gate: See you soon :)

94%

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!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your comment. We're trying to improve more and more and change the mattresses as soon as we can. We're happy you've enjoyed your stay here as much as we've enjoyed having you here. Nice travels!!

100%

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!

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Thank you!! We really give our best to please every guest and we're glad that you enjoyed the hostel - we do hope we'll see you again in a near future. All the best

74%

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.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review. It's not Barra that is quite far from the airport. The airport is far from Barra and most all the good neighbourhoods. In the website it's clear that the price of a taxi is R$ 90,00 (and not R$ 100) but your mum wanted one in the middle of the night for R$ 60,00.What I don't get is why you booked a room for you, your brother and your mom -above the guests' average age in a six bed dorm breaking the atmosphere for everyone. A private room would cost only R$30 more

100%

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.

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You know, when you left the Hostel I really missed you already. I wished that every guest was nice, kind, polite and above everything, respectful. Not all the travellers are like you so I guess that everywhere you go you'll be very wellcome. Good people attracts good people and good things. I wish you all the best and hope to see you in a near future

97%

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

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You're more than wellcome, you're expecteded to come back, I really wish you make it to come back in a near future - I've learnt a new dish and I'd love to cook it for you, very typical, you'd certainly enjoy it. Hope you're having fun and what I said the day you were leaving to watch the football game at the bar around the corner I meant it !!!!

91%

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

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Thank you so much, so nice to have you guys around and chatting about what how your day was. It was really a pleasure to see your smile every day. Hope to see you very soon

94%

Really warm and friendly hostel with a great breakfast option and helpful staff

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We are very happy to know you've enjoyed your staying. Thank you very much for choosing us!

100%

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

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Hey, guys, we've got very excited to know you're coming back!!! Can't wait!! All the guests also talked very nice things about you guys and we wished you stayed longer. I'm already thinking about what I'll make for you for breakfast to surprise you See you soon :)

86%

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

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for staying with us. I'm deeply sorry we didn't fullfill your expectations though. The fan broke and near the "Festas Juninas" in Bahia is really hard to find someone to fix it and the air con can be put at the max as we have maintenance but not everyone wants 18º, the reason why it was set on 23 or 24. We're working hard to make our guests happy and I hope next time you can really really feel it. Take care

100%

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.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you very much for your comment, we're really happy that you enjoyed our place. The music is a techno lounge. Most of the time lounge but in a certain time of the day it becomes techno lounge and we got used to it as well as I liked only chilled out :) Thank you for staying with us!!

97%

Great location, staff are all friendly and helpful, has all the facilities you could need - highly recommended!

  • 11th Jun 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you!!! It was really great to have you here and listen to you playing your songs - Your Portuguese is also very good, thanks again, hope to see you soon

100%

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

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It was OUR pleasure to have you here, I really enjoyed the chats and the way you see the world. Thank you for being with us, beijos, querida :)

94%

Great hostel!!! Good location, friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere!!

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Thank you very much, we're really glad that you've enjoyed your stay. Merci :)

100%

Nice place and good value, I've stayed there before and would stay there again, the staff and very friendly and helpful.

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Thank you, it was really great to have you here. I went with you till the door to open it - it's a Brazilian sign that we'd like to have you back :)

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